The second trailer from our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man webs us up with joy.
We’ll swing out of the way of this one and just let you enjoy it. Thoughts after the embed below!
Things that we hate: 0
Things that we love: All of the things.
Apparently the internet is saying this second trailer is showing too much, perhaps robbing us of moments we’re craving to see for the first time on screen this July. You know, because the internet.
But we tend to think that this trailer and all of the funny, exciting, touching moments brings the goods for a couple of reasons.
1 | Spider-Man is “home” now with Marvel proper, and despite his great reception in Captain America: Civil War, the overall typical moviegoer and even true believers think there’s been A LOT of Spider-Man movies with different Spider-Men in them. Well, releasing trailers showing the goods is what you do when marketing your franchise film, especially if it’s a new Spider-Man movie. Also…
2 | We’re betting what we’ve seen in these trailers is just the tip of the iceberg. This doesn’t feel like a movie with only a few tiny moments they’re going to blow to sell tickets. There are probably a few dozen other moments in this thing we’ve yet to discover. Also, just because we’ve watched Spidey doing a cannonball into a swimming pool in this thing over and over doesn’t mean we won’t laugh with a packed movie theater when it happens there. If a moment is good in a movie it works no matter how many times you watch it.
Here are a few screens of some of our favorite moments in the trailer above:
The aforementioned Spidey doing a swing-by cannonball! This feels how Spider-Man should. The tone is pitch perfect.
I love that his suit sucks up, for lack of a better term, like Marty McFly’s jacket. It also answers how the heck can he squeeze into something like this. Nice touch.
This may be my favorite; Captain America in easily his worst cinematic costume from the first Avengers talking to high school gym students about a Fitness Challenge. It’s so corny old-man Captain America and using that cheesy costume isn’t a coincidence. Thought went into this, and I love that. Peter whispering to his friend that he stole his shield is the cherry on top.
Peter’s best friend in Homecoming is Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), and we love this image of him wearing his bud’s superhero mask. This is totally something you’d do as a teenager.
And of course we have the patriarchal Tony Stark to young Peter Parker. It’s nice to have an actor who loves playing a character like Robert Downey Jr. does Iron Man. “If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” A nice callback to Iron Man Three (possibly the most underrated Marvel movie).
Spider-Man: Homecoming is out July 7, 2017. What do you think about the trailer?