Posted by Kiss lt at netcache-1114.public.svc.webtv.net on May 05, 2002 at 05:10:32:
In Reply to: Thoughts on the Spiderman flick posted by ScottMan on May 05, 2002 at 03:34:57:
Are you stupid because you're British, or are you British because you're stupid?
: Overall, it kicked ass. The intro was straight out of Batman, and Green Goblin = The Joker. Now, I know the Green Goblin was a total wacko, and it fit the character, but they could have done some not-so-rip-off scenes.
Rip-off-scenes? Was the tiny curb (that you oddly call "rip-offs") so high, that you get tripped up and became hell bent on not seeing Dafoe's superb acting talent in his portrait of a madman? That's pretty rude.
: That was horrible,
I agree. You should go bring him some candy to make up for your remarks.
: but the worst thing was the use of the Alpha Centauri Laser Cannon for Spidey's web. Totally took me out of the moment,
Because you know exactly how webbing that comes out of a man's wrist sounds like.
: and suddenly I was thinking about building up an army to take on the forces of the Megacorp and his evil Psyworms. The sound designer oughta be flogged for that one.
Yeah, because he got creative. What an asshole he is.
: Casting was perfect, although Willam Defoe could have tried to be a little more human.
Is Norman Osborn human? Yes. But is he rich? Yes. Like Lex Luthor, he could afford not to care. Do you know anything about these characters?
: The thanksgiving dinner was wonderful, as was the photo scene with MJ at the beginning, and...hell with it. EVERYTHING involving natural human interest was great. I never thought Raimi was capable of such subtlety. I honestly wished they'd do a whole movie just about Peter and MJ, Harry and his father, Jameson, Flash, and the rest.
What would they call it? Parker's Place? C'mon, I cannot even discribe how shitty of an idea that was.
: Exceptions: Peter getting on the bus at the start. HAR HAR he's a nerd we GET IT.
Damn that David Koepp! Damn him for doing his job in crafting an opening that opens the entire movie up for new fans!
: OOOH, even the GEEKY girl won't let him sit by him. WOW THAT'S SO HARSH.
You sound bitter.
: Or the OH NO MJ HAS A ROUGH HOME LIFE, LOOK THEY'RE ARGUING,
Yep. Sonsabitches. We just CAN'T establish the fact that even though a girl is popular at school, yet her father treats her like garbage, there's a person who sees past both sides and sets focus on the thing that really matters, who she really is. What were they THINKING!?
: SEE SEE I CAN BE GRITTY. Jesus, Sam. Quit bashing us over the head. Try realism.
After you just got through praising his ability to show "natural human interest" in such an honest matter? You are very confused.
: It's pretty cool in films sometimes, especially when it's called for.
Snide remarks? Watch out Exremely Talented Director Man! He's out of his cage tonight!
: I swear, that was worse than hearing Anakin say "So have you; grown more beautiful, I mean" to Amidala in that SW2 trailer.
But yet, not as worse as reading your backward ass post.
: Some of the most memorable stuff: MJ asking, "Ohmigod Spiderman asked about me? What did he say?"
... what? I bet you creamed your shorts at the Scooby Doo trailer, right?
: The look on Peter's face as he goes after Ben's killer. Spiderman's appearance at the wrestling arena. The aforementioned Thanksgiving scene. And of course the bittersweet ending which could have been a horrible "get the girl at the end," but rather surprised me. (And I was rather surprised to be so rather surprised like that.)
Why? We all know Parker didn't get Mary Jane until waaaay later. Are you grasping at straws now?
: Overall, like I said, great flick. It was everything I expected, and the well-done characterization actually took my mind off of where exactly Peter's webs came from (though I still don't quite understand why they changed that).
Because if he has all the other abilities of a spider, why shouldn't he be able to create organic webbing? That's right. There's no reason. Are you hurt by the change? Do you now have cancer? Then shut up and realize it was for the better, right along with making the spider mutated instead of making it radioactive. This is why they (the producers and director) didn't ask your opinion to begin with.
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