Film: An awkward but appealing superhero

Film: An awkward but appealing superhero
Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Newcomer Tom Holland, director Jon Watts and a fine ensemble cast deliver a funny, nimble and satisfyingly complete popcorn adventure, says John Maguire

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Directed by Jon Watts, Nationwide, 12A, Rating: ***

Sanctuary: Directed by Len Collin, Selected, 15A, Rating: ****

There’s a lot riding on 15-year-old Peter Parker’s shoulders. As played by newcomer Tom Holland, Peter’s about to face his biggest challenge yet: anchoring the third reboot of the superhero franchise in a decade, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now forever joined to the tiresomely complicated Marvel Cinematic Universe, will the young web-slinger...

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