“Spider-Man: Homecoming” brought a theme of valuing a family bond and respecting humanity home to a lot of Marvel fans and summer moviegoers. The film’s lighthearted nature, filled with pleasant laughs, and the relatability to a hero who has many flaws of his own also made Tom Holland’s rendition of Spider-Man a lovable character and movie.
An imperfect superhero resonated with audiences more than the conventional flawless ones, especially due to his high-school life. As a teenager still exploring who he is as an individual, Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) is the underdog of the superhero world that has plenty to learn about his potential and his character as well.
His determined journey through the film into someone who can be passionate despite the odds makes viewers want to keep cheering for the sophomore who seems to discover his value as an individual—a development that will resonate with many seniors currently pondering their own interests and character in the midst of college apps.
The newest Marvel blockbuster combines a high school romance, an appearance by one of the largest names in the music industry and a resonating message about humanity applicable in a very trying time with movements of hate rising throughout the world.
Everyone’s favorite part of a superhero movie is how the good guys always triumph and defeat the villain in style. “Homecoming” differs in its unique intertwining of the villain, a character called The Vulture (played by Michael Keaton), and people who are important to Spider-Man. By showing how the same people matter in both the villains and hero’s lives, the makers of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” emphasize the similarities between people and prove that we all have more in common than meets the eye.
At a time like now, with massive hatred expressed toward people that we box into stereotypes because they possess differences, a message about recognizing the similarities between seemingly different groups of people is what can bridge humanity together and create connections that dissipate hatred. Humane sentimentality is exactly what “Spider-Man: Homecoming” brought to the screen and made audiences appreciate its value even more.