This movie is Mad!
Mad I tell you!
In many respects this film shouldn’t work. The majority of the characters are incredibly made up aliens – or in the case of two, a sentient raccoon and tree, completely CGI – yet produce amazing performances, steeped in emotion and meaning. Some scenes actually jerking tears from this jaded watches eyes.
The plot is similarly ridiculous, I won’t go into great detail, but its an incredibly simple, even shallow premise. Again though the movie delivers a powerful tense journey, the humour absolutely timed perfectly ranging from comical silliness, slapstick, relational, ironic the whole ‘friggin’ gamut.
Somehow this is all pulled together to an amazing film, with very few flaws. It’s not a film that you sit down and feel stunned every second, there are many moments when the sheer audacity of the thing almost derails the experience, yet its almost completely fun from whoa! to go!
Marvel will be laughing all the way to the bank with this one, and I confess Spider-man Homecoming looks like possibly the only spider man movie I’ll actually like.
Phew – my laugh muscles are sore.