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(Topless Robot)   Meet the new Harry Osborn, not the same as the old Harry Osborn   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 70
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2012-12-03 08:44:06 PM  
Jamie better yell "where is my supersuit woman!" at least once.
Amidoingthisright?
 
2012-12-03 08:48:33 PM  
Didn't watch the reboot yet, but sounds like the villain creep which wrecked the original Spiderman trilogy. Too many bad guys.
 
2012-12-03 08:49:24 PM  
I'm so sick of Spiderman.
 
2012-12-03 08:54:22 PM  
He's exactly the same as the old Harry Osborn. Young star on the rise set to break it big.
 
2012-12-03 08:59:05 PM  
He needs a braided rug haircut to pull off the look.
 
2012-12-03 09:00:35 PM  

simplicimus: Didn't watch the reboot yet, but sounds like the villain creep which wrecked the original Spiderman trilogy. Too many bad guys.


No, what destroyed the original trilogy was Sam Rami being forced to do Venom when he didnt want to and deciding to do a piss poor job of it, i mostly blame the studio, but hes not without fault. That and emo spiderman.

The reboot was better than 3, but thats not saying much.
 
2012-12-03 09:01:32 PM  
So many retreads, so many characters repeated ad nauseum, so few new universes.

Ahh, well, that's a problem that's Older Than Rome. I'm sure people were grousing that the new play by Gallius Suetonius Antonius was just a rehashing of Aristophanes' The Birds.
 
2012-12-03 09:07:25 PM  
I just watched Chronicle today on Netflix. Weird.

/wasn't impressed
 
2012-12-03 09:07:48 PM  
Chronicle was fantastic. Not a fan of "found footage" movies, but I really liked the movie
 
2012-12-03 09:08:21 PM  

swahnhennessy: He's exactly the same as the old Harry Osborn. Young star on the rise set to break it big.


difference being that James Franco is actually awesome?
 
2012-12-03 09:08:58 PM  

theorellior: So many retreads, so many characters repeated ad nauseum, so few new universes.

Ahh, well, that's a problem that's Older Than Rome. I'm sure people were grousing that the new play by Gallius Suetonius Antonius was just a rehashing of Aristophanes' The Birds.


Well they could make the Age of Apocalypse for the X-Men, and Nobody gets out Alive for the FF.
 
2012-12-03 09:13:59 PM  
I liked Chronicle. He can certainly pull off whiny self-entitled nerd.
 
2012-12-03 09:17:04 PM  
FTFA: newcomers Shailene Woodley and Jamie Foxx, latter of whom will play villain Electro

WTF!?!? Last I checked, Electro was a redneck, a-hole former public utility worker. Emphasis on the redneck. Michael Clarke Duncan pulled off Kingpin in Daredevil with style and skill, and Jamie Foxx is an excellent actor, but I just don't see this.
 
2012-12-03 09:18:10 PM  

CSM101: swahnhennessy: He's exactly the same as the old Harry Osborn. Young star on the rise set to break it big.

difference being that James Franco is actually awesome?


And he looks older than 13.

Honestly, this new franchise is just mind boggingly stupid. "The Amazing Spider Man" was just a lesser copy of the 2002 movie, nothing was as good. But it had IPHONEZ!!11 F'n ridiculous.

It may be just me, but isn't Peter Parker not 15 in the comics? In the 90's, I and all my friends were just under the impression he was a dude in his late 20's or so. He had the build of a fully grown man, etc. Then the 2002 movie comes out and he's a student. Ok I guess, they're starting over. But now with the reboot, they're starting even younger and waifier it seems. Moronic.

There is so much wrong with it, I don't have the time nor the interest to go through it all. Taking a read through the negative reviews on RT about covers it.

How is the story not out that Sony is just doing it to keep the franchise, not to move the art along? Or to tell a story that hasn't been done? Like how is that not common knowledge enough for this not to stop people seeing it?

/torrented it out of morbid curiosity
//I want my GB back
 
2012-12-03 09:19:03 PM  

Confabulat: I liked Chronicle. He can certainly pull off whiny self-entitled nerd.


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2012-12-03 09:19:03 PM  
No more goblins though, please, Green or Hob, we were all sick of it before the third one. Electro... interesting choice, kind of low on the totem pole as far as Spider-mans rogues gallery goes, but he only has a handful of antagonists that arent totally lame. I think the only ones left that wouldnt be a retread (hydro-man is basically sandman with water instead of sand...) or too much of a crossover into another genre (vampires and werewolves), or just plain old deformed mobsters ala Dick Tracey are who? Chamelon, Kraven, Mysterio, Rhino, Scorpion and Vulture? Throw one or two of them in with a Felicia Harvey/Black Cat love triangle and youve got yourself a movie.
 
