Reader critics go soft for summer?

Starry-eyed for this week’s new releases, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Journey

Spider-Man: Homecoming: The web-slinger looks to scale the sheer wall of box-office success one more time.
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming: The web-slinger looks to scale the sheer wall of box-office success one more time.

“No Aunt May, no Spider-Man,” says my brother, and I know what he means. Without that frail and innocent soul that quietly cries out for protection and sacrifice on its behalf, Spider-Man loses a chunk of his heroic character. But the current onscreen iteration of May Parker is played by unfrail actress Marisa Tomei, and she is caring more than cared for.

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So when Spider-Man: Homecoming plunders perhaps the most famous moment in Spider-Man comics history, the film has to re-purpose it, shift the focus away from sick old Aunt May and toward something more...well, I won’t spoil it. But I’m pretty sure my brother will be sad. (What I’m less sure of is how my friend the Bocaccio fan will feel about the Decameron-based romp The Little Hours.)

Me, I liked Homecoming. It was fun, and thrilling, and smart about its villain. And besides, I got plenty of redemptive struggle and suffering from the artist biopic Maudie.

Meanwhile, Scott enjoyed the road drama The Journey, making this a week without a bad review. I hardly recognize us anymore.

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No kidding! You're getting soft, Lick!

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