Has a superhero movie ever been compared to Can’t Hardly Wait?
Early press screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming started Friday and judging by critics’ early glee, the film is going to be a huge win for the Marvel Universe — but not because it’s your standard blockbuster.
Critics seem particularly enamored with Tom Holland and his plucky teenage Peter Parker. The spidey kid from Queens is finally getting his chance to shine after a smaller role in Captain America: Civil War showed a promising future.
The film has been touted as a cross between a beloved John Hughes teen movie and a classic Marvel Comics narrative. Judging by critics’ tight-lipped accolades on Friday and Saturday, Spider-Man: Homecoming pulled off the combo nicely.
Spider-Man: Homecoming catches up with Peter Parker back in Queens as he starts to finesse his powers as Spider-Man under the watchful eye of Tony Stark. While still frustrated by his small-time superhero status, Parker’s burgeoning abilities are put to the test abruptly when he encounters Vulture, played by Michael Keaton.
The film also apparently boasts two post-credit scenes, possibly linking Parker to more upcoming Marvel flicks while foreshadowing things to come, as these post-credit scenes often do.
We’ll get all the juicy details when the press embargo lifts on June 29.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for a wide release on July 7.Photos via Marvel Studios