Every time I have watched a movie trailer in the last 10 years, I’ve wondered why I would even pay my hard-earned money to go and see the actual movie. After all, when the scenes shown in the trailer are so detailed I can guess what’s going to happen without spending 15 bucks to see it, I’d rather just stay at home and wait till it shows up on Netflix.
Which honestly is what I’ve done more and more lately.
But, when I watched the trailer for ‘Spiderman: Homecoming‘ yesterday, even I was shocked at how much of the movie’s storyline the trailer shows. So much, I’m now recommending, don’t go and see ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’, just watch the two and a half minute trailer, as it tells you the whole story. In chronological order.
Because, let’s see…
First, there’s Peter Parker (Tom Holland), high school student extraordinaire, who is back home living with his aunt, and trying to balance his everyday high school responsibilities with being a super hero and a friendly Neighborhood Watch kind of guy.
Then Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, (Robert Downey Junior) shows up, and asks him to chill on the superhero stuff, and let the grown ups deal with it instead.
But that plan is scotched when villain Vulture (Michael Keaton) appears. And it’s soon time for Spiderman to swing into action, when Vulture uses his big laser gun to split the Staten Island ferry.
But trying to hold the ferry together with his spider web isn’t a long-term solution. That solution comes from Iron Man (Robert Downey Junior), who shows up to save the day. And then ream Peter Parker a new one for even getting involved.
As a punishment, Iron Man takes Peter Parker’s Spiderman suit away, so Parker makes a new one.
Finally, Vulture shows back up, gets into a fight with Spiderman and captures him, shoving him onto a massive military plane that is programmed to crash into New York City.
Soon Spiderman is out on the plane’s wing fighting to alter its flight path, and in danger of being sucked into one of the flaming engines.
The only bit we don’t see is how it ends.
But, come on, we know Spiderman always wins and the villain always loses.
So…is it really worth your 15 bucks to find out how the last five minutes of the movie unfolds?
Wait for Netflix. It’ll be on there a few months after it hits movie theaters.
That’s what I’m doing.
I'm a former radio DJ, an ex non-profit Director of Development, and a left-wing human rights advocate with a 20 year background in gay rights and HIV/AIDS rights advocacy. I'm also an avid video game player. Minecraft is my obsession.