Spider-Man: Homecoming is now playing in theaters. Will this film live up to expectations?
Sony shared their movie rights with Marvel again for Spider-man Homecoming.
"With great power comes great responsibility". Most Spider-Man movies go with the tried and true.
The South Korean opening day of $3.7 million set a record for a non-holiday Wednesday and was 157% higher than 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".
During the promotional tour of Spider Man: Homecoming, the protagonist of The Impossible has explained to the BBC that he had to record certain scenes several times simply because he wasn't able to get the accent just right. Tom Holland, the new actor portraying Spider-Man, already has won over a large number of Marvel fans with his appearance in last year's "Captain America: Civil War". He is not yet an Avenger, and agonises over still being stuck in the Training Wheels programme.
Not about to let him take it, Peter meets Vulture (Michael Keaton) who puts a thrown down on the young superhero. He steals scrap left behind by the warring Avengers and uses it to build lethal weapons. What makes Spider-Man different and, ideally, work as a character, giving him an off-kilter charm, is he retains the uncertainties and vulnerabilities of adolescence. Will he be successful?
Overall, Spider-Man: Homecoming delivers what a lot of fans have hoped for and is the best Spider-Man film since 2004's Spider-Man 2.
For fanboys there's a few nods to tertiary Marvel characters such as Michael Chernus' Tinkerer and Donald Glover's - who plays Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Han Solo spin-off - criminal Aaron Davis, who eventually becomes Prowler, as this leaves nice Easter eggs for the earmarked 2019 sequel. The 21 year old beat out hundreds of actors vying for the coveted role, and it's easy to see why. On the contrary, he infuses his character with a realism that makes his teenage angst relatable. The Easter egg part is he is the uncle of Miles Morales who is the Ultimate Comics version of Spider-man. Although, it was hinted at in both the original Spider-Man trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man films that May might possibly have secretly worked it out. One of the things that Sony has struggled with has been balancing Peter Parker with Spider-Man. We also get to watch Peter Parker grow from the tread on nerd out to prove himself to someone confident not just in himself but in his role as Spider-Man. The antagonist isn't the stereotypical ambitious villain aiming for world domination. Most of Michelle's one-liners were sly, or sometimes even snide, remarks that generally provided some comic relief - not that the movie needed any more comedy (it's easily one of the funniest comic book movies to-date).
Tomei says she viewed the character as a feminist who instills values in Parker, who was adopted by Aunt May following the death of his parents.