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Old May 5 2014, 04:30 AM   #61
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Also, when the two planes nearly collided did anyone else flinch at that moment? As if the planes were coming towards you? I would have chalked it up to me just being silly, but one of the guys I went to the movies with flinched at that same moment too.
That entire scene didn't make sense, there is a system known as TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System), the planes own radar should have detected the other plane independant of ATC and instructed the pilots what action to take i.e. climb or descend.
That whole scene was such an obvious and ham-handed attempt to up the drama. The bit with the kid in the costume was as well but I think the planes takes the cake because there was so much setup involved.

As far as flinching, I saw it in IMAX 3D but didn't really feel that in part I think because the one plane in the foreground was flying into the screen.
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Old May 5 2014, 05:06 AM   #62
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The ending bit with Rhino was just a bit too much.

I was expecting the ending to have Aunt May introduce a new house guest, MJ, and have her do the infamous "Face it, Tiger..." line.
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Old May 5 2014, 11:54 AM   #63
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The ending bit with Rhino was just a bit too much.

I was expecting the ending to have Aunt May introduce a new house guest, MJ, and have her do the infamous "Face it, Tiger..." line.
I welled up like a little girl at the scene with the little boy dressed as spider-man. overblown hammy maudlin attempt to pull at my heart strings.

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Old May 5 2014, 12:16 PM   #64
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Sure was nice of Rhino to just stand there and wait while Spidey and the kid had a special moment together.
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Old May 5 2014, 12:27 PM   #65
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Sure was nice of Rhino to just stand there and wait while Spidey and the kid had a special moment together.
That always happens. Even when the Enterprise is under a ttack the enemy stops firing so they can have a conversation about modifying a photon torpedo and adjusting the shields and when the conversation is over, the enemy resumes firing.
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Old May 5 2014, 12:28 PM   #66
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Another thing people are complaining about is the Harry\Peter friendship. My best friend for life I made in the first grade. we drifted apart in high school and went separate ways in adulthood, but we are still the best of friends and when we run into each other, its like no time has passed. we were children together, we grew up together, so i totally bought the Peter\Harry thing.
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Old May 5 2014, 12:36 PM   #67
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Watching this, I was reminded of the style of Joel Schumacher. What happened to Marc Webb? It's like he forgot the kind of movie he made last time. Ignoring that, the movie felt like it had the ingredients of a story; but they forgot to connect it together effectively.

Overall - disappointed.
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Old May 5 2014, 02:15 PM   #68
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Sure was nice of Rhino to just stand there and wait while Spidey and the kid had a special moment together.
I sort-of thought so too. I mean, I get not wanting to shoot the kid, but once Spidey stepped in you'd think he would have done *something*.
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Old May 5 2014, 07:15 PM   #69
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The ending bit with Rhino was just a bit too much.

I was expecting the ending to have Aunt May introduce a new house guest, MJ, and have her do the infamous "Face it, Tiger..." line.
They're probably saving that for ASM3...
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Old May 5 2014, 10:14 PM   #70
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The ending bit with Rhino was just a bit too much.

I was expecting the ending to have Aunt May introduce a new house guest, MJ, and have her do the infamous "Face it, Tiger..." line.
Really? Did you somehow miss all the news stories saying that Shailene Woodley, and by extension MJ. Got cut from the film?
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Old May 5 2014, 10:39 PM   #71
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I know they won't be able to resist, but after the death of Gwen-- and the unique chemistry those two actors shared-- I really do think they should hold off at least one movie before introducing MJ as the next love interest.

Unfortunately you just know they're never going to allow a Spidey movie to be made without a cute, syrupy romance at the center to bring in the female audience.
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Old May 6 2014, 12:43 AM   #72
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier didn't need a love interest for Cap and the movie did just fine. I get your point that the producers aren't going to make a Spidey movie without Mary Jane (now that Gwen is gone) but it's been proven that it can work.
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Old May 6 2014, 01:58 AM   #73
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier didn't need a love interest for Cap and the movie did just fine. I get your point that the producers aren't going to make a Spidey movie without Mary Jane (now that Gwen is gone) but it's been proven that it can work.
Oh my god, you're right! I never realized that before. Is Captain America: The Winter Solider the only solo superhero (The Avengers doesn't count) film to not have a love interest for the main character?
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Old May 6 2014, 02:25 AM   #74
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Some (not me) would argue that Black Widow was the love interest, that there was something going on between them.

On a smaller more literal scale, they were obviously setting up Agent 13 to be his next love interest.
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Old May 6 2014, 03:17 AM   #75
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Agent 13 wasn't in it enough to be the love interest, but you're right. They are most likely setting her up as one for part 3.

Widow fulfilled the female sidekick role but I sure didn't see anything more than that. I see it as two people who have amazing chemistry sharing a platonic relationship. It doesn't happen too often in movies these days, so it was refreshing.
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