I HATED IT
Nah I kid, this movie's absolutely great.
Huh, missed this thread.
I'm with Sonic, this is the movie I'm hyped for most next year. I've liked all 5 of the other Spider-Man movies (yes, even 3 and ASM2) but I'm particularly excited for this since it looks like they finally nailed Peter Parker's character. Tobey and Andrew emphasized great aspects of both, but Tom strikes the perfect balance.
I was right, Tom Holland was great. He was earnest, little awkward, sometimes selfish (he's a teenager), and imperfect. He was perfect.
Everyone could tell going in, but this movie isn't really faithful to the comics at all. That's not a knock or praise, just a matter of fact. But it definitely feels special, I liked the dynamics we had in the cast. Peter felt like Peter and the balance I mentioned was totally stricken. Cannot wait for Homecoming 2.
The action looks good; I'm excited to see if Michael Keaton will break the MCU streak of bad villains. I think he and the higher-ups will have a sense of humor about writing the role; they totally cast him on purpose after Birdman.
He did! What universe am I living in where I can say the Vulture is one of my favorite Marvel movie villains??
Keaton carried his character well. You get his motivations and they're not contrived just because he's mwahaha evil. And I think he's a little likable too. And I was completely caught off-guard when he answered the door. That whole awkward scene with them before prom and on the ride there when he figures out his identity was priceless.
Shocker's in the movie, I think he'll be an intro villain like Rhino was. I'm game for that approach since it lets them throw in lower-tier villains that couldn't carry their own film. I didn't realize the best friend was Ned Leed, I did notice the Ganke parallels but that's interesting.
More or less right with Shocker. I liked all the little nods in Vulture's crew. All the henchmen's names belong to other Spidey villains:
-The 2 Shockers were Montana and Herman Schultz. Montana was Shocker in the Spectacular Spider-Man show, so I guess that was a little nod. And he even had a whip-weapon in the movie, just like the comic character.
-Phineas Mason, the Tinkerer. He upgraded Vulture's tech, much like how he upgraded villain tech in the comics.
-Mac Gargan, the Scorpion. Possible contender for Homecoming 2 villain?
As for Mary Jane, I don't think Zendaya's her. What I'm hoping they could do (assuming not but you never know) is that they already secretly cast her and Aunt May's going to try and tell Peter something the whole movie, that she set him up for the big dance with her neighbor's niece. And the film ends with her at the door, "Face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot."
Kinda right and wrong here? http://www.ign.com/a...t-wtf-questions
Seems that her being called MJ is more of a nod than her actually being Mary Jane's character. You can't say she's MJ Watson from the comics, but then again, you can't really say that for Flash, Liz, or pretty much everybody besides Peter.
Make of it what you will I guess.
This'll be a favorite of mine from all superhero movies. Might be better than Spider-Man 2, I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. It just hit all the right moments and themes, even if it wasn't comic-faithful, it 100% felt like Spider-Man. I'm really happy they included the scene with him lifting all the wreckage in the warehouse, that was a nod to one of his biggest moments in the comic when he was at his lowest point.
My favorite thing about all this? It seems like it's getting people excited for Spider-Man again. That means more to me than anything.