2012-12-03 09:19:20 PM  

simplicimus: Well they could make the Age of Apocalypse for the X-Men, and Nobody gets out Alive for the FF.


What? Are you crazy? THOSE PLOTS WON'T FOCUS GROUP-WORTH DIDDLEY! Everyone knows only reboots of origin stories could possibly get butts in seats.
 
2012-12-03 09:24:05 PM  
Not looking good for Gwen.

/swik
 
2012-12-03 09:28:39 PM  
In before the farkers who get their panties in a bunch over Variety-speak.

/skedded
 
2012-12-03 09:28:54 PM  

buntz: Chronicle was fantastic. Not a fan of "found footage" movies, but I really liked the movie


Agreed, and this guy was partly responsible for that. He'll make a superb Harry Osborn.

That being said, I'm not too keen on this sequel.
 
2012-12-03 09:33:45 PM  
the important question is, what does he think of the pie?
 
2012-12-03 09:36:09 PM  

theorellior: simplicimus: Well they could make the Age of Apocalypse for the X-Men, and Nobody gets out Alive for the FF.

What? Are you crazy? THOSE PLOTS WON'T FOCUS GROUP-WORTH DIDDLEY! Everyone knows only reboots of origin stories could possibly get butts in seats.


Who, at this point, doesn't know the origin stories of Spiderman, the FF or Captain America? Give me Namor or even the Mole Man. Anything new.
 
2012-12-03 09:42:01 PM  

simplicimus: Who, at this point, doesn't know the origin stories of Spiderman, the FF or Captain America? Give me Namor or even the Mole Man. Anything new.


That's the point. Everyone knows, so that's what everyone supposedly wants to see. Because it's safe, easy marketing. You don't get the blockbuster sales figures that make the suits happy without sliding down Lowest Common Denominator Lane. Why else was this new Spider-Man reboot successful enough to get a sequel?
 
2012-12-03 09:43:57 PM  

Apos: buntz: Chronicle was fantastic. Not a fan of "found footage" movies, but I really liked the movie

Agreed, and this guy was partly responsible for that. He'll make a superb Harry Osborn.

That being said, I'm not too keen on this sequel.


I like how Chronicle subverted the found footage thing by having the villain suspend his camera with telekinesis. Made sense and better served the story from a filmmaking angle.
 
2012-12-03 09:47:23 PM  

theorellior: simplicimus: Who, at this point, doesn't know the origin stories of Spiderman, the FF or Captain America? Give me Namor or even the Mole Man. Anything new.

That's the point. Everyone knows, so that's what everyone supposedly wants to see. Because it's safe, easy marketing. You don't get the blockbuster sales figures that make the suits happy without sliding down Lowest Common Denominator Lane. Why else was this new Spider-Man reboot successful enough to get a sequel?


I guess you're correct. We've had two Spider-man origins, two Hulk origins and two X-Men origins.
 
2012-12-03 09:48:23 PM  
Jamie Foxx, latter of whom will play villain Electro.

I AM ELECTRO. MY BRAIN IS BIGGER THAN YOURS.
 
2012-12-03 09:49:58 PM  

Phaeon: Apos: buntz: Chronicle was fantastic. Not a fan of "found footage" movies, but I really liked the movie

Agreed, and this guy was partly responsible for that. He'll make a superb Harry Osborn.

That being said, I'm not too keen on this sequel.

I like how Chronicle subverted the found footage thing by having the villain suspend his camera with telekinesis. Made sense and better served the story from a filmmaking angle.


Yes indeed.
 
2012-12-03 10:03:33 PM  

olapbill: Jamie better yell "where is my supersuit woman!" at least once.
Amidoingthisright?


If Jamie = Samuel then yes, yes you are.
And good for you, your mother must just be so proud...
 
2012-12-03 10:08:24 PM  

moothemagiccow: the important question is, what does he think of the pie?


So sweet.
 
2012-12-03 10:19:41 PM  

sno man: olapbill: Jamie better yell "where is my supersuit woman!" at least once.
Amidoingthisright?

If Jamie = Samuel then yes, yes you are.
And good for you, your mother must just be so proud...


Thanks for not posting the "that's racist" kid.
 
2012-12-03 10:31:47 PM  

olapbill: sno man: olapbill: Jamie better yell "where is my supersuit woman!" at least once.
Amidoingthisright?

If Jamie = Samuel then yes, yes you are.
And good for you, your mother must just be so proud...

Thanks for not posting the "that's racist" kid.


If a picture is worth a thousand words, you got a bargain.
 
2012-12-03 10:45:36 PM  

Cyno01: simplicimus: Didn't watch the reboot yet, but sounds like the villain creep which wrecked the original Spiderman trilogy. Too many bad guys.

