The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part V: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

I have a blast with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). It simultaneously understands Peter Parker and Spider-Man in ways the movies haven't before, and purposefully zigs where the others have zagged. For instance, Peter realizing he may have a bit of a fear of heights when he's up on the Washington Monument. In previous movies there's been … Continue reading The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part V: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part IV: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Let me preface this by saying that I’ve been a Spider-Man fan since I was a little kid. I latched onto Wolverine and the Hulk as favorites, and as you can see I was a Marvel kid all the way with really only Batman catching my attention over at DC, but Spider-Man was my favorite. Relatable, … Continue reading The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part IV: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part II: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy

Spider-Man is a character and concept full of complications. He's a street level vigilante who is responsible, however indirectly, for most of the villains he fights. He's brilliant without profit, as being a super hero is not directly tied to his brilliance. He's also, simultaneously, portrayed as an everyman. He's racked by guilt but uses … Continue reading The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part II: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy

Marvel Rewatch: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

I have a blast with Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). It simultaneously understands Peter Parker and Spider-Man in ways the movies haven't before, and purposefully zigs where the others have zagged. For instance, Peter realizing he may have a bit of a fear of heights when he's up on the Washington Monument. In previous movies there's been … Continue reading Marvel Rewatch: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)