5TIL: Spider-Man Homecoming

5 THINGS I LIKED ABOUT SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING

As you know (if you don’t know, now you do) this blog hugely consists of my amateur opinions and excessive excitement over… well, everything. While not everybody likes what I like nearly as much as I do, and while I’m not an expert and I don’t like everything, I like most things and this is one of them. So if you like reading about what I like about the things I like, here’s 5 Things I Liked about Spider-Man: Homecoming!

* SPOILER ALERT *

01: YOU GOT BIT BY A SPIDER?

Ned to Peter in reference to his backstory.

When we got our first taste of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War he was already familiarizing himself with his abilities, and his first solo film didn’t take any steps back. A few brief exchanges between Peter and his best friend, Ned, were the only real nods made towards his backstory which was a pleasant surprise. There was no need for a full first film to retell the same story we all know well enough to tell ourselves, and we didn’t have to relive the tragic loss of a beloved uncle. Short, sweet, and to the point, letting us jump into the adventures of this adolescent hero without delay.

02: THAT’S GONNA DISSOLVE IN TWO HOURS…

Peter to Aaron after webbing his hand to the trunk of his car.

Seeing Donald Glover on the big screen in a Spider-Man film is a dream come true for a lot of us, even if he didn’t get to be the big hero himself. His character was a well kept secret leading up to the release of the film and there were worried rumors that he would simply be another thrilling cameo, but when he made more than one appearance and was sufficiently introduced, his greater importance was revealed. Webs – crossed that we get to see a lot more of Aaron Davis in any future solo Spider-Man films in this running, both as the Prowler and as Miles Morales’ uncle.

03: ARE YOU AN AVENGER?

Ned to Peter after discovering his secret.

Peter Parker turned down what some may consider to be the opportunity of a lifetime when Tony Stark offered him a spot as an Avenger, but I was relieved that he did. The MCU has made a great name for itself in recent years with the way they’ve laced each character and film together into a large, (mostly) cohesive picture, and with the approach of Infinity War and other upcoming titles it should only improve. Despite his age, he’s found his place in the MCU (and as my favorite Spider-Man yet.)

04: I’M NOT OBSESSED WITH HIM, I’M JUST OBSERVANT.

Michelle to the debate team about Peter’s recent actions.

Gushy romance tends to find it’s place in most films, even films such as these, but this time the MCU kept it refreshingly light and brief. It’d be nearly impossibly for fifteen year old Peter Parker to not have a crush on the brilliant and stunning Liz, but he simply left it at that.

05: THANK GOD THIS PLACE HAS WIFI…

Tony to Peter in reference to his remote access to the Mark XLVII.

Between the homemade Spidey suit, the upgrade given to him by Tony Stark, the glimpse we got of what very well may be the MCU’s adaptation of the Iron Spider suit, and Stark’s own Mark XLVII, there were plenty of glorious suit designs and enhancements around every corner. Toomes’ even had his own great upgrades along the line that made way for his big finale. This film was laced with interesting tech for Peter and his guy in the chair to explore.

If one of the things I liked was your favorite, or if I didn’t mention the thing you liked the most, let me know!

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