Back at the beginning of the century, it was a tight race to see who would direct the big screen debut of the Amazing Spider-Man, and the winner was Sam Raimi, a man who till that point who had mostly been known for his small budget horror films. Raimi acquitted himself well, and made two very enjoyable Spider-Man movies and then tripped over the tangled web of expectations from the audience, the studio and himself for part three. Raimi hasn’t returned to the superhero realm since, but don’t think that he hasn’t thought about. That’s right Marvel, Raimi’s door is open if want to knock, go in and surprise him. (more…)
Before two Amazing Spider-Man movies got fans’ dander up about sub par, over-stuffed, meandering entries into the Wall-Crawler’s cinema canon, there was Spider-Man 3. Following hot on the heels of Spider-Man 2, which was beloved by fans and critics alike, Spider-Man 3, despite its financial success, was an utter misfire. Pick your poison: too many characters, Nu Goblin, Spider-Strut, emo-Peter Parker, the movie’s rendition of Venom… Oh yeah. While many people appreciated Thomas Haden Church’s rendition of Sandman, no one was high-fiving Topher Grace for the way he played Eddie Brock/Venom. Still, Grace recently defended the film on the basis of you don’t know what it takes to make a movie like Spider-Man. (more…)
The folks at Sony have been desperately trying to make their way into the big boys club with regards to the super hero movie craze. All sorts of news and rumors have trickled down from on-high, talking about the endless stream of movies that the production company wants to make, each and every one of them a Spider-Man or Spider-Man spin-off flick. It was believed that Amazing Spider-Man 3 was going to be the next in line and that Sony would proceed into unknown territory from there. Now, it seems as if that may not be the case. (more…)
The blockbuster business doesn’t come easy, or cheap, and a new list shows us just how true that is. Now, one website has compiled a list of the most expensive films ever made, and chances are pretty good that one or many of your own personal favorites are on here. But who is the big winner? Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, of course. The third Pirates movie tips the bank at $341.8 million, but it’s not the only Pirates movie on the list, and it’s not the only Disney movie on the list either. Want to get a load of the other nine movies in the Top 10? Read on. (more…)
Even with the, much deserved, criticism that Sam Rami’s third foray into the movie world of Spider-Man gathers anytime someone mentions the movie on the Internet, the film did have some amazingly cool stuff in it. The problem was that there was just too much of everything, to many characters, too many villains, too much dancing dousche Peter Parker. Turns out, there was some amazing stuff created for the film that wasn’t used, like this Venom costume. (more…)
We all may remember Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 3 as easily the worst film in the trilogy, but I think it’s also characterized by its debut of the black symbiote suit. Well, seven years later, pictures are surfacing that show a different version of the black alien suit (above).
So, what do you think? To be honest, the suit was never an issue I had with the movie. This one looks cool, and definitely resembles the comics version, but it looks like it’d be a real bitch to move around in, which is apparently one of the reasons that it was scrapped in the first place. In addition to the lack of movement, there is also word that Raimi wanted to keep the “webbed” design of the suit from the first two films.
Personally, I think the version used in the movie followed the logic of the suit, molding itself after whatever it comes into contact with, but I’m sure that more than a few fans will clamor over this more “faithful” design. For those who long for something like this to make it into a live-action Spidey flick, don’t worry; I’m sure Marc Webb will take a shot at the Venom suit at some point in his series.
Source: Comic Book Movie
COME-ON! haven’t we already proved that that 90s relic has no place in the Spider-Man cinematic universe?
Well make of this what you will, but amongst the photos director Marc Webb has been tweeting out this week from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is this, on the surface, ambiguous pic.
It’s a locker! So what, right? How about we give it a wider context. Like this panel from the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book.
This is a scene from the Ultimate Spidey storyline that introduced Venom into the Ultimate universe. The back story there was that Peter Parker and Eddie Brock’s fathers were experimenting on a cancer cure, a black goo substance that enveloped the patient in order to treat them. The experiment, instead, was successful in creating Venom, a symbiotic life-form that has to feed on organic tissue to survive.
So there’s a tremendous similarity here, right? Is Webb trying to say that Venom is coming soon? Maybe at the end of Amazing 2 or setting up the villain for Amazing 3.
Venom has previously appeared in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 3 where the filmmakers stayed close to his traditional comic book origins of being an alien from outer space. Of course, a lot of people credit the awfulness of Spider-Man 3 to Venom in many ways, but the continuing, and paradoxical, popularity of the character will likely keep him in the bullpen from any Spider-Man related projects.
