Thursday January 23, 2020

Film: An awkward but appealing superhero

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

9th July, 2017
Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming

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 do enough to distinguish himself from the jostling crowd? Will he earn Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey jr) respect and a precious invitation to join The...

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