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Offline Diddly

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #450 on: July 3, 2012, 04:25 AM »
I thought it SUCKED. Spent way too much time on high school shenanigans, and Peter was only Spider-Man for maybe 20% of the movie. I paid to see Spider-Man, not High School Musical.

I'm also interested in Rob's thoughts on the CGI, if he sees it. I know he criticized it during the initial trailers, and everything looked like a video game cutscene to me... not good at all.

Yeah Emma Stone was hot though.

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #451 on: July 3, 2012, 10:30 AM »
We're not able to go until tomorrow, but I can't wait.  From the trailers and clips I've seen so far, it looks pretty good to me....and Garfield seems to embody Peter Parker pretty well.  Many reviews have said he is nearly perfect in the role (as with Stone), even if the movie itself isn't perfect.  The main drawbacks I've seen in most reviews is that they are redoing the origin, which I guess I can understand.  When you know it so well, it seems like they are just repeating themselves.  It is unavoidable, but it is too bad that it will just get compared to the original Spider-Man, although it is a different start altogether.  Anyways, still looking forward to seeing it.

I've been watching the Raimi movies recently leading up to this new one, and still enjoy those as well (although not 3 as much obviously).  Spider-Man 2 remains one of my favorite movies, and the original one is great too.  Watching it again last week though, part of me starts to see how it has aged a bit and maybe isn't as strong of a story overall as it originally seemed.  I still enjoy it, don't get me wrong, but I start to see the faults a bit more now than I used to.  Fun movie though, and it was a exciting year with this and AOTC both being released.

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #452 on: July 3, 2012, 03:54 PM »
I liked it.  I don't feel that too much time was wasted in the school, but parts from the first movie are recycled and I didn't care for that.  Did they have to be the same?  I no read comics so don't know.  Stan Lee cameo was nice as usual.  Never liked Tobey as Spiderman...
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« Reply #453 on: July 3, 2012, 04:16 PM »
I actually liked Tobey as Parker/SM because he was an unexpected choice and I thought he rose to the occasion and that impressed me.  But, having now seen Garfield in the role, I liked him better. 

I'm only a passing fan of Spider-Man, never read much of him in comics, but knew the origins story obviously, and had some idea of his rogues gallery.  But my main exposure to him was in the various cartoons over the years and he's always been a wiseass as Spidey and I thought Garfield captured that better.  Plus his fights as Spider-Man seemed more like "Spider-Man" than Tobey's did.  Even though I didn't mind the change in webbing for the first trilogy, I have to say that I was really excited to see the web shooters make a comeback.

It was also nice that even though they retread the origins story, they didn't go with Green Goblin as the first villain and that was a great choice.  It's one of the reasons that I liked Batman Begins so much, they picked an unexpected villlain rather than going with the Joker straight out of the gate.  Now, if only we could get an X-Men movie where Magneto didn't end up being the main bad guy...

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #454 on: July 3, 2012, 08:20 PM »
Now, if only we could get an X-Men movie where Magneto didn't end up being the main bad guy...

We got one - last summer - X-Men: First Class, Magneto and Professor X were on the same side for about 95% of the movie, it wasn't until the end of the movie he went bad...

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Back on topic.... I'm going to see it tonight, can't wait, have been looking forward to this. I just hope they can keep the series going with the current schedule they have planned - I think they already have sequels planned for 2014 and 2016 - better to strike while Garfield is still young and can easily get away with portraying a teen/20-something Peter Parker.

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« Reply #455 on: July 3, 2012, 08:44 PM »
Yeah, I hope they can keep with this schedule as well.  I know that the first sequel is definitely scheduled for May of 2014, and hopefully we'll get a third not long after that.  I was reading an interview yesterday with the producers (Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach), and they strongly hint that they are looking at a Sinister Six team up down the road.  They mentioned that Avengers (as a team up movie) seemed to be doing alright for itself, and that it would be interesting.  I know something like that could go horribly wrong, but at the same time, the fan in me would love to see it.

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #456 on: July 3, 2012, 09:39 PM »
I actually liked Tobey as Parker/SM because he was an unexpected choice and I thought he rose to the occasion and that impressed me.

I think after seeing him in pleasantville ruined it for me as him being a superhero + I never read the comics, but watched the toons in the 90's so the character never really fit him imo.
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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #457 on: July 4, 2012, 08:43 PM »
Saw Spider-Man and loved it.  I liked the Raimi ones a lot, especially the second one, but I think I actually preferred this one.  Really good.
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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #458 on: July 4, 2012, 09:15 PM »
Saw it this afternoon as well, and loved it.  Now to be honest, I'd be pretty excited for about any Spider-Man movie that was coming out, as I tend to just be happy to see my favorite hero on the big screen.  I thought it was a great movie though, and Garfield is pretty spot on as Peter Parker.  I was a fan of the Raimi movies (again, Spidey 2 is one of my all time favorites), but I think this new franchise is off to a great start and I can't wait to see where they go from here.

I can see where some people are pointing out the fact that some of it seems like "been there, done that", simply because they include the origin in this movie again and it hits some similar beats.  That being said, I think this origin is better than what we saw in the original Spider-Man.  Looking at the two movies objectively, and not just which one came first, I think this one had a better overall story and stronger acting and characterization.  Emma Stone is lovely of course, and I thought the Lizard turned out well too.  Also, if it hasn't been mentioned, stay through the credits as there is a scene about mid-way through that sets up a sequel (but is also confusing to some degree).  Anyways, overall, it was a great movie and may be my favorite Spidey to date just due to the portrayal of Peter and having a wise-crackin' Spidey.  I didn't have a problem with Tobey, but this Spider-Man was closer to what I think of from the comics I've been buying since I was 5.  Great stuff.

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #459 on: July 12, 2012, 09:58 AM »
I saw Spidey last weekend.  It was ok, but it didn't blow me away.  I felt a lot of the character scenes dragged on and weren't that interesting.  But then I'm not in the Emma Stone fan club like Eric.  She's fine but she doesn't enthrall me.  The action scenes were better.  I'm a bit tired of the obligatory "the citizens of New York save Spider-Man" plot point.

It was a decent set-up film.  It accomplished what it needed to as a reboot.  I liked how the origin was handled and the mechanical web spinners... though I can't image how Parker was the first person ever bitten by those industrial spiders.

PS: Those were about the most ridiculous "high school" kisses I've seen on film.  It almost felt like watching porn...
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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #460 on: July 28, 2012, 11:06 AM »
The Cut scene confused me too. 

Is this a story taken from an "Alternate Universe" or something?  Or just somebody deciding to re-imagine the whole thing?

Admittedly my Spiderman knowledge comes from "The Amazing Spiderman and Friends" on Saturday mornings and the occasional stack of comic books that were thrown in my lap at the beginning of family road trips.

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #461 on: July 28, 2012, 11:14 AM »
These movies are based on the Ultimate Spider-Man books, which re-imagined and modernized the origin.  Mostly similar, but with details changed.
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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #462 on: September 28, 2012, 06:30 PM »
Garfield and Marc Webb are signed up for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.  Looking to start filming next year with a May 2014 release.

Emma Stone hasn't signed yet but is "in talks."

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #463 on: January 28, 2013, 08:15 PM »
In addition to Jamie Foxx playing Electro, it sounds like Paul Giamatti has been cast (or is at least in talks) to play the Rhino:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/28/paul-giamatti-to-play-rhino-in-the-amazing-spider-man-2

It also mentions that Felicity Jones has been cast in an "unspecified role".  Betty Brant perhaps?

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Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« Reply #464 on: January 28, 2013, 10:48 PM »
Terrible casting choices for the villains so far