Why you should Watch Spider-Man:Homecoming

Vayran Martinez, Reporter

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During the MTV Movie and TV Awards May 7, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures released a small clip of the upcoming Marvel Studios’ reboot “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” may confuse theatre-goers, because it will mark the second reboot to the Spider-Man films with completely different actors, such as Tom Holland and Zendaya.

There are hundreds, maybe thousands of Marvel characters, but what is it about Spider-Man that catches people’s attention? When Spider-Man was originally released on the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1961, the wall-crawler quickly got the attention of many people, due to him being relatable. Although many might disagree, Spider-Man is in fact one of the most relatable superhero characters out there. For starters he, like many of us, is simply a normal high school student who goes through everyday struggles like we do. In many ways I myself can relate to him. I have a different side to me that most people at school don’t know about.

So what is it about the film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” that will be unique from the previous Spider-Man installments? This film is going to give us a fresh take on this character, and hopefully also a new side of Peter Parker. In 2004, Sam Raimi, director of “original” Spider-Man films, showed us the struggles between being a super hero and a regular person under the mask. Which is something we really don’t see too much in a superhero movie, where being a superhero affects his personal life and vice-versa.


“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will deliver a new take on the man, or kid in this case, under the mask. Balancing high school and trying to live up to being an Avenger must be one of the toughest tasks to face as a 16 year old. Spider-Man was never able to interact with the Avengers in the past films, due to Marvel Studios not having the rights to the character. In 2015, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios finally came to an agreement to bring the amazing world of Spider-Man into the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” (MCU), with Spider-Man appearing in “Captain America: Civil War”, and later to have a stand alone solo film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

The movie currently stands at 99% “want to see” on rotten tomatoes. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017 in RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D.