The single best decision for the movie was the exclusion of an origin story -- which would have made it the third retelling in 15 years. Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives ready to go, and he's a bit more evolved than any previous version's first single-movie appearance.
The first Iron Man seemed like a great start -- the core strength of the movie rested on casting a great lead, Robert Downey Jr., as genius inventor Tony Stark who turns into a self-made superhero. The solid origin story came with a collection of vignettes that showcased a Marvel version of superhero DIY. It... Continue Reading →