The Second Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer is Great Despite Swinging a Little Too Far


These trailers just don’t stop, do they?

On Sunday, rumours surfaced of a new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, and yesterday those rumours were made fact. Today, Marvel’s second film of the year got its second trailer, and it is rather polarising.

I am a huge Spider-Man fan and have been since I was four. Naturally, I’m excited for this movie, and considering the fact that Marvel Studios is producing it, I would have loved anything this trailer had to offer. And, I do. Everything this trailer shows us is fantastic. But the key word here is everything. Everything.

A condition trailers today often suffer from is that they reveal far too many details about the movie. Interestingly, my last trailer review criticised the Justice League trailer for doing the opposite, but that was because it felt like the trailer was obsolete in its existence. My expectations for this trailer were for it to be like the second trailer for Captain America: Civil War. That is, to build off of the first trailer and present similar plot details in a different way.

While it does actually work off the first trailer (which was good but not really that good), it added an overdose of additional details. I am now able to do what a trailer absolutely shouldn’t allow me to do: Sketch out the three acts of this film, in sequence. Read ahead with a mild spoilers caution.

It’s clear now that Peter Parker wants to get into the Avengers team, but Tony Stark thinks otherwise, possibly testing Peter’s ability. Peter tries to prove himself, messes up on that boat, and Tony takes away the suit he made for him. Peter takes his old suit out again and uses it in the final act to take down the Vulture, after which Tony Stark is impressed and gives Peter his suit back.

I don’t view this in the same light as the Doomsday reveal in the Batman v Superman trailer 2, because nothing very major is revealed, but it could have been toned down a notch. Not to say it has anything bad in it, because here’s all the good stuff.

Michael Keaton’s Vulture looks great, as he already did. I like that his character ties in to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be a one-dimensional villain (Hopefully. It’s Michael Keaton. Do him justice!). Peter Parker’s high school life looks like it’s going to be fun, with a lot of emphasis on his relationship with his best friend Ned Leeds, and Liz Allen, Peter’s actual first love interest. Tony Stark seems to have a lot of involvement in this film and I’m okay with that because the trailer hints that he’s woven into the main plot as well. Also, a lot of the action in this film seems to be vehicle-based, from helicopters to a ship to an aircraft, and I’m particularly excited about the last one because even after five films we’re able to see Spider-Man in a completely new setting.

So that’s that. I actually wanted a second trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, which should really be getting more attention than it is right now, but what we got was pretty great too, even though it went deep into spoiler territory. July can’t come soon enough!


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