Spider-Man: Homecoming ★★★★

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A John Hughes Spiderman, set in a teen world that's trying to find love, and go to the prom, and pass the test, and deal with bullies, and get through detention, and simultaneously deal with the bag of mess that is the adult world. And the adults make a massive mess of things, with their arrogance and lying and greed. The Avengers have moved up-state and into the country, presumably because the city is such a disaster. It's such an enjoyable cultural analysis, firing on so many levels, that I can only be profoundly impressed by the model of the Marvel Studios brand. Contrary to popular opinion like Cameron's, that superhero movies are "hyper-gonadal," I find these latest Marvel films to be the very reason cinema was invented.