There are now six “Spider-Man” films, and this fresh, lighthearted ’80s-teen-films-inspired romp is better than 1, 3, 4 and 5. (But not combined. And no “Spider-Man” film may ever be better than Tobey Maguire’s “Spider-Man 2,” and Marvel Films has seemingly made peace with that reality.) And don’t be surprised that your opinion of Spidey’s high-tech, 2017 costume might be determined by how old you are. As the villain, superhero movie veteran Michael Keaton brings the amount of gravitas this film sometimes wants and needs. After the identity-discovering shocks of “Homecoming”‘s final scenes, it’s clear Zendaya is not the only one who is no longer undercover. And be sure to stay to the very end of the credits like the well-trained Pavlovian Marvel Films dogs we now are…..(heehee 🙂 ).
……..Wayne J. Dawkins, on his new post!
Here’s his statement:
Wayne Dawkins in August will join the faculty of the Morgan State University School of Global Journalism & Communication as an associate professor.
In May, he completed 12 years on the faculty of the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Dawkins joined the faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor, in 2012 became the first associate professor in the history of the unit, and again in 2015 became the first faculty member promoted to full professor.
Last fall, Dawkins received the national award for excellence in teaching from the American Journalism Historians Association.