Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming was the sixth Spider-Man movie that audiences have received since Sam Raimi launched the hero's web-spinning adventures in 2002. You would think, by now, that Hollywood has the formula figured out, but CinemaSins still found plenty to nitpick about Homecoming in its latest video, focusing a good deal of scorn at young Peter Parker's new suit. Here, give this one a spin:
If I'm being totally honest, I have to agree with the criticism leveled at Spider-Man: Homecoming that the Tony Stark-enhanced suit given to Peter (Tom Holland) in Captain America: Civil War is too much like Iron Man, and not enough like the Queens-centered teenager who has money problems and has to sew his suit from scratch. As the video notes, giving Spider-Man his own JARVIS takes away what makes him Peter, and turns him into "Little Tony."
That, though, is the point of this take on Peter Parker -- an effort, successfully or not, to distance what Sony was doing in the Amazing Spider-Man movies. Having Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) take Spider-Man (Tom Holland) under his tech-savvy wing creates a unique dynamic that automatically gives Peter a different advantage over adversaries than he ever had. It also sets up that beautiful Iron Spider suit, which we see in the end of the movie... and will see again in Avengers: Infinity War:
However, CinemaSins points out that making Peter a tech-reliant superhero goes against what he should be when he's still a high-schooler figuring out his powers. Seeing how this plays out, it makes me wonder how different the MCU would have been if Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) brought Peter Parker into the fold as a member of Team Cap. Would Spidey be more down to Earth, in the homemade suit that we know from the comics? It's a dynamic I wish we could have explored.
Wanna own that suit? It's actually up for auction. I hope you have a lot of money. Now I just want to see that Avengers: Infinity War trailer again:
Spider-Man expects to be a major player in the MCU moving forward, with the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming serving as the first movie to drop after the game-changer that will be Avengers 4. What type of suit will Spider-Man have when all of that is said and done?
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