Episode #8

#8: A hero coming home

Welcome to episode number 8 of the OTLE podcast for beginners and intermediates.

Today, Jennifer will discuss about the movie Spider man – Homecoming. Have you watched it? It is a great Marvel movie!

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Good morning everyone! How are you doing this week? It’s time for another episode! This time, it is for beginners again. Do you have any idea what we are going to talk about today? Yep, you are right! Spider man!
I am not a big Spider Man fan. This is probably why I waited so long to watch Spider Man Homecoming. This new spider man is amazing! It is very easy to relate to him! I like that we don’t have to see again how he got his powers. We just see Peter Parker as a teenager trying to find his place. As a teenager, he has normal teenager problems. And he is not exactly the most popular person in school. He is sort of a nerd.
Something that I also like very much about this new Spider Man, is that Tony Stark is helping him, trying to be his mentor. Life is hard enough as a teenager. So I think it was very smart to use Tony Stark as a role model for him. And who doesn’t like Tony Stark? I just love the guy! Maybe they thought that, even if people don’t like the idea, if they like Tony Stark and see him often enough it will be okay. Well, it worked! Some people even say that Tony appeared too much in another superhero’s movie. I don’t know, I liked this balance.
Peter is still learning how to use his powers and is still very naïve about so many things. He certainly needs guidance and help from someone with more experience. Being a superhero is a big responsibility. Tony also gives peter a new suit and he spends a good part of the movie trying to figure out everything this new super intelligent suit can do. There were some very funny scenes there.
It is a new trend to make those hero movies funnier. Not just drama and action, but also to make people laugh. I haven’t seen Thor Ragnarok but from what I hear they went too far with that one. But with Spider man I think they found an almost perfect balance between everything.
The movie starts when Peter goes back home after helping the Avengers in Berlin. This happened in the movie ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (in case you don’t remember or haven’t watched the movie). Of course, Peter is very excited. He just fought side by side with some of his heroes. He also knows now how it feels to help people, to make a difference. He is so eager to help and make a difference that he ends up putting himself and other people in danger sometimes. No one ever said being a super hero was going to be easy, Peter! I also loved the scene when Peter’s best friend finds out that he is Spider man. That was so funny!
So, if you are looking for a movie that yes, has action but not too much and that is funny and is just easy to watch you will like Spider man, even if you are like me and not a previous big fan of Peter Parker. Enjoy!
If you already watched it, let me know what you think! Did you like it? Do you think it was better or worse than the other Spider man movies? Which was your favorite part? If you liked it please comment, share and leave us a review! Talk to you next week! Bye bye!



About the author: jdb

She is a language teacher since 2001, an English teacher since 2007 and an on-line language teacher since 2011. She is the founder of the OLC Clube, your Language Club. Jennifer loves watching movies and series, reading, travelling, meeting new people,learning about other cultures and world history, learning in general and teaching.

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