One Marvelous Scene: Spider-Man: Homecoming and that wild, fun car ride (video essay)

(image courtesy IMP Awards)

Is there one particular Marvel scene that you really love?

You may not necessarily have one – for the record, I love the opening credits fight scene set to ELO’s “Mr. Blue Sky” from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – but Lessons from the Screenplay‘s Michael Tucker (who you should most definitely sponsor on Patreon) most certainly does.

It’s the car ride scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming where our reasonably newly-minted web-slinging superhero (Tom Holland) is being driven to the prom by his girlfriend Liz Toomes (Laura harrier) dad, played by Michael Keaton who is, and yeah, this is dramatically awkward, his arch-nemesis, Vulture.

Adrian Toomes doesn’t know Pete Parker is at first but as he begins to realise just who his daughter is going out with … well, let’s just say things gets really interesting, and in his customary style Tucker beautifully explores how the scene plays out and why it is such a perfect slice of cinema, the Marvel that it turns out, he loves the best.

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