What Would Spidey Do?
He even points to the webshooter on his wrist when he's talking about it. There's no room for ambiguity.
The music cues are really dark in that scene. If I didn't know better, I'd swear I would half-expect Norman to pop up and snap Gwen's neck right in front of Peter.
Okay, with regards to the carjacker clip now that we've seen in full, there are quite a few question I have:
1. How did Spidey get into the back seat of a locked car before the carjacker broke into it? Does he have Nightcrawler's powers now?
2. If he somehow managed to get into the car before the carjacker, how did Spidey know which car the carjacker would break into beforehand? I guess his spider-sense is now full-blown precognition?
3. How does the carjacker not even notice Spider-Man is in the backseat of the car? Granted it is somewhat dark, but I think it would be pretty darn easy to see somebody in a red and blue outfit sitting in the backseat. Unless the guy is really that visually impaired.
4. When Spidey first webs the guy inside the car, you can see that the web attaches to both the carjacker's mouth and arm. But then in the very next cut, they've suddenly vanished. So where did the webbing go? I thought it was supposed to dissolve in an hour, not instantaneously. Nice consistency with the visual effects there, filmmakers.
5. How does Spidey get out of the back seat of the car and behind the carjacker without opening the back door or rolling down the windows? I don't remember seeing the inside light coming on which usually happens when anyone opens a car door. More teleportation powers, I guess.
6. If this scene is taking place as rumored spoilers:
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after Uncle Ben is killed but before he apprehends his Uncle's killer (he's apparently checking the carjacker's wrist to see if he has the same tattoo as the guy who killed Uncle Ben) then why is Spidey making with the wisecracking, as well as being a complete douchebag besides? Spider-Man fans know that whenever someone he loves gets killed or seriously hurt, Spidey stops making jokes. If Spidey merely suspected this guy killed his Uncle, I doubt he would be toying with him and acting like a complete douche towards him.
7. When an abbreviated version of this scene showed up months earlier, Marc Webb explained that the reason why Spidey is acting the way he is at that moment is because he's "feeling drunk on his power" and "having a really good time." But if this scene is taking place spoilers:
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after his Uncle Ben's murder, wouldn't he have stopped "feeling drunk on his power?"
8. What kind of cop (even if it is a New York cop) tries to shoot a person and nearly kills another in the process immediately after he tells the guy to freeze? Granted, Spidey is making a move towards him somewhat, but hasn't this cop ever heard of the concept of a "warning shot?"
9. What brought the motorcycle cop there in the first place? More importantly, what brought all the other cop cars there? We didn't exactly see the motorcycle cop call for back-up. Did they all respond to shots being fired within a span of ten seconds? Were they part of some sting operation to catch the carjacker that Spidey inadvertently interfered with? Was the guy parking the car part of it? If so, how do the cops know that was the car the carjacker would steal? And if it was a sting operation, why go through all this effort to catch one measly carjacker?
10. Why is Spidey, a guy who can literally leap across buildings, climb walls, and has devices which allow him to create webbing for him to swing on, literally running away from the scene down a busy street? If he's able to somersault over that cop with such ease, what was to stop him from leaping onto the building and scampering away? Wouldn't that have been safer as opposed to running into traffic and leaping onto moving vehicles?
I know, it seems like I'm nitpicking and this is a two minute scene out of a 136 minute-long movie so we have yet to see it in it's proper context, but as it stands, nothing about this scene, IMO, makes any sense whatsoever.
Last edited by stillanerd; 06-16-2012 at 03:21 PM.
I'm hyped for this movie.
Last edited by EmperorKell-El; 06-16-2012 at 01:48 PM.
ah, yeah I just went off the search results which only gave me domestic results. Tricky. My mistake.
Doesn't change the end result though. Sony is just moved into Marvel's position. Extremely unlikely that the cross-promotion is going to get all that many people that the Avengers or Spider-Man didn't get by themselves. I'm still not entirely sure how Avatar did what it did, honestly.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.-C.S.Lewis
Yeah, seriously, when it some studio going to get the bright idea to release a superhero flick in December like Cameron did with Titanic & Avatar wherein they're big openings and then just keep basically doing the same numbers for months because January & February are wastelands.
Oh well, I guess they *really* want them as Christmas presents DVD/Blu Rays, which is also another revenue stream.