Spider-Man: Homecoming ★★½

This one has grown on me. Along with the first “Ant-Man,” this demonstrates the best of what Marvel can do: bring warmth and humanity to absurd fantasies. It’s no accident that in both movies the stakes seem to be much more modest than in the rest of the MCU. In “Ant-Man,” the scale of the conflict is literally tiny, which adds much needed perspective to the super-heroics, and here in “Homecoming,” there’s a much more working class vibe, which is wholly appropriate for this character.