Anyone familiar to my work here on DCM knows how much I absolutley adore Spider-Man. You may also know that just because Spider-man is in a movie, I'm not going to love it (see my review for Spider-Man 3). My point is, I wasn't just going to praise this trailer simply because it was a Spider-Man trailer, but thankfully, this trailer rocks. It's quite literally got everything I love. It's got everything that makes the character so special to me and my life manifested into one trailer. Actual tears streamed down my face, that's how good this trailer is. It's nearly perfect. However, there are also some minor issues I have with it and some concerns I have with the actual film, so let's discuss.
Next we get the montage of Peter's everyday life outside of the mask. They were not kidding when they said this film is taking notes from a John Hughes film, as the dialogue, the humor and even the cinematography of the high school feels very old school. It's in this section of the trailer where we also see Peter reunite with Tony Stark. It's a hilarious and oddly intimate scene reminiscent of my favorite scene in the MCU, when Peter and Tony first meet. Familiar faces isn't all we see, we also see the new and very diverse cast of characters never before seen in a live action film, like Liz, who seems to be the film's love interest, and Ned, who seems to be Peter's best friend. I like how Ned knows that Peter is Spidey. We have never really had that dynamic in a Spider-Man film, a male friend knowing the truth. We also get our first look at Zendaya's mysterious and controversial character. Is she Mary Jane? As much as I would have been on board with that Idea, I don't think she is after seeing this trailer.
Spider-Man: Homecoming looks great. There's no other way to say it. It feels like an MCU Spider-Man film... mostly because that's exactly what it is, but you get the point. Let me also make a note of how great both Tom Holland looks and the actual Spidey suit. As a fan of The Spectacular Spider-Man, I greatly appreciate the decision to try out the web wings under his arms. The film seems to be borrowing a lot from that show, actually. Watch the first two episodes and tell me it's not super similar to what we see in the trailer. The only thing that worries me is the film's writers, as it's written by the guys who did the Vacation remake. Sure, bad writers bounce back all the time, and this is Marvel, so they're not the only cooks in the kitchen, but hey, it's a concern of mine so I thought I'd mention it. Oh, and let me also mention the coolest thing I have ever seen in my life; the stinger at the end of this trailer, of Spider-man swinging in NYC with Iron Man soaring by his side. Yeah, I screamed like a little girl.