‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: What The Critics Are Saying

Spider-Man: Homecoming had its first press screening last night, and reviews are all over the web now. Here are what some of the critics are saying about Spidey’s latest outing.

Ej Moreno, Monkeys Fighting Robots:

“While Tom Holland shines at Peter Parker, the film around him feels like more of the same. For being the third reboot in 15 years, you’d want this to be fresher but it’s not. At least the audience seemed to enjoy it so points for that”

Dewey Singleton, Monkeys Fighting Robots:

“Spider-Man: Homecoming is a welcomed example of originality in a genre that can be quite rote at times. The film is anchored by a great ensemble and solid performances from both Holland and Keaton. This certainly should be seen in theaters on July 7th.”

Sandy Schafer, Screen Rant:

“Spider-Man: Homecoming works as both a (very) funny high school comedy/drama and strong standalone superhero movie set in the MCU.”

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone:

“News Flash: Tom Holland is the best movie Spider-Man ever. He finds the kid inside the famous red onesie and brings out the kid in even the most hardened filmgoer.”

Angie Han, Mashable:

“Watts nails the timeless cornerstones of adolescence: the crippling anxiety mixed with brash confidence, the life-or-death dimensions of a crush, the impatience to grow up.”

So far, Rotten Tomatoes has counted one negative review. Here’s an excert from that piece.

John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter:

“Though it doesn’t approach the abominations of recent DC movies, which (with the happy exception of Wonder Woman, but certainly including the cringeworthy Justice League trailer) seem intent on making those initials stand not for “Detective Comics” but “Douchebag Corrosiveness,” it represents a creative misstep for the studio — albeit one likely to ride fanboy enthusiasm to much better receipts than those enjoyed by Amazing Spider-Man, the recent incarnation starring Andrew Garfield.”

The consensus I gather from reading these reviews is the lighthearted, family aspect to Spider-Man: Homecoming. As a Spider-Man movie should be, it appears as though Tom Holland brings a friendly, comic-book like performance to the role and that the film overall is akin to Marvel comics from the 1960s.

Are you excited for Spider-Man: Homecoming? Let us know in the comments below. The film swings into theaters on July 7.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!