Its easy to get lost in the web of franchising and numerous reboots that makes up the spiderman universe as once again, a mere 6 years after its last revival under Andrew Garfield, the comic-book series is made anew – this time under the youthful lead of Tom Holland. It should be noted at this point that, while the story and lore behind the film remain essentially the same, Holland’s performance represents something uniquely fresh and simply feels far more true to the character, given his age compared to his predecessors: Toby Maguire and the aforementioned Garfield – both of whom were in their 30s at the time of filming for their respective films. Tom Holland leads a cast including Michael Heaton, Jacob Batalon and Marisa Tomei alongside fleeting appearances from Robert Downey Jr.
Growing up is tough and none more so than for Peter Parker (Holland) who, after playing a cameo role in the events of Captain America:Civil War, has returned home to New York City to resume his high-school. After naively taking it upon himself to stop crime in the city, he is reprimanded by Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) who warns him against getting himself in “too deep” when he’s not ready for such responsibility. However, after a dangerous new threat emerges from the murky depths of New York criminal underworld, Peter must save the city without the help of Stark or his technology, before a stolen batch of advanced alien weapons wreak havoc across the world.
Spiderman: Homecoming – Friday 9:00pm on Sky Premiere.