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InnerSanctum 7/3/2012 6:16:47 PM

 ElBaz:  It is to cash in on the 4th of July six day weekend.  

rhaegar 7/3/2012 6:25:58 PM

I agree shac. Although I thought part three was terrible.  Raimi screwed up Venom and Spidey crying like a lil bitch. ahhhhhhh Don't get me started on that dance scene.  I'll check it out at some point.  TDKR is was what I'm waiting on.....

hanso 7/3/2012 6:32:51 PM

Movie rocked!  I want more now damnit! 

Lazarus, yes it did seem they were borrowing more elements from Ultimate Spider-Man.  As far as the "With great power comes great responsibility" it was kind of in there, they just worded differently.  In the scene where Ben tells Peter that his dad lived by a  certain philosophy, that was suppose to be the "great power great responsibility" speech.

Lizard looked better than in the pics, and I liked the fact that he talked.  I was kind of thinking he'd just be running around growling.  Didn't really like him as a villain in terms of motivation but the fight scenes were tight.

Also, I agree with Wise.  The last scene was suppose to be Norman Osborne.   He was hinted at throughout the movie so it had to be him. 

LOL@ the people hating on this flick cause it was suppose to be Twilight or some other nonsense.  Mofos got owned.

hanso 7/3/2012 6:36:46 PM

 And Aunt May must think Pete is a gay fight club or calling men to beat him up in the middle of the night a la the guy from Ted. 

If this is your first time in gay fight club, you have to fight!

soloshot 7/3/2012 8:10:24 PM

 The origin could have been done in less time.  The movie's pacing was all over the place.  I thought Garfield was great as Peter, and I really liked that he was "quippy".  That was sadly lacking in the Raimi films.  I hope that was not Osborn at the end...let's see Mysterio, Electro, Rhino or Kraven next go around...maybe save Norman for the third one.

death4sale 7/3/2012 8:28:48 PM

I thought it was alright. I think it was a good flick, just not great. I enjoyed it more than Spidey 1 and 3 but definitely not more than 2. This new film had too much awkward silence between Peter and Gwen. Spidey 2 stands as one of the pinnacles of comic book films. Spider-Man 2 was a damn near perfect comic book film. Alfred Molina's performance is probably one of the best villain performances in a comic film. While I like this new one and it rectified many problems such as Peter actually showing his brilliance and building mechanical web shooters, it was lacking something. What I really enjoyed about the Raimi series is that each film was about Peter having to learn a life lesson. I didn't feel that with this one and as good of actors as Martin Sheen and Sally Field are I didn't feel the same love for Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Cliff Robertson epitomized that role and Rosemary Harris had the perfect wise old lady voice. I still enjoyed this movie and really dug the fights between Spidey and Lizard. Also very happy they made Spidey a chatterbox and smartass while he's fighting. I will be open to a sequel, but what the frak was that end credit scene?

SPOILER:

Was that supposed to be Norman Osbourne in the cell with Curt Connors? I've seen some reviewers who suggests it is but that wouldn't make sense since Osbourne never developed the ability to teleport or disappear. And he was supposedly close to death. I'm hoping it was Mysterio which would make a little more sense.

vitieddie 7/3/2012 9:12:02 PM

 Will watch it this weekend ... will watch anything to do with comics and sci fi in the cinema lol

RodThunderBalls 7/3/2012 9:14:33 PM

Lazarus, back when Spiderman was in his infancy, geek was the mal-adjusted awkward teenager. They wrote him that way so the kids who read comics could relate to him more. So it' always been about relatability and now, it's about kids not really knowing they're place in this world. In any case, no matter what era you were born in, if you grew up without your parents, you'd be a little angsty. You're not going to grow up well adjusted and happy, but that wasn't the focus of story telling in those days.

You saw the movie, this version of Spiderman is more Bill Gates than the Toby Macguire one and he only had a dash of angst. It's not like it was the driving force of his character. Any kid growing up without parents is going to be curious of his past and it came through in this movie.

And Uncle Ben did teach Peter the those lessons in a couple of key scenes; after Peter gets in trouble with the principal and when he forgets to pick up Aunt May.

Tevii 7/3/2012 10:06:20 PM

Ok... just saw it.... BEST SPIDERMAN YET.... have a few complaints about the liberties they took with the origin, but overall, this is the closest we've been to the Spiderman we love in the comics.

Great movie and great job by the actors.

shac2846 7/3/2012 11:24:20 PM

 Just got back thought it was infinitely better than Raimi's certainly better than the 2001 original. Can't wait to see where it goes. And man did anyone think watching this how far effects have come in the ten years since the original. They have really perfected the actual character of spider-man in the cgi. 

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