I got to say Homecoming was one of the best movies of 2017 for me, and I'd argue it's one of the best Spider-Man movies of all time. Some could argue it's not a good Spider-Man movie, but there's nothing wrong with that. The movie was trying to do something different and I think it succeeded in a lot of ways unlike another film series (insert comments how could you?) jokes aside, Homecoming I'd say is like my #2 Spider-Man film right behind Spider-Man 2 as my #1.
This argument is fine. I have no problem with it, but when people start using this argument to explain away the more....lackluster writing aspects of the Spider-Man movie I'm generally little nerved. Mostly because they use it for the Marvel movies, but never want to apply the same logic to the DC movies.
"Man of Steel sucks. Superman would never kill. This movie is horrible." Okay, but what I said like they said: "Snyder wanted to do something different with him." They don't even accept this or even register it. They just downright hate on Man of Steel because "it is not like the comics," but then off the cuff of their sleeve excuse any and all problems that Marvel movies have because "they wanted to do something different."
Most of the changes are good, but not all of them. We all can agree with two words: "The Mandarin."
I am just saying that if we are going to apply this to Marvel...then people at least have to apply this to the DC movies as well. It did amazing things for Aquaman.
I'm looking forward to seeing the dynamic between Peter and "MJ"
I am not. I know I am going to get a lot of hate for this, but I don't like this "Michelle Jones insert token diversity here fake MJ" character. I didn't like her in Homecoming either. I can tolerate her as maybe a classmate, but as a love interest to Peter? I really hope not. As always, I am not being racist because her being half black half white or anything of that trivial nature. I just...she is NOT MJ. She is not Mary Jane.
One thing I always loved about the dynamic between Peter and Mary Jane was that it was supposed to be two people who saw each other for who they were. Mary Jane was beautiful and popular, but she hated the lifestyle. She wanted people to see her for her talents and not for her looks. She was stronger than people made her out to be. Same with Peter. He is Spider-Man. He is amazing and yet he pulls off this nerdy geeky lifestyle. We look beyond skin deep viewpoints and find truly amazing people underneath.
This Michelle Jones character plays off more like a "too edgy for me, I am cynical about everything, look how boss I am cause I don't fill conformity" mess. I just don't like her. If she was her own character and was just a friend of Peter I would be okay with it, but this is not the case. She would be better off as a character in a Miles Morales story like maybe his sister or even a love interest for him.
I just feel they could have done better. And it is hard not to see things a certain way because of how rampant PC culture has become lately. It is hard to not think these things when you have The Last Jedi, Ghostbusters 2016, and more movies where the directors admit they were pushing an agenda of "diversity" and "Sexism."
Please, don't misunderstand me. I just don't like her character. I wish they would bring a real ginger to play Mary Jane if they can. I am pretty sure they can find one.
I was okay with Ned being there even though he is not really in the lore and was more like Miles Morales friend, but Michelle Jones. It feels like the stupid Robin Blake character in The Dark Knight Rises. That's a cheat. You throw us a bone thinking Batman was going to have a Robin and they push this stupid character at us.
Robin Blake in The Dark Knight Rises is an example of "Just because it is different, does not make it good." And I think Michelle Jones is in the same category. I think it is a cheat and I think it is just stupid. Either have a Mary Jane or don't.