Spider-Man: Homecoming is officially certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The film marks the third solo Spider-Man film to hit theaters in the past five years, but as many fans and critics have already pointed out, Homecoming is different than all of those other titles, solely because it finally takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Indeed, after years of fans begging for it, Marvel and Sony have finally begun working together to make sure Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is able to interact onscreen with his fellow big name Marvel superheroes. And following his introduction in last year's Captain America: Civil War, this week's Spider-Man: Homecoming promises to establish Peter's place in the MCU once and for all.
Of course, Holland won't be alone in doing that, with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man having a big role to play in Homecoming as he tries to continue guiding Peter as a superhero in a world where it's becoming more and more dangerous to be one. Peter will learn just how dangerous it can be pretty quickly too, when he comes into contact with Michael Keaton's villainous Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, along with several iconic Spider-Man villains that haven't received life on the big screen until now.
With Spider-Man: Homecoming set to hit theaters in just a few short days as well, it looks like Marvel and Sony's first feature film outing together is already a critical success. The film has officially been certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes today with a 93% rating, with 77 fresh and 6 rotten reviews from critics. As usual, of course, this number will likely decrease (or could increase) over the coming weeks, but the rating is high enough to ensure that the number will never become rotten on the site.
Assuming that this number holds, this makes Spider-Man: Homecoming the second-highest rated Spider-Man film on Rotten Tomatoes, just below Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 from 2004, which still has a 94%. That means Homecoming is higher than Raimi's first Spider-Man (89%), though, and is considerably higher than The Amazing Spider-Man (72%) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (52%). This also makes Spider-Man: Homecoming one of the highest-rated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, just behind 2008's Iron Man (94%) and above Guardians of the Galaxy (91%), The Avengers (92%), Captain America: Civil War (90%), and Doctor Strange (90%).
Now, with multiple more critical reviews expected to come in over the next several days, it's highly likely that Spider-Man: Homecoming will fall from its 93% and below some of those previously mentioned Marvel titles, similar to how Wonder Woman fell from its initial 96% to a 92% currently. But even if the film falls slightly from that rating, this is still a monumental critical success for both Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. It fits in line with what the first reviews for Spider-Man: Homecoming were saying about the film, and promises good things to come moving forwards, as Spider-Man continues his live-action tenure in the MCU.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
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- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018