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  • Andrew McMahon

    While you are entitled to your opinion, I think a lot of this is a bit harsh

  • Ottavio Baldini

    When seeing a movie, you shouldn’t focus on the negatives. You should really be more optimistic about things, because if you were, you would probably enjoy this movie, and other great movies like it. I understand not everyone shares the same opinion, but I’m just giving some friendly, optimistic advice.

    • Adam Seebach

      I saw Tom Holland in Civil War, thought he nailed the role and was very optimistic going into this solo film. I just thought the solo film was garbage. But if you liked it, go ahead and enjoy it

  • DarthYan

    There shouldn’t NEED to be references to uncle ben. He’s already had his death featured in every other spiderman film so bringing it up again here is tacky.

    • Adam Seebach

      Yes, there should be references to Uncle Ben in some form or another. They didn’t need to go through an entire origin story again but a damn flashback or even a name drop for him would have been nice. Uncle Ben is the one who taught Peter about Power & Responsibility and he’s certainly more important to his origins and upbringing than Tony Stark or a damn AI suit. It would not have been tacky. It would have given this film the very thing it was lacking in the first place; Heart!

    • Joel Schanke

      They did reference him briefly, actually. Not by name, but Peter said something along the lines that he couldn’t hurt Aunt May after all that had happened (with Uncle Ben’s death). Obviously not a really strong reference in regards to how Peter has developed since then but still a reference nonetheless. Plus, we see Peter taking responsibility for his mistakes in “Homecoming”, even saying (after the ferry incident) that he messed up, a trait we know Uncle Ben taught him before he died. The writers might not have mentioned Uncle Ben directly, but we see how his legacy lives on in Peter as he tries (and fails sometimes) to ensure that he’s making responsible choices throughout the film (while seeming to fail most of the movie, he shows the audience that he has grown with the choice he makes at the end while talking to Tony).

  • Steve

    When you start your review with “There *has* been many attempts” and feature gems like “Tom Holland did an *admiral* job as the character”, you’ve officially lost the right to complain that anything else is “bad writing”.

    When your review is as overlong as this one, padding out each paragraph with redundant sentences instead of finding a more concise way to phrase your thoughts, you’ve lost the right to complain about running gags you don’t like.

    I’m not gonna waste time nitpicking EVERY single thing terrible about this incompetent review, but one thing did jump out at me:

    “Aaron Davis says ‘I have a nephew who lives here’ the hell out of nowhere, obviously hinting at Miles Morales. No, really, he and Spider-Man are having a conversation and he just kind of blurts that out. This is NOT good writing.”

    If you really think he says that “the hell out of nowhere”, you weren’t paying attention to the movie AT ALL. He was endearing himself to Peter by empathizing with his quest to get rid of those dangerous weapons. It showed his character motivation for turning on the criminals he was dealing with. Sure, it’s probably also being used to set up Miles appearing in a future film, but even if you’ve never heard of Miles, the line still makes sense.

    My wife is only familiar with Spidey through the movies and the 60s TV show. She has no idea who Miles Morales is, but Donald Glover was still her favorite supporting character in this BECAUSE he showed that spark of humanity and compassion. That IS good writing.

  • Joel Schanke

    They did reference Uncle Ben briefly, actually. Not by name, but Peter said something along the lines that he couldn’t hurt Aunt May after all that had happened (with Uncle Ben’s death). Obviously not a really strong reference in regards to how Peter has developed since then but still a reference nonetheless. Plus, we see Peter taking responsibility for his mistakes in “Homecoming”, even saying (after the ferry incident) that he messed up, a trait we know Uncle Ben taught him before he died. The writers might not have mentioned Uncle Ben directly, but we see how his legacy lives on in Peter as he tries (and fails sometimes) to ensure that he’s making responsible choices throughout the film (while seeming to fail most of the movie, he shows the audience that he has grown with the choice he makes at the end while talking to Tony).

    • Andrew McMahon

      Uncle Ben death is Spider-Man’s equivalent to The Wayne Family’s death in Crime Alley. It’s been done so often it’s redundant and unnecessary. I prefer the show, don’t tell way of doing things in Homecoming, mentioning that May was hurting and showing as much when she confronts Peter after the Ferry incident. Most movies, even Marvel, rely far to much on exposition and monologuing to get their point across and it’s so lazy.

  • Valicore Cg

    I will admit the movie was bad compared to others and a bit by itself, besides the fact you also missed how they make mentions that Aunt May is hot (that was painful to watch) and even the fact that Tony never gave a manual to the suit even at the start. Also something important is how there is a F*CKING ‘KILL FEATURE’ ON THE SUIT! What the hell was that? Why would you put that on something and give it to a kid? WHY!?

    • Ralph Uy

      I would agree with you, however, you missed the whole point that Ned hacked the training wheel functions. Were you even paying attention?

      • Valicore Cg

        I never went against the whole training wheel functions. I meant how Peter didn’t know much about the suit before not knowing about the training wheel functions at all or like the parachute function that almost killed him and the self-heating functions that Tony told him after. It just seems that when you give something that advanced with that much tech in it, you should give the person the basics so they don’t hurt anyone or even themselves with it. The whole ‘Kill Feature’ seems a little extreme for a kid, with or without the training wheels. Also it begs the question, “What do you expect Spider-man to fight and kill?”

        • Ralph Uy

          Except the kill function came about after the training wheels were disabled, and you specifically mention the kill function, not the parachute. MCU Tony Stark, isn’t exactly the most ideal human being, on top of probably being ultra busy. So he probably wouldn’t be able to give him the time to actually mentor the kid. So he gave Peter a suit that would help him advance his abilities, for him to discover, and also via his tech, keep tabs on his abilities and progress. That’s just the TS way, as flawed as he is.

          • Valicore Cg

            I admit that, especially after Tony made Ultron. It just seems strange how for this really advanced suit with an AI built-in has something like a ‘Kill Feature’ for Spider-man which we all know is strong enough to lift a building and has high intelligence so it wouldn’t be hard for him to actually kill someone.

  • John Tyler

    “Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) also has a shoe-horned cameo. I guess her and Tony are now engaged. Don’t know why they bothered breaking them up in Civil War if they were just gonna get engaged here but whatever.”

    No, in Civil War, Tony said he and Pepper were on a break, as in taking some time apart. Taking a break and breaking up are not the same thing.

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