It’s a coming-of-age film that happens to have a comic book super hero in it.
It had heart in the beats where it needed most and its quite endearing to see a superhero struggling with his worst adversaries—his teenage crush and hormones. It didn’t need to plough through a hero’s existential crisis or bear the weight of building a franchise, or worse, trudging through the origin story all over again.
Shoutout to Jon Watts for pulling this off. To be honest, I don’t know who he was until this film. Tom Holland and Michael Keaton really shined in their roles.
This is a 4 out of 5 for me. Thoroughly enjoyable and is more than enough to shed and forget the baggage of the previous Spider-Man movies.