Some real fun in this rebooted, post-avengers Spider-Man movie.
Great that it avoids yet another tedious origin story for Spider-Man. I think his super power origin is dealt with in one line exchanged with his high school friend.
The Tony Stark involvement works really well. Tom holland does the awe struck teenager really well. And Robert Downey Jr just is Stark in the movies. Suitably irreverent yet serious.
I think though that the best thing this movie has over previous Spider-Man ones is the excellent portrayal by Michael Keaton of Toombs the ‘vulture’. His introduction and genesis are both fantastical and credible. No mutating gases, no experiments gone wrong. Just an aggrieved and disenfranchised worker taking a criminal route. Toombs and his gang have a well-balanced blend of menace and comedy that makes their criminal escapades credible in the context of the movie.
With its action scenes this movie even manages to overcome the overwrought video-game CGI of previous outings. Sure, some of the things look not quite convincing but then this is a teenager with super powers movie.
The balance of the action, drama, and mundane works well and I’d recommend you see this movie if you’re after some entertainment.