It always warms my heart to see giant movie corporations fight tooth and nail for public supremacy in the news cycle. The latest offering? Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The latest trailer honestly gives away too much of the plot for my liking. Or else, their plan was to make us THINK they showed too much and are holding the REAL plot under wraps. Or it’s the former and I’m making excuses for things that I don’t like.
The plot (in what these trailers have shown us) is that Peter Parker is under a “trial run” of sorts with Tony Stark. He’s got a new suit and a mentorship of sorts under Stark. Spider-Man tries too much too soon it seems after Vulture shows and shears a ship in half. Iron Man takes Peter’s suit away and he’s out to prove to Tony that he can do it all alone.
I’m curious how much time we are going to split between the traditional suit and the ski mask and hoodie look. It all seems regressive considering we are dealing with a “origin-free” Spider-Man here. Michael Keaton looks like he’s having mad fun as the Vulture leading his gang of misfits.
This trailer doesn’t excite me even in a way that Justice League does. But I don’t know if it even should at this point. Spider-Man on the big screen is nothing new and I don’t think this film is even trying for that. All they need to do is tell a great story, which is really difficult to do in trailer form.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7, 2017