Robert Downey Jr. has now revealed that early screening for Spider-man Homecoming are receiving extremely positive reactions. The actor who plays Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe joins the Tom Holland-led film a sort of unofficial mentor to Peter Parker as the younger hero meanders his ways into the world of superheroes.
In a recent Facebook Live event, Downey Jr. offered an update to his fans about how Homecoming is doing in early testings.
“This Homecoming thing turned out very well… People have been starting early screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and they say it’s absolutely a 10 out of 10. I certainly enjoyed participating in it, and I think this will be one of the big Summer hits. Anyway, these L.A. premieres are usually pretty fun.”
My take: good for Downey, I guess, but tracking well in early screenings doesn’t mean a lot if the people aren’t paying for their tickets, or if they are, receiving them at a discounted price. Even if they pay full price, it’s one thing to give a positive review for an early screening and another to give a positive review for something you wanted to see and paid good money to attend. So let’s wait till the critics chime in, and let’s wait till people start reviewing the movie on IMDb before anyone begins singing its praise, because it’s the third time around and Sony doesn’t seem capable of getting Spider-man right but once, and then it was iffy situation (Spiderman 3).
I seriously doubt, regardless of what Downey has to say, which is suspicious in of itself, that Spider-man: Homecoming deserves a ten out of ten.