Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Spider-man: Homecoming

acting 9

directing 9 

effects 10

editing 8

writing 8


4.6 out of 5 🐙


This was the beginning of the third Spider-man trilogy in the modern comic book movie era. I wasn’t interested at all. I thought it was another movie by Sony to retain the rights. My expectations were zero. I’ve never been happier to be wrong. I loved Tobey Maguire. I thought Andrew Garfield was ok. But Tom Holland really captures the teenage Spider-man perfectly. And to make a compelling villain out of one of Spider-man’s lamest villains, the Vulture, is incredible. It does help that Michael Keaton was playing him. And Marisa Tomei just does not age. And the story weaves in the plight of the working man due to corporate greed? What more do you want?




Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so.

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant).