Although Yinsen had remained vigorous with his ablutions,
Stark had let himself go. This had nothing to do with any sense of giving in to
misery or despair, as might have once been the case. Instead, for Tony Stark,
this was business as usual. In the normal course of his normal life, once Stark
became caught up in the throes of creation, personal hygiene went out the
window. It usually fell to the disembodied promptings of Jarvis, or failing
that, the corporeal prodding from Pepper, to remind Stark that he should think
about changing the clothes he’d been wearing for three days or maybe run a
razor across the bushy growth that was accruing on his face.
After the first day or so, Yinsen had simply taken to
staying the hell out of Stark’s way. He had even stopped asking Stark if he was
hungry since he tended not to receive answers. Instead, every so often, he
would just put out food for Stark, who would - sooner or later - eat it without
looking at it or even noticing that he was doing so.
me, an intellectual: spider-man: homecoming single handedly saved the spider-man franchise. making peter so young and not retelling his origin story and keeping him as an innocent fanatic just makes the character more likable and a lot more relatable. while the first movie still left me with questions of “why?” “who?” etc, it’s only further push my interest in the film. the diversity - in not only the main cast, but in the regular students in the film - makes peter parker all the more a realistic character. there was no main love interest, which helped focus on peter’s character development (realizing that even without the suit, he knew he was spider-man for a reason). flash’s approach to non-physical bullying also grounds the character and touches on verbal harassment - a more likely form of bullying in high school, again making it more realistic. spider-man: homecoming is art and those aren’t copies they’re just fax
Adaptations of old stories will frequently move them closer to the production in time and/or space, even if the original is only a couple of decades old.
Distinct from Recycled IN SPACE in that the purpose is to make the story more familiar and accessible, whereas that trope is often based around transplanting a story into a less familiar setting. Also, by its nature, a Setting Update is typically made long after the original, whereas a Recycled Premise is usually a Me Too made to cash in on hot demand. Sometimes, especially with the more radical changes, it can be a genuinely clever analogy.