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2014-05-08 05:50:42 AM  
If at first you don't.... etc...
 
2014-05-08 08:49:38 AM  
So how bad was it?  I didn't care much for the first one so I skipped this one.
 
2014-05-08 09:43:37 AM  
Where's the DUH tag.  Obviously the author of TFA has forgotten that they have to make movies every so many years or they lose the rights to the character.  So even if it tanks.  We'll see Spidey every few years.  They'll just keep rebooting him over and over so that Marvel doesn't get him back.
 
2014-05-08 10:42:02 AM  

BizarreMan: Where's the DUH tag.  Obviously the author of TFA has forgotten that they have to make movies every so many years or they lose the rights to the character.  So even if it tanks.  We'll see Spidey every few years.  They'll just keep rebooting him over and over so that Marvel doesn't get him back.


at some point, that's going to get cost prohibitive, isn't it?
 
2014-05-08 10:54:31 AM  
55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Not amazing, but hardly a mauling,
 
2014-05-08 11:06:13 AM  

ManateeGag: BizarreMan: Where's the DUH tag.  Obviously the author of TFA has forgotten that they have to make movies every so many years or they lose the rights to the character.  So even if it tanks.  We'll see Spidey every few years.  They'll just keep rebooting him over and over so that Marvel doesn't get him back.

at some point, that's going to get cost prohibitive, isn't it?


Not for a long, long time.  This current one (whether it sucks or not) is rolling in the cash.  So will 3 and 4 and maybe some of the villain spinoffs.
 
2014-05-08 11:07:11 AM  
Has subby never seen an Adam Sandler movie?
 
2014-05-08 11:09:14 AM  
If Sony doesn't release a Spider-Man movie every two years they lose the rights or something like that. That's the reason for the reboot and the constant sequels
 
2014-05-08 11:12:10 AM  
The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.
 
2014-05-08 11:12:13 AM  
Hahaha, subby thinks critical success matters to these execs. A movie could get 0% approval from critics! but if it makes money, you'll get a sequel. Throw in the rights reverting to marvel fact and yeah, we're gonna see Spider-Man a lot.
 
2014-05-08 11:13:51 AM  

MichiganFTL: Hahaha, subby thinks critical success matters to these execs. A movie could get 0% approval from critics! but if it makes money, you'll get a sequel. Throw in the rights reverting to marvel fact and yeah, we're gonna see Spider-Man a lot.


Came here to say this.

It's profits, not critical approval that spawn sequels.
 
2014-05-08 11:16:05 AM  
Didn't see. 8 year son went with a friend and his dad. All 3 said it was too long and ending is lame. He did say the Green Goblin is way more scary now than in the original movie. But they all said too long, too much love story, stupid ending (the actual end of the movie not the final battle) and too much talking.


/waiting on reviews of XMen

//may see Godzilla instead
 
2014-05-08 11:19:33 AM  

Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.


So did I, better than some of the Marvel Studios movies (Avengers, I'm looking at you).  By the articles' reckoning, IM3 should never have been made since 2 wasn't well received.
 
2014-05-08 11:20:41 AM  
The Yourmoviesucks review was pretty harsh. Among his biggest complaints were  Spoilersthat the ending shot of the movie is the same end shot of the trailer. It looks like Spidey is about to fight Rhino guy when it cuts to credits. Then after the credits instead of the usual Marvel teaser for what will happen next in the series they show a commercial for the next X-Men movie. The score is apparently really bad at times too.
 
2014-05-08 11:21:23 AM  
Budget: ~$250 million
Gross: ~$380 million and counting

Guaranteed sequels.
 
2014-05-08 11:21:37 AM  
I liked it. Not great. Definitely too many scenes of Peter Parker and Emma Stone debating whether or not they are still together, but I thought it did a good job balancing multiple villains and setting future story lines. And as it has been said before, Andrew Garfield's Spiderman is closer to the character from the comics. So I'm looking forward to 3 and 4.
 
2014-05-08 11:22:12 AM  
Who listens to a movie critic's review for a superhero movie?

