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(Huffington Post)   The most unrealistic part of Spider-Man wasn't the giant lizard, the human spider, or Emma Stone as a blonde; no, it was product placement   ( divider line
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13839 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 05 Jul 2012 at 11:08 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-06 09:36:19 AM  
2 votes:
Meh. I rather just see The Avengers again.
2012-07-06 12:02:10 AM  
2 votes:
Can someone explain to me why a movie that first came out 10 years ago needs a remake telling the same exact farking story? The original 2002 movie still holds up extremely well and so do the followups. Not even being snarky I just don't get why anyone would be retarded enough to pay for the same story again.
2012-07-05 11:41:35 PM  
2 votes:
That movie gets a HYUUUUUUGE MEH from me. First, I hate movies that film scenes specifically for 3D. Second, there were too many of those dumb awkward teenage moments between Parker and Gwen. Felt like the movie was made for MTV teens. Third, I didn't think there was enough fighting between Spidey and Croc.
2012-07-05 11:11:17 PM  
2 votes:
Emma Stone is a natural blonde, submitter.
2012-07-05 11:10:05 PM  
2 votes:
Seriously - I consider myself pretty computer saavy. I don't think I've ever used Bing in my life. Does anyone ? While we're on the topic, is there anyone out there who actually uses Google+ ?

Must suck to be the latecomer. Just ask the HP Tablet.
2012-07-05 08:29:06 PM  
2 votes:
Does anybody actually say "bing it"? I've never heard anybody say that, ever.

Reminds me when google maps was starting to surpass mapquest, people would still say "mapquest it" even when basically everyone was using google.
2012-07-06 08:47:36 AM  
1 vote:
Spiderman is getting over $200 million in marketing support from various partners hawking anything from cereal to fingernail polish. The biggest complaint I've been hearing about the movie, besides it sucks, is that it concentrated too much on making it feel like a Twilight movie in order to attract girls.

2012-07-06 08:43:55 AM  
1 vote:
this movie is a shameless cash in on something we saw a few years ago. You're sheep for throwing money at it and you should feel bad about yourself. Give the rights back to Marvel and let them make their own movie. Or better yet, let Spiderman rest for a few years.
2012-07-06 03:53:54 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-07-06 02:29:37 AM  
1 vote:
The problem isn't the product placement. The problem is the product placement that grinds the show to a halt to tell you that the product's being placed. What's the matter with a guy just driving an F-150 past a Coke billboard, then through a McDonald's drive through for a Big Mac and fries? Instead, they have to say, "Hey! Let's get in my F-150 and we can drive to McDonalds for a Big Mac, fries and a Coke!"

/No problem with someone drinking a Coke.
//Problem with someone then saying "Ahh! That Coke was delicious!"
2012-07-06 02:26:15 AM  
1 vote:
I use Bing quite a bit but I usually try Goodsearch first. I quit using Google a while back so I could be smug about it on the internet which funnily enough is the same reason I started using it when it first came out.

As far as Spiderman goes- I loved the movie. I do wish they would have taken some time away from the soap opera crap and spent it on the lizard to make him more creepy and making his master plan feel more like a threat. I just never felt like there was enough of a struggle but it was still great.

Also the Raimi Spiderman movies captured the feel of New York, it may have been a fake movie New York that doesn't exist but you still felt like he was in fake movie New York which is part of the charm of Spiderman for me. Not really that big of a deal, I still really liked the movie. Nolan's Gotham has the same problem, it doesn't feel like Gotham but Burton's felt too much like it, almost like a caricature of Gotham.

Don't get mad internet, I love Nolan's Batman.
2012-07-06 02:20:37 AM  
1 vote:
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This, this is why I won't see this movie and am dismayed that it appears to be doing well. Give Marvel all of the rights. ALL OF THE RIGHTS. I trust Marvel studios a hell of a lot more than Sony, who is just one coke line away from Spidey 3. Fox also needs to get out of the X-Men business after X-Men 3 and Wolverine. The more money this makes, the less likely Marvel gets their rights back, and the greater the danger for a terrible Spider-man reboot/rights extension movie to get made. Stop buying the knock-offs. Only buy genuine Marvel studios movies!
2012-07-06 01:51:07 AM  
1 vote:
Is this movie as terribly miscast as it looks?

At this point, I'd rather that they do some sort of film version of Ultimate Spider-Man. Maybe cast Donald Glover as Miles Morales.
2012-07-06 01:20:12 AM  
1 vote:

shower_in_my_socks: Then he trips and falls in front of Uncle Ben and suddenly there's a gun, and it falls out. And then for absolutely no farking reason, Uncle Ben feels compelled to charge the dude and wrestle him over the gun. The dude wasn't threatening anybody with the gun, he hadn't shot anybody. It just fell out.

