Four New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Clips Show Off Just How Witty and Heartfelt It Is

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 11:44AM
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 11:44AM
Four New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Clips Show Off Just How Witty and Heartfelt It Is
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Image credit: Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios
It's a good time to be a Spider-Fan. Early previews of Spider-Man: Homecoming are creating some promising reactions, and we're just a week away from getting to see the new movie ourselves. After, let's face it, a pretty rocky patch during the much maligned Andrew Garfield era, which followed that dance scene, Spidey might be back on top, where he belongs.

If you're in any doubt about whether this movie will deliver the thrills, spills, and quips you'd expect from a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Sony has released four new clips to get you excited about what's to come (if you're not already wisely avoiding spoilers, that is).

First off, a relatively mundane one. We've seen this footage before, if somewhat chopped up, although it's still worth another look:



The next two clips show off the comedic nature of the movie. Marisa Tomei's Aunt May would probably make a pretty good Spider-Man herself, based on her quips alone:



There's a little plot in this clip, and it's worth assuming that it comes fairly late in the movie, so it might be best to skip this one if you're concerned about knowing too much of the movie in advance:



What's nice about these two scenes is that they show a glimpse of the tone and humor of Spider-Man that will be very familiar to fans of the comic books. Spider-Man movies have often struggled to capture the mood of their source material—particularly the Amazing Spider-Man films, which constantly wobble between being overly silly and unnecessarily grumpy.

This isn't to say that a Spider-Man movie shouldn't be both heartfelt and slightly tragic as well as humorous—which the final clip shows, albeit from a unique perspective:



It's unusual to see a sympathetic villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (apart from Loki, of course), and it's hard not to feel for Adrian Toomes as he discovers that billionaire playboy and superhero Tony Stark is stealing his livelihood away from him. You can kind of see where the Vulture is coming from—after all, this isn't the first time Stark has inadvertently created a supervillain.

There's not long to wait now until Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters, and based on this showing, it might be the first truly solid movie about the Webhead since Spider-Man 2.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits US theaters on July 7th, 2017.
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