Recently posted on the front page of screenrant.com is an article talking about the new movie Jumanji starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart just recently passed another newer movie in the box office, Spider-Man: Homecoming starring, Tom Holland.
Being a fan of all of the original SpiderMan movies as well as the original Jumanji movie I must say I am pretty surprised by this outcome but I do not disagree. SpiderMan to me was always a family favorite it brought people together to watch a young man swinging from rooftop to rooftop saving the city. The newer movie was interesting though, instead of being an older male the star was young and I think it was an interesting choice but in the long run made this movie targeted more toward the younger audience than an older one.
On the other hand, the new Jumanji movie although it featured high school students was geared to a much older audience which leads me to believe this is why their ratings were much higher at the box office. I happen to believe that a lot of the traffic that Jumanji attracted was based on individuals interest to see how this movie was different from the original one starring Robin Williams. I myself went for exactly that reason, I loved Robin Williams and the original movie so I was very excited to see what they were going to do with this one.
I saw both titles in the theater and I must say although both movies were packed with people there was a distinct change in the audience from movie to movie. SpiderMan, like stated above, attracted a more family environment and that’s who filled the theater’s mothers and fathers with their children. Jumanji was the hot movie to take your significant other or your friends making it more enjoyable to sit and watch. It can be hard to enjoy a movie with a lot of younger kids yelling, talking, and running around. So the audiences definitely affected the different ratings of these movies.
In the end, I really did enjoy both movies and would highly recommend the two of them as very enjoyable movies that released in 2017.
With all this talk about the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie coming out it is hard to fantasize a change in something so perennial. We can all agree that in superhero movies a lot of importance is fallen onto the suit. Comic book fanatics want the superhero suit to look like the original in the books while movie lovers desire the suit to be more modern, and of course there are always people in-between these two sides. Movie creators put a lot of thought into the suit design and there are usually many sketches and ideas involved that never leave the table.
One of these sketches of a possible suit for the new Spider-Man has been released to the public by “concept artist and character designer, Ryan Meinerding” via Twitter. And while most agree that this sketch for what might have been Tom Holland’s suit is far from the classic blue and red suit that we are used to, this suit has a certain flashy appeal. This idea was also based off of Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman’s suit from the Superior Spider-Man comic series(http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Superior_Spider-Man_Vol_1), and so fits both sides of classical and modern costume preferences. Unfortunately this design is not likely to ever make an appearance on the big screen now that it has been released to the public but it is certainly interesting to imagine Spider-Man: Homecoming with the star in this suit. A new costume is said to make an appearance in the Avengers: Infinity War, and in the following Spider-Man movie scheduled to shortly follow Avengers: Infinity War. However, for now we will have to wait to see what new designs artists will be able to come up with and say goodbye to the suit that might have been.
You can preview the suit here: http://screenrant.com/what-spider-mans-homecoming-costume-could-have-looked-like/
Robert Downey Jr. has recently said that the first solo outing of Spider-man in the MCU reminds him of the first Iron Man. This may be good news for the movie because the first Iron Man is considered not just the best of the Iron Man of the series but also one of the best movies in the MCU. While there are a ton of strong MCU movies, one thing that is certain is that they don’t stand as well on their own. Another thing is that outside of Iron Man a lot of the movies in the MCU were rather lacking. Shining examples of good movies in the MCU are Captain America: The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier, and the Avenger movies.
Spider-Man Homecoming is looking to be a really promising movie. Probably the best Spider-Man movie since the first two Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. The interesting twist in this version of Spider-Man is that Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., is going to be Peter Parker’s mentor. It is interesting what they are going to do to explain what happened to his uncle, Ben Parker. Given that Peter Parker is currently in high school (like in the comic book versions), this is going to play out in an interesting way. Maybe Tony Stark is going to be the de-facto Ben Parker in this series.
It is nice to see that some iconic characters in the Marvel universe are making appearances. They couldn’t include Spider-man right away because that character’s rights were given to Sony. However, they have worked something out so that the character can appear. Also, some fans are wondering if the X-Men are going to be able to join the MCU.