Face It, Tiger, the Early Buzz for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Is Pretty Great
According to census estimates, there are currently 325.3 million people in the United States, which means there has to be dozens — maybe even hundreds! — of people who remain blissfully unaware that a new Spider-Man movie is hitting theaters this summer. The rest of us, however, have lived through the past several months of production rumors, trailers, teasers, teaser trailers, toy reveals, interviews, commercials, specials, features, articles, social advertising, news items, and just about any other form of audio or visual media that Marvel could commercially or organically slap a Spider-Man: Homecoming logo on. In fact, we’ve reached that point in the hype cycle where most fans are completely exhausted with marketing. Can’t we just start talking about the movie itself?
Good news, then, because the first round of Spider-Man: Homecoming reviews have finally made their way online and it looks like we’ve got a real winner on our hands. Critics have been pretty candid about their love of the film; Spider-Man is a pretty beloved character even within the Marvel universe, and hearing that Marvel has nailed his signature balance of comedy and action is good news for those who had high hopes for the Spider-Man cinematic universe. Here’s a few of the comments worth checking out:
As a huge Spider-Man fan who hated both AMAZING SPIDER-MANs, I am so happy to say SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is really fun. Tom Holland = 👍🏻👍🏻
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) June 24, 2017
#SpiderManHomecoming is SUCH a good time. Fun, inventive action w/ some of the best humor in a Marvel film yet. Great start for MCU Spidey! pic.twitter.com/8kTnG6wtO2 — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) June 24, 2017
#SpiderManHomecoming is fantastic. Perfectly cast. Does an impressive job of balancing superheroics & high school drama.
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 24, 2017
#SpiderManHomecoming is one of the best Marvel movies and the best Spider-Man movie, period. So completely terrific, a true crowd pleaser.
— Eric Walkuski (@ericwalkuski) June 24, 2017
It’s a real delight and a lot of fun, his world feels rich & detailed, Keaton is 👌& Holland is a charming Spider-ManBoy #SpiderManHomecoming
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) 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 is so, so much fun (more later, but I ate too much Bunch a Crunch and laughed a lot so now I have a headache).
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) June 24, 2017
For movies like Spider-Man: Homecoming, the issues isn’t whether the movie will get good reviews and gross a ton of money, it’s whether it will perform OK by Marvel standards — we’re talking Doctor Strange money — or will capture a wide audience and become another global box office phenomenon. If these early reviews are to be believed, Spider-Man: Homecoming has all the elements it needs to head to the stratosphere. Humor? Action? A Marvel villain that doesn’t put you to sleep? You’re singing our song, Film Critics Lucky Enough To See This In An Advance Screening. Can’t wait until the rest of us have a chance to check it out for ourselves.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will (spider verb pun) into theaters on July 7, 2017.