“You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” —Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Alright *cracks knuckles* let’s do one of these things.
This movie was the best adaptation of Peter Parker ever. I think we can all agree on that. He was childish, nerdy, awkward, funny, strong…you know the drill.
But, it was also the best adaptation for the TONE of Spider-Man. I don’t really know how to explain it, but it just FELT like Spider-Man. It had a lot of “timing comedy,” where comedic stuff would happen at just the right time. The pacing of the movie was also fast (just like Spidey). The dialogue was rapid (just like Spidey). The scenery was colorful (just like…you get it now). It was awesome. Now…let’s get to the bullet points
Why I loved Homecoming:
Tom Holland as Peter was perf
That moment when Peter opens the door to his date’s house and sees that one person
everybody in the theater stopped breathing at that moment
The humor was not forced. It was more like situational and (as I mentioned) timing stuff and it worked really well
Flash was not caucasian! I think this is the first adaptation of Flash Thompson where they didn’t make him white and it really changed the stereotypical “White Football Player Bully” trope.
Not only is Flash not white….he’s actually pretty damn smart.
So we got a smart bully…..kinda destroys the whole “only stupid people are bullies” trope, huh?
The costume was pretty damn cool
The dynamic between Peter and Tony
The dynamic between Peter and Happy
I think it became canon that Happy is the babysitter in all those SuperFamily fanfics haha
Freaking Chris Evans’ scenes xD Those Captain America bits were perfection
Stan Lee cameo
Hannibal Buress had like two lines and he fucking owned them!
Donald Glover!!!! OMG!!! He actually plays a certain role that only certain people will understand and if you figure it out you’ll be like “OMG YES! I mean NO! I mean OMG!” It is not a huge role in this movie and probably won’t be for while but it is BIG! If you want to know hit me up and I’ll tell you
Those swinging scenes were beautiful cuz of the sceneries
Okay you know that joke about how Spidey would be a horrible superhero in the countryside cuz of the lack of buildings??? Yeah. They did a thing in the movie about that haha!
Did I mention Zendaya, yet?
One of the things that really hit me was how diverse the school looked. During the hallway scenes, you can see the diversity of the film. It was nice
The after credits scene omfg Please don’t miss it
There was a Miles Morales reference!!!!!!!!! xP
Tony being all “I’m turning into my father” when he’s talking to Peter
Peter trying to be like Tony
Just Superfamily in general
The movie played on the whole “Young Aunt May” angle. It was great
They played the Spider-Man jingle for the opening credits
also there was a Black Panther trailer
Tom Holland just did such a great job. I’m so proud of him. Please support him
Okay now these are just some random experiences I had at the cinema
There was a guy dressed as Spider-Man at the cinema (he worked there) and it was awesome.
A woman offered to let me borrow her phone when my sis wanted to take a pic with Spidey. Mine didn’t work, so she took the pics and sent them to me. I thanked her so much lol
After the movie, my sis told Spidey she really liked his movie and he said “Yeah? Come again!” and gave her a high five. My sis was all excited that she got a high five from Spidey
Toward the end of the movie when Zendaya says “My friends call me MJ,” all the little kids in the theater collectively gasped. Funniest shit
There was so much laughter at just the right moments from both kids and adults. It was beautiful.
NOBODY left during the credits. True Marvel Fans
There was a line when I got to the theater (an hour early may I add) and there was an even bigger line when I got out of the theater (for the second showing).
My sister took her Teddy Bunny and dressed her up as Spidey. Lots of people complimented her Teddy. My sis was so happy.
When I was in line, my sister started talking about Miles Morales and the woman in front of us turned and asked “you guys read Miles Morales, too?” I told her that I was a huge fan of his Spidey as well. She said “My kids love him. We are all into him, too.” Now, her husband comes. She tells him, “They like Miles Morales, too.” He gets a huge smile on his face. “Yeah?!” And I say, “Yes, I really like him. I read the comics.” “My wife got me the first 10 issues for my birthday!” he’s really excited by now. We talk a bit more about Miles but then they start letting us in so we go our separate ways. The husband and the kids…..they were black. My sis and I are Hispanic. Miles embodies both that family and mine. Representation matters.
So, yes. Homecoming is a movie worth watching. I loved seeing all these people together fangirling about a character that we grew up with being represented right. And also seeing all these new Spidey fans made me so happy. My sister talked about him the whole ride home…..it was amazing