Sony Spider-Verse discussion thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Turtletrekker, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Grendelsbayne

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    Yes to Mayday Parker. A resounding no to more Tobey Maguire.
     
  2. Ovation

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    Sorry to rain on your parade, but I liked it. Even more than some MCU movies.
     
  3. Kai "the spy"

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    Yes, people liking a movie is a really, really bad thing. Like, even worse than them just watching it.
     
  4. John Clark

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    I found it entertaining enough too.
     
  5. JD

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    Yeah, despite my optimism about a potential Jackpot movie, she is really, really bizarre choice for a movie lead, when they have characters like Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman (maybe) at their disposal. I know Silk isn't real well know outside of comic readers, but she's at least a more prominent character than Jackpot.
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

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  7. Tosk

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    I'm glad you liked it. Wish I could say the same. :)
     
  8. Reverend

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    Personally I've never heard of 'Jackpot', but that doesn't colour my expectations one way or the other. I mean there's no shortage of awful movies made about popular well known characters, and there's more than a few examples of someone taking something obscure and making something special out of it. 'Heart of Ice' certainly leaps to mind.
    Indeed in some ways a movie made about an obscure character has the better chance of being good. Fewer expectations, more latitude for interpretation and potentially fewer cooks in the kitchen.

    I'm not expecting it to blow my hair back or anything, but I'm willing to git it a chance. At least wait until the trailer to get a sense of where they're going with it, I mean just from the blurb a "single mother super hero" certainly sounds like an unique take.

    I finally got around to watching it just a few months back. Not as bad as I thought it would be, but also nothing particularly special. Feels like a throwback to the early 2000's superhero movies, playing lip service at being an anti-hero movie. For what it's worth I'll probably never watch it again but I may check out the sequel.

    ETA: I don't know why this only just occurred to me, but the 'Venom' movie's approach to the main character(s) is *very* similar to the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle; a non-confrontational person physically bonded to an alien bio-mechanical weapon with a mind of it's own and a much more bloody mindset at that. I don't know which character in the comics did that personality interplay first but I suspect Blue Beetle. From what little I've seen of old Venom comics, he was originally much more of a straight up monster with the symbiote and host very much in sync with what they want.
     
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  9. Mr. Adventure

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    I'd be up for a Nic Cage Spider-Man Noir.