In an era where it’s almost impossible to avoid superhero movies and shows, Spider-Man: Homecoming finds a fresh way to portray a story of a superhero in the overly exhausting Marvel Universe. It adds a fresh take on the superhero phenomena, it brings us back to the excitement of having these superheroes exist, but it also asks us to keep our feet on the ground. And while I would not give Spider-Man: Homecoming the highest slot in my favourite Marvel movie lineup, I feel like it will always have a special place in my heart for making me appreciate the simpler things in life.
We start off the year with an Oscar race that has our hearts beating erratically because this might be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year, and it was. He won, he got that Oscar, he held that Oscar, he took that Oscar with him to show off to his supermodels and polish on his yacht while the sun cast golden streaks of light onto Leo’s face. But as soon as the blockbuster movies started to roll in, as soon as the superheros began to gather, Leo was slowly forgotten.
I’m not gonna lie – I like Spider-man and I actually enjoy all those comic-book movies. When I heard that a new version of Spider-Man is coming out next year I was very excited because it happens to include two of my favorite people in Hollywood: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. After some time, only seeing a photo, the teaser trailer is finally out. I do have a small issue with it because the running around looks too much like a video-game but I hope that this is just something they did for a trailer. The rest of it seems to be much darker than the original and considering Garfield’s previous roles Peter Parker looks more serious than the first version of him. In other news, the director of The Amazing Spider-Man is Marc Webb (Webb – isn’t that ironic) who also was behind (500) Days of Summer – at least three awesome people behind it and the movie seems promising for me. Other than that, Andrew Garfield looks good (which is no surprise) but it might take me a while to get used to him as Peter Parker – I have Tobey Maguire in my head as Spider-Man. Guess I have to wait until the movie comes out on July 3rd 2012 (oh, the long wait).