Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s willingness to to sidestep the history established in Sony’s two other takes on the webhead and get Peter Parker back to his awkward, teenage roots is a large part of what makes the movie as refreshing as it is. But there’s one thing about Homecoming‘s Spidey that’s a little off.
Technically speaking, Spider-Man doesn’t have any canonical super-weaknesses that can incapacitate him the way that Kryptonite does to Superman. Instead, it’s everyday human things such as deadlines and needing to refill his web cartridges that tend to trip Spider-Man up. Though it isn’t mentioned nearly as often as his other pet peeves, there’s a longstanding tradition of Spider-Man not knowing how to drive that Homecoming‘s marketing slyly acknowledges before dismissing it in favour of trying to sell some cars.
About two-thirds into the movie, there’s a scene where Peter, realising that there are no tall
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