Spider-Man: Homecoming review: How does it impact Infinity War?

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – APRIL 12: Tom Holland attends the press conference for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Seoul premiere on April 12, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Spider-Man has long been absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thankfully, his solo-debut is worth the wait.

Next in our series of retrospective reviews is Spider-Man: Homecoming. The wall-crawler debuted in Captain America: Civil War to great acclaim, but now it was time for him to branch out on his own. We’ll also look into how the film will impact Avengers: Infinity War.

Spider-Man: Homecoming see’s Peter Parker (Tom Holland) doing battle with The Vulture (Michael Keaton). Picking up just after the events of Civil War, we’re also shown the development of Peter’s relationship with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr).

Director, Jon Watts, was inspired by the John Hughes films of the ’80s and this is clear from the film. All of the MCU films have set out to be more than just a superhero movie. Examples of this include Ant-Man being billed as a heist movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier being classed as a spy-thriller.

Watts succeeds in his vision and directly references some of the films he’s taken inspiration from. He also clearly understands that Peter Parker’s character is as important as Spider-Man is. This all adds up to the best Spider-Man film yet.

So, let’s have a look at what worked…