What do you Bastards think? Is this Twit Pic a sign of things to come?
This is the problem with online polls, reactionism and predetermined biases tend to reign. Still, one must be at least slightly impressed that 500,000 people voted for anything that wasn’t the next U.S. President or American Idol.
The good people of Rifftrax put their computing power to work on trying to figure out what people thought were the worst movies of all time, and to no one and everyone’s surprise, the 2008 teen vampire romance Twilight came out in the number one slot.
This is the problem with the these types of lists, our memories only go back so far as the last thing we hated to see. All but three of the movies on the list were made in the last 25 years, 15 of them were made in the last 10 years, and 10 of them were made in the last five. Sorry, but I have a hard time believe that in 110 years of cinema, that two-fifths of the worst movies of of all time have been made in the last five years.
Oh, and not to quibble, but #11 – High School the Musical – wasn’t even released in theaters, it was a TV movie. For the record, High School the Musical 3 was the only one of the trilogy to be released on the big screen. Haters can’t even hate right.
Anyway, here’s the full list of the Top 25. It has some of the names you might expect, and a lot of the names you think might deserve a place here. So let’s all now indulge in the hate together.
25. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (7,278 votes)
24. The Wicker Man (7,614 votes)
23. Plan 9 From Outer Space (7,696 votes)
22. Battleship (7,942 votes)
21. Manos: The Hands of Fate (8,148 votes)
20. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (8,269 votes)
19. Eragon (8,272 votes)
18. The Happening (8,286 votes)
17. The Room (8,918 votes)
16. X-Men: The Last Stand (10,341 votes)
15. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (10,353 votes)
14. Troll 2 (10,384 votes)
13. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (10,795 votes)
12. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (11,076 votes)
11. High School Musical (12,878 votes)
10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (13,792 votes)
9. Son of the Mask (14,680 votes)
8. Jack and Jill (15,720 votes)
7. Battlefield Earth (16,138 votes)
6. Super Mario Bros. (17,755 votes)
5. Last Airbender (18,086 votes)
4. Spider-Man 3 (19,152 votes)
3. Catwoman (22,544 votes)
2. Batman and Robin (27,929 votes)
1. The Twilight Saga (35,593 votes)
What do you think, Bastards? Any titles missed on this list?
Source: Comic Book Movie
Web heads, comic fans and all nerds alike are anxiously awaiting the release Sony Pictures and Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot: The Amazing Spider-Man. Sure, kick-starting the SM franchise over again so soon after the trilogy Sam Raimi films is kind of a mind-fuck , but the talent involved in the reboot sure has folks excited. Honestly, how can a director with a last of “Webb” possibly disappoint? Anyway, the July release date is oh so far away. Until then, there’s going to be Activision‘s The Amazing Spider-Man video game to hold us over. A teaser has just been released and as far as teasers go, it looks pretty darn good.
Created as a tie-in to the feature length film, The Amazing Spider-Man will allow players to freely roam the landscape of New York City, from Manhattan straight into the depths of the city sewers . The game’s original story was written by TV writer Seamus Kevin Fahey, who has written episodes of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Battlestar Galactica. OK, maybe this will make up for the recent lack of quality Spider-man games
Check out the teaser trailer for yourself and let your spider-senses get all giddy with excitement.
Check out this official press release for the game:
An all-new Spider-Man is poised to bring the action back to New York City as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Marvel Entertainment, LLC announce The Amazing Spider-Man™ video game, planned to launch summer 2012 tied to Sony Picture Entertainment’s upcoming feature film of the same name. Created as an epilogue story occurring entirely after the events of the movie, the game features the return of free-roaming web-slinging all over the city and evolutionary improvements to navigation and combat, as the newly anointed Spider-Man is plunged into an all-new storyline charged with protecting Manhattan from a variety of criminals.
The Amazing Spider-Man is in development at veteran game studio Beenox, and features an original narrative crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (episodes of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica) that continues young Peter Parker’s adventures following the events of the new film. Using the game’s new Web Rush mechanic allows players to pull off a vast array of moves never before possible. With a story that takes players through many areas all over (and under) Manhattan, fans will feel what it’s truly like to be a Super Hero, as they experience the cinematic adrenaline rush of web-swinging through the city and fighting crime using Spider-Man’s spectacular acrobatic moves and attacks.
Fans can check out the WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE TRAILER for The Amazing Spider-Man video game during Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, airing live on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT.
For more information on The Amazing Spider-Man, please check out http://www.TheAmazingSpiderManGame.com.
Via: Geek Tyrant