In the 15 years since Spider-Man made his theatrical debut, moviegoers have been treated to three different versions of Marvel's web-adorned hero. Tom Holland is the one currently wearing the red and blue costume, debuting as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War last year and leading Spider-Man: Homecoming earlier this year. With the latter movie now available on home media, that makes it a prime target for an Honest Trailer, which doesn't hesitate to delve into Spider-Man's history of pressing that reboot button.
It's been a decade since Tobey Maguire's last Spider-Man appearance, and only three years since Andrew Garfield's time as the Web-Slinger was cut short. Nevertheless, these two iterations of Spider-Man are still fresh in the minds of many, making it all the more necessary for Spider-Man: Homecoming to both distinguish itself from its predecessors and also deliver a Spider-Man tale faithful to the source material. Well, as the latest Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies point out, Spider-Man: Homecoming, a.k.s. The Perks of Being a Wallcrawler, accomplished this goal, guaranteeing that Spider-Man will stay in theaters "until the fucking sun burns out of the sky." It helps that the movie glossed over the origin story and cast an actor who doesn't have "premature old face." Homecoming still forced the main villain to have a personal connection to Peter Parker, but like they say, two out of three isn't bad.
But even by distancing itself from the previous Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man: Homecoming isn't without its issues. For one thing, outside of Tony Stark taking away his technology-filled suit, Peter Parker doesn't have to deal with any consequences for his actions. And speaking of Iron Man, he's classified as the "drunk, rich step-father" whose parenting skills leave a lot to be desired. As for the movie's main villain, The Vulture, by now enough jokes have been made out Michael Keaton's previous superhero experience as Batman and his winged past as Birdman, but the narrator believes that it's when Keaton's Adrian Toomes is out of his bird armor that he's the most frightening. Sure, I can go with that.
Despite this assortment of nitpicks, it's safe to say that Spider-Man: Homecoming was well-received during its theatrical run this past summer, collecting many positive reviews and grossing nearly $880 million worldwide. Sony teaming up with Marvel paid off, and this version of the Webbed Wonder has a bright future ahead of him in the MCU.