TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 6, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming finally hits theaters this evening and is expected to gross somewhere in the (friendly) neighborhood of $100 million this weekend. Marvel and Sony have released the film's opening four minutes in an attempt to, I don't know, further entice us into seeing a movie that most of us already have tickets to see this weekend.
Either way, it's a pretty fantastic set-up for the movie, showing Peter Parker's side of his Captain America: Civil War cameo. Who knows if this was always the plan, but it's a pretty brilliant way to reintroduce the character and finally establish his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Tony Stark does feature heavily in these opening minutes of the film, most reviews have reassured us that he isn't in the movie much, or certainly doesn't dominate it in the way he seemed to dominate a lot of the film's advertising.
So, if you're on the fence about seeing the film this weekend or are still worried about the tonal shift into a "teen movie," allow the film's opening minutes to assuage those fears. Personally I can't wait to see this flick. I mean, at worst it'll be the third best superhero movie of the summer, and even that's not a bad place to be these days.
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