He's sort of like a Batman-lite (speaking of Keaton) who has taken the wrong path with his life and opportunities.Keaton is wonderful in the role, playing it close to the vest until that revelation when he opens up, reveals his true self (in more ways than one), and delivers a strikingly simple but startlingly intense and threatening monologue in a key moment.
Meanwhile, a new villain, Vulture (Michael Keaton), born of greed and access to alien technology, arrives on the scene with the goal of acquiring more power for himself and his growing criminal organization. It does, to its credit, take the humor as an opportunity to character build, which includes reintroducing audiences to the character by way of Peter's video diary that sees him recruited, travel overseas, and eventually battle amidst the action from Civil War. It assumes audience understanding of how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and doesn't bother with the spider bite, the gradual changes to his physiology, the slow harness of his newfound powers, that sort of thing.
The Civil War montage simply establishes this film's place in the greater MCU.
This latest take on the character saw his debut in Disney/Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, where the webslinger was once again recast and retooled, this time as a protg of billionaire playboy Tony Stark, a.k.a. All of the Spider-Man films (and most comic book movies, for that matter) have been major financial success and to some degree have all been critical successes, too, so it's no surprise to see the studios continue to churn them out at breakneck speed.
But here are just a few of the million-dollar questions: at what point does it all just begin to look and feel the same?
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.