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Subj: Re: Spider-Man: Homecoming (finally watched it)
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 at 07:49:30 am EST (Viewed 157 times)
Reply Subj: Spider-Man: Homecoming (finally watched it)
Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 at 03:16:53 pm EST (Viewed 181 times)

    What did you think? Did the movie do the scene justice?

No, it didn't. Not even close. They completely wasted it in the film.

Why? Well, the main reason is motivation. The film version is just Spider-Man showing how good he is even without the suit. He pushes himself to his limits, but big deal, they'd already shown him pushing himself to his limits in the ferry scene. But at least that was him trying to save lives. He lifts the building off him for purely selfish reasons.

In the comics though, his motivation is anything but selfish. He has the serum that can save Aunt May's life and only he can get it to her. If he dies, she dies. It's the thought of letting one frail old woman down that drives him to lift the wreckage.

So, the film just shows how strong he is. The comic shows what a hero he is.

Plus, once he's trapped in the film, that's it. You get the feeling that if he just waited someone would have eventually come by, if for no other reason than to check why a large building in New York had suddenly collapsed.

The comic heightens the tension by giving him a time limit. The roof of the undersea base is damaged and crumbling, and the sea is pouring in at an increasing rate. If he doesn't break free soon... he'll drown.

Lee and Ditko's version is FAR superior to the movie version.

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