Say what you will about the Marvel machine, their formula works. Outside of a few missteps (looking at you, Thor: The Dark World), the MCU has largely been an enjoyable, if a little overly-produced, romp. With the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming on Thursday, it looks like they’re going to continue that streak. Critics have been glowing with their reviews, and based on the early reactions from Twitter, fans are following suit. Apparently people like Spider-Man reboots as long as they skip Uncle Ben dying again and cast actual teenagers.
Fans have been piling praise upon Peter Parker himself, calling Tom Holland the best web slinger to date (sorry, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield). As Marvel moves into a new phase, it’s encouraging to have such a strong up and comer as a tent pole. Fans have also pointed out that the diverse, strong supporting cast is a breath of fresh air as well.
Marvel has historically had a villain problem outside of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, but fans are also loving Michael Keaton’s villainous turn as The Vulture.
You were probably going to see Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend anyway, but at least there’s a better than not chance that you’ll have a good time.