Sony has lifted the social media embargo on Spider-Man: Homecoming and it seems critics have taken a liking to the wall-crawler’s latest adventure. After two franchises centered around Marvel’s popular character, Sony and Marvel Studios struck a deal to bring him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Audiences have already experienced Tom Holland’s portrayal in Captain America: Civil War, which reinvigorated interest in another standalone Spider-Man film.
Ever since it started production, one of the biggest questions surrounding the film was how the Sony/Marvel partnership would play out. Marvel Studios has built up a strong reputation, while fans have seen Sony mishandle the character in the past — leaving some to wonder: Which studio would win out? Based on the early reactions, it appears the studios have a success on their hands.
Following another set of screenings for members of the press, the social media embargo has been lifted on Spider-Man: Homecoming. The reactions so far are mostly positive with claims of spectacle and surprises in store for movie goers, though there is at least one claim of the film being a little thin in the drama department.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a blast. It has an innocence that differentiates it from the other MCU movies but plenty of fun & spectacle too.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 24, 2017
I was also surprised at the number of times Homecoming surprised me, despite all the rumors I read. Though I'd advise to stop doing that now— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 24, 2017
#SpiderManHomecoming is the third best Spider-Man movie. The cast is great, the tone is affable, the drama is... a little thin, honestly.— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) June 24, 2017
#SpiderManHomecoming is SO MUCH FUN. The action is BADASS. Tom Holland is THE BEST Peter Parker hands down. I'm pumped after seeing it ??— Molly Freeman (@mollyrockit) June 24, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming...— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 24, 2017
My new favorite super hero movie of all time.
#SpiderManHomecoming is my favorite Marvel movie. Full stop. Spidey is home at Marvel. Best action in ANY Spidey. A non-stop thrill. LOVE— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) June 24, 2017
Based on these reactions, expectations will be high moving forward for Homecoming. It should come as no surprise that Holland’s performance is being praised considering the reaction to his debut, and it should be of comfort to fans that he can carry the lead role in a major superhero film. Considering the praise many of the Marvel films have received, reading that some are holding Homecoming up with other entries in the MCU bodes well for the wall-crawler’s future.
It’s also good to see that the film still contains surprises, as concerns that the marketing for the movie has been too aggressive have grown over the past few months, and that the various previews and TV spots have essentially spoiled all of the big set pieces. Though there still seems to be some debate about potential overuse of Tony Stark is in the movie, it sounds as though fans of the Iron Man character and of Robert Downey Jr. will find his inclusion here to be to their liking.
Overall, the reaction to the film appears to be staying positive, which may help Spider-Man swing into a massive opening weekend at the box office when Homecoming finally hits theaters.
Sources: Twitter [see above]
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