Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Hits All The Right Notes

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The big news today is all about our favorite web-head.

Last night, the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Despite our Spider-Fatigue, much like the brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland won me all over again.

Because I finally believe we hit the right Spider-Man notes in live action films.

First watch, then I’ll explain.

Superhero movies tend to have an issue at the blend of the civilian/hero concept. Even though, for the most part, they’re still fundamentally the same person; heroes tend to let different aspects of their personality out.

In the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) nerd attributes were played up. While he could snark with the best of them in costume, he shined when he was just dorky Peter Parker. In the Amazing Spider-Man films, Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) coolness and quips were dialed up a lot more. I still had time buying him as a nerdy guy who got bullied.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, a balance seems to have been achieved. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is nerdy and weird in civilian mode. When he hits hero mode, he picks up the quips and coolness. I noticed a similar thing during Civil War. I’m glad to see it magnified in the film because it is an interesting aspect to focus on. We play up different parts of ourselves depending on the situation. Why shouldn’t heroes do the same thing?

I’m digging the whole teen movie feel that the trailer is giving off. Much like Guardians of the Galaxy, the tone will be super important here. I think they’re nailing it.

My major worry is much like Amazing Spider-Man 2, there will be a lot of stuff in the film. I don’t want it to oversaturated. So hopefully, the storyline will be relatively clean.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres on July 7th.

Bec Heim