Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “With great power comes great – …Oh you know that one, huh?”
Let’s bitch it out…
The month of July kicks off with a bang as famed teenage superhero Peter Parker rides back into theatres. The third iteration of the character should make waves (he’s the only wide release this week) as viewer interest in other big budget franchises has mostly waned, leaving a Marvel universe shaped hole that’s just waiting to be filled by the webslinger. Go get ’em, Tiger!
July 7, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Wide)
- Cast: Tom Holland (The Impossible), Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice), Robert Downey Jr (Tropic Thunder)
- Official Logline: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero
- Good for fans of: comics, Marvel movies, puns, spandex
- Is it worth your time? Third time’s the charm? While some people may be feeling arachnid fatigue, the third iteration of the well-known Marvel character is garnering strong reviews from critics and fans, particularly for Holland’s enthusiastic (and youthful) portrayal of the lead. Don’t expect as much Tony Stark (Downey Jr) as the trailers have suggested; this is firmly Holland’s star vehicle.
- Gross: $100 million / Final Gross: $235 million
That’s it for this weekend. Art house fare like A Ghost Story may be playing in your neck of the woods, but the moody “after death” flick isn’t a horror film so much as a mediation on life. Could be worth a look.
Next week: the damn dirty apes return to wage War for the Planet of the Apes, horror gets wishful with dumb-looking Wish Upon and arthouses fill up with Lady Macbeth (not a Shakespeare film, FYI). See you then!