Spiderman: Homecoming Review *SPOILERS*

Spiderman Homecoming was amazing. I went in with hesitations because I was so infatuated with the role of Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker.

The opening short film by Peter Parker told in a self documentary style I found pretty brilliant.  Made it a lot more of a personal connection. Instead of introducing Peter Parker told through a narrator or Hollywood style overview, I enjoyed that Peter is introducing himself.  It is as if he is showing us the video on his cell phone of what his internship is really like with Stark Enterprises.

Spiderman in Toronto

Tom Holland did such an incredible job with this role. Normally high school students in movies don’t really seem like high school students.  But in this film the age of the casting was much more believable for the scenes.  With Tom Holland being just 21 years old cast as a 15 year old it allows for a sense of realism and relatability.

It is also one of the rare times that you empathise with a villain.  Starting the movie with the backstory of The Vulture is something unique and created a backstory I was not expecting at the beginning of a Spiderman movie, but enjoyed.

When Michael Keaton as the vulture opens the door it really freaked me out. I was 100% sure that he had the love interest held hostage.  But then a twist happens and it turns out he is the girl dad.  He has something deeper and more personal with Peter Parker.  Gives us more depth for him rather than just an evil villain in the movie.

I will say I could have used more action scenes and suspense.  Even though the movie went for just over 2 hours, if it went for another 2 I would have been totally fine with it.

I am not sure about Zendaya as “MJ”. They never explicitly said that she would be Mary Jane.  Unless they have some chemistry in movies to come, she should remain as Michelle and keep it simple.

I hope whether you have thoughts that it might not be exactly what you are looking for, you should still watch it. If you are a Spiderman fan, especially of the comics you will not be disappointed. Very much hoping that the Sinister Six will be in upcoming movies too.

Best always,

Melissa ❤


Sometimes you just need some 90s Disney

Sometimes we just miss the old Disney movies…

Like A Goofy Movie

Where they were simply hand drawn, instead of all digitally made ( except for Frozen of course, because Frozen is everything ) If only life could be like simpler times.  Where kids didn’t grow up so fast. And they would just understand to appreciate each other and enjoy being a kid. That even when you think your parents are embarrassing you or being annoying, they just care about you.

and in the words of Powerline

“If we listen to each other’s hearts
We’ll find we’re never too far apart
& maybe love is the reason why
For the first time ever we’re seeing it eye to eye”

May your dream that you wish come true,

Melissa ♥


Must. Love. Mickey

Hello – and welcome to a new Disney Blog you are sure to love !

My name is Melissa and I am a Toronto LifeStyle and Culture Blogger.  I  have had a lifestyle blog for several years.  But I have noticed that I always tend to include something Disney.  In my blog For The Love Of The City  I have written a Frozen movie review and other things related to Mickey Mouse.


me when I was much younger, funniest part is that I am even wearing a Pinocchio Disney Watch here too !! ( see below )

THIS IS THE WATCH – if only I still had it today – ahhh memories  🙂


For as long as I can remember, my family has been driving down from Toronto to St. Petersburg Florida, and then for a few days to Walt Disney World in Orlando.   Mickey Mouse became surely one of my first words as  a child, having a Jasmine and Raja Comforter ( see below ) for a good part of my childhood.


Now I want to share with you not just my experiences at Walt Disney World each summer, but my everyday Disney finds and style.

Hope you enjoy the posts to come.

May your dream that you wish come true,

Melissa ♥