For my money, the best Spider-Man is a short-lived, small-screen animated series called ‘The Spectacular Spider-Man,’ a superhero cartoon that ran from 2008 to 2009.
So, does the film do away with Uncle Ben’s nugget of wisdom, ‘With great power comes great responsibility’? No, it’s just softer in this film.
This new ‘Spider-Man’ has none of the sweetness of the old comics or movies, none of the suffering—but all the gadgets and heroism audiences want.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ affords the opportunity to compare Peter’s pursuit to wield super-powers responsibly with other, older heroes’ endeavors to do the same.
Their comic books have lost their core of good storytelling, and are instead pandering to social justice warriors and offering phony diversity pushes.
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