Having worked with a team of superheroes, teen Spider-Man (Tom Holland) goes to live with his aunt (Marisa Tomei). With help from a mentor (Robert Downey, Jr.), the teen develops his superhero identity, and soon gets the chance to use his powers to their fullest against an arch-villain (Michael Keaton). Also with Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly. Directed by Jon Watts. Two lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian with subtitles. [2:13]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man and a woman kiss passionately for several seconds. A husband kisses his wife goodbye.
► A man says into a cell phone to a woman he does not know: "What are you wearing? I hope it's something skimpy." A man says, "I have a hot date with Black Widow." A man says, "His aunt is a hot Italian woman." A man says, "You screwed the pooch hard, but took it to the vet and raised the puppies." A man says, "Show my daughter a good time, but not too good." A teen boy working on a computer lies to a female teacher, saying he is looking at porn. Two teen boys stare at a teen girl for several seconds. A boy says to another boy, "She has a crush on you. If anyone has a chance to hit on a girl, it's you."
► A teen boy and a teen girl say they like each other and go to a dance together, but he leaves and she is confused. A waiter gives a woman a free dessert and smiles at her as he walks away.
► A few high school and party scenes include teen girls wearing dresses revealing cleavage. A couple of girls wear short-shorts. Three girls at a pool wear one-piece swimsuits that reveal a little cleavage. A few young men are seen shirtless. A woman wears a thin-strapped top that bares slight cleavage, with a slim skirt; she teaches her nephew to dance and sways her hips slightly. A teen boy removes a T-shirt and trousers to reveal his abdomen in two scenes.
VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man shoots a power wave at a man and disintegrates him.
► A large pair of metal wings attacks a teen boy in a warehouse, misses, and cuts through several pillars, loudly collapsing the building onto the teen and we see dust and smoke; a man dons the wings and flies away as the teen cries and screams, but finally lifts heavy metal equipment from his back and escapes.
► A man wearing metal wings attacks a large airplane and steals weapons through an inter-dimensional portal he makes on the plane; a teen boy hangs from the plane by a length of sticky webbing and the man throws the teen into a jet engine, which falls away and chars with smoke and flame (the teen climbs back onto the plane), the man tries to slam and cut the teen several times with his wings, but fails and the plane catches fire; the teenager uses webs to tilt the plane to cut through only one tower in a city before the plane crashes into acres of dirt and fires spring up across the landscape.
► A winged man punches and picks up a teen boy with his boots outfitted with claws, and slams the boy onto the ground several times before picking up a large crate of weapons and flying away (we see blood on the boy's cheek and lip); the crate explodes into smoke and fire, smashing into the ground and the boy runs through the flames to carry the man out alive (the man is later found tied up to a metal wall with sticky webbing by a search and rescue team). A lucrative contract is given to a rich businessman, angering another man, who then punches a man unconscious.
► A teen boy sees four thieves on a large ferry and confronts them, shooting webs at them as they miss him with a power ray gun; the ferry creaks and begins to burn, then splits lengthwise down the middle as the teen struggles to use webbing to tie the halves back together, webs break, and he ends up in the middle with webs from his wrists holding the large halves that are full of shouting people; another hero arrives and sends metal studs into the vessel to bolt the halves back together, he berates the teenager, and flies away with rockets flaming. A teen boy fights four men with shotguns at an ATM machine and one man shoots a power-wave gun, knocking down the teen; the teen shoots wide sticky webs at the men and knocks them out, as a power wave shoots across the street and explodes a market; the teen pulls out the owner and a cat safely, but the store is charred and in rubble.
► Teens in a tall monument on an elevator are trapped in some smoke when a large gem in a backpack burns through and begins to crumble the top of the structure; using web shooters at his wrists, another teen swings from webbing and climbs the monument, swings away from police helicopters pointing rifles, and swings through a narrow window; his suit says, "A fall from this height will likely be lethal," and the teen says, "I'm gonna die!" as we see and hear a lot of shattering glass, the elevator car falls and the web-shooting teen secures the car with sticky webbing, but the car drops again and he holds a teen girl by the hand and wrist, brings her out onto a floor, then falls down a long shaft before stopping it with a wad of webbing (no injuries are seen).
