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June 29, 2017 1 min read
Spider-Man films have been through all sorts of ups and downs. What was once the biggest comic book property on film has since been the victim of studio craziness, failed attempts, and just an overall bad reception by the time The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rolled around. It got so out of hand (Sony almost produced an Aunt May origin film), Sony eventually agreed to work with Marvel in an unprecedented licensing deal which'll hopefully help both companies in the long run.
As the third iteration of the Spider-Man franchise in just 15 years, Spider-Man: Homecoming has a lot riding on its shoulders. It may have a gotten a good lead-in from Captain America: Civil War, but there were just so many ways it could have failed. Luckily, it didn't.
Spider-Man: Homecoming feels like the most natural Spider-Man story put to film, and somehow wasn't swallowed by the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut. I know it's a cliche, but the third time really is the charm.
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