That's like waiting for a James Beard award before eating at McDonald's
 
2014-05-08 11:26:47 AM  

BizarreMan: Where's the DUH tag.  Obviously the author of TFA has forgotten that they have to make movies every so many years or they lose the rights to the character.  So even if it tanks.  We'll see Spidey every few years.  They'll just keep rebooting him over and over so that Marvel doesn't get him back.


Side question (if you know).  Does the limitatin only apply to movies?  I just saw the Disney Infinity 2 trailer, and at the end Spidey had a cameo, so i assume that Disney has the marketing rights for the character, just not the rights for the move adaptation.
 
2014-05-08 11:27:05 AM  

gunga galunga: I liked it. Not great. Definitely too many scenes of Peter Parker and Emma Stone debating whether or not they are still together, but I thought it did a good job balancing multiple villains and setting future story lines. And as it has been said before, Andrew Garfield's Spiderman is closer to the character from the comics. So I'm looking forward to 3 and 4.


Pretty much THIS.
I didn't care for the first one at all. Thought Spidey was a D-bag, but this was way closer to the comics.
If you're looking for a movie to change your life, well, you suck and you're dumb.
For just 2 hours of summer entertainment, trust me, you could do worse.
 
2014-05-08 11:28:51 AM  
It was an alright movie. I feel like it dragged on longer than it should have though, and they could have entirely cut Rhino out of the movie and lost nothing. Part of me wants one of these movies to bomb hard though, because I want to see Spider-man bantering back and forth with Tony Stark.

/Fine with X-Men staying as a separate universe though. Last thing we need is more Wolverine.
 
2014-05-08 11:31:05 AM  

eagles95: Didn't see. 8 year son went with a friend and his dad. All 3 said it was too long and ending is lame. He did say the Green Goblin is way more scary now than in the original movie. But they all said too long, too much love story, stupid ending (the actual end of the movie not the final battle) and too much talking.


On one hand I don't think an 8 year old is really qualified to judge if a movie is too long or too much talking vis-a- vis it's quality . On the other hand, just who is the market for Spider-Man movies. Maybe they should asked themselves who where their market is.
 
2014-05-08 11:31:27 AM  
Given that the movie is close to breaking 100 million already, and that's probably not even counting foreign box office, the movie is a success. Does it matter what the critics think? Not really, because money. And, as others have pointed out, Sony doesn't want to give up the rights to the property.

My wife and I saw it this past weekend and we did enjoy it. There were a lot of really great moments in the film, as well as a few missteps. Gwen and Peter going all Ross and Rachel drove me crazy, but Garfield and Stone did have great chemistry together. It still was way better than Peter/MJ in Spiderman 3.

I think Electro should have started out as a villain, as I didn't really care about his backstory one bit. (It's the same problem with the Sandman story.) I did like this take on Harry and the Goblin, and I really liked what they did with Rhino. (No backstory, just a bad guy being a bad guy.)

I think I know where they're going with this series. They are working towards a Sinister Six movie.And that was another issue with the movie, it spent too much time setting up
 
2014-05-08 11:33:48 AM  
The reviews on ASM2 are truly perplexing. Many of the negative ones I have read are basically just tired of Spider-Man, or are from people generally tired of comic book moves, that's all. Had this been the first Spider-Man movie, it would be regarded as the best, because it arguably is, with Spider-Man 2 probably getting a slight edge. Was ASM2 perfect? Nope. They still botched the look of the Green Goblin and Rhino. Peter Parker turning to YouTube videos to brush up on his science, got a groan out of me. And there were a few other minor points, but everyone I went with liked it a lot. It looked great, the CGI was top notch, the fight scenes were as good or better than any comic book movie thus far, and the use of 3D (WHICH I HATE)  in both ASM movies were really, really good. In fact, better than Avatar and Prometheus. The glaring omissions are JJ Jameson, the hunt for Uncle Ben's killer, and what ever happened to "With great power, comes great responsibility?" Again, not perfect, but ASM2 is still better than A LOT of the comic book movies that have come before it.
 
2014-05-08 11:35:41 AM  
Why do all male protagonists now have to look like Robert Pattinson clones?
 
