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Spider-Man Homecoming swings into the hearts of millions

Emily Harris, Staff Writer

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The new smash hit, Spider-Man: Homecoming, hit theaters on Friday, July 7, and has received a lot of feedback since its premiere. Many fans were apprehensive about the idea of another Spider-Man film, but this thrilling sci-fi motion picture lives up to Spider-Man fans high expectations.
The film stars Tom Holland, who truly embraces the role of Peter Parker and shows the difficulty of balancing schoolwork and fighting crimes as Spider-man. Tom Holland had made his debut as Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War (2016), and he is scheduled to be in other upcoming Marvel blockbusters, such as Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, is premised around the character of Peter Parker, a teenager living in New York City, who also happens to be Spider-man. Parker takes an “internship” with Stark Industries, which allows him to interact with the other members of the Avengers. Throughout the film, Parker struggles with his mentor, Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., because Iron Man constantly treats him like a child.
This updated film also starred other well-known actors and actresses. For instance, the villain is played by Michael Keaton, who continuously tries to destroy Parker for interfering with his sinister plans. The film also stars Zendaya, who plays Michelle—a silent yet witty girl who observes these new unfolding events that occur in Peter’s life.
Throughout the film, Peter has a love interest named Liz Allan, who is in love with Spider-Man, but doesn’t know who is behind the mask. However, when Peter discovers who Liz’s family is, it becomes complicated very quickly.
Many fans of Marvel Comics would have recognized the character Happy Hogan, played by Jon Favreau, who was Peter’s “bodyguard” sent by Tony Stark. Happy also starred in all three Iron Man films. Another familiar face in the movie was Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, who was also in all three Iron Man films.
Along with Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have also played Peter Parker throughout the years.
The original Spider-Man was released into theaters in 2002 and was directed by Sam Raimi. This film was given two sequels, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.
In 2012, the Amazing Spider-Man was released, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, and fans fell in love. Two years later, the sequel, Amazing Spider-Man 2, was released that still amazed fans. Throughout the years, there have been numerous spider-man films, but each one continues to be unique and different from the rest in their own way.
Many people assumed that this film would be just another Spider-man movie, but were surprisingly mistaken when they saw it in the theaters. Given the success and praise of this new Spider-Man movie, hope remains that other movies in the franchise will be just as good.

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