+1 to you charlesthehammer for being a voice of reason.
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After rewatching Spider-Man 2 recently I'm so looking forward to a new Director's take on the character. It was almost painful to rewatch what I considered the best Spider-Man movie. The dialouge, the unconvincing love triangle, the silly musical interlude, and Doc Ock made out to be controlled by his mechanical arms. I know Raimi claims to love the Lee & Ditko Spidey stories but wow, was he reading the same stories I was? When was MJ repeatedly made out to be the damsel in distress? When did Spidey become unfunny? And rewatch this film and tell me that the constant screaming by women doesn't annoy you. I know Raimi has a horror film background but I'm a million percent confident he cast Dunst mainly because, of her screaming ability.
After seeing the latest footage I'm very much looking forward to a new take on the character that will more than likely not feature a love triangle, a sympathetic villain, and the love interest getting kidnapped. Yes all those things happened in every Raimi Spidey movie, I guess it was his formula for box office success. his long time Spidey fan is looking forward to something new and not so predictable.
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Also, the fact that it was Gwen's death, the common tragedy, which brought together Peter and MJ is what makes their relationship so dynamic and richer than say, Superman and Lois Lane. After all, Peter+MJ is Gwen Stacy's greatest legacy. It would be a major wasted opportunity once again to not play this out poignantly in the new series as well.
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The new films looks excellent, the first ever promo picture was enough to prove that; a fuzzy-haired Peter Parker who's still in high school, with a backpack slung over his shoulder and web-shooters on his wrists, along with it being titled "The Amazing Spider-Man" I knew this picture would be excellent. Everything we've seen affirms my expectations, this is the film I wanted when I was 10 years old back in 2002, going to the cinema dressed as Spider-Man, not the shit-sandwich I was served.
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What I am wondering is with so much to take care of including Peter's relationship with Connors, the Lizard's origin, George and Gwen's involvement, and the element of Peter's mysterious parents, how are they going to shoehorn Uncle Ben's death and the factors surrounding it into this one movie?
Looking more and more similar to USM, where Jonah isn't that big of a deal and Peter Parker is alot cooler. Thats the good news, because I think the USM version of Spidey and his world has alot to recommend it. The special effects also look very nice and I like that we are getting mechanical webshooters and science.
Now for the bad news. That scene with the kid in the car made me cringe a little, it was very schmaltzy. Based on the trailers I have seen, the movie seems to have a kind of confused identity. Is it an action film, a drama, a comic book film or a horror movie? My movie sense is saying that at least the marketers don't know what it is.
Kind of indifferent to GwenJ's presence and the Captain Stacy character. But part of me really is hoping Captain Stacy will be on Spidey's side.
Last edited by Scott Taylor; 05-15-2012 at 01:18 PM.
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