Early SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING Reactions Are Extremely Positive

After the fairly disastrous Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans thought that was possibly the end of the cinematic adventures of everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, at least for a while. But then Sony did the smart thing, and made the deal with Marvel Studios to allow Peter Parker to join his fellow heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with new Spidey Tom Holland in the role. And as they said in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “and there was much rejoicing.”

But even though Kevin Feige has a pretty stellar track record over at Marvel Studios for making solid product time and again, was it possible that he and director Jon Watts could make Spider-Man feel fresh again? After all, this is technically Spider-Man 6. As a franchise, it’s getting a little long in the tooth.[brightcove video_id=”5476824050001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”2bfa565b-5412-4cfd-9211-6269880b8a5e”]

Well, this week there was an early screening for critics for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and so far the word is….pretty damn good! Mind you, these reviews are coming from a screening for members of the junket press preparing to interview cast and crew, and many of them might be biased. Or at least an argument can be made for that. But the early word for Wonder Woman is very similar, and we all saw how that turned out–awesome.

First out of the gate with his thoughts is longtime Amazing Spider-Man comics writer Dan Slott. What did he think of Peter Parker’s return to the big screen?

And it seems film Twitter was just as effusive with praise. Can we say that it got everyone’s Spidey senses tingling? (OK, I apologize for that one).

Well, what are our takeaways from these reviews? Well, for starters, it seems we finally have another villain worthy of Loki in an MCU movie, if these critics are to be believed. Secondly, it sounds like this time, they remembered that Spidey isn’t all teen angst, he’s supposed to be fun too – and funny. Also, here’s another hot take: for all the sticks in the mud out there who say comic book movies are the end of cinema, and a tired genre, etc – Spider-Man: Homecoming is looking to follow up Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2, LEGO Batman and Logan among the best reviewed movies of the year. Each of these movies is vastly different from the other, and yet all are comic book superhero movies and have done great box office and had great reviews. So take that, all you film snobs.

And finally, it looks like this Sony/Marvel Studios partnership was a match made in comic book heaven, if we are to believe these early reviews. Maybe this is further proof that the folks at Fox need to just get over themselves already, pick up the phone and call Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and work out a similar deal with the Fantastic Four. Just do it, Fox. It’s time. Spider-Man: Homecoming proves it can work.

Are you as excited about all these great Spider-Man: Homecoming reviews as much as we are? Be sure to let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.

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