– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s always a bit unsettling when you realize a promotional video for an upcoming film is some cross-promotional piece with another company. Oftentimes, they go out of their way to utilize some feature that would otherwise not have been highlighted, and the whole thing just comes across feeling fake and forced. However, occasionally, it manages to work. Sure, it still may go out of its way to show off some stupid features, but it’s so loyal to the tone and style that they’re going for that it ends up working.

Such is the case with the new promo for Spider-Man: Homecoming. In the latest video from Audi, we get a two-minute short with Peter Parker taking his driving test. It’s a simple little setup, with Peter being kind ofa smartass with his driving instructor, all the while showing off the features of his “friend Tony’s” car. The driving instructor is pretty funny as well, and he seems to have pretty great chemistry with Tom Holland.

More than anything, this video shows just how great Tom Holland is at playing Peter Parker. With Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield already having played the webslinger in the past, Holland had some pretty big shoes to fill. We saw what he had in Captain America: Civil War, but this little short really shows that he’s able to bring a whole new aspect to the character that we haven’t seen on the big screen before — one that’s immensely faithful to the spirit of the comic.

Does this promo have some annoying “feature” moments? Sure. But at the end of the day, it gives us more of a flavor of what to expect with Spider-Man: Homecoming, and that’s not so bad at the end of the day.

What did you think of this little promo short? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.