Spider-Man: Homecoming portrays a better rendition of the character than previous film adaptations have. Holland is an interesting choice, but it's nice to have a younger and somewhat innocent portrayal of Peter Parker. The choice to cast a young actor clearly bleeds into the rest of the film. Rather than focusing on heavy action, Jon Watts (Cop Car) focuses on the actual character. Quirky and constantly joking (like every other high schooler), Peter Parker is fun to watch. The genre for the film is not straight-action, but includes coming-of-age and comedy.
The one interesting aspect in terms of this adaptation is Iron Man's involvement. I had a few issues with Parker being mentored at times by Iron Man, but Robert Downey Jr. is always a pleasure in the role. Luckily even with the Iron Man inspired Spider-Man suit, Peter Parker proves that he is a hero even without it. Furthermore, Holland proves that he can rake in the Marvel money even without RDJ. I would not have complained if we did not have RDJ on the screen at all. At least with RDJ, we get to skip over Spider-Man's origin story (which we already got to see too many times in previous films).
The rest of the cast carries it's weight throughout the story to support Parker's journey. Michael Keaton (Birdman, Batman, Spotlight) is a fantastic Vulture. He literally acts like a Vulture even when he isn't in costume, constantly preying on things and scraping up whatever he can. Keaton has somehow managed to be the main actor to portray flying characters ranging from Batman to Birdman to Vulture. The supporting cast is also hand picked to perfection. Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, The Lincoln Lawyer), Zendaya (Shake It Up!), Donald Glover (The Martian), Jon Favreau (Chef), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), and Laura Harrier (The Last Five Years) add great performances to the mix. There are quite a few reveals at the end for each of the characters. Some are good and some are a bit over-the-top, but I will leave those spoilers up to the audience's discretion.
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The Bottom Line: This is undoubtedly the best big screen adaptation of our friendly neighborhood superhero!