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Venom
29-04-2002, 12:51:26
Yep. I really do.

It had better not be crap.

FunkyFingers
29-04-2002, 13:10:25
When does it open?

We expect a review!

Venom
29-04-2002, 13:22:25
Opens this Friday. May 3.

Venom
01-05-2002, 20:17:11
I see this thread is craptacular.

MDA
03-05-2002, 18:53:47
I got mine yesterday. Can't wait to stuff into an overcrowded theater (theatre, pppht) to get a seat, then have the management force me to move next to some guy who hasn't showered for a week because the movie is a sellout.

As long as I get popcorn saturated with fake butter and oil (and real salt), I don't give a damn if I even see the movie.

Sean
03-05-2002, 18:54:56
Er, you could always arrive early.

MDA
03-05-2002, 22:35:59
I will arrive early, but that won't stop the little pimply faced kid with the "usher"pin and flashlight from making me move so that EVERY SEAT CAN BE FILLED!

I wonder how much jail time I'd get if I tossed him into the trash?

Sean
03-05-2002, 22:54:18
That would count as your community service.

Venom
04-05-2002, 14:12:58
Shit was fucking AWESOME!

Probably the best comic book movie ever. Fucking awesome.

Sean
04-05-2002, 14:59:36
Ebert sez the two characters, Parker and Spider-Man, are good as two individuals but the link between them is poor. Query?

Venom
04-05-2002, 15:01:07
Ebert is retarded. That's the whole damn point of Spider-Man. He provides Peter with a way to be totally different. To act out like he's afraid to do when he's his geeky normal self.

Sean
04-05-2002, 15:03:03
But there has to be a link, otherwise there is no point to the whole thing.

Venom
04-05-2002, 15:19:26
The link is that it's 2 different sides of the same person. As Spider-Man he acts out what he only dreams to do as Peter Parker.

Sean
04-05-2002, 15:22:59
Yes, but…oh, here’s the bit of the review.
Tobey Maguire is pitch-perfect as the socially retarded Peter Parker, but when he becomes Spider-Man, the film turns to action sequences that zip along like perfunctory cartoons. Not even during Spidey's first experimental outings do we feel that flesh and blood are contending with gravity. Spidey soars too quickly through the skies of Manhattan; he's as convincing as Mighty Mouse.

darlinkell
04-05-2002, 15:51:56
My 7 yr old saw it last night and exclaimed when he finally got home, after having to wait because it was sold out and then finally seeing the late movie that didnt start til after 10pm, Spidey is SSSOOooooo cool!! Adn now insist that we refer to him as Peter from now on!LOL

Venom
04-05-2002, 20:47:12
Sean he's talking about the computer effects not the characterization. I found the CGI effects to be fine. Yes a few things are slightly noticible, but nothing bad by any strech in the imagination.

MDA
06-05-2002, 13:07:08
Actually, he seemed awkward and out of control in the air, right up to the point he snatched MJ out of the air, then he went swinging away, graceful as can be.

Venom
06-05-2002, 14:53:45
Obviously he's out of control the first time he tries it but, I thought he improved a little bit each time they showed him swinging. By the end of the movie he was a pro at it.

Guy
10-06-2002, 12:57:13
Finally saw this over the weekend, excellent film! Spider-Man's always been one of my favorite superheroes, mostly because he always was sort of ordinary at heart. A lot of the reviews I read panned Willem Defoe's villian, but I thought he did quite well. The special effects weren't what I would have hoped for, but also weren't bad. Things did move along a little too quickly and were way too neat and pat, but then that's what the comic was like, too, so I can't really complain.

For me, the seminal comic book film is still the original Batman movie, with Michael Keaton. That film stayed true to the comic book concept while still adding some nicely adult touches to mature it for a film-going audience that none of the other adaptations have been able to match, but Spider-Man gives it a good run and stands up very well. I did have to roll my eyes some at the preview for The Hulk that preceded the movie, though. Call me a pessimist, but that one has the smell of Hollywood formula all over it (Hey! Superheroes are popular right now, who else can we make a movie about?)

FunkyFingers
10-06-2002, 13:36:11
I loved the X-Men movie. They're doing a sequel I think ?

I thought the trailer for Spiderman was poor, it really didn't make me want to see the film, just lots and lots of crap CGI explosions and whizzing though the skyline. Still, if you reckon it's a good film, I'll check it out.

Why don't you Americans get a nice seat-booking system like we have over here where you actually choose your seats when you buy your tickets?

Funkodrom
10-06-2002, 13:38:54
You don't get that at every cinema here.

FunkyFingers
10-06-2002, 13:59:04
The bigger ones do though.

Guy
10-06-2002, 14:33:13
I think theater owners here just like to see the huge lines that form outside their places before popular movies with all the geeks jockeying for that perfect center row seat.

Assigned seating will probably show up in the better theaters here before too long, just as a gimmick to set themselves apart if nothing else, but the standard cattle corral we've got now won't be disappearing anytime soon.

Funkodrom
10-06-2002, 14:37:12
Originally posted by FunkyFingers
The bigger ones do though.

Not Warner Village in Reading which is pretty big... 5-700 seats in the big screens we had to go 30 mins early for Star Wars. :( Got great seats though. :D

FunkyFingers
10-06-2002, 15:15:56
Warner Village doesn't have bookable seats? That's Gay.
Did you like Ep2? NAHN

Venom
11-06-2002, 13:14:09
Superhero movies are very popular now. They're doing X-Men 2, Daredevil, The Hulk, they're writing Spider-Man 2 right now, and somewhere in the background ideas for Ghost Rider and another Superman movie are being tossed around.

FunkyFingers
11-06-2002, 13:27:39
Soon there'll be a totally crap "not another superhero movie"

darlinkell
11-06-2002, 13:27:51
cool.... but i saw a preview thing for the Hulk, i really wasnt impressed :(

Funkodrom
11-06-2002, 13:48:55
Originally posted by FunkyFingers
Warner Village doesn't have bookable seats? That's Gay.
Did you like Ep2? NAHN

Yeah, it was great.

Venom
11-06-2002, 14:29:36
Do some seats cost more than others?

Funkodrom
11-06-2002, 14:32:29
Not at the Warner.

Venom
11-06-2002, 16:26:32
That's what would happen here. The seats more in demand would cost more.

Ass Monkey
11-06-2002, 19:05:57
Ass Monkey needs four on the floor!

Venom
12-06-2002, 02:26:00
Then tell your boyfriend to assume the position.