I went to see the new Marvel movie with my sons, who are huge superhero movie fans. I figured it would be entertaining, and it was, but there were some very good performances in it as well. I especially liked Michael Keaton’s Vulture, who has this interesting good/bad thing going on. Tom Holland as young (15 year old) Peter Parker was quite good as well. I totally believed him as a high school sophomore, though toward the end he looked a little more like the 21-year-old man that he actually is. The rest of the supporting cast was likable and hit the right notes. I guess that’s a testament to good direction.
No one is going to claim this is more than escapist entertainment, but it was more fun than I thought it would be. I wouldn’t necessarily go see it again, but I wouldn’t switch channels if I someday come across it on a television showing.