I’m just not excited by the new Spider-Man movie.I don’t understand the need for mechanical webshooters.I mean,I’m sure a high school kid who recently lost his male role model and has been bullied for years buying hazardous chemicals and specialized machine parts happens all the time in post-911 New York, and Post-Columbine America. I don’t understand why Peter has to be pretty.Even prettier than Gwen it seems.I don’t understand why Spider-Man needs tread on the soles of his boots.For grip?So he doesn’t fall on his butt climbing a building?Mainly though I don’t understand why we need his origin told again.
Oh Yeah,and why do we care about Peter’s parents?They served their purpose and died off-panel years ago.Trying to make them secret agents for S.H.I.E.L.D. or super-scientists just shows how little the writers and filmmakers understand what truly drives Peter and who was really important in his life. So while I won’t be seeing the movie in theaters,I know I will see it eventually.Just to see the post-credits sequence where Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury recruits Peter into S.H.I.E.L.D.