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Why Spiderman: Homecoming is The Best Spiderman Movie Ever

Have you seen Spiderman: Homecoming in a theatre near you? We can imagine that after stepping out of the cinemas, you were struck with so much awe. The web-slinger’s inclusion to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe provided a much larger environment where the said character can thrive upon. In stark contrast to the Spiderman movies featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland’s first feature film is filled with so much action without sacrificing any ounce of heart. You don’t believe us? Well, here are some of the many reasons why this Spiderman film is the best there ever has been.

To start with, the entire script, execution, and characterization revolve around Peter Parker finding his way as he begins an unconventional career choice. And this isn’t just any ordinary career folks. His is a calling to serve the common good with the use of his amazing powers without sacrificing any moral standard. Now, add the struggle of keeping a secret identity, passing high school, and falling head in love with a girl. An ordinary boy would lose balance and stumble along this path. But not Peter Parker folks and Tom Holland nailed his character very well.

The other great reason to watch Spiderman: Homecoming is Michael Keaton. Although Adrian Toomes doesn’t have a lot of details to his story or a grand plan to his name, Keaton’s performance is grounded well for anyone to relate to. The former Batman actor manages to blend in a perfect mix of humanity, intimidation, and motivation to convince moviegoers his character is justified in his actions. The twist during the movies final act serves as testament to Keaton’s thespic ability to induce fear without going overboard.

And gosh, the action scenes really maximized the abilities of our actors down to their last strand. There were a lot of scenes where Keaton and Holland’s characters fought it out while vehicles are transporting valuable alien wreckage and technological marvels. The last act even had a plane that becomes invisible to move Tony Stark’s technology to a new location. That’s very different from the ordinary moving services you’re used to folks because Iron Man’s stuff can’t be fitted inside a conventional truck, wouldn’t it? Well, the transportation of these items acts as a make or break scene for both Toomes and Spiderman in their personal quest to overcome their respective challenges. And boy, oh boy, the action in these final scenes will hang you to the edge of your seats.

There were other surprises too in this film. One of which is Robert Downey Jr. and his appearance as Tony Stark. As always, Downey’s performance is spot on as he becomes the mentor for Parker. His presence signifies an expansive relationship between Spiderman and a universe filled with so many story-telling possibilities. It can’t get any better than that folks.

Don’t take our word for Spiderman: Homecoming if you haven’t seen it yet. Just prepared to be dazzled by the story, awesome performances by the whole cast, and tight action scenes all throughout the movie. Don’t leave right away too because there are two end-credits that are waiting for you as well. You might also want to read our impression about Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 1.

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Awesome Highlights from the First Episode of Game of Thrones’ 7th Season

Are you one of the millions who waited more than a year for the new episode of Game of Thrones? Well, kudos to you mate because there’s a brand new season and this episode is definitely just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a look at all the interesting things that happened during this episode.

First off, we get Jon Snow doing his thing as King of the North and preparing for the coming onslaught of the White Walkers. Jon is doing pretty well with the king stuff but lo and behold, here’s Sansa Stark trying to undermine him with his decisions. It’s like he needs more leadership lessons after managing The Night’s Watch and winning a war against Ramsay Bolton huh? Well, that part ends with Jon planting his foot firmly on the traitorous Houses of the North without following Sansa’s violent and bloody suggestion.

And speaking of The Night’s Watch, we also get Samwell Tarly and his new life in The Citadel. During the last season, Samwell decided to become a master in order to find out what these White Walkers tick and how to make them bite the dust. The thing is, Samwell had no idea he’ll start at the very bottom in his quest to become a full-pledged master. Instead of searching for vital information that can win the war, Samwell is regarded as an emergency plumber and are task to clean bathrooms, dirty food bowls, and assist in lobotomizing dead bodies. Maybe Samwell would have an easier time if Westeros had a modern plumbing system to keep everything orderly and neat, eh?

We also get a glimpse of Cersei Lannister’s plan to defeat her enemies in Westeros, which includes almost every kingdom. Of course, there’s the exception of Euron Greyjoy and the Iron Islands. Euron, who’s really trying his very best to win Cersei but fails, promises to gain her trust by delivering a most precious gift to her. What that gift is, we’ll eventually find out in future episodes.  Plus, you’ll also appreciate the banter between Jaime Lannister and Euron. Who knew that a conversation between sworn enemies can be so full of wit?

Arya Stark also plays a vital part in this first episode. At the start, she can be seen disguising herself as Walder Frey and poisoning every Frey of the Twins as retribution for the Red Wedding. The next time she pops up, she seen hanging out with Lannister soldiers with a pretty popular musician making a cameo – Ed Sheeran! Heck, he even sang a song and ate rabbit with Arya on the show.

In another part of the episode, The Hound can now be seen hanging out with Beric Dondarrion and his outlaws. They make shelter inside an abandoned house while staring at flames and stuff. The highlight here folks is how The Hound gets a glimpse of the undead army and the eventual fall of the wall.

Last, but definitely not the least, we see Daenarys Targaryen finally setting foot on Dragonstone after a long journey with her entourage consisting of Tyrion and Varys, among others. We are treated with the last Targaryen dramatically entering the castle and observing a huge map of the continent she’s planning to conquer. At the end of the episode, Daenarys says “Shall we begin?” to Tryion, signalling the start of her conquest campaign.

Now, these are just some of the first episode’s highlights. In a way, we’re just at the tip of the iceberg folks. Do remember to share with us your favourite part of the first episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season in the comments below.