Spider-Man’s high school’s resemblance to a certain NYC STEM school is uncanny

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Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t just focused on the big, heroic moments in a superhero’s life. It’s about the small details of what it’s like to be a 15-year-old with friends, a home life, a secret crush, and a secret identity. So it’s only natural that the film spends a lot of time with protagonist Peter Parker as he navigates the demands of high school. And the filmmakers consciously decided to depict Peter’s school as an academic pressure-cooker filled with science electives and nerdy extracurriculars. That setting is crucial to the tone of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it parallels Peter’s coming-of-age as a superhero.

Warning: Spider-Man: Homecoming spoilers ahead.

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