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Spider-Man: Homecoming Gets An Honest Trailer

Not even the freshest of Marvel entries can evade the Honest Trailer treatment. 

Screen Junkies has just released an Honest Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, which zeroes in on English actor Tom Holland's performance as a teenaged Peter Parker that is freckled with what many would consider typical elements of so-called "Millennial" behavior. Over shots of Holland acting as we assume any high school student would nowadays, the narration claims that Peter "can't stay off his phone, constantly vlogs, watches himself on YouTube, and has zero patience for anything." The footage does give Holland credit, however, in saying that he doesn't have "premature old face" like the first Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire did when he portrayed the web-slinger in Sam Raimi's original trilogy.

The trailer goes on to make fun of the fact that Peter isn't reprimanded they way he should be in regards to the questionable things he does, like abandoning his friends on the debate team, or causing thousands of dollars in property damage by destroying a car and an entire store and inflicting tons of emotional damage by "wrecking his girlfriend's entire life."

There's also the jab at Michael Keaton's role as the movie's main villain Adrian Toomes, also known as Vulture, which is his third performance as a winged character. (Keaton previously portrayed of Batman and Birdman.) The video claims audiences will be "bored stiff when Vulture fights Spider-Man in bland CGI slug-fests," and that the character is more frightening when he's "just being Michael Keaton." It then finds fault with Spider-Man: Homecoming's writers, who couldn't avoid giving Vulture a "forced personal connection" with Peter. 

And, of course, it wouldn't be a Spider-Man: Homecoming Honest Trailer without mentioning Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man, whom the video positions as Peter's third "absentee father" after Richard Parker and Uncle Ben. "Iron Man is back as the drunk, rich stepfather you'd expect him to be, who will build you a killer robot, send you into battle at 15, then literally phone in his parenting until you screw up enough to get his attention," the trailer's narration says. 

Sprinkled throughout the video are comments about the obvious Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline issues, which are noted as "X-Men levels of sloppy." The whole thing closes on a fitting coming-of-age reference when the narration retitles the movie as The Perks of Being a Wallcrawler

Despite the shots taken at Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Jon Watts-directed film was a smash hit at the box office and with critics, pulling in $879.8 million worldwide and maintaining a 92 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.