Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland in the trademark red costume, has received mixed reviews from film critics. With a 73 score at Metacritic, that puts “Homecoming” well behind Tobey Maguire‘s original sequel “Spider-Man 2” (2004) with an 83 score, and a hair back of Holland’s debut in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) with a 75 score. Is “Homecoming” really worse than those two Spidey flicks? And how does every “Spider-Man” movie rank comparatively? Click through our photo gallery above to find out.
Holland’s first solo outing as Peter Parker has so far already amassed more than $163 million at the domestic box office. And we can expect millions more to come in this, its second weekend. Those early numbers suggest that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be one of the franchise’s biggest earners when all is said and done.
Not every critic hated “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In fact, the 73 score suggests more people liked it than hated it. However, some of the nastiest comments made by critics really stuck with us (see below). Do you agree with these haters, or do you think they’re being way too hard on Tom Holland’s new movie? Let us know by sounding off down in the comments section.
Robbie Collin (The Telegraph): “A little of the new Spider-Man went an exhilaratingly long way in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ last year. But a lot of him goes almost nowhere in this slack and spiritless solo escapade”
Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle): “It’s written by six screenwriters, and it feels like it.”
Owen Gleiberman (Variety): “‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ has an aggressively eager and prosaic YA flavor.”
Roger Moore (Movie Nation): “Pretending this is anything other than pleasant, time-killing filler for the next Marvel marvel is laughable.”