2014-05-08 11:35:46 AM  
Critics gonna criticise.
 
2014-05-08 11:36:02 AM  

Jobber8742: If Sony doesn't release a Spider-Man movie every two years they lose the rights or something like that. That's the reason for the reboot and the constant sequels


Yup.  Either Sony is trying to squeeze Disney for some cash to part ways with the franchise, or they're hoping they get a success every time the Marvel Universe movies hit it big at the box office.  That said, Disney doesn't have to do much of anything as the constant spamming of Spidey movies is going to end badly and allow them to pick up the rights like they did with Daredevil and the like.

So expect some really shiatty Spidey movies for the foreseeable future.
 
2014-05-08 11:38:31 AM  

Kuta: Budget: ~$250 million
Gross: ~$380 million and counting

Guaranteed sequels.


Also a lot of people ignore post theater revenues like home video (disc/digital) or merchandising. The first Hellboy literally lost money at the box office but home video sales made them enough in the final equation to earn a sequel.
 
2014-05-08 11:39:28 AM  

soporific: I think I know where they're going with this series. They are working towards a Sinister Six movie.


You're correct.  The Sinister Six movie was announced a month or two ago.  Drew Goddard is making it.

Conthan: Then after the credits instead of the usual Marvel teaser for what will happen next in the series they show a commercial for the next X-Men movie.


Keep in mind that Spiderman exists in a vacuum.  None of the other Marvel films are tied to the Sony universe.  This X-Men thing was a marketing deal between Sony and Fox.  And (no shock here) it felt completely out of place and out of context. I don't think anyone saw that and thought "Wow, I was on the fence with this X-Men movie, but now I'm totes going!"
 
2014-05-08 11:40:57 AM  

BizarreMan: Where's the DUH tag.  Obviously the author of TFA has forgotten that they have to make movies every so many years or they lose the rights to the character.  So even if it tanks.  We'll see Spidey every few years.  They'll just keep rebooting him over and over so that Marvel doesn't get him back.


Everything, is for sale. Make no mistake, Disney/Marvel will regain the rights to Spider-Man, eventually. It all comes down to how much does Disney is willing to pay for it.
 
2014-05-08 11:42:10 AM  
I feel/hope that it's early enough in this reboot franchise that they can make another decent Spider-Man movie if they see the mistakes from this one.  I thought it was better than Spider-Man 3, but was expecting it to at least be as good as Amazing Spider-Man 1, which it wasn't.

SPOILERS:
I was talking to a friend of mine about the movie and he said that when Peter finds the hidden lab in the subway that his father had used, the computers are running on Windows 7.  Anybody else notice that?  Seems kinda weird, considering the film takes place in 2014, and Peter is dropped off by his parents when he is 4.  Then again, I don't know (I don't recall) how long afterward his parents were killed.  They would have to have died as early as the late 2000s to keep continuity.
 
2014-05-08 11:44:30 AM  
The critics don't matter.
Only the box office receipts matter.
 
2014-05-08 11:50:14 AM  

Jobber8742: If Sony doesn't release a Spider-Man movie every two years they lose the rights or something like that. That's the reason for the reboot and the constant sequels


I don't believe it's two years (there were five years between Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man), but you're in the ballpark.  I couldn't find specifics, but I definitely recommend reading the section on Wikipedia about it.  There were some...interesting versions we didn't get (I especially like the part where Golan/Globus totally misinterpreted the character as some kind of mutated spider monster).
 
2014-05-08 12:02:40 PM  

swaxhog: eagles95: Didn't see. 8 year son went with a friend and his dad. All 3 said it was too long and ending is lame. He did say the Green Goblin is way more scary now than in the original movie. But they all said too long, too much love story, stupid ending (the actual end of the movie not the final battle) and too much talking.

On one hand I don't think an 8 year old is really qualified to judge if a movie is too long or too much talking vis-a- vis it's quality . On the other hand, just who is the market for Spider-Man movies. Maybe they should asked themselves who where their market is.


They already went to see the movie so the marketing worked.
 
