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Just saw Spiderman @ my local Odeon

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by YJ, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. YJ

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    Just saw Spider-Man @ my local Odeon

    Good fine film, it is a bit dark, slightly scary but most of all the story line develops the characters steadily.

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    The best superhero movie ever made in my opinion. I was expecting the effects to look bad after all the complaints about them, but personally thought they were better than Attack of the Clones effects.
    The locations for the fight scenes were fantastic very stylised Raimi has done a fantastic job.In my opinion its much better than Episode 2 and I thought that was decent.
     
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    I didn't like it. While I commend all involved for staying true to the comic book ethos, I felt that this was precisely it's main failing point. It didn't think it was "dark" at all. Certainly not in the same league as Batman or even Superman for example. It was a kids film. The special effects of Spidey swinging through the streets weren't great. You never really got to see this close up but the thing that annoyed me the most was the way he would scream "Wooohoooooooo, Woooooooo, Woooohooooooo", every single time he swung from building to buliding. I just thought that was rediculous. :)
     
  4. YJ

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    I agree that its not dark as Batman, but there are moments in the story plus the way the camera moves that make the moment seem slightly dark. For example early on when he abuses his new powers, uses it for earning money he thinks for himself first. Additionally the way movie jumps suddenly to a scene where the Green Goblin, usually can make you briefly leap.

    I heard that in some places in the UK the rating is being lowered, shame, it may mean scenes being cut and people may not experience it as the director intended.

    I'm in a bit in a quandary on a few things, one, can anyone remember the music/soundtrack clearly in their head, as I can't. Two how exactly did Spiderman make his suit?


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    Xmen was almost, Superman was up to now, but Spider-man is absolutely the best comic to film conversion I've ever seen!

    My grin has never been wider, and when Spidey met the Goblin... Good God that was just pure Spider-man through and through! I was in heaven...

    More!!!!
     
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    Went to see Spider-man over the weekend, definitely the best comic-book film yet. I came out of AOTC feeling let down and cheated but not with Spider-man, it was a good fun summer movie that did not take itself to seriously.

    I took the girlfriend who was not to keen to see it and she loved it to, she usually goes in for those crappy period drama films, so I did not think there was a hope in hell of her liking it at all - proved me wrong.

    I can now see why it has been such a success in America, my advice to everyone, just get yourself down the cinema sit back and enjoy and you will come out with a huge grin on your face.

    Can't wait for Spidey 2 in 2004

    Film rating 5/5
     
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    10/10
     
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    What's AOTC ??
     
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    Don't bother - just realised - though we were talking comic book heroes.

    I loved Spiderman - couldn't fault it!
     
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    I just saw it this afternoon and have to disagree, I thought the X-Men was the better film of the two, even though I enjoyed Spider-Man immensely, and liked the two main actors, and glad to see both of them reviving the roles of Peter and Mary Jane in Spider-Man 2 for 2004.
    The special effects looked just that, like special effects, false. The camera seemed to have a very short focal range in many of the shots, so anybody and any thing beyond the main characters looked blurred. The music was too reminiscent of Batman (Danny Elfman again). The main story line was lifted from Amazing Fantasy 15 and Amazing Spider-Man 121 and 122. With a few alterations i.e. Gwen Stacy read Mary Jane Watson. The Green Goblin looked like something out of the Power Rangers, and instead of Spider-Mans mechanical web shooter, it became organic.

    As to not being as dark as Batman, well Spider-Man isn’t suppose to be. I thought the death of Uncle Ben was handled well, as I knew of his death before hand, it still made me sad, even though I had been laughing only a moment previous.

    YJ the wrestling match was out of the comics as was the non involvement with the crook till Uncle Ben’s death. Also I wouldn’t think the film would, or was cut because of the lower rating, as I’m lead to believe this is something between the local cinema, and the council. My fear as mentioned in an other thread, this film bordered on the 15, and the censors could have let it slip to a 12 for the young fans. The precedence of the councils allowing it to be PG may mean censorship next time.
    As to the costume I think in the comics it was hand made and I think in one story it got wet and shrunk. The elaborate one in the film was the film makers licence to make it look good.

    Lastly (not picking anyone up on spelling but) please spell it Spider-Man not Spiderman (sorry if I spelt it wrong else where) if Stan Lee had to read it, it would give him apoplexy.

