The Critics Are Loving Spider-Man: Homecoming So Far


We’re only six months into the year and already, 2017 is shaping up to be one to remember for Marvel Studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn’s space oddity that continued the rip-roaring adventures of Star-Lord and the gang, has already cemented its status as one of the year’s biggest blockbusters with a worldwide haul of $844 million – so far, at least – and that’s before you factor in one simple, yet wildly exciting fact: For the first time in the MCU’s lucrative history, Marvel Studios is launching three superhero tentpoles in the space of 12 months. Thor: Ragnarok will be the one to give the studio its riotous encore in November, but in between Star-Lord and the God of Thunder is the bouncy kid of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Peter Parker.

Yes, Spider-Man: Homecoming has fast become one of summer’s biggest tentpoles ever since Tom Holland first swung into action during Civil War, plucking that famous shield from Cap’s wanting hands in the process. Fast forward 12 months and change and the British rising star is about to headline his own Spider-Man solo movie.

Make no mistake, the excitement is palpable, and now that Star-Lord and Co. are beginning to retreat out of the limelight – expect Marvel’s lovable A-holes to crop up in Avengers: Infinity War, before reconvening for the confirmed third volume in the Guardians saga – the focus is shifting towards Jon Watts’ upcoming reboot. With just mere weeks to go before it swings into view, early buzz is starting to build and according to the critics, we’re in for a treat.

Sony’s begun screening the film ahead of its release next month and as expected, people have taken to Twitter to voice their first reactions. Full reviews are still under embargo, of course, but you can take a look at some of the feedback that’s being given down below. Spoiler alert: it’s overly positive.

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theatres on July 7th and if these reactions are anything to go by, then we’re in for a pretty damn good time.

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