There is nothing I like more than a good superhero movie. Especially when it comes to Marvel movies. I love them. They are so amazing, but I have noticed a sequence that most of them seem to follow.
- Something happens to someone, causing them to become ‘superhuman’.
- That someone realizes that they can use their new abilities to help people.
- They fight a small villain that helps them gain confidence, making them think they can do bigger better things.
- They meet the real problem, try fighting it, and don’t do too bad because they caught them off guard.
- They meet the real problem again, with a bigger fight, and the villain realizes they are a real threat, but manages to defeat them miserably.
- The main character comes back stronger than ever and even more prepared.
- The villain destroys them again, but just as you think the main character is gone, they rise again.
- They are able to defeat the villain before they can destroy the world.
Most Marvel films seem to follow a similar plot. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s brilliant really. This is the best strategy for getting the audience committed. They aren’t really sure if it will work out, because they did horribly in the second fight. So when it comes to the final fight, the audience is on the edge of their seats, even though they know in the back of their mind that it’s probably not over.
When I watched Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was a little different. Tom Holland played the part exceptionally, and was really the perfect fit. Toby Mcquire had been a little too weird, and Andrew Garfield had been a little too cool. Tom Holland was the perfect fit.
Spoiler Alert: The following could spoil some parts of the movie.
I’m going to try not to spoil things for anyone that hasn’t seen it yet, but this Spider-Man didn’t revolve around how he was bitten and how he came to be Spider-Man, because that was covered in Captain America: Civil War. After the Amazing Spider-Man two part series, Marvel changed it up since they had control over the character again. It was a nice change I guess, but I do like the new character becoming cool thing. It’s been a while since a new character has had its own solo movie.
It seemed to me that the main villain didn’t really seem like a real threat. For those who watched it, it didn’t feel like it was as huge a problem as some of the other movies villains were. From Captain America, to Doctor Strange villains, it seemed more like Iron Man (which they should bring back by the way).
I just hope that Peter Parker makes it into the next avengers movie: Avengers: Infinity War Part One. I heard that he will return, and I really want him in the next movie because he would be a great asset to the team, and I like him far better than Vision. Vision kind-of creeps me out, with the monotone voice, shooting lasers out of his forehead, and floating through walls.
I just think that Peter Parker is destined for bigger better things, and I hope that Marvel can deliver that in the Avengers movie.