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Still waiting for the Twonunpackmule reboot
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Well, it just didn't bother me. I could totally understand why that guy wanted to help Spiderman. It was cheesy...sure, but it wasn't out of this world cheesy. It wasn't Raimi or Whedon cheesy. It didn't make me roll my eyes and groan.
I really liked the tonality of this film. It was serious and light hearted. It swung around with ease.
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07-09-2012 12:35 AM #117
nope I dont like it the fight scenes in the movie, the plot was good and the serious tone correct, but the fight scenes are boring, even the fight of Venom vs Spidey was better than any of the film.
07-09-2012 09:29 AM #118Member
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Both me and my wife are firmly annoyed by this movie.
In fact, I'm more forgiving of it than she was.
For everything the movie did that I felt was right, there were other problems that kept on pulling away from the goodwill it created.
First, Peter is not supposed to be a sullen teen. A big part of the character is that he has a good relationship with Aunt May. In this case, Aunt May isn't much of a character. I'm not sure how many lines she got - five? six?
I was glad to see Uncle Ben developed a little more.
By rewriting Uncle Ben's death, we got a Spider-Man who wasn't driven by guilt and a sense of responsibility. He's driven by a desire for revenge, without any of the lessons using his abilities properly.
When he decides to chase after the Lizard by the end of the movie, he's not doing it because it's the right thing to do. He's doing it because he feels personally responsible for creating the Lizard.
These things don't make it a movie about a hero.
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07-13-2012 07:11 PM #120
I'm a little late to the party, but...
...I just got back from seeing this and, well... I liked it.
I realized this in rewatching the original trilogy (with the new BDs) in a runup to the "reboot", but in retrospect, the Raimi movies kinda feel like exercises in making money and that's about it. (If a decent story was told in the process--as was the case with Spidey 2--so be it.) Raimi totally fucked the franchise with 3, true, but he fumbled plenty in the other two movies.
Things that, I personally feel, this new one got right in a lot of cases. And this new cast was amazing. They totally nailed their characters, and actually made me care. (Maybe because, as so many others across the web have said, this one had heart.) There's an organic-ness to the characters and their storylines in the new one, which I think each of the trilogy pictures lacked.
And it's funny, 'cause before seeing it, I'd have thought Webb's movie was going to be the one solely concerned with making money at the sacrifice of character, etc. (considering that Sony only made it to retain the rights, can you blame me?) I was wrong and I'm glad.
Frankly, I'm surprised. Didn't expect this at all.Steve Zissou: Anne-Marie, do all the interns get Glocks?
Anne-Marie Sakowitz: No, they all share one.
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