Fifth about The Seventh

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Jon Watts gets the tone of the character and of the film right in this entry to the franchise. The story has a smallness to it that is refreshing, and the character (particularly as played by the well-cast Tom Holland) has a nice and fun wide-eyed energy and an innate goodness that match his age. The young cast is good and diverse, well-supported by the grown-ups: Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau know how to play their parts in their sleep by now, and Michael Keaton makes up a very solid villain. It all makes for one entertaining (in a summer-ish way) package, one that both connects well with the MCU and estabishes some needed distance to it. With the exception of a climatic action sequence in the dark, director of photography Salvatore Totino’s images look good and the camera moves nicely, making the action dynamic and engaging.


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