I actually think that spidey using these new, narrowing cases was a nice touch. I strongly believe that with his spider - senses, what usually feels like a tingling sensation that makes him feel the pain of a strong headache as if his brain were trying to crawl out, the pain can sometimes be a little too severe and give him a quick rush. why this connects to the eyes and lenses? well, I think in order to hone these senses, that probably originate from his eyes trying to roll out of his skull, he indeed uses these cadmium - covered materials to dial them down. hence the lenses would sometimes contract when there’s a sudden head-rush. it’s one of the few features of MCU’s spidey that I quite like.
remember though, this blog is COMIC - INFLUENCED AND DIVERGENT. I take a few elements from the movies, such as the fact that his lenses would shape themselves to focus or express emotion, the latter of which I will get to. now how do the shapings work? well, as evident by the videos and in the teaser for the upcoming game ( which I’m completely excited about ), it’s like a camera’s. the shuttering, flickering noise, followed by the layers of black that look like they fold above one another. it surrounds his eyes and will contract / expand on command. when he narrows his eyes, they narrow. when he widens his eyes, they widen. they’re connected to his nerves in a way that his eyes just need to subtly move to produce the action. he doesn’t need to FULL ON squint or widen his eyes.
thus I feel like there’s a subconscious tinge to it. if they’re cleverly connected to the nerves in his pupils, and can be provoked by little movement, then surely they could produce more emotion than a resting bitch face or a holy shit moment? and I think they can. I think they can also shape on who he looks at, and that there’s a subtle change if his eyes hold to it some hint of emotion.
doesn’t it feel like there’s a difference between these two? though, the second one seems more normal, and I like how the lenses aren’t too small or too big, they seem to be the right size. but what does the first one look like? granted it’s not exactly EXPLAINED in the movie, but doesn’t it look a bit like heart - eyes? I gotta blame ruby ( @verouloir ) for this one, but the first one looks like fondness. at least to me. where the edges close down SLIGHTLY, where it’s not a squint but looks as if his eyes are resting, as if he’s in a haze. idk, maybe it’s just me, but I basically wrote this post to explain how I like the touch of these camera lenses and how it can express what spider - man feels.