I don't really "love" this version of Peter Parker (I find Peter a better character when he's actually relatable and dealing with the struggles that most of us deal with, but MCU Peter Parker is actually pretty all set for life. Not struggling financially. Is essentially the heir to the world's wealthiest person. Has frequent, easy access to all this tech. I prefer Peter make his own tech because that's what he has to do, rather than just to show that he's a smart nerd. And he goes to what looks like one of the better schools in Queens. Sooo...not sure how "relatable" this version of Peter Parker is beyond boring, one-dimensional high school drama stuff.)
That said, I do really love Tom Holland as Spider-Man, and I think they get the tone right. Which I kinda think is the strength of both these movies. I can appreciate that they wanted to make it more like a John Hughes film, and it mostly works. Just not what I'm into.
Also didn't like that they did that thing where the villain kinda totally has a point, but they don't even make him a half-complex character. Michael Keaton is always great, but his Vulture was pretty much just "jerk" from beginning to end, even when he kinda did have some worthwhile criticism of the status quo present in the MCU. Kinda turned what could have been a more interesting and complex character into a one-note comic book bad guy. But, I suppose that's what he is.
I much more enjoyed Far From Home, though also not without flaws.
Posted December 2nd, 2019
by Jet Presto
I actually like that he has access to all this high tech. It's different and gives way for new stories like in FFH (which is definitely better than Homecoming)
Posted December 6th, 2019
I like him having tech, but I like it being...jankier.... I don't like Peter Parker having access to Tony Stark for all his stuff. At least, not while he's a teenager. Kinda...gets away from the core character that made him so relatable and subsequently popular.
But yeah, he definitely should have tech. He's largely a tech-based hero to be sure. (When he's not Sam Raimi Spider-Man or Ultimate Spider-Man at least.)
Posted December 7th, 2019
by Jet Presto