Spider-Man: Homecoming makes the franchise feel fresh, without sacrificing its core values. What can Hollywood learn from that?
This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is looking like a huge success already. Big bucks are being brought in at the global box office, the reviews have been glowing, and much of the casual down-the-pub level scuttlebutt seems to be positive as well. This is a remarkable feat, considering that this is the second attempt this decade to reboot Spidey’s cinematic saga.
So, what works so well about it? What lessons can Hollywood learn about reboots from the success of Homecoming? We did a bit of thinking, and came up with this list of things that make the film feel fresh, despite its reboot status...
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Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: Civil War, which set for the stage for it last year,