"Spider-Man Homecoming" opens in cinemas on 7th July. You can expect a lot of people to be calling this the best Spider-Man movie to date and I'm one of them.

It's everything the previous movies failed to be and is already being hailed a huge success. Most importantly, it's truer to the spirit of Marvel's greatest superhero, capturing all of the teen angst of Peter Parker as created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1962 and developed by Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, John Romita, Gil Kane, Ross Andru and much more through the 70s and 80s.

'Spider-Man Homecoming': finally the comic book hero we love hits the big screen.

Those comic book greats gave us a wonderfully different hero. This wasn't the super-genius of Reed Richards, or the multi-billionaire Bruce Wayne, this was just an ordinary kid with extraordinary powers.

The greatest Spidey stories always balanced the superheroine with Peter Parker the science geek, struggling at school, bullied and belittled, never having all that much luck with either Gwen Stacey or Mary-Jane Watson.

Comic fans loved having a character close to their own age and experiences, delighting in all the soap opera elements Lee and subsequent writers would bring to the comic. And finally, we have a movie that delivers all that in "Spider-Man Homecoming."

Third time around for the franchise, 'Spider-Man Homecoming' instantly gets it right.

The previous modern era Spidey movies have all done incredibly well at the box-office, but both the Sam Rami directed, Toby Maguire starring "Spider-Man" trilogy from 2002 to 2007 and the 2012-2014 "Amazing Spider-Man" and "Amazing Spider-Man 2" reboot helmed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield didn't totally get things right.

The movies were good enough but seemed to lack that essence of Spider-Man, that duality of nerdy teen and struggling superhero, that made the comics and the character so darned great.

The movies were good enough but seemed to lack that essence of Spider-Man, that duality of nerdy teen and struggling superhero, that made the comics and the character so darned great.

Which brings us up to date. July 7th sees a 20-year old Brit actor, Tom Holland, swing onto our screens as Spidey once more in the Jon Watts directed "Spider-Man Homecoming".

His portrayal is being praised by critics and based on the movie trailers and the just released first four minutes of the film, "Spider-Man Homecoming" instantly delivers the cinematic Spidey comic fans have always wanted.

The film nails pretty much everything that made those early Spidey comics so good, with a much younger actor portraying a truly believable school age Peter, struggling with girls, school work, and a secret identity. Even the biggest change from the comics, the involvement of Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, works perfectly. Stark as Peter's mentor makes sense, with Stark keeping Peter back from the superhero frontline, wanting him to focus on being that friendly neighborhood Spider-Man before stepping up to Avengers level (which surely will be happening in the next Avengers movie, "Infinity War" coming in 2018.)

Stark as Peter's mentor makes sense, with Stark keeping Peter back from the superhero frontline, wanting him to focus on being that friendly neighborhood Spider-Man before stepping up to Avengers level (which surely will be happening in the next Avengers movie, "Infinity War" coming in 2018.)

The thing that really comes through from this first Marvel Universe Spidey film is a sense of absolute joy in the character.

Sure, there's the teen angst still, and the soap opera elements are there but don't be expecting this to be a dark, brooding movie. This is as far as you can possibly get from the leaden and gloomy "Batman Vs Superman" disaster of a movie. It's a celebration of the character, taking everything that filled comic fans with excitement from those classic Spidey comics and tweaking it just the right amount to create a perfect Spidey movie.

Spider-Man Homecoming, the best Spider-Man movie to date? Oh, you better believe it, True Believers!

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