Can you explain this Spider-man scene?

I saw it only in promos. For some reason, S-m is on the Washington Monument and does a jump over the blades of a hovering helicopter. Why was he up there, and why the jump?

He’s on the top of the monument because his class is there for a field trip. I forget the exact reasons for the jump, but in essence, the situation (entire class in danger of death) required the maneuver.

A group of kids are in the elevator and it’s going to drop. He climbs up to the top to get in through the windows. The windows are to thick and he can’t break through. Cops show up in helicopter telling him to get down. He climbs to the top, jumps over the helicopter (using his web “wings” to glide over it), and then uses his webs to fling him self back at the window, breaking through.

And in classic Spider-Man fashion, it’s Peter’s fault that his classmates are in danger.

BTW, the whole scene is on youtube.

Great movie, by the way, Spider-Man Homecoming: You should watch it.

Doesn’t Homecoming usually come before any out-of-town class trips? Maybe they should have called it Spider-Man: Senior Prom.

The movie doesn’t start with the trip.

This wasn’t a trip for the whole class, as I recall, but rather a special trip for the science team.

Curious about the accuracy of using the hyphen, suggesting you are a fan of Spider-Man, but yet you have not seen his most recent movie, which has been out for over a year and is really really good.

Or it could suggest that he’s just a pedant. Or he could be a fan in general, but only goes to see so many movies, and that just happened not to be one of them.

While you can make the case that Peter Parker’s lack of caution is what indirectly put the class in danger, quite frankly the root cause of this problem is Tony Stark: [LIST=A]
[li]Giving Peter Parker the “Spider-Man” suit (complete with “Instant Kill Mode”) and encouraging his superhero ambitions;[/li][li]failing to follow up with his concerns about the superweapons that were popping up in the Queens neighborhood that Tony was encouraging him to protect; and[/li][li]not providing good mentorship or oversight.[/li][/LIST]

Of course, the Department of Damange Control created this problem in the first place by autocratically taking over the cleanup/salvage operations and bankrupting Toomes and (presumably) other contractors who bid and equipped for cleanup operations, and while that was originally run by SHIELD prior to the Hydra debacle, when Stark Industries took it over he probably should have had someone do some digging into where all of this stuff had gone, and why weapons powered by Chitari technology were showing up in the hands of petty criminals. Setting the FBI on it when they were obviously unprepared is not just a lapse in judgement; it was completely irresponsible. In short, Tony Stark (and his father before him) is the exception to the rule that no one is “100% a dick”, and he is the proximate cause of about 70% of all of the problems that the Avengers have had to deal with, with Nick Fury being largely responsible for the remainder.

By comparison, Peter Parker is just a teenage kid with the normal lack of foresight and caution that all teenagers demonstrate to a greater or lesser degree, and he can’t be held accountable for not knowning the effects of an alien power source that nobody ever informed him about or assisted him in investigating. His biggest lapse in responsibility is continually losing backpacks that he decides for some reason to web onto garbage containers instead of a high rooftop where no one would notice or remove them, with poor Aunt May having to spend her hard earned money to replace them every time.

I had a point when I began this but it has since escaped like a cat burglar with a shrinking tech suit.


”There’s an Ant-Man and a Spider-Man?”

The new Spider-Man game has you finding your lost backpacks scattered around the city. There are fifty-four of them, and you’ve been Spider-Man for eight years at the start of the game, so he’s losing just a hair under two a month, assuming that the backpack collectibles in the game represent all the backpacks he lost since becoming Spider-Man, which seems unlikely. However, Aunt May isn’t on the hook for them. Each backpack contains a souvenir from one of your previous adventures. One of them is a trophy for winning The Wilson Fisk Science Exhibit. You turned down the money that came with the reward, knowing that it would be tainted by Fisk’s criminal enterprises. But you kept the lifetime supply of free backpacks!