Thursday, August 10, 2017

Blog Project 2 Topic 4

Topic #4 -- Media Product Review

Spiderman: Homecoming is a major motion picture from Marvel Entertainment directed by Jon Watts. Spiderman first appeared in mainstream society as a comic book character from 1962, immediately following several other additions as well as a box office hit in 2002 the franchise continues to inspire generations of people who want to be a superhero. The Spiderman franchise is worth over 4 billion dollars spanning action figures, games, comics, movies, and much more. Spiderman is an internationally known superhero who continues to play a role in American entertainment.  

I chose to review and analyze the Spiderman: Homecoming movie through its trailers, reviews, and audience ratings because I used to read the comics when I was younger as well as watched the movies. I haven't seen the new movie yet, however after doing some research I am eager to rent or watch it in theaters. My best friend Chloe saw the movie in theaters with her boyfriend, they both loved the movie and said they couldn't stop laughing. 

The movie has been advertised through ads on social media, commercials on television, newspaper reviews, as well as trailers on youtube. According to Rotten Tomatoes 17,922 people rated the movie with a 92% positive rating. Rotten Tomatoes described the film as "Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building". Roger Ebert gave the film a 3/4, and a 7.9/10 rating from IMDb. The 2 hour and 13 minute movie had a budget of 175 million dollars and made 110 million within the first week internationally according to DeadlineHollywood. The lead actors in the comedy action film are Tom Holland (Spiderman), Zendaya Coleman (Michelle), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), and Marisa Tomei (May Parker). Combining the heroic actions of Spiderman with the fighting powers of Iron man truly made for an amazing movie. Fandango weekend sales from July 7th through the 9th sold more tickets than any other movie. The movie is about a young Peter Parker, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Queens, is in Washington, D.C., along with a team of his fellow student brainiacs, to attend the finals of the Academic Decathlon. They’re up in the Washington Monument when a volatile alien weapon explodes, causing a crack along the top of the building’s pointy pillar and trapping the students inside the elevator. who returns home to live with his Aunt May. Thrilled by his experiences with the Avengers, Peter soon discovers his superpower. With the watchful eye of Tony Stark, Parker soon develops an identity as the superhero Spiderman while remaining a seemingly 'normal' teenager. Once Peter discovers his strength can be used to save more than just the neighborhood he duels with the evil Vulture and emerges supreme holding everything he holds dear to him. 

        The plot of the story follows a similar story line with the comic book series as well as the previous movies, however this movie involves the partnership with Iron Man. The target audience is vast and varied, from young adults to families the movie is meant for all. The Spiderman franchise is filled with laughs for the entire family to enjoy, the comedy and action keeps the parents and children wanting more. Spiderman: Homecoming official twitter page has 614 thousand followers and countless retweets. Spiderman: Homecoming  is a continuation of a long history of comics, films, and memorabilia that touched the hearts of several generations of fans. The movie received rave reviews and made hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. The movie remains a huge success and ads to the brands novelty and credibility as being fun for all ages. 

Watch the official movie trailer here! 

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