2014-05-08 12:02:44 PM  

swaxhog: eagles95: Didn't see. 8 year son went with a friend and his dad. All 3 said it was too long and ending is lame. He did say the Green Goblin is way more scary now than in the original movie. But they all said too long, too much love story, stupid ending (the actual end of the movie not the final battle) and too much talking.

On one hand I don't think an 8 year old is really qualified to judge if a movie is too long or too much talking vis-a- vis it's quality . On the other hand, just who is the market for Spider-Man movies. Maybe they should asked themselves who where their market is.


I think they are trying so hard for everyone to like it so they throw everything against the wall and whatever sticks is put into the movie. I've given up hope that Spiderman goes back to Marvel.
 
2014-05-08 12:07:55 PM  

Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.


Spoilers much, asshole?
 
2014-05-08 12:10:50 PM  

chewielouie: The reviews on ASM2 are truly perplexing. Many of the negative ones I have read are basically just tired of Spider-Man, or are from people generally tired of comic book moves, that's all. Had this been the first Spider-Man movie, it would be regarded as the best, because it arguably is, with Spider-Man 2 probably getting a slight edge. Was ASM2 perfect? Nope. They still botched the look of the Green Goblin and Rhino. Peter Parker turning to YouTube videos to brush up on his science, got a groan out of me. And there were a few other minor points, but everyone I went with liked it a lot. It looked great, the CGI was top notch, the fight scenes were as good or better than any comic book movie thus far, and the use of 3D (WHICH I HATE)  in both ASM movies were really, really good. In fact, better than Avatar and Prometheus. The glaring omissions are JJ Jameson, the hunt for Uncle Ben's killer, and what ever happened to "With great power, comes great responsibility?" Again, not perfect, but ASM2 is still better than A LOT of the comic book movies that have come before it.


Of course it would. When there's only one, it has to be the best

/haven't seen it
 
2014-05-08 12:12:08 PM  

Geoff Peterson: Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.

Spoilers much, asshole?


If you had read the comic book you know Gwen dies. That spoiler is over 20 years old
 
2014-05-08 12:12:20 PM  

Gigantos: I feel/hope that it's early enough in this reboot franchise that they can make another decent Spider-Man movie if they see the mistakes from this one.  I thought it was better than Spider-Man 3, but was expecting it to at least be as good as Amazing Spider-Man 1, which it wasn't.

SPOILERS:
I was talking to a friend of mine about the movie and he said that when Peter finds the hidden lab in the subway that his father had used, the computers are running on Windows 7.  Anybody else notice that?  Seems kinda weird, considering the film takes place in 2014, and Peter is dropped off by his parents when he is 4.  Then again, I don't know (I don't recall) how long afterward his parents were killed.  They would have to have died as early as the late 2000s to keep continuity.


A continuity error like that was the least of the films problems.

Spiderman can't give Harry his blood because reasons. Only after he makes that decision does he find out the blood is toxic to people without the Parker DNA. Which makes the subway scene out of place and kind of a waste. The last Electro fight is basically Spiderman trying to stop a black out even those are not infrequent and rarely cause large issues for New York. The writers may have realized the stakes weren't high enough so they threw in the "two planes are going to collide" tension. But nobody besides the people in the air traffic tower knew about this. Spiderman just prevented it from happening incidentally.

Those were the major two that made the story sloppy. Oh wait, there was also "Let's form a cadre of criminals, but we'll start by giving that Russian dude a mech to shoot at police with no actual goal or plan because... uh....." And that's ignoring the more nitpicky argument that, yeah, a mech suit with machine guns and missiles is going to make light work of the NYPD, but if things get out of hand the national guard will be called to stop his very slow getaway with a well placed anti-tank round.

Again, the last point is very nitpicky, but there was very little thought put into the idea of giving Paul Giamatti  a mech by Fiers, supposedly a criminal mastermind in the comics.
 
2014-05-08 12:12:39 PM  

gunga galunga: Andrew Garfield's Spiderman is closer to the character from the comics. So I'm looking forward to 3 and 4.


Depends on which comic you're talking about. McGuire is 'classic' peter parker. Garfield is more 'ultimate' peter parker.
 
