Spiderman 3


Considering all the hate that Spiderman 3 gets, it still has its redeeming qualities. However, the threequel is generally remembered as being a huge misstep for the web-slinger, with the over-cramming of characters and villains, the “emo” Peter Parker, and the “terrible job of bringing Venom to the big screen.” Moreover, having just come off the back of the critically acclaimed Spider-Man 2, it seems that the studio were wanting to up the ante the third time round. Thusly, what most people seem to forget is that a lot of the blame for the shortcomings’ in the third movie were due to studio interference. However, it seems that Sam Raimi has now yielded to the torrent of criticism and admitted defeat, which is a sorry state of affairs when it boils down to how it actually panned out. (more…)

What If Wes Anderson Directed Spiderman?

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OCDish neat set design, shot composition, symmetry, over all 70’s style and quirky dialogue make for a Wes Anderson movie. Would these same elements make for a good Spiderman movie? Probably not but that didn’t stop fan film maker Jeff Loveness from such an attempt and damn if he didn’t deliver a well done, spot on parody.

The art/costume/set designs were really dead on to the WA-verses. The acting was a bit choppy but what do you expect from a fan flick? Although, lets give the dude who did an Owen Wilson impression a round of applause, that was really accurate. Also, would have preferred if the filmmakers could have communicated Anderson’s style without having actual characters from ‘Rushmore’ and ‘Tennenbaums. Regardless I think we can all agree that this was and would have been, should it have been a full feature, a hell of a lot better than Spiderman 3.

Why is everyone stressing so much about iron Man 2? They are expecting it to be in the same realm as Spiderman 3. The Guardian states:

This time Iron Man 2 will have to balance Robert Downey Jr with Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke and Don Cheadle and Samuel L Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow, and a shedload of exploding robots. Plus, there’s a good chance that Tony Stark’s also going to be an alcoholic in this one. And that’s where the worry starts to seep in.

A tangled love story? Too many villains? A hero struggling with his demons? Unless I’m mistaken, that sounds just like Spider-Man 3 – a superhero movie legendary in its bloated naffness.

I for one will give it the benefit of the doubt. The first one was unbelievable, and while yes, the IM2 does seem to have alot going on, I feel we should give it Spiderman 2 accolades. One of the best reviewed comic book films in history and delving into darker territory as well. I will be one of the first in media to say, No, I am not worried…..Yet.

Wanna worry? Worry about the Teen wolf Reboot. Yes. It’s coming.