You must have been in the bathroom when Ben was talking about doing the right thing just because it's the right thing. And he stopped the guy because he was obviously a criminal, the shop keeper was screaming for someone to stop him.
2012-07-06 12:45:56 AM  
1 vote:
Thanks everyone for voting with their wallets and telling the studios we want more mediocrity!
2012-07-06 12:38:51 AM  
1 vote:

shower_in_my_socks: The bad guy stole a few bucks from an open cash register. It wasn't even armed robbery. No gun. Just petty theft. Then he trips and falls in front of Uncle Ben and suddenly there's a gun, and it falls out. And then for absolutely no farking reason, Uncle Ben feels compelled to charge the dude and wrestle him over the gun. The dude wasn't threatening anybody with the gun, he hadn't shot anybody. It just fell out. And then, he dies instantly. No final moment between them. Nope, the dude's just dead. Maybe here the writers finally realized they needed to mix-up the first act some more from the 2002 version, but everything about that scene was inferior to Raimi's take on it.

Oh, and they never said THE line. The quintessential Spider-Man line. "With great power, comes great responsibility." Sure, the word "responsibility" was used at some point by Uncle Ben, but he never explicitly said it. He danced around saying it with his long winded "People with gifts have a moral obligation blah blah blah" speech after Peter embarrassed Flash in the school gym. People could argue that the line was used enough in the trilogy, but hey, new continuity, put the line in there. It's not a good Spider-Man tale without the line.
2012-07-06 12:14:47 AM  
1 vote:
I love product placement.
I think if more movies did it, they'd care less about pirating because it just means that more people are going to see the commercials..
2012-07-06 12:04:59 AM  
1 vote:
The Bing search was a minor distraction compared to everything else that was wrong with the new Spider-man flick.


- A plot that was nearly identical to the first Raimi film, and written so half-assed that it reminded me how great Raimi's take was. No real emotional buildup to anything - stuff just "happens" with no impact. Several plotlines got dropped completely or had no purpose, like The Lizard on the bridge looking for his boss who fired him. Why was he looking for him? Just to kill him? Because he failed and then there was no follow-up. And what about the dying rich guy that the research was supposed to be saving?

- We're supposed to buy it that in a giant metropolis, the girl Spidey just happens to have a crush on runs the internship program for the villain's lab AND is the daughter of the police captain who hates Spider-man? Even if that matches the comics, it's too much to coincidence to believe when delivered in one damn movie.

- So many eye-rolling moments, capped by the stupid crane sequence.

- No compelling villains - the bully at school turns out to be an OK guy after three scenes of being a d!ck, and The Lizard only sort of wants to do bad things, and has a half-baked idea of turning the whole city into lizard people.

The only positives were the actors, who I thought were good, although it was tough to buy the two leads as being high school age (both actors are well into their 20's and look it). And the visual effects were great in 3D.
2012-07-06 12:01:46 AM  
1 vote:

chewielouie: The product placement did not bother me at all. For me, it was just delightful to see, as expected, how wrong the Fark opinion that the movie would suck was. Although it wasn't perfect, and not as good IMO as Spider-Man 1 & 2, it was very good. The fight scenes were spectacular and it is BY FAR the most visually striking movie I have seen in 3D to date. If you thought Prometheus looked good, ASM looked better. Don't even bother arguing the point, it did. Also, the theatre I saw it in was equipped with Dbox motion seats seats. The chairs were made for this movie.

Finally, saw the trailer for The Hobbit. Relax people, it looks stunning.

Umm, better 3D than "Avatar"? Every other movie I've seen that had 3D, the 3D added nothing, with the exception of "Transformers 3", which still was nowhere near close to "Avatar." I don't expect this to come close either.
2012-07-05 11:53:08 PM  
1 vote:
I dunno, I think that the movies that show everybody using an iProduct, and nothing but an iProduct, is more obtrusive.
2012-07-05 11:46:08 PM  
1 vote:
I used Bing, once.

2012-07-05 11:34:54 PM  
1 vote:
Bing is much better because when you search for porn videos the preview images will show the actual video when you mouse over them.

Um... I mean Caturday videos. Yeah, that's the ticket.
2012-07-05 11:27:56 PM  
1 vote:
The worst product placement was Macy Gray in the first movie.
2012-07-05 11:26:37 PM  
1 vote:

MrEricSir: Every once in a blue moon Google is down for a few seconds, so I use Bing instead. It works okay, but not great. I'd give it a C+.

I used Bing once... just to see what it was like. I don't remember what I was searching for, but like the 4th or 5th result was Donkey Porn. I shiat you not.
2012-07-05 11:21:47 PM  
1 vote:
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She's never been hotter. Knee socks and boots in every scene.
Also, I liked the movie, it had some issues, but I was pretty glad I saw it.
2012-07-05 11:16:57 PM  
1 vote:
I saw the film opening night and managed to ignore the product placement. For me, the most unrealistic moment was when Spidey and Gwen are having a conversation on their cell phones that's crystal clear, even though he's walking into a sewer. I go into the underground parking of my building and I lose my signal.
2012-07-05 11:16:33 PM  
1 vote:

DeltaPunch: Does anybody actually say "bing it"? I've never heard anybody say that, ever.

No, but Microsoft really, really, really, really, really wants you to.
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