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#1 Trent Bennett

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:21 PM

Well the official title for the Spider-Man reboot is The Amazing Spider-Man.

A high res picture of the new Spider-Man suit.

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I still think it looks ugly compared to the Maguire version.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

At least he has artificial web shooters this time

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

I still think it looks ugly compared to the Maguire version.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:25 PM

I like it better. For a start, it doesn't have the annoying raised webbing, I dig the artificial webshooters as well. Also, great title.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:31 PM

At least he has artificial web shooters this time


I always thought it made much more sense for the web shooters to be organic. I mean, he's a spider mutant, why wouldn't he also inherit the ability to organically produce webs? The artificial web shooters always were one of the most stupidest things in the comics, IMHO
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:40 PM


At least he has artificial web shooters this time


I always thought it made much more sense for the web shooters to be organic. I mean, he's a spider mutant, why wouldn't he also inherit the ability to organically produce webs? The artificial web shooters always were one of the most stupidest things in the comics, IMHO


I guess, unless you actually build a storyline about their existence. I don't read Spider-Man so I don't know.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

I don't mind both ideas about the artificial and organic web shooters but I'm with Merkel that the organic ones always made a lot more sense than the artificial ones. Parker was really no genius so I couldn't see a high school kid like him building artificial web shooters.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

They're to help illustrate that he's a genius. And to provide tension (running out of web cartridges etc).
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

They're to help illustrate that he's a genius.


Mm, I don't like that.

And to provide tension (running out of web cartridges etc).


Mm, I like that.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:46 PM

Great title, great suit, great director, great actor... composer?
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:55 PM

probably an average composer

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:07 AM

Great title, great suit, great director, great actor... composer?


I have to disagree on those two. The suit just looks... off. And the title, while a mainstay in the comic books, just sounds silly.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:55 AM

I liked the organic webshooters in the context that Raimi was creating a metaphor for sexual awakening. But seeing as this will be a different interpretation, the original mechanical slingers are fine.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:28 AM

I liked the organic webshooters in the context that Raimi was creating a metaphor for sexual awakening.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:42 AM

Oh come on, we all thought it.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:54 AM

I like the narrower look to the eyes. More like the classic Ditko or Romita issues. The rest of the suit... ehhh.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:32 AM

I liked the organic webshooters in the context that Raimi was creating a metaphor for sexual awakening.


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Seriously? The first Spider-Man film is littered with parallels to puberty. Peter Parker notices the lovely Mary-Jane and is taking her photo... when a GM Spider bites him. He wakes the next morning to find new muscle growth, hair in places that didn't have hair before, and secretes a sticky white substance which he has trouble controlling. It's hardly subtle.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:04 AM

Wait...so do the artificial web producers mean Parker doesn't have any superpowers (except maybe increased strength)?
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:06 AM

He'll likely have increased strength, the ability to scale walls/buildings and of course Spidey-Sense,

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:07 AM

Oh, right. My mistake.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:52 PM

Having artificial web shooters as a plot device means he can legitimately run out of webbing instead of just losing his mojo like in the Raimi film.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:54 PM

Having artificial web shooters as a plot device means he can legitimately run out of webbing instead of just losing his mojo like in the Raimi film.

All of a sudden I'm mildly interested in this film.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:08 AM


At least he has artificial web shooters this time


I always thought it made much more sense for the web shooters to be organic. I mean, he's a spider mutant, why wouldn't he also inherit the ability to organically produce webs? The artificial web shooters always were one of the most stupidest things in the comics, IMHO


The spinnerets -- silk-producing organs -- of most* spiders are located on the underside of a spider's abdomen, to the rear.

That is counterproductive to the method of fast-moving forward locomotion that Spider-Man uses in the comic books.

Personally, I'm glad that Peter Parker didn't inherit the compound eyes, eight legs, need to liquefy insects to eat them, and desire to mate with and be eaten by a large female that other spiders get. Gotta draw the line at "spider mutant" somewhere. Save that craziness for Seth Brundle.

I don't know about you, but if Peter Parker produces a pile of silk in his underpants, I don't want to know about it.

Maybe he does, and he had to build the web spinners as compensation. Raimi's Peter Parker is never really developed as a science whiz.



* One spider, the zebra tarantula (Aphonopelma seemanni), has silk-producing organs on its feet.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

Spidey's scientist side is just like Batman's detective side, it occasionally comes out in drips and drabs to remind us he's a detective, then disappears just as easily.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:59 AM

I'd like to see some detective work in a Batman movie. The first four discarded the idea wrom a get-go. It's better in the new films, but still this is not it.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:07 PM

I'd like to see some detective work in a Batman movie. The first four discarded the idea wrom a get-go. It's better in the new films, but what still this is not it.

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Which is another reason why the animated series kills all.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:11 PM

This might be true, actually. I re-watched some episodes and this is still excellent. Of course, I mean the early episodes, with no Robin, Nightwing and newer storylines. The Man-Bat stuff, Clayface and such.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:11 PM

The "masked detective" angle usually fits the character way better than the superhero angle.

It's the same with other characters. Take the Green Lanterns. They're way better in a Star Wars-like saga with a lot of weird stuff that being on Earth catching criminals by Earth's laws (boooring).

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:20 PM

This might be true, actually. I re-watched some episodes and this is still excellent. Of course, I mean the early episodes, with no Robin, Nightwing and newer storylines. The Man-Bat stuff, Clayface and such.

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See, a lot of people have something against Robin, but he was pretty well done in the series. Check out 'Robin's Reckoning', or 'Growing Pains'.

One of the best episodes also came at the end of the run, 'Mad Love', which looks at Harley Quinn's origin and is spectacularly good.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:48 PM

Yes, but this is not what I mean. Some of these are really good. But I generally like the more classic solo Batman adventures. They have this classic feel that makes them even better than most comic books. I remember being instantly hookes as a child. Which is surprising, for some of the stuff is pretty intense.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:43 PM

Amazing Spider-Man photos from EW. I don't like what I'm seeing here. For some reason I can't stand this guy who is playing the part.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:51 PM

I liked Garfield in The Social Network, but I agree he doesn't look great as Spidey on those pics.

Is that supposed to be Dr. Connors on the last pic ? Did we have a confirmation on whose gonna be the villain in this one ?

P.S.: This isn't a replacement. It's another chapter. Yeah, that's probably why they call it a reboot.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:52 PM

He doesn't look like Peter Parker. Toby McGuire did.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:55 PM

Wow. Looks really awful

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:59 PM

Garfield looks a bit like Hayden Christensen on those pics. Hopefully, is acting is better (he was pretty good in TSN)

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:19 PM

The pics look fantastic.
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

Looks pretty good to me. I like the cast and the director, and I dig the different-looking suit. My biggest concern for the project as a whole is that they'll cater it to the Twilight, tween/teenage crowd, which would likely turn out badly.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:05 AM

Remember the "Emo" scene from Spiderman 3? And then imagine that for 2 hours....

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:47 PM

The fact that the new Spidey film is titled "The Amazing Spider-man" is very encouraging, actually.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

Can't see how it'll impact on the quality, myself.




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