No, what destroyed the original trilogy was Sam Rami being forced to do Venom when he didnt want to and deciding to do a piss poor job of it, i mostly blame the studio, but hes not without fault. That and emo spiderman.

The reboot was better than 3, but thats not saying much.


I've said this before about SM3:

The first comic I ever bought was Amazing Spider-Man #300. I was four.

Venom (Eddie Brock incarnation) will always be my favorite character.

Sam Raimi didn't kill off Venom. He's alive at the end of the movie... along with Eddie Brock. Remember, the symbiote can pretty much take a planet to the face and keep moving. So, Pete thinks Venom's gone and goes home to... probably a webbed-up MJ who gets to watch her wuvver's spine torn through the top of his head. It'd be a sad ending... except for Sony brass piassing off Sam FARKING Raimi.

Then, it becomes a happy ending.

/Venom and Carnage are already trademarked by Sony for the movie series. Are you between 20 and 40? What Spidey movie do *YOU* want to see? Yeah, thought so. Same here.
//ASM #361-363. "Carnage Rules".
 
2012-12-03 10:55:49 PM  
That picture makes him look more than a little like Liam McPoyle
 
2012-12-03 11:01:26 PM  
I don't know if he's a good actor or not (haven't seen Chronicle), but he's nowhere near as good looking as James Franco in that photo.
 
2012-12-03 11:02:12 PM  

simplicimus: theorellior: So many retreads, so many characters repeated ad nauseum, so few new universes.

Ahh, well, that's a problem that's Older Than Rome. I'm sure people were grousing that the new play by Gallius Suetonius Antonius was just a rehashing of Aristophanes' The Birds.

Well they could make the Age of Apocalypse for the X-Men, and Nobody gets out Alive for the FF.


AOA would work better as a series of R-rated movies.
/It was incredibly dark
//Also, people would biatch about Iceman being CGI
 
2012-12-03 11:37:26 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: simplicimus: theorellior: So many retreads, so many characters repeated ad nauseum, so few new universes.

Ahh, well, that's a problem that's Older Than Rome. I'm sure people were grousing that the new play by Gallius Suetonius Antonius was just a rehashing of Aristophanes' The Birds.

Well they could make the Age of Apocalypse for the X-Men, and Nobody gets out Alive for the FF.

AOA would work better as a series of R-rated movies.
/It was incredibly dark
//Also, people would biatch about Iceman being CGI


Yes, AOA is very dark. But Watchmen wasn't exactly cheerful and it made bank.,
 
2012-12-04 12:38:57 AM  
I wonder if this one is also going to host the oscars stoned out of his gourd, piss away his acting career and end up directing 'arty' gay porn like the last one?
 
2012-12-04 01:29:20 AM  

Cyno01: That and emo spiderman.


I hated that movie, but I was actually okay with emo spidey.

I'm pretty sure the point they were trying to make with that is that the symbiote brings out your darker side. And Parker is such a goodie two shoes that his "dark side" was emo lounge lizard, as opposed to murderous psycho.

It helps to establish that the symbiote doesn't make Brock evil, it just brings out the evil within him and gives him the strength to let it go nuts. Eddie Brock is a worse person than Parker, is the point, rather than just some stupid jock the evil suit is "riding" for its own evil purposes.

The movie had plenty of stupid. That scene was cornball for a reason, though; to establish that Parker is a decent cornball kinda guy, at heart. He doesn't have enough bad in him for the symbiote to twist to anything dangerous.
 
2012-12-04 01:32:46 AM  

Phaeon: Apos: buntz: Chronicle was fantastic. Not a fan of "found footage" movies, but I really liked the movie

Agreed, and this guy was partly responsible for that. He'll make a superb Harry Osborn.

That being said, I'm not too keen on this sequel.

I like how Chronicle subverted the found footage thing by having the villain suspend his camera with telekinesis. Made sense and better served the story from a filmmaking angle.


Agreed. I liked Chronicle a lot. This actor won't be what makes the movie bad.
 
2012-12-04 01:52:49 AM  

Banacek: Agreed. I liked Chronicle a lot. This actor won't be what makes the movie bad.


Initially my reaction was that the entire thing that made Parker and Osborn's friendship/enimity work was that Peter was a hopeless nerd that was forced to do jock shiat because magical powers, and Harry was a jock and heart that was forced to get into nerd shiat because his father wouldn't allow anything less than being a scientific genius. They could bond over their shared feeling of being stuck in the entirely wrong place, and when they conflicted they sort of demonstrated different ways to react to similar background tragedy.

Basically my objection was going to be that this actor basically screams nerd from every wire of his spindly build, so it would be hard to pull off the basic physical contrast between tiny little spider dude and hulking guy on super-steroids.

