I have heard a lot of praise for Spider-man: Homecoming. While there are issues with the film, I don’t think adult critics fully understand just how perfect this representation of Spider-man is for the original purpose of this character: to give kids a hero to look up to that’s just like them. Speaking as an 18-yearold, I have never identified with a Marvel character more than when I sat in the cinema watching Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-man deal with the stresses of highschool life and trying to stay true to himself. Peter may have superpowers, but he’s still a kid. He’s naive, inexperienced, his idols don’t take him seriously, he’s trying his best but it never seems good enough. But he still tries, and will continue to. It is not a perfect Spider-man movie, I don’t think one exists, but I do know for sure that this is the perfect Spider-man for my generation
MADDIE MARSHALL, VIA EMAIL
Thanks for your awesome email, Maddie! Nice to hear a fresh perspective on ol’ web-head.