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Old February 8 2012, 04:57 AM   #1216
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I mentioned in another thread that I just watched The Incredible Hulk yesterday, and I really like the way they approached the origin. They showed us all of the important stuff, and told us anything else we needed to know as the post-origin story went along, and IMO I really think something like that could have worked for ASM too. At this point his origin is pretty much common knowledge, and if they went about it the TIH way they could have still gotten their own version of the origin, but wouldn't really have needed to take up to much story time.
EDIT: I don't really think the reboot has anything to do with what could or couldn't have been done in the old continuity, I think it's more that they have need people both in front of and behind the camera, and they want to be completely free do whatever they want without having to worry about what they did in the other three.
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Old February 8 2012, 05:16 AM   #1217
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If I've interpreted things correctly it seems that Parker excretes the web fluid through his neck and he (presumably) fills the canisters with this fluid for his use?
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Old February 8 2012, 05:25 AM   #1218
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I'm waiting for the Spiderman that makes webbing with his ass like a real spider.
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Old February 8 2012, 05:26 AM   #1219
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http://www.scriptflags.com/ has a pic of Spidey in his battle-worn costume. Looks like this movie might also be going down the route of 'Spidey removes mask when the going gets tough'

That's because the actors insist on a certain amount of "face time". It's ego.
No, that's not why; that's a fabrication. A few actors might be able to insist on such a thing, but you'd probably be shocked at how little influence most have.

Mostly it's about the folks who make movies not being stupid about their business. The purist fans of the source material who find unmasking annoying are vastly outnumbered by viewers who have little interest in watching a mask instead of a fully expressive face.
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Old February 8 2012, 05:54 AM   #1220
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The unmasking scene in SM2 was one of the best scenes of the whole film. Just sayin'.

And SM1 was hurt a great deal IMO by Willem Dafoe staying in his Green Goblin mask far too much.
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Old February 8 2012, 06:21 AM   #1221
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Yeah, as much as I love the first Spidey movie, I still wish they had gone with something more expressive for the Goblin.
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Old February 8 2012, 08:48 AM   #1222
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I'm just happy that Peter's humour is back. Tobey's Spider-Man didn't have enough of this and I am a fan of the original trilogy as well.
Totally disagree. I thought the Raimi Spider-Man had tons of humor and/or humorous lines. Granted, this was limited during the action sequences. As far as we know, Webb's Spider-Man will have the same level of Spider-Man wisecracking. The scene from the trailer had him sitting still while quipping.

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Yeah, as much as I love the first Spidey movie, I still wish they had gone with something more expressive for the Goblin.
Given the backstory of the Goblin Mask, that would have been difficult. Unless, of course, Norman makes it himself.
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Old February 8 2012, 09:25 AM   #1223
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Yeah, I don't understand when people say Raimi's Spider-Man movies didn't have wise cracks. Of course they did.
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Old February 8 2012, 02:33 PM   #1224
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Seeing the trailer, I'd rather see Dennis Leary as a smartass, snarky, middle-aged Spiderman.

I'd like them to fake out the Lizard...point it to Dr. Connors being the monster, then it really being someone else, like Uncle Ben.
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Old February 8 2012, 02:42 PM   #1225
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The unmasking scene in SM2 was one of the best scenes of the whole film. Just sayin'.

And SM1 was hurt a great deal IMO by Willem Dafoe staying in his Green Goblin mask far too much.

Check this out. I think that this was way better than what they went with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FozFGXzWtc


Agreed also about the unmasking scene. And the one in this trailer looks pretty good too.

Edit - Not sure if this has been mentioned but apparently the words 'Mark of the Spider-man' appear in the trailer. And if you click on them, they direct you to a viral site. Link below.

http://www.markofthespider-man.com/
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Old February 8 2012, 03:45 PM   #1226
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^ That is more comic-accurate, to be sure. I guess the filmmakers would need a legit reason on why a military combat suit would have a silly looking mask such as that (granted, the one in the film was just as silly, but at least it was an actual helmet making it easier to buy into).

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I'd like them to fake out the Lizard...point it to Dr. Connors being the monster, then it really being someone else, like Uncle Ben.
Think of the fanboy rage over that! The internet would have a complete meltdown.
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Old February 8 2012, 04:13 PM   #1227
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The plot twist that broke the internet.
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Old February 8 2012, 07:56 PM   #1228
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the pilot using the glider when Osborne's showing the generals around (when his sidekick says they need to go back to formula) is wearing a different headpiece. i'd guess that the helmet Gobby wears is something Norman designed.
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Old February 8 2012, 08:28 PM   #1229
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I'm never going to see a Shakespeare play ever again.

I mean...they've already done them before! Romeo and Juliet...again? What could they add to this version that they haven't done before? Sheesh.

What's the point?
This is actually how I feel. Then again, I really dislike Shakespeare. And every version of any play I've seen has been more or less identical to the previous version. Unless you're going to compare "Taming of the Shrew" to "10 Things I Hate About You," which was a drastic departure, I don't think your argument holds much weight.

Reboots don't inherently bother me. What bothers me about this Spiderman reboot is that the first batch of movies isn't that old, and this new one doesn't look different enough from those movies for me to think it's necessary. I'm with Captain Craig on this. Everything they're doing with this movie (at least as far as I can tell from the trailers) could be worked into the existing continuity. The groundwork is already there.
Agreed. Like JD said I would also have preferred a Incredible Hulk style opening for the origin, rather than another whole film based around it.

"ooh I'm a high school geek with no friends. I like taking pictures. I'm in love with Mary Jane/Gwen Stacey. Ooops a radioactive spider bit me. Oooh I've woken up and feel all weird. Whoa now I can climb walls. Yup I better put a blue and red suit on and go fight some crime. Hey that girl likes me now. Oh there's some big monster bad guy after me. I hope he doesn't kidnap my girlfriend...." etc etc

Snore



It was bad enough that the last trilogy was basically just the same film three times, nevermind doing it all over again.


"Oooh well in this one he has mechanical web shooters. In the Raimi films they were organic!"
Well woop de friggin do. Forgive me for not giving a damn where his webs shoot from. They could come out of his ass for all I care



But hey, it might not be like that. Not even saying it looks bad, I'm just saying why I'm not that jazzed over any of the material I've seen thus far
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Old February 8 2012, 08:35 PM   #1230
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I must admit, when I first heard that they were doing this movie, I predicted on the BBS that it would be a 're-boot lite', like Batman Forever. Obviously not.

I accept that it could have fitted within the continuity of the Raimi movies; but there you have it. They've opted to go another route. It does look from the trailer that there's sufficient difference in plot and tone from the Raimi-verse to justify it. Just about.

I know it's only been a decade or so since the first Raimi movie but in 2005, I remember people saying that there was no need to re-boot the Batman series already. Sure, they're not quite the same (Spidey 3 was nowhere near the train wreck Batman and Robin was) but in the interim, we've had reboots of Hulk, Punisher, Bond and will soon have a Superman reboot (as well as rumoured Daredevil and Fantastic Four ones), so I suppose 10 is the new 16, where reboots are concerned!

Ultimately, all I care about is that they deliver an entertaining movie. And if this trailer is anything to go by, they will. In fact, while I loved the first two movies, and don't hate the third as much as many of you, I think that this has the potential to be the best one yet.
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