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Old November 14 2012, 08:35 PM   #31
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man DVD review, discussion thread (poss. spoile

Yeah Betty was the first main one, but she soon got together with Ned Leeds.
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Old November 15 2012, 10:50 PM   #32
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I had my doubts about this movie. I am not crazy about another origin story so soon. There was something about the look of Garfield that made me think he wasn't right for the part. I actually liked the fact that the webbing Spidey shot was a result of the spider bite in the first trilogy. It was a nice change from the comics. The trailers did give me hope.

My wife bought me the DVD the other day and I just loved it! The web shooters were really down played and became a non issue for me. I actually liked how fast the webbing came out in this movie. I thought Garfield did a fine job as both Spidey and Parker...although in many ways this was more of a Peter Parker movie than a spider-man movie.

I must it admit I liked it more than Rami's first two movies.
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Old November 16 2012, 05:00 PM   #33
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^My problem with Oscorp being the source of the webbing was two fold: 1) It diminished Peter in that Peter was the one who came up with "web fluid" in the comics. It demonstrated that he was smart as well as powerful. 2) Where would Peter get the funding to buy what was obviously high-grade industrial product on an ongoing basis? Each cartridge was said to hold enough for "several hundred meters" of webbing. Consider that each travel line could easily run 10 meters, and he would quickly run out at that rate. In the comics, that was gotten around by Peter's ingenious use of common household chemicals that were cheap and plentiful to buy so he could make his own (which further demonstrated his "smarts", as in point 1).

Having Oscorp furnish the webbing also took the "bite" (pardon the pun) out of Peter's constant need to ingest protein. That made sense with organic "shooters", as his body had to manufacture the materials itself.

Am I saying I prefer organic shooters? No. Just that I wish they had been a little more careful with their premises.

ETA - By the way, is it me or is this thread not that popular? I would have figured as a DVD grading thread it would have seen more traffic...or did everyone make most of their points in the original movie thead?
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Old November 16 2012, 05:37 PM   #34
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You make some good points Ian. I would prefer the web shooting be natural.
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Old November 16 2012, 05:42 PM   #35
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ETA - By the way, is it me or is this thread not that popular? I would have figured as a DVD grading thread it would have seen more traffic...or did everyone make most of their points in the original movie thead?
I had my say of the movie when it came out.
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Old November 16 2012, 06:05 PM   #36
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2) Where would Peter get the funding to buy what was obviously high-grade industrial product on an ongoing basis?
A farfetched idea.

Peter using his "internship" status called up Oscorp and requested a box of the bioweb


Over time Peter realizes this trick can't go on. So he studies the molecular structure of the web line/ bio web and figures out how to make it himself.


If Peter can figure out the decay rate algorithm formula surely he can figure out how the bio web works.
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Old November 16 2012, 09:40 PM   #37
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^Ok, that's a nice workaround!
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