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For being Marvel's most iconic character, Spider-Man has been uniquely mistreated cinematically over the last decade - going from the stellar Spider-Man 2 to the franchise-ending kick in the balls Spider-Man 3, then being awkwardly rebooted with an emphasis on the teen angst (and ~~MYSTERY BLOOD~~) for two less-than-great films. And while the cast of that 2nd go-around deserves some praise (Andrew Garfield was pretty good!), the movies never quite gelled - and ultimately underperformed so noticeably that Sony handed Spider-Man back to Marvel to work their magic and save the character.

And now Spider-Man: Homecoming - Spidey's formal introduction into the MCU after his cameo in last year's Captain America: Civil War - is riiiiiiight around the corner, and the reactions are starting to pour in...AND THEY ARE ALL EXTREMELY GOOD (but you already saw the headline of this post, so you probably knew that). While no one's really going crazy overboard and saying "BEST MOVIE OF ALL-TIME!", plenty of people are praising it as well-made, fun, and one of the best Spidey films ever made (if not THE best).

In other words, it sounds like the EXACT OPPOSITE of its poster.


Gizmodo's Germain Lussier:



Collider's Steven Weintraub:



ComicbookNOW's Brandon Davis:



Fandango's Erik Davis:



Uproxx's Mike Ryan:



Bustle's Rachel Simon:



IndieWire's Kate Erbland:



Mashable's Angie J. Han:



Pajiba's Krusty Puchko:


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Of course, not EVERYONE is hyper-effusive - 

Which is good! Gotta keep expectations in check, after all - that way, when it's the best comic book movie ever of all-time and makes $2 billion at the box office and cures all known diseases, it'll be more of a surprise.

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