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View Poll Results: How do you rate The Amazing Spider-Man?
Excellent 23 33.82%
Good 29 42.65%
Fair 10 14.71%
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Old June 25 2012, 09:36 PM   #16
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I'm not so sure about that because of all the potential interactions and crossover appeal of those movies. This new Spidey has none of that and is primarily treading on material we've all seen relatively recently.
Yeah that might help a little, but these are still going to be mostly solo movies we're talking about. And there's only so many times you can watch RDJ be a smartass, or fly around in his armor before it all feels old hat.

And frankly, I was already starting to feel that with the second IM movie.

I agree it would defintely be nice to see Spidey interact with somebody else at some point, though. Even if it's not the Avengers or X-Men or FF. Because that's usually when he's at his most fun.
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Old June 25 2012, 10:11 PM   #17
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And there's only so many times you can watch RDJ be a smartass, or fly around in his armor before it all feels old hat.
Nah, that never gets old.
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Old June 25 2012, 10:46 PM   #18
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I thought both Aunt May AND Uncle Ben came of pitch perfect in Rami's film.

I don't like Gwen Stacy, never have, and never will. MJ is Peter's girl,
Agreed to both points.
Triple-agreed.
Don't get me wrong, I love Mary-Jane (especially the Mary-Jane of the 70's and 80's) and hate what they've done to her character in recent years in the comics, but I think Kirsten Dunst was horrible as Mary-Jane (although it doesn't help that I think she's a terrible actress in general). That being said, I always thought it was important to introduce Gwen first and then move onto Mary-Jane but Raimi completely fucked that up. As I said in my review, I found the retelling of the origin story unnecessary, but since they were there anyways, I am happy they went with Gwen first this time around.
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Old June 25 2012, 10:52 PM   #19
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

^ Agreed. I've always been a big Gwen Stacy fan and Mary Jane fan (also there's been little hints for those actually reading Amazing Spider-Man over the last few months, especially in Spider-Island, that Dan Slott could be in the process of undoing One More Day) and am glad that she's getting the proper treatment she deserves in "The Amazing Spider-Man". I wouldn't be surprised if Webb and Orci and Kurtzman introduced MJ in the later films.
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Old June 25 2012, 11:02 PM   #20
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It's going to be awfully hard to top Emma Stone though. There might be "sexier" girls out there, but it's hard to think of anybody who would be half as spunky and charming.
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Old June 25 2012, 11:03 PM   #21
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Agreed to both points.
Triple-agreed.
Don't get me wrong, I love Mary-Jane (especially the Mary-Jane of the 70's and 80's) and hate what they've done to her character in recent years in the comics, but I think Kirsten Dunst was horrible as Mary-Jane (although it doesn't help that I think she's a terrible actress in general). That being said, I always thought it was important to introduce Gwen first and then move onto Mary-Jane but Raimi completely fucked that up. As I said in my review, I found the retelling of the origin story unnecessary, but since they were there anyways, I am happy they went with Gwen first this time around.
Me too. In the 616 universe Gwen Stacy is my preferred Spider-Man girlfriend. I like how she started as a spoiled daddy;s girl who was slowly being driven nuts because Peter was the one man alive who had no interest and then mellowed into the woman who is arguably the great love of Spider's life.

Don't get me wrong, I think MJ is great but Gwen... I loves me that girl.

Oddly enough... in the Ultimate Comics I prefer Ultimate MJ to Ultimate Gwen and can't stand the Peter/Gwen pairing. It's almost... incestuous.

It looks though like the Peter/Gwen pairing in the ASM movie is like a cross between the 616 Peter/Gwen and the USM Peter/MJ relationships.

I can't wait to see the new movie. But then I'm one of the few who disliked the bulk of Raimi's Spider-Man output.
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Old June 25 2012, 11:23 PM   #22
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^ With some "Spectacular Spider-Man" animated series Gwen added in as well
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Old June 26 2012, 05:59 AM   #23
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is the studio as desperate as they sound? they released a 25 minute super preview.
WTF!
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Old June 26 2012, 06:05 AM   #24
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I thought that was fan made.
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Old June 26 2012, 06:12 AM   #25
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(also there's been little hints for those actually reading Amazing Spider-Man over the last few months, especially in Spider-Island, that Dan Slott could be in the process of undoing One More Day).
I'll believe that if it happens, not before...I've read too many times how Slott and the other writers HATED the Spider-Marriage and couldn't wait to split them up.
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Old June 26 2012, 06:16 AM   #26
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I've never read that Slott has personally said that. The second half of Spider-Island was practically a love letter to Peter and MJ fans. At least I took it like that. Especially the final issues.

I thought that preview was fan made as well. From everything I've read and heard...Sony is ecstatic about "The Amazing Spider-Man", has been for a while now.
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Old June 26 2012, 06:31 AM   #27
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oh i guess it is fan made.
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Old June 26 2012, 09:32 PM   #28
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Been meaning to ask: was this filmed in 3D or upconverted?
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Old June 26 2012, 09:50 PM   #29
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In 3D which, unfortunately, was my only option at the theater.
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Old June 26 2012, 10:07 PM   #30
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I'm not averse to 3D, but looking at how fast some of the action is-- with Spidey doing all those quick spins in the air and everything (and plus the fact a lot of the action seems to take place at night), I think I'm definitely going to stick with 2D.

That kind of stuff is just too hard to follow in 3D, which some of the critics have already complained about.
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