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Haven Review: Spider-Man Homecoming!

Spider-Man – Homecoming, for me it is the best Spider-Man movie to date, don’t misunderstand me though I did enjoy the Amazing Spider-Man with the actor Andrew Garfield leading the main role of Peter Parker and Tobey Maguire did a great job in the original Spider-Man movies that Sony produced but the most recent Spider-Man that is tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) I think is by far the most accurate portrayal of Peter Parker / Spider-Man. But before we get started as to why, for obvious reasons this is massive spoiler territory so steer clear if you don’t want to hear what I got to say.

The Movie starts with Peter Parker going to Germany to confront Captain America as Spider-Man and does a little self movie journey of his adventure on the way and even during the confrontation with Happy Hogan giving Spider-Man the third degree during the entire thing. This ultimately concludes with Peter being able to keep the new suit Tony Stark has created for him and which makes him really happy about having.

Vulture from Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN™: HOMECOMING.

Flashback, Adrian Toomes is doing the clean up from the Avengers during the incident in New York where Loki was running amuck and he is tasked with clean up of all Alien artifacts. Soon however, the government steps in and hire Damage Control to take over with handling all the clean up and this naturally upsets Toomes and they decide to keep some of the materials they were suppose to turn in.

Thus, the Super Villain’s are born. They then spend the next eight years stealing stuff from damage control in secret and building a arsenal of super powerful deadly weapons, and when I say super Villains I mean Vulture, Shocker, and even early references to The Scorpion and even the future Prowler makes it into the cameo’s scattered about the movie.

Flash forward again and its after Civil War, Peter Parker as Spider-Man is patrolling New York fighting crime, saving old ladies, stopping bike thefts, and eating churro’s that said old lady purchased for him.
He is anxiously awaiting the next big mission so he can join Tony Stark and fight worldwide disasters as a Avenger and Happy and Tony keep brushing him off, so when he is confronted for a chance to fight a Super Villain over the course of the movie, that being Adrian Toomes as the Vulture (played by Micheal Keaton) and his underlings that make appearances throughout the movie such as The Shocker, Scorpion and others.

However it is due to Peters constant inference that his friends are put in to mortal danger and ultimately leads to Tony Stark taking the suit back from Peter stating that “If you are nothing without the suit, than you don’t deserve it.”

Which forces Peter to rethink who he is as not only a person, but as a super hero also when we wish for those immortal words to be echoed. “With great power, comes great responsibility.” But due to reasons for mortal men to ponder we never get that. Instead we get a reflection of Peter looking back at himself when he chooses to fight for what’s right regardless of the threats made to him, his family, and his friends and take a stand even without the suit Tony Stark made him.

As we read the finale of the movie Tony Stark tries to steal the thunder by inviting him to become a full time Avenger and has even produced a new suit for the occasion. But Peter, knowing himself a bit better than he did at the start of the movie when he was so anxious to prove to himself and others that he can be a great Super Hero.  He decides to stick closer to the ground as a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man instead of a Spider-Man fighting for the world and looking for trouble.

The movie in my option is solid, with an excellent cast of characters, with subtle supporting roles done by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Peter Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Happy Hogan not to mention all the cast for his friends, and I am happy to say that with Marvel leading the helm of creative direction for our favorite web-head that we are getting a Peter Parker true to character finally.

I really enjoyed the movie, as did the people I saw it with and not just because I saw it in a Zentai Spider-Man suit and talked about how I remember this scene so well as if I was actually a part of it, although they did get a good chuckle out of it.The best part is the after credits scene, which is best not spoken about and better off being seen.

So go see the movie when you can!

-Daniel Clatworthy

 

 

Nerd Editorial: The New Spider-man is Black?

There’s a new kid on the block in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that a lot of people have already heard about by now going by the name of both Spider and Man. This is amazing news for fans of comic book movies and comic book fans alike to say the least. This came about because Sony, current owner of the rights to make Spider-Man movies, decided to “rent out” their Friendly Neighborhood Wall Crawler to Disney (everyone celebrates inside). That being said, there’s a fun rumor running around the mill that I think deserves some attention.download

Miles Morales, aka “The black kid who plays spider-man” is rumored to be our web-slinger as opposed to movie rebooted/rehashed Peter Parker. If there is any truth to this story, I for one would love to see this happen. There’s a rather large gap in superhero movies between white people and black people. Personally I can only think of 4 Black superheros in these comics that have really graced our screen, those being Blade from the Blade trilogy, War Machine from the Iron Man trilogy, Nick Fury from most of the Marvel movies so far, and Falcon from Captain America 2. That’s not even to bring up the disparity between men and women, but we’ll get to that issue another time.

imagesI think having a black Spider-man would be great, not because he’s black for the record. Miles Morales actually is a very intriguing character all on his own. Disney has gone on record to say Spider-man will from this point on be incorporated within their movies. That being said, who really would want to see another Peter Parker orgin story? Not I for one. Miles Morales story in a nutshell is that Peter Parker was killed and his blood was taken by Oscorp. They did some more spider-tests attempting to replicate a Spider-man they could control. Miles’ uncle worked for that division, brought home a stow-away spider, which proceeded to bite Miles. Miles is very unhappy with the idea of being a superhero, something else that brings a full contrast between Miles and Peter.

Civil War, featuring our Disney Spider-man (Miles or Peter), will be released May 5th, 2016 and the first Spider-man solo fil will be released on July 28th, 2017. Which Spider-man would you like to see?