    Despite the above, I repeat I enjoyed Spider-Man immensely, good fun, good laughs(especially in the refectory), good action and poignant in parts, go see it, and stop to the very end if you was to here that tune.
     
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    Garrett,
    Agree about the organic webshooter thing, we stayed to the end and heard the Spider-Man tune too. I was reading the end titles to see who the busker was...
     
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    Sorry Garrett, I’d not realised that the wrestling match was out of the comics as was the non-involvement with the crook till Uncle Ben’s death and that I should of written Spider-Man not Spiderman.

    I’d forgotten the Spider-Man used a mechanical web shooter, I remember watching some of the cartoons in which it was mentioned.

    I would agree that X-Men was a better film, perhaps because I watched more X-Men cartoons and therefore I know more about the characters than in Spider-Man. Plus it had a far more vivid soundtrack.


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    Apologies YJ if it sounded like I was admonishing you over the Spiderman, Spider-Man,(you should have seen the ones I made before I re-read this posting) I’m not like an other member who gets his kicks out of pointing spelling mistakes out.
    I too thought the X-Men soundtrack was far superior to the Spider-Man and gave that air of excitement, un-like Spider-Man which was bland, the only tune a remember is the last 30? seconds of the end credits.
    As to the comic he was even more selfish in it: he got the money he won, the crook was un-armed, and was being chased by an officer, when the officer said you could have just tripped him up, said, I looking after number one from now on.
     
  14. gringottsdirect

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    Do you mean Joan87?
     
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    I loved Spiderman, my only problem with the film is where did he get the perfect suit from? His first effort was much more realistic.
     
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    (212) 644-9400
     
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    Sorry I do not know, I cannot remember, as I happily forget them.
    Some people are good at English, some at maths, we all have our speciality. It seems a bit childish to rub some else’s face in it for a mistake.
     
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    completley agrie:)
     
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    Ive seen it twice now, exellent movie.

    I have to say I thought X-Men was pants. not in the same league as superman or spiderman.

    the hulk will be next, whats that going to be like.
     
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    John87, at first glance I thought you were talking about me and though... me? Point out spelling mistakes?
     
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    Say wbhat?
     
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    I must admit I will be buying the Spiderman DVD when it comes out, the film did seem a little short but then again thats because it was good from start to finish :D

    I think some of the end sequences were great, and the whole dialogue/effects fitted with the comic very well. I cant wait to see the Hulk, I wonder what ideas they have up their sleeve.
     
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    No webshooters for The Hulk.
     
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    I was going to buy Spiderman, but will not now having seen it. If it didn't have the love interest who figured out that the man she loved was the superhero at the end i t would have been better.
     
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    Spidey without MJW scenario wouldn't be Spidey :cool: .
     
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    I take it you never liked Superman :D
     
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    ...PRESS RELEASE?PRESS RELEASE?PRESS RELEASE?PRESS RELEASE? PRESS
    RELEASE?
    ...PRESS RELEASE?PRESS RELEASE?PRESS RELEASE?PRESS RELEASE? PRESS
    Interesting just been sent this press release about spiderman being relaunched because of the new 12A certificate....


    SPIDER-MAN RE-LAUNCHED



    Columbia TriStar Films (UK) are delighted to announce that, following
    the BBFC's introduction of the 12A film classification, SPIDER-MAN is
    being re-launched in the UK with a 12A certificate.

    This nationwide re-launch will be supported by a new, revised campaign
    to communicate the new certificate to a nation of young Spider-Man fans
    and their parents.

    SPIDER-MAN was first released in the UK on June 14th with a 12
    certificate, and has gone on to be one of the biggest blockbusters this
    year, grossing to date over £27million. However, after the original
    release, many disappointed young film-goers were trapped in the ratings
    web, unable to watch their favourite superhero on the big screen.

    Now, however, cinemas nationwide are poised to thrill a new audience
    with Spider-Man's exhilarating exploits. The new BBFC classification
    means children under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult, can now be
    admitted to the cinema to watch their hero's web-slinging antics.

    Richard Napper, the Managing Director of Columbia TriStar Films (UK),
    today commented on Columbia's decision to re-launch SPIDER-MAN, stating,
    "We are delighted that the creation of the new 12A category will allow
    parents to take their children to see SPIDER-MAN."

    SPIDER-MAN began casting its worldwide web on its opening weekend in the
    US on May 3rd, as it annihilated all opening weekend records to take
    $114m in just three days. The web-spinning hero continues to storm the
    