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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%
Poor 4 5.88%
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Old July 6 2012, 03:11 AM   #121
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Suit concept art


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Old July 6 2012, 03:24 AM   #122
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I'm glad they stuck with the classic design.
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Old July 6 2012, 03:29 AM   #123
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The second one down is sweet!
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Old July 6 2012, 03:52 AM   #124
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A lot of that makes sense and was obvious in the movie that some stuff was missing or removed (in my review I said it made Peter Parker look like a manic-depressive with a garage full of unfinished projects) and yeah there were other threads that were left dangling too like the stuff with Dr. Connor's boss.

Seems like this movie wanted to have a lot going on and may have be spreading its bet too far because you'd think a talented film maker would know cuts would be made and when you've got this much going on a movie something is going to suffer. Here we had like half a dozen different stories, plots and motivations going on and they all suffered in editing and makes the movie look schizophrenic. If the movie had stuck to a simpler two or three plots (one for each major character/side of events) then what ended up on the cutting room would have been far less impactful.

I mean Peter just completely drops the drive to find his parents.

Peter just completely drops the drive to find his uncle's killer.

The Evil Poor Man's Asiv Mandi just goes off in his car and is forgotten after his encounter with Connors.

Any real "motivation" for Connors doing what he did is missing.

There's more too, the movie is sort of all over the place in a lot of this stuff. Again, I enjoyed it, but it seems like a lot of things were left dangling and not in a "they'll give us more in the sequel, I can't wait!" way but in a "WTF? What happened with that?!" sort of way.

The police seemed fairly inept here too. You'd think when they notice that men all over the city are being harassed by a masked vigilante all look the same they'd start looking into what connection the men have, or men who look similar have, and see that a similar looking man just murdered Ben Parker.
You mean Peter gave up the search for his father? Because he really didn't seem to give two shits about his mother.
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Old July 6 2012, 04:14 AM   #125
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I'm glad they stuck with the classic design.
No, actually if you really look at the new suit in the film they didn't. It's certainly one of the things I don't like going in.
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Old July 6 2012, 04:23 AM   #126
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^ From what I remember, it was pretty close. It still had the broad strokes down. And I prefer it to the concept designs above.
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Old July 6 2012, 05:33 AM   #127
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If anyone here has an account with funds on Intrade, I suggest that you invest in the market for The Amazing Spider-Man making $75 million or more this weekend. The odds are still extremely good for making money on this one, despite existing box office receipts which make this a guarantee.

That is all.
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Old July 6 2012, 06:22 AM   #128
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The second one down is sweet!
The red really makes it striking. It's interesting that "The Man of Steel" is trying these same concepts(No belt) but Spider-man pulls off the look better.
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Old July 6 2012, 07:08 AM   #129
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The third one is my favorite because it reminds me of a stylized take on "Spider-Man 2099".
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Old July 6 2012, 07:44 AM   #130
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The third one is my favorite because it reminds me of a stylized take on "Spider-Man 2099".
I was thinking the same thing. I would have been pretty okay with that design.
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Old July 6 2012, 11:25 AM   #131
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One reason why there might be tensions between Webb and the studio is that the film seems to have been reworked significantly shortly before release:

http://badassdigest.com/2012/07/05/w...ng-spider-man/

I noticed some of these things as well as I was watching the film, but they didn't detract from my enjoyment of it too much.
Thanks for sharing that article, it's an interesting read. It did seem like a lot of the storylines were just cut short in order to fight The Lizard. Although maybe one way to interpret it is Peter puts his own revenge search on the backburner in order to protect innocents (but there should have been some reference, just a line indicating he's going to continue the search for Uncle Ben's killer).

The star tattoo makes me think that the killer is going to part of a group, perhaps tying into a larger arc with the villain of the next movie.

I hope those deleted scenes make it onto the dvd. I'd especially like to see more of Gwen and her father.

IGN had this article which speculates about what the end-credits scene means.

I've long championed Mysterio to be the villain so I hope it's him. Electro would be visually interesting as well.

His father is a strong possibility too given that storyline is going to span the next films.
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Old July 6 2012, 11:32 AM   #132
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It's like a live-action Spider-Man designed by Rob Liefeld.
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Old July 6 2012, 12:07 PM   #133
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These don't resemble anything close to Liefield designs.
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Old July 6 2012, 01:45 PM   #134
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I saw this on opening day, but haven't really had too much time to post lately. I was under the impression that an origin story (again) was going to be a complete waste of my time, but it didn't really bother me all that much. I guess a decade will do that. I think the Lizard made a great villain and Emma Stone is the best thing since sliced bread. Mary Jane can just never show up for all I care.

I'm going to give it an A-. I thought the ending with the serum was really dumb, but I enjoyed everything else. If they can keep these movies coming out at regular intervals, I think this could be the beginning of a great franchise.
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Old July 6 2012, 02:30 PM   #135
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I have never ever liked those web "cape"/wings/whatever so I'm extremely pleased they didn't go that route.
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