2014-05-08 12:13:36 PM  

Onkel Buck: Geoff Peterson: Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.

Spoilers much, asshole?

If you had read the comic book you know Gwen dies. That spoiler is over 20 years old


really? which comic book had Green Goblin, Electro, Rhino and Gwen dying at the end? I missed that issue.
 
2014-05-08 12:13:40 PM  

chewielouie: BizarreMan: Where's the DUH tag.  Obviously the author of TFA has forgotten that they have to make movies every so many years or they lose the rights to the character.  So even if it tanks.  We'll see Spidey every few years.  They'll just keep rebooting him over and over so that Marvel doesn't get him back.

Everything, is for sale. Make no mistake, Disney/Marvel will regain the rights to Spider-Man, eventually. It all comes down to how much does Disney is willing to pay for it.


Sony's on record as stating it will never sell the rights back.  And why would they?  The franchise mints money for Sony Pictures.
 
2014-05-08 12:13:50 PM  

Onkel Buck: Geoff Peterson: Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.

Spoilers much, asshole?

If you had read the comic book you know Gwen dies. That spoiler is over 20 years old



heck, over 40 years old.
 
2014-05-08 12:18:47 PM  

MightyPez: And that's ignoring the more nitpicky argument that, yeah, a mech suit with machine guns and missiles is going to make light work of the NYPD, but if things get out of hand the national guard will be called to stop his very slow getaway with a well placed anti-tank round.


The lack of the military coming in is a pretty common continuity error with superhero movies.

/We have satellites that can see someone scratching their ass in a different country, but we aren't able to use them to follow the batmobile home?
 
2014-05-08 12:20:10 PM  
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2014-05-08 12:21:04 PM  

Geoff Peterson: Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.

Spoilers much, asshole?

If you're so concerned about spoilers why even look at the comments?

[Infinitecreys.gif]
 
2014-05-08 12:21:24 PM  

lilplatinum: MightyPez: And that's ignoring the more nitpicky argument that, yeah, a mech suit with machine guns and missiles is going to make light work of the NYPD, but if things get out of hand the national guard will be called to stop his very slow getaway with a well placed anti-tank round.

The lack of the military coming in is a pretty common continuity error with superhero movies.

/We have satellites that can see someone scratching their ass in a different country, but we aren't able to use them to follow the batmobile home?


At the very least I can suspend disbelief in many of those cases because the events happen so fast the military can't be mobilized quickly enough to be effective. That's what I say to myself, anyway. But the Rhino thing just made no sense all around.
 
2014-05-08 12:21:31 PM  
What is Sam Raimi up to these days?
 
2014-05-08 12:21:46 PM  

Geoff Peterson: really? which comic book had Green Goblin, Electro, Rhino and Gwen dying at the end? I missed that issue.


He never mentioned the other deaths, just Gwen's - which is a well known part of spidey cannon and happened 40 farking years ago - statue of limitations on that spoiler is way past.
 
2014-05-08 12:22:34 PM  

BafflerMeal: Onkel Buck: Geoff Peterson: Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.

Spoilers much, asshole?

If you had read the comic book you know Gwen dies. That spoiler is over 20 years old

heck, over 40 years old.


By the way, no one tell me how the final Hobbit movie ends.
 
2014-05-08 12:26:23 PM  

ScaryBottles: Geoff Peterson: Brick-House: The CGI could have been better, some of the humor could have been a bit more refined, but the chemestry between Peter and Gwen was perfect and the death scene and aftermath was gripping.  I Liked It.

Spoilers much, asshole?
If you're so concerned about spoilers why even look at the comments?

[Infinitecreys.gif]


oh shut up, I wanted to get a feel for the flick. You just want to pick fights.

lilplatinum: He never mentioned the other deaths, just Gwen's - which is a well known part of spidey cannon and happened 40 farking years ago - statue of limitations on that spoiler is way past.


you (like others) are missing the farking point. The story she died in has no resemblance whatsoever to the current one (except GG being a factor). No, I dont want to know if he is directly responsible, TYVM
 
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