BQB here, still posting behind the Yeti’s back. Shh! Don’t tell him.
The trailer for Spiderman: Homecoming is out and it looks like the best Spiderman movie in awhile.
The first two Tobey Maguire movies in the early 2000s were great then they hit a wall with the third one. Emo Spiderman. Blah.
The most recent two were fine but didn’t really knock my socks off.
Here, it looks like they’ve come up with a great idea, setting Spiderman in the world of the Avengers and making Tony Stark his mentor. It makes sense. Tony is a scientist. Peter is a wannabe scientist.
We don’t need need to see yet another origin story where Peter is bitten by the radioactive spider and he doesn’t stop the robber and the robber shoots Uncle Ben so from then on Spiderman pledges to never let anyone down again and so on.
We’ve got it.
Yet, while we don’t need an origin story, we do need an explanation as to what this current incarnation of a character is all about. That’s why the latest DC movies have been struggling.
No, we don’t need another movie about young Bruce Wayne seeing his parents getting shot (shot parents/guardians create so many super heroes).
But yes, we could have used a movie to explain what this version of Batman is all about.
If you missed, SPOILER ALERT – in the latest Captain America film, we were given an introduction to Spider Man. It was good. It was all we needed. Now we know what makes this current version of Spidey tick. Now he can hit the ground running in his own movie without any need for devoting half the film to the spider bite and the Uncle Ben sadness.
What say you, 3.5 readers?