Robert Downey Jr.
- They finally cast a Peter Parker who looks like a real high school student! (Holland had just turned 21 when Homecoming was released. Tobey Maguire was 27 and Andrew Garfield 28 when Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man came out.)
- Vulture is a villain with a heart. He started his underhanded business in the interest of keeping his family comfortable, showed mercy to Peter because Spider-Man had saved his daughter, and then protected Peter’s identity after being saved by him. It’s more real and relatable than just mindlessly wanting to destroy everything.
- Zendaya’s character Michelle is my favorite person ever.
- Captain America’s end credits scene mocking people who wait for nothing.
- Tony Stark is a bit of a hypocrite. Gives Peter unlimited power with a super high-tech suit and then tells him to do nothing with it. Like his own do-gooder compass hasn’t led him to subvert authority in the name of saving the day.
- Seeing the levity Tony had with Happy and Pepper made me long for the older Iron Man days. He’s much more serious and now a father figure to Peter. Such is his character arc, but I still miss old Tony.
- This is one of the few more recent Marvel films I wasn’t excited to see. For one—no, for five—the movie has already been done in a trilogy and rebooted within ten years. Now a few years after that they want to do yet another one? Granted, it was a great movie, they spared us the origin story, and now Spidey is in the MCU, but after all these iterations, I’m done. Okay, maybe after I see Into the Spider-Verse. But then it’s no more reboots!