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(The New York Observer)   Rex Reed's spoiler-filled review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a film that is a "retread of tired material in a franchise more than ready for the big comic book bonfire; there is nothing amazing about it"   ( divider line
    More: Hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, media franchise, comic book bonfire, comic books, recaps, spiders, broadway revival, Dane DeHaan  
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2014-05-02 07:56:39 AM  
3 votes:
They need to let Spider-Man's rights revert to Marvel/Disney so he can be integrated into their cinematic universe.
2014-05-02 11:57:14 AM  
2 votes:
The problem seems simple to me, don't use Transformers-level writers if you're wanting Buffy-quality teen soap opera writing.

Its not that Sony is missing the desired mark, its that they're aiming and hitting a mark that the audience does not want to see.  Superhero comics have, surprisingly enough, grown up to the point folks want a little more than just explosions and CGI.
2014-05-02 08:52:45 AM  
2 votes:
Let spidey back in to the expanded universe and make all future spider man movies in the mold of Marvel Team Up.
2014-05-02 04:15:09 PM  
1 vote:

scarmig: If you're a Spidey fan, it is still worth seeing.  Because they did get some stuff right, and some stuff is very cool to see realized on the big screen.  It just isn't the Spider-man movie it could have been.

If I may quote a line from another movie movie which proves mypoint:


If you're a fan, don't give them money.  The movie rights to Spiderman exist in this purgatory because people keep buying tickets to this dreck which they put no effort into it.

This movie and the previous one are simple cash grabs financed by suits envious of Marvel Studios.  It doesn't appear like a single person involved in their production actually care about Spiderman at all.  At least Sam Raimi was excited to be directing the vanguard of comic book movies.

They're using you and other fans like you for a quick buck with no effort.  They know exactly the allure of a never before seen villain "realized on the big screen" is the only bargaining chip they have.  Which is why they keep shoving more and more villains into each movie.
2014-05-02 12:41:55 PM  
1 vote:
probably time for another reboot.
2014-05-02 11:33:47 AM  
1 vote:

quiotu: Guys, Spiderman on his own isn't enough for a set of movies. Just get over it. One, maybe two films at most could work if done perfectly. Spiderman isn't interesting enough to carry a series of films. His rogues gallery is even less capable of carrying a film. Spiderman only works when he's interacting with other, more interesting superheroes.

Absolutely untrue. You could have easily said the same thing about Cap or Iron Man as characters. It's easy to disagree with that in retrospect, but before the movies for those characters came out it was seen as a risky proposition. Spidey is completely capable of carrying his own movie, but just hasn't had the same focus as the Marvel Studios films.
2014-05-02 11:22:52 AM  
1 vote:
I can't image why anyone would give a shiat about this movie.

They just GOT DONE with a Spiderman trilogy. Jesus Christ already.
2014-05-02 10:15:57 AM  
1 vote:
Am I the only one who would enjoy a Secret Wars, albeit without some of the silliness of the time?
2014-05-02 09:56:35 AM  
1 vote:
I don't care about this movie in any way. I didn't see the first (fourth?) one, and I won't see this.

I don't want Spidey back in the MCU, either.  The MCU has been helped--forced to make better movies--by the lack of "well-known" characters. If Spidey was in the MCU, they could churn out any old dreck and say "Spider-Man!!!!!" and all the lame frat boys and sophomores would see it. This movie and Spidey 4 proves it.
2014-05-02 09:37:27 AM  
1 vote:

markfara: I don't generally give much "film taste" credence to anyone whose major movie credit is "Myra Breckenridge". It's just a rule of mine.

His, and John Simon's, brand of cattiness was considered subversive back in the 70s.

Forty years later, he comes across as a rank amateur.
2014-05-02 09:34:45 AM  
1 vote:
I didn't read the review.  I don't care, I'm going to see it regardless.  I enjoyed the first one, tolerating the horrible Lizard design.  I like Andrew Garfield's take on the character a hell of a lot better than Tobey Maguire's.  At least the web shooters aren't organic.
2014-05-02 09:24:35 AM  
1 vote:
I don't generally give much "film taste" credence to anyone whose major movie credit is "Myra Breckenridge". It's just a rule of mine.

That said, I'm far more revved about the fact that "Under the Skin" is opening in my local art theatre today. Artsy sci-fi with a naked Scarlett Johansson. Yee-ha!
2014-05-02 08:55:32 AM  
1 vote:
Message to all who will complain about the movie in this thread: you'll all see it, they'll get your money, that's all they care about

2014-05-02 08:55:29 AM  
1 vote:

kronicfeld: They need to let Spider-Man's rights revert to Marvel/Disney so he can be integrated into their cinematic universe.

They need to let Emma Stone be integrated into my pants.
2014-05-02 08:46:54 AM  
1 vote:

ManateeGag: Peter used to be smart.

Girls aged 12-20 don't swoon over "smart".  Because focus groups.
2014-05-02 06:48:01 AM  
1 vote:

"Why are you covered in dirt?"

"I was cleaning the chimney!"

"We don't have a chimney."


Gave up RIGHT there...
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