Spider-Man: Homecoming
2017
****½
Director: John Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.

Although Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man isn’t more than 15 years old, this is now the third reboot of Marvel’s much-loved superhero franchise. This reincarnation skips the origin story and finds Peter Parker as an insecure 15-year-old high school kid who dreams of becoming a regular member of the Avengers. However, it doesn’t help that he defies the exact wishes of Tony Stark and goes out to confront a dangerous villain who trades in alien weaponry. It’s not like the world needed yet another Spider-Man, but this does feel like a fresh start. The excellent Tom Holland plays Peter Parker as an awkward teenager who tries to come to terms with his strengths and weaknesses, and learn the quirks of his fancy new Spider-Man suit. The movie is laugh out loud funny throughout and possibly the most purely entertaining one in the entire series.Spider-Man returns in Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: Far From Home.