Parker's relationship with Tony Stark/Iron Man is the movie's highlight.On one side, Parker has more than a bit of hero worship going on.So if it is being used in disparagement of someone, that someone is most likely a man.Learned gentlemen of numerous disciplines have pondered as to whether or not said "she" is, in fact, Your Mom.He wants nothing more than to be a key cog in Stark's life both as a person and as an Avenger.On the other side, Stark, less outwardly infectious than the overeager Parker, sees in the boy an opportunity to mold someone in a way his father never could with him.But that's true of practically all of the Superhero movies.There are only so many ways to skin the proverbial cat, in this case only so many ways to depict the character's physical strengths, unnatural abilities, mental state, and emotional connections to others.
Then there's Michael Keaton's character, a man who becomes overcome with the opportunities afforded to him and obsessed with the power he eventually harnesses.
How many special effects-supported villains can he fight?
Can there even be substantial characterization at this point? There seems to be no set answer to any of these questions (unless one considers "nearly 0,000,000" an answer), but considering that Homecoming is finally a "proper" Marvel Cinematic Universe film rather than just a standalone Sony property picture, it stands to reason that this iteration is the one that's going to last (feel free to laugh when the franchise is probably rebooted again in oh, say, 2025, because Spider-Man just can't be Spider-Man if he's a twenty- or, heaven forbid, thirty-something..he? Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is flying high after fighting alongside Iron Man against a rogue Captain America.
He not only believes he has his foot in Tony Stark's door, but he also feels he's all but a full-fledged Avenger.
Stark, however, sees a young man who's too immature for his own good, ready, perhaps, to fight in a crunch but not someone reliable enough to be called an Avenger.