Things Spider-man: Homecoming borrowed from Miles Morales: Part Dos
After putting off the movie out of spite, I decided to see it after someone paid for it…with friends…and Game of Thrones wasn’t on…and it was during the time where where no one is around to watch it.
And I have to say…that was probably the best Spider-man movie of all-time, which is not saying much because Spider-man 2 was an overrated, but decent movie. Spider-man only succeeded because of the hype of a Spider-man movie. Yeah, Ganke/Ned was profoundly annoying because I was so bothered that they just ripped off Miles, and the Tony Stark is the most controlling asshole ever. Look, you know what I am going to say, but you read the title and you must be thinking when he is going to get to the point? So I digress.
First off, part dos? Here is the first one. Happy? Read this one and then come back and continue reading this post. Don’t worry, I am sure you have a tab feature so you can open that sucker right on up. You are not being rude or anything, by all means, take your time.
You done? No? No big deal. Not my fault that you read slower than molasses running in the Tundra.
Okay. So I watched this movie and said, “okay, that was an interesting reveal.” If you haven’t seen the movie and do not want to be spoiled well too bad, I am going to spoil the shit out of you.
Liz Allen’s dad is the Vulture. I was like…oh, that is literally an only Spider-man situation. Sorry if it seems like I am pimping my previous posts
because I work really hard on them, okay!?, it is relevant I swear, but to summarize, I have stated that the best Spider-man villains are the ones that are apart of both Peter’s and Spider-man’s life. This movie did better than most Spider-man/Peter Parker related media has done in nearly a decade. LOOKING AT YOU, SLOTT, YOU FUCKING HACK!
Okay, I need to calm down. I found this particular reveal peculiar because it seemed familiar. I had to check myself, and Peter literally has no villains where his girlfriend’s dad is evil. Sure, in the Spectacular Spider-man, Liz Allen’s brother became Molten Man, but he was a reluctant case and not out and out bad. Outside of that, this seemed like a new Spider-man situation…
except it’s not.
So I’ve said that Brian Michael Bendis has created only two Spider-man-esque villains for Miles. This is Katie Bishop, Miles’ ex-girlfriend. For the longest, readers of the series had to wonder just who in the fuck is this girl aside from the fact that she is the Ultimate version of Kate Bishop. And we did not get any clue to her identity or even her character for an entire year and half.
Look, there are so many problems with this comic book that it is driving me insane.
Anyways, Miles was having this Spider-man dilemma of whether he should tell his girlfriend his secret identity because he felt bad about lying to her. Miles is a good boy.
It didn’t go well.
So after another fucking five months of waiting, we finally figure out what is the deal with her.
And this is why I demand to see voting records of any potential white girlfriend, her parents, and her grandparents because I’ll be damned if I am caught dating a fucking Nazi. Well, in the Ultimate Universe, Hydra is more like the tea party, which is just as bad.
Of course, it is not a 1 to 1 comparison because in the movie, Liz Allen is not Daddy’s Little Villain. I don’t think Liz Allen approves of her dad’s crimes or anything unlike Katie “Little Miss Nazi” Bishop over here. And honestly, the movie pulled it off better since in the comic, it was revealed to just the reader and then Miles’ finds out later. In the movie, you are just as surprised as Peter was to see Vulture answer the door when Peter is picking up Liz at Homecoming.
But it gets to me because Miles’ haters are going to throw shit at Miles even though you basically watched his fucking story or a story with a shit ton of his elements. Very little of any of it was Peter based. Miles does not have many stories that he can tell because Brian Michael Bendis, but the little he has was given to Peter for no reason that I can discern. And that bothers me sooo much. Peter has literally a metric vault of stories and villains and scenarios,why look to his legacy?
Anyways, it was a great movie. Totally recommend you see it.