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hanso 7/4/2012 11:44:01 AM

 It's Osborn, story wise it doesn't make sense for the end scene to be anyone else but him.  He knew Connors, knew Peter's parents and Oscorp was featured throughout the flick.  Why would they just stick some random villain in the end?

shac2846 7/4/2012 11:47:29 AM

 The cityscape scenes were really good and definitely added to the 3d. I saw it in 3d IMAX and their were some shots that definitely stood out. I agree with Wise a few more of those could have fleshed out the look. Still amazed out how far the effects have come. I mean the city scenes did not stand out in Raimi's trilogy. Watching Spider-Man 2 on tv as I'm typing this and the effects were just not as good. Still a good flick though.

TheMovieGuy28 7/4/2012 11:58:52 AM

 @ Higgy, a tool in a suit is still a tool in a suit, no matter if he works for Disney or for Sony....

 

and just looking at some numbers, spidey took in 35 million on tuesday, I guess a record. Which is really like 28 on Tuesday with 7 mill at midnight showings.

So while the movie may take a decent sized 120-140 million dollar chunk over 4th of July, I hardly find that super impressive for a film that's supposed to be the brand new epic unseen, untold, and unwanted reboot.

I think people are just, ahem, marveling at the web slinging sequences. Need more than that to make a great film.

 

Also, in terms of acrobatics, the train fight in Spidey two with Doc Ock and Peter was better than any fight sequence I watch in the Amazing. Just callin em like I see em

Higgy 7/4/2012 12:51:30 PM

Haha, yeah I knew what you meant MovieGuy...you've been around long enough to know what's what.  I just thought I'd give you an elbow nudge in the ribs for the heck of it.  :)

InnerSanctum 7/4/2012 4:07:47 PM

 At the request of a persistant 8 year old...despite my reluctance and desire to sit by the pool...I ended up seeing this film.  I'll simply give the 8 year old review.  "Cool.  But, didn't I see this before?"  

InnerSanctum 7/4/2012 4:15:44 PM

 BTW, Spidey 2 still reigns as one of the best superhero films of all time.  Raimi has style.  The sugery scene when Doc Ock cuts loose (literally) is full on Raimi.  Amazing didn't top that film (or, the first one, IMO.)  I'll give it a C .   

Unfortunately, people can't seperate the first two films from the third film.  Which is a shame.  The third film's  Venom was forced down his throat.  That was not Raimi....that was studio execs interferance.  

Raimi, im my opinion, is one of the coolest directors working today.  His visuals are unique and can't be topped.  I like it when he allows himself to cut loose. 

Webb is a decent director, but his story's pacing was really messy.  

Wiseguy 7/4/2012 5:22:27 PM

aicn has a cool interview wit Rhys Ifans and contrary to what I thought he says the guy in the shadows is not Norman Osborn but an employee. Taking that at face value then I have to agree with the speculation that it may be Mysterio or the Chameleon

Wiseguy 7/4/2012 5:24:45 PM

And Spidey 2 it's the film that IMO started the downward trend for Spidey with all the over the top goofyness. Not to mention the incessant preaching, felt like a lecture from grandma or a priest during too many scenes

hanso 7/4/2012 5:43:40 PM

So Connors was visited by random Osborn muscle guy who is also a Spidey villain?  If its not Osborn it could be anyone then.    Maybe it was Elektro and he vanished with the lighting.  Scene was off anyway, they should've cut it out.  They ended cutting the scene a bit anyways from what was shown in the trailers, should've gone ahead and taken the whole thing out.

Spidey 2 is boring as hell!  That is all.

DaForce1 7/4/2012 5:45:19 PM

 SPOILERISH STUFF BELOW

 

 

 

 

 

Did anyone else have a problem with the fact that just about anyone could gain Spidey's powers as long as they walked into the spider room at Oscorp and got bit? Plus the whole idea behind issuing keycards to employees for security access is to know who is accessing certain rooms, not using a touchscreen with greasy fingerprints showing the 'pattern' to get in. 

Also this Peter is a douchebag. Uncle Ben dies, and instead of comforting his Aunt (you know, considering it was his fault that Ben got killed), he pretty much abandons her to go look for the guy all over the city. AND he finds the secret formula that his father hid from Oscorp and it's a formula that Conners talks about in his writings (we see it on Peter's internet searches), and he just gives it up to the guy without question. 

The Lizard still looks like a Goomba from the Super Mario Bros. movie. The CGI looked like CGI and was so pervasive throughout the movie that you could tell the studio didn't care about realism at that point and instead opted to do stupid freeze frames of Spidey posing in mid-swing to ape famous comic book covers. 

Finally, I'm getting tired of superhero movies where the hero and villain are tied together somehow. Also, in the comics a hero does the hero thing because it's the right thing to do, not because he/she has to fix a problem they created in the first place. Honestly, you're not a hero because you clean up your own mess, you're a hero because you do a selfless act that helps others without the expectation of getting anything back in return. Something that this 'reality' tv generation doesn't seem to understand.

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