When it seemed that nothing would exceed the enthusiasm that everyone felt seeing Wonder Woman last month, Spider-Man, a well-known screen hero, comes back with style and new face. Played by Tom Holland, it is not the first time this re-reading of the character has been introduced.
This new and more entertaining Spider-Man had previously appeared in the movie Captain America: Civil War in 2016, where differences of opinion regarding the role of government in controlling superheroes culminated in a war between characters in the Marvel universe. In the long run of 2016, Spider-Man is introduced by Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., who gives the hero not only his clothes, but also the beginning of a father figure who tries to control him. This figure gives a quite different tone to the hero in the movie that debuts this month, and which originally – both in the comics and in previous films – suffers from having lost his beloved Uncle Ben.
The character, created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko in 1962, is a young orphan who lives with Uncles Ben and May in New York City. The normal problems that any nerd teenager faces in high school get more interesting when Peter Parker, the hero’s real name, is stung by a radioactive spider, which gives him agility and superhuman strength. However, it is not his superpowers that make Spider-Man a unique hero, but his personality.
Being a very intelligent teenager, but who feels inadequate in front of his peers while being rejected by the girls, Peter had everything to be just a helper of heroes, such as the character Robin, aide to the more experienced Batman. But the creators’ idea was that Peter would grow up over time, avoiding calling him a boy, or “Spider-Boy,” so he would not seem inferior to the other heroes.
Although it does not look like Spider-Man of the cinema will become adult as briefly as the creators dreamed up in the 60’s, the fact that Peter is a teenager is what gives the character its most unique and important characteristic. To begin with, Spider-Man must learn to be a hero on his own and learn from his own mistakes. For example, shortly after gaining superpowers, Peter ignores the chance to stop a bad guy. However, this same thug ends up taking the life of his uncle moments later. The suffering of loss and guilt remain in the memory of the character, who learns his most important lesson from his uncle’s words: “With great power, there must always be a great responsibility.”
The Iron Man father figure in Spider-Man: Back Home changes the tragic tone of a fatherless hero who must learn to be an adult by himself. Also, the fact that Peter receives many of his equipment, including his clothes, from this character, diminishes his importance as an intelligent boy who can develop his own gadgets. In other words, it decreases the importance of your journey to becoming an adult.
However, this does not make the film not one of the best in the Marvel universe. Counting on breathtaking and breathtaking scenes, it’s also quite fun. Also, this is the first movie that shows a Spider-Man who is as playful in his fights as the character is in the comics. As if that were not enough, Spider-Man: Back Home also comes with an interactive virtual reality experience, where we can all experience what it’s like to be the hero, and it will be available one week before the movie for all the VR.
(article translated from the original version in portuguese, by Google Translate)