So, I tweeted that I didn’t like Spiderman Homecoming and asked if I was the only one who thought so. Apparently, I was. It was suggested that I write a blog post to explain why I didn’t like it, so here I am.
Obviously, there will be spoilers for Spiderman Homecoming below this point.
1. The movie took a while to get to the actual point of the plot. The worst kind of movie is a slow one. The first thirty minutes or so of the movie were just Peter running around doing random stuff and trying to get Tony Stark to give him a mission. I get they were trying to make a point, but that point could have been made in 15 minutes.
2. By Marvel standards, it wasn’t that funny. Marvel movies are usually pretty funny. Marvel movies usually have me laughing out loud at several points throughout. I thought there were two or three points in this one that were kind of funny. All of them included MJ. (Who deserved *way* more screen time by the way.) I could see several points where they were trying to be funny, but it didn’t really work.
3. The plot was weak and flat. There was just a random villain who we’ve never heard of before who just happened to have the means to make super powerful weapons out of the leftover junk from the previous invasions. Really? You’re that desperate? It kinda makes it obvious the only reason the movie was made was to introduce Tom Holland as Spiderman.
4. Two characters with the most screen-time, Ned and Liz, were flat and useless. I just really didn’t see why they were there. If Ned was there for comic relief, they amazingly failed. He wasn’t funny, and if anything he was just constantly in the way and incredibly irritating. Liz, same thing. She was there to be Peter’s crush and a connection to the villain. Nothing else. Also out of all the “high school students” in that movie, she looked the least like one. Don’t ask me why that bothered me, it just did. You know who both of them could have been replaced with who would have been 100 times funnier and more interesting? MJ. I mean just look at her:
She emanates sarcasm. You can feel the sarcasm coming off her in waves. All the glorious sarcasm we missed out on because Ned and Liz stole all the screen time she rightfully deserved. (Can you see who my favorite character here was?)
5. The “plot twist,” though it was surprising, really made no sense. “Oh yeah, Peter’s crush who he went to the dance with just happens to be the daughter of his newly found archenemy.” That felt like grasping for strings to connect things that really didn’t need to be connected. It was kinda pointless.
All right that’s all I’ve got for today. I’ll be back later to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I have lots of thoughts on it. In the meantime, I will gladly listen to everybody else’s opinions on Spiderman. You can even yell at me if you want. I’ll give you the same look MJ is giving the boys in the picture above.
Okay, I’m leaving now. Bye.