Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming ★★★★½

NO SPOILERS: This isn't exactly your father's Spider-Man. He's still funny, and he's still smart. He's agile and energetic, and Tom Holland is clearly having fun in the role. But this is part of the MCU, so his motivations have been tweaked accordingly. Unlike Spider-Man in the previous movies or the earlier days of the comics, this is a kid who grew up in a world where Iron Man and the Avengers exist, and his attitudes reflect that. But he has the right heart and the right drive. Much of this movie is about him discovering that, but in a Tin Woodsman sort of way, where it's clear that he's had it all along.

Tony Stark works as a mentor character without overshadowing Spider-Man in his own film. I love Marisa Tomei's smart-alec Aunt May. And Michael Keaton's career renaissance continues beautifully.

I enjoyed the first two Tobey Maguire films. I enjoyed the first Andrew Garfield film. But I have to say, I think this may be the best Spider-Man yet.