An utter gas, a fast and very funny superflick that inserts Spidey into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe without ever losing sight of what makes him unique and beloved.
What are the odds that a film with six credited screenwriters and a director (Jon Watts) with more Onion content than anything else could recapture the youthful thrill of superhero movies in general and the youthful appeal of Spider-Man in particular?
Watts and his five other screenwriters are better at the small stuff - the jaunty high school scenes - than the kapowie CGI battle sequences.
If they're going to be as fizzy and funny and warmhearted as this, keep 'em coming.
The movie's not flawless, but it is fun, a big improvement on the non-wowing The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel of recent years.
No cobwebs on Spidey - Spider-Man: Homecoming feels breezily, pleasingly fresh.
The newest star system in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is packed with surprises, excitement and quick-witted laughs.
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is breezy fun.
An authentic, refreshingly nerdy and high-spirited reboot of the well-worn Marvel franchise ...