5 Rules for a Spider-Man Reboot Comments - Mania.com


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NDorado 11/4/2009 7:46:36 AM

I agree with most of your suggestions EXCEPT for the mask thing.  In film, you need to see a character's face for the more intimate scenes -- a full mask hides all that emotion.  It's fine for the wideshot action scenes but its fine in comics where thought-balloons reveal what a character is thinking and artists can add subtle details to convey a frown or a smirk even through a mask, but it's much more difficult to do that in a live action movie, especially when the mask hides all facial nuances by the actor.


ddiaz28 11/4/2009 8:24:33 AM

Just because the third film screwed the pooch a bit doesn't mean the first two weren't amazing.  We definitely don't need a reboot just a refocusing.  The third one got bloated with too many villains and too much cheese.  Keep it simple and for God sakes no dancing or singing numbers!

AFWICK14 11/4/2009 8:50:53 AM

Flint since your a fan of that GAY GI Joe character (yes worst one ever) I know that you don't want to to see Kristen topless throughout, instead you want Toby throughout and you love BeeGee's scene.

timesobserver 11/4/2009 9:05:58 AM

What, Flint was gay? I thought he had a thing with LadyJay? Why am I always the last one to know about these things?

Anyway, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I don't think I would disagree to a recast of Spidey and MJ. MJ needs to look hot and sadly, Dustin, while pretty, doesn't have that right look about her.

Toby, well, he cries too much for me and since I saw a lot of it in the last film, with the dancing, to me, he's a weak actor to be playing someone like Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

I think the third movie really changed my perception of him. He was great in the first two but the third, well, the damage has been done.

Does anyone have Ramin's e-mail and can give him a link to this page? That way, he can see what the fans really want out of the next one. (I'm sure Sony/Marvel must have interns reading these comments and reading the articles to get a feel for what the fans want. That's what I would do if I were them.)


obsidian 11/4/2009 9:23:53 AM

hmm..sounds like you want the next Spidey movies to be exactly like the Spectacular Spiderman cartoon....Weren't all these suggestions already incorporated into that toon?

mbeckham1 11/4/2009 9:27:23 AM

Flint not only had a thing with Lady Jay but also had a serious flirt on with the Baroness.  I don't know where AFWICK14 is getting his information but the Flint I know is a player. 

timesobserver 11/4/2009 9:30:59 AM

True, Obsidian, we do want these changes in the next Spidey movie. Spectacular Spider-Man did a great job but now it's time that Ramini and company do the same.

MBeckham1, I forgot that Flint flirted with the Baroness. She was hot too. And really, it would be great to have  a guilt-free fling with her. I mean, she is a bad guy, so it's not like she's looking for a long-term relationship. She's probably in some dark corners with a couple of Cobra troopers anyway when Despero isn't around.

Man, I think too much about this stuff! :-)

savagelee 11/4/2009 9:31:43 AM

 Man, I'd love to see a spider-movie which was "fun".

Sadly, my number 1 rule is still "Recast the whole franchise," which means I ain't going to be getting what I want any time soon. 

Ozymandas 11/4/2009 9:32:48 AM

I agree with these 5 rules for the most part with two exceptions:

"A 10-minute sequence at the beginning of the movie with a Stan Lee voiceover explaining the story will be enough."

10 minutes is a long time, but the origin should be adressed. Spidey/Parker could reminisce - "It feels like it was only yesterday when that spider bit me and I got these amazing powers." - and boom, it's out of the way. You could expand on that but it shouldn't take up more than 5 minutes, tops.

"It might seem like a minor nitpick, but the rest of the (incredibly iconic) costume is dead-on."

Big disagreement, there. I've never had a problem with the eyes - Spidey-artists have been taking artistic license with them for years - and I can live with the "raised webs" on the costume. I'd even be fine if they went with darker hues of red & blue, or even if they wanted to replace the blue segments of the costume with black. The one thing that really bothered me with the costume since the first movie is the web pattern on the mask. There should be one vertical line above the center of the mask, between the eyes, not 2 vertical lines in a "V" pattern. I never understood why this change was made, other than maybe Alex Ross felt the need to put his own personal stamp on the design.

One addition to your list I'd make, is to bring back Parker's scientific know-how. Back in the day, it was often Spidey's understanding of how his foes' powers worked & his ability to cobble something together to counteract them that defeated his enemies.

gauleyboy420 11/4/2009 9:50:24 AM


It's TOO SOON, and it's not as if any of these movies (even #3) were as bad as AngHulk....


SPIDEY 3 was not good, but it wasn't as bad as you nancy boys are making it out to be. (it's pretty bad though)




FUK IT!!!!

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