Spider-Man became more than just your “Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man”
I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek into the latest Sony release of Spider-Man Homecoming featuring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. during a press junket a couple of weeks ago.
What I loved most about the movie was the takeaway lessons to be taught to my son and the true authenticity Tom Holland brought into his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man along with Michael Keaton’s return to screen. Let me explain how and there will be spoiler alerts!
Spider-Man was viewed as the young, not quite the hero who often made mistakes. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) who had him under his wing and putting him under the supervision of Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) seemed to anticipate Spider-Man’s failure. With perseverance Spider-Man set to prove he was more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Peter Parker had amazing friends in Ned (Jacob Batalon) and Michelle (Zendaya). Throughout the movie time and again it was their loyalty to each other that help them conquered some of the toughest decisions and obstacles they faced.
As the plot twist Peter Parker had to decide on choosing the desires of his heart versus what Spider-Man knows to be morally right. As the movie goes on you see a young man grow in character with every new obstacle faced.
With all the action packed fun me and DJ (my son) loved the movie. I was also able to talk him about these three learning lessons. The day we saw the film was particularly trying for me as a mom so ending the day by having the movie be the perfect segway into a teaching moment for DJ made the whole experience that much more enjoyable.
For those in the late 30’s generation like me you will absolutely love the villain/hero dynamic in the Vulture (Micheal Keaton) vs Spider-Man scenes. Seeing Michael Keaton back in action was exciting!
During the press conference I attended the following day the actors addressed how there were two generations of actors in the cast and they all admitted to being able to learn from one another. With so much to learn on and off screen this is a film you must see this summer on July 7th to be exact.
Spider-Man Homecoming is in a theater near you. Meanwhile check out the trailer.