There’s no denying Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best Spider-Man flick to hit theaters in a while. But what we are raving about, particularly, is this cast. From Zendaya to Donald Glover to Jacob Batalon, this is the most diverse Marvel film to hit the big screen … and according to director Jon Watts, that was of the utmost importance.
“I mean, Peter Parker is from Queens, and Queens is like one of the most diverse places in the world, so I just wanted it to represent where he is actually from and feel like what it actually looks like,” Watts told HipHollywood during the film’s press junket.
“I think one of the cool things that Jon did is cast who’s best for role, not based on where they are from,” added British actor Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man.
In the film, Watts also makes Parker’s love interest a black girl (actress Laura Harrier) and she’s not only the hottest but the smartest girl in school. Meanwhile, Hollywood “It” girl Zendaya, who plays Parker’s classmate Michelle, serves up many unexpected laughs and is set to have a much bigger role in the follow-up films.
“You know what I think is cool about her is that she is different and also super intellectual and outspoken,” said the Disney star.
Then of course there’s Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine and Hannibal Burruss, who also have significant roles and will definitely pop up in the sequel.
In the meantime, we think Spider-Man and his amazing friends are worth a trip to the theater this weekend.
Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First
If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.
Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.
And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.
What I also loved were the new editions. Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman – and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.
Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.
Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne). But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.
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