MannySJ wrote:Personally, I'm glad they moved away from MJ and Gwen. They needed to be different than the other two series, so why go back to the same well if they had other options available to them? After all, this Peter is just a sophomore. Relationships at that point in high school aren't exactly true love (typically) anyway, so why not let him play the field for a bit? We'll probably see Gwen and/or Mary Jane at some point in this series when they're ready to give Peter a real relationship.
Yeah, I was fine with Peter's character development in this without the serious relationship jazz we've seen in the last 2 iterations. In it's place, the whole academic decathlon group as a whole really impressed me with all the awkward teenager stuff. The Ned character in particular was great. Plus it's rare to get a Marvel movie where the villain actually has a fleshed out story arc and an interesting relationship with the hero. Homecoming delivered on that front too.