► A teen boy falls into the top of semi-truck and sees a man with large metal wings place devices to create an inter-dimensional portal on the truck; the man steals several glowing weapons and emerges to fly at the teen, who dodges and falls into the truck, unconscious (we hear he has a mild concussion) and he awakens in a warehouse; he shouts and pounds on a heavy concrete door, accesses electrical circuitry, and opens the door after nearly 300 tries. A teen boy runs through a dark hall and out a building where he is shocked by a power wave and falls to the ground; a man uses a power gun to throw a bus at the teen and the bus crashes around him, the man throws the boy through another bus and we see a lot of torn metal and shattered glass as we hear loud crashing and creaking as a man is glued to the side of a bus with webbing and a teen swings through streets on web cords, lands on a car hood, takes the car from the driver and speeds along a road, flips on one side and back onto the wheels (he is unharmed).
► After losing their jobs, a group of men turn to violent crime to survive and support their families: A man rants about the rich who receive tax cuts and steal income and homes from the working class. A man builds a large business in illegal arms sales, based in stolen technologies and builds a pair of sharp-edged, electro-mechanical wings armed with weapons that he wears to become The Vulture. A man known as The Shocker uses a forearm device to send shock waves hurtling at people and objects to disable them. Three men in a van loaded with arms threaten another man with a power gun. A teen boy looks sick and cannot speak when he finds out who the father of his girlfriend is; the man sits in a car with a handgun and threatens to kill the teen boy in the backseat if he ever interferes with an illegal arms business.
► A man turns a handgun on a teenage boy and the power ray knocks down the teenager; the teen shoots a web that sticks to a van and is dragged through streets, into bushes, and into a car, an SUV, and a large pile of trash before escaping and he runs, followed by a barking dog that jumps up and licks him; swinging by webs and running, he falls into a pool, pops out of it, lands in a little girl's tent, and she screams. A teen boy slams a small alien power panel with a hammer. A giant throws a young superhero across the sky and off-screen. A young man swings from rooftops, using sticky webbing, and falls flat on his face on the pavement, unharmed in several scenes; in one scene, the fall is loud and tenement residents stick their heads out windows and yell. In a few scenes, a teen boy jumps across rooftops and from car to car on streets and highways. A teenage boy sends a small spider-like GPS up the pant leg of a man; in other scenes, he sends a larger spider-drone that squeaks, to spy on people with a camera. A man shoots power waves to destroy a large safe in a test. A man wearing a shock-emitting device on his forearm practices punching and we see sparks. Two teen boys point fingers at each other as if they are handguns, in a secret handshake. We see rows of small steel cages in a warehouse with what looks like a monkey curled up in one of them.
► A teenage boy and an older man argue. A teenage boy argues with a teen girl and later argues with his aunt, who says he smells like garbage. A teen girl cries because she is moving away and her father is going to prison. In a prison a man with deep scars over and around his eye asks an older man who Spider-Man is; the older man answers, "If I knew who he was, he'd already be dead." A teen group's teacher says that he does not want to lose another student on a field trip (the death of a student at another time is implied). A teen boy tells a friend, "Those guys want to kill me." A man says, "I'll kill him. I'm gonna kill him. I'll kill you." A teenager questions a man in a public garage, using a deep voice, but the man snickers. A teen boy stands in a superhero suit in his bedroom and his aunt stares into the room and shouts an obscenity.
► A teen boy asks if he should go to the bathroom before a plane trip; a man says there's a bathroom on the plane. A man and a teen boy talk in a washroom where we see four closed stalls; we hear a flush and a teen boy exits a stall, washes his hands, stares at the other two people, and walks out. A teen boy mixes up a foamy, sticky web solution and hides it in a drawer at school; he later hides bottles of it and a backpack under a fake wall of lockers.
PROFANITY 4 - 1 not fully enunciated F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture, 6 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 24 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, insane, stupid, weird, goofy, old man, rouge stooge, lame, jerk, monster, losers, psychopath, demon, little spider friend, Springsteeny, Big Bird, Pro Wrestling, Halloween costume Bozos), exclamations (heck, sucks, oh my gosh, bingo, hot dog, shut-up, I swear), 9 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, God, Thank God, Jesus). [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - An empty beer bottle is seen on a table, a man throws sticking webbing at a beer bottle and knocks it over, teenage boys and girls at a high school party carry red cups that denote alcohol (no one drinks), a man sips from a short tropical cocktail, a bottle of beer and a glass of beer are shown on a café table in front of a woman (she does not drink), a man offers a teen boy bourbon and Scotch (the teen declines).
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Adolescence, growing up, belonging to a group, magic powers, excitement, following rules, danger, safety, courage, fighting, violence, crime, justice, duty, determination, sacrifice, relationships, interracial couples, friendship, honesty, trust, loyalty.
MESSAGE - One should develop abilities over time in a safe environment and train for a respectable profession, yet prepare for job loss.