nathan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Countdown to Infinity War
While my heart is still with Andrew Garfield's version of the web-slinging superhero, Spider-Man: Homecoming is a terrifically fun blockbuster excellently led by the always-charming Tom Holland.
Homecoming's fresh and youthful energy allows the Marvel/Sony blockbuster to feel like a refreshing and vibrant new take on the series, with the film benefiting from the coming-of-age narrative it considers; the balance of Peter and Spidey's life is something Homecoming nails and allows this new incarnation to shine. Homecoming plays it safe - maybe a little too safe at times - but there's no denying the sense of fun it brings. There's emotion and excitement and while it may feel a little inconsequential at times, it's nice to have a break away from the intensity of the Avengers and their increasingly complex and heavy story.
Holland is terrific and the supporting performances are solid across the board, while Jon Watts' direction is solid with some fantastic set pieces peppered throughout. Homecoming is a lot of fun and I'll be interested to see how well they handle this version of the web-slinger moving forward.