But then I remembered that in this version, Peter is himself a die-hard jock who hates intellectual pursuits with a passion and is always trying to be an action hero in his daily life to begin with, exactly the opposite of the original concept for the character. So... well, I guess I see what they're doing there, then.
 
mhd
2012-12-04 03:00:36 AM  

simplicimus: Too many bad guys.


I'll say it again and again: No. A spidey movie should have lots of supervillains. As long as they are just there matter-of-factly, and you don't provide a full backstory for each of them. In the wake of the Avengers movie (I know, different studio), it might be finally time for other movies to admit that their superhero/-villain isn't a unique snowflake, that they actually live in a superhero universe (Earth 616 or not). Have the movie start out with some imbecile from Spidey's peanut gallery (Stiltman, Electro, the Shocker) rob a bank, only to be foiled and ultimately strung up on a lamppost. The way it's meant to be.

The main villain can have an extended plot, of course. I wouldn't mind costumed henchmen, by the way.

/And who cares about Harry Osborn?
 
2012-12-04 03:07:27 AM  
I'd recommend you check out Chronicle. I liked it far more than I was expecting to.
 
2012-12-04 03:37:32 AM  

mhd: simplicimus: Too many bad guys.

I'll say it again and again: No. A spidey movie should have lots of supervillains. As long as they are just there matter-of-factly, and you don't provide a full backstory for each of them. In the wake of the Avengers movie (I know, different studio), it might be finally time for other movies to admit that their superhero/-villain isn't a unique snowflake, that they actually live in a superhero universe (Earth 616 or not). Have the movie start out with some imbecile from Spidey's peanut gallery (Stiltman, Electro, the Shocker) rob a bank, only to be foiled and ultimately strung up on a lamppost. The way it's meant to be.

The main villain can have an extended plot, of course. I wouldn't mind costumed henchmen, by the way.

/And who cares about Harry Osborn?


Outside of Doc Ock, any of the Goblins and the Scorpion, who is a serious villain for Spider-man? Kazan?
 
2012-12-04 03:43:24 AM  

simplicimus: mhd: simplicimus: Too many bad guys.

I'll say it again and again: No. A spidey movie should have lots of supervillains. As long as they are just there matter-of-factly, and you don't provide a full backstory for each of them. In the wake of the Avengers movie (I know, different studio), it might be finally time for other movies to admit that their superhero/-villain isn't a unique snowflake, that they actually live in a superhero universe (Earth 616 or not). Have the movie start out with some imbecile from Spidey's peanut gallery (Stiltman, Electro, the Shocker) rob a bank, only to be foiled and ultimately strung up on a lamppost. The way it's meant to be.

The main villain can have an extended plot, of course. I wouldn't mind costumed henchmen, by the way.

/And who cares about Harry Osborn?

Outside of Doc Ock, any of the Goblins and the Scorpion, who is a serious villain for Spider-man? Kazan?


Kraven The Hunter. Outside of The Lizard and The Green Goblin, Spidey's never had a deadlier nemesis.
 
2012-12-04 03:47:16 AM  
Apos:

Kraven The Hunter. Outside of The Lizard and The Green Goblin, Spidey's never had a deadlier nemesis.

Now I'd pay to see Kraven.
 
2012-12-04 03:53:32 AM  

simplicimus: Apos:

Kraven The Hunter. Outside of The Lizard and The Green Goblin, Spidey's never had a deadlier nemesis.

Now I'd pay to see Kraven.


So would I.
 
mhd
2012-12-04 04:43:39 AM  

simplicimus: Outside of Doc Ock, any of the Goblins and the Scorpion, who is a serious villain for Spider-man? Kazan?


Joe Quesada?
 
2012-12-04 05:26:09 AM  
Why don't we re-boot the crappy or dated franchises/movies/comics, make a good product out of them?

He-Man done in the style of the Conan movies. Forget the whole time warp movie, that was as bad as Super Mario Bros. the movie.(and the turtles movies).

GI Joe was pretty decent. Lets face facts before arguing a point like that(and besides, I only said "decent"). Most of these movies we're talking about aren't going to be epic like the Avengers and related movies or Batman's most recent trilogy, especially considering the source material. Leave room for "good but not great - entertaining enough" between "pile of suck" and "mega-blockbuster".
 
mhd
2012-12-04 05:41:18 AM  

omeganuepsilon: He-Man done in the style of the Conan movies


There was only one Conan movie.
(not counting "Dungeons & Dragons: Wilt Chamberlain edition" and "Khal Drogo vs. Most Boring Evil Overlord Ever")
 
2012-12-04 06:35:50 AM  
I haven't seen "Chronicle" but he was great on season 3 of HBO's "In Treatment." He can definitely do conflicted, petulant youth.

/still won't be seeing this in theater
 
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