alright, i'll bite! why was homecoming almost marxist?
THANK YOU! OH MY GOD I HAVE BEEN BURSTING TO SAY THIS SHIT SINCE LIKE TWO DAYS AGO
WHY “SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING” (2017) WAS ALMOST MARXIST: AN ANALYSIS
I’ll do only the non-spoiler shit above the cut because I don’t know if you’ve seen or not, and put the spoiler stuff under a read more.
Let’s begin with the most obvious difference: the new “Spiderman: Homecoming” movie is NOT AN ORIGIN STORY.
This in itself is incredibly important, because it means that the old politics of Spiderman can really no longer apply in this new narrative. In previous Spiderman movies, Peter Parker/Spiderman has been said to be analogous to America – a budding young country, finding itself wielding untold economic and military power, and unsure of how to use that power in the world. Likewise, Peter struggles with his powers, even wondering if it’s right to use them in the first place – but by the end of both series, he feels he is called by a sacred duty to be Spiderman. So the previous two franchises were essentially metaphors for American imperialism. You can find a much better explanation of why that is on THISvideo; because I haven’t had my second cup of coffee yet. (my guess is that the creator of this video feels very differently than I do about America’s place in the world, but it’s a good analysis all the same.) But remember the motto: “With great power, comes great responsibility.”
Not only is that motto NEVER MENTIONED in the new Spiderman (you heard me right, they DON’T SAY the “great motto” line, ever), Peter has no qualms about his powers. He doesn’t struggle with “how to use them properly.” He KNOWS he’s Spiderman. He wants to help people. And that sets up his primary goal during the entire movie: to prove himself to Tony Stark. (I’ll get back to this.) But case in point; Peter can no longer be comfortably analogized to be representative of America; at least not in the way he previously was, as a world power trying to find how to best impose its influence. He’s something different now.
This is where it gets spoilery. I’ll see you below the cut.
“I’ve been going through a rough time with school and my health recently. Star vs. the Forces of Evil has been one of the big things keeping me grounded. Whenever I’m a bit depressed, it reminds me that even though things are a little weird and my life is right now a little wild, I’m going to come through this okay. Also laser puppies make everything a bit better.”
good luck w brineybeard :/ if it helps during the death laser boat stage it always fires the 3 fireballs before doing the laser, you need to bait out the barrel dropping before the laser so it doesnt smack you while youre ducking
….oh my god i didn’t realize i could duck
i thought i was gonna have to parry continuously off the top of it………………….
There’s a certain ring of logic to the [macro’s] premise: A vast army of patriotic gun owners might provide a check to the government. Forty-four million armed angry people (minimum) could threaten the military, even in this age of flying murderbots and boat-mounted lasers. Alas, this grand army of tyranny-hating middle-aged white dudes rests on one flimsy premise: the idea that “gun owners” are a unified block. … There’s no silent, unified army lying in wait for Obama’s mad campaign of moderate health-care reform to finally go one step too far. About 55 percent of Republicans own guns, as do 40 percent of Democrats. Oddly enough, this represents a high point in gun ownership among Democrats. Our soldiers tend to mirror the country: Half of them don’t give a fuck about politics, and the other half split pretty evenly between the two parties.