New trailers: Jennifer Lawrence as an assassin, James Franco as a bad actor, and more
Saturday, 16 September 2017 () I've mostly skipped all the big Marvel movies, since I haven't been in love with the few that I’ve already seen. But the other week, I had some time to kill and was staying at a hotel across from a movie theater, so I went to go see Spider-Man: Homecoming. And for the first time, I found a Marvel movie that I really liked.
I know I'm pretty late to Homecoming at this point, but it's just a whole lot of fun — and even a couple weeks later, there are a few jokes that I keep laughing at in my head. (The bell joke is just so good.)
But more than that, what makes the film work so well is how grounded it is in characters that feel real, especially the villain. The villain isn't some heinous maniac driven by pure evil, he's just some...