A fan has re-cut the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming to give the film a horror movie vibe. Spider-Man’s long-awaited MCU solo movie debut was blockbuster smash over the summer movie season after franchise newcomer Tom Holland’s turn as Peter Parker and the web-slinger was met with fan praise and critical acclaim. In a warm welcome to Holland after his introduction to the franchise in a small, but pivotal, turn in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming earned $335.5 million domestically and $546 million overseas for a global cume of $879.5 million — enough to make it the highest grossing superhero film of 2017 worldwide.
Of course, Spider-Man: Homecoming was billed as superhero adventure movie, and it lived up to its hype with loads of breathtaking action sequences, great visual effects and meaningful dialogue that was often peppered with humorous moments to give the picture a light, fun feel. Composing the music for the film to give the film atmosphere and support the character’s triumphant motivations when it counted the most was Michael Giacchino; and as it turns out, without his music the film takes on a much different tone.
In a new fan-made video posted online by The D-Rock Sho, the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been recut and gives the impression that it’s horror film rather than a superhero adventure. Removing Giacchino’s music and replacing it with the creepy pings of a music box and occasional screams of horror, Peter Parker’s long hug with Tony Stark and intense stares at Liz and Michelle give the character a creepy, stalker vibe. Ramping up the intensity are some well-placed title graphics, including “Abandoned by his family,” “Rejected by Society … loses control … and listens to his inner demons?” — as well as real dialogue from the film, including Michelle asking, “Where are you going? What are you hiding, Peter?”
Peter’s Aunt May is also part of the trailer, and clips of her dialogue more than make it clear that something has gone horribly awry with her nephew. With a look of angst on her face, May says with teraful exasperation, “Peter, you have to tell me what’s going on.” While the first part of the trailer features Peter unmasked (and occasionally with a demented smile on his face), the roughly 1-minute clip eventually gets into scenes like Spider-Man spooking two young girls by getting tangled in their tent while running across yards to thwart the bad guys; and crawling into his room with his costume on to startle his best buddy, Ned.
The D-Rock Sho retitled Spider-Man’s adventure Peter’s Web, and it definitely fits the image they were trying to project with the footage to give it an entirely different meaning. And while the goal of the recut trailer was ultimately to entertain, it’s a smart example of how much music and some creative editing can alter the tone of a movie completely.
Source: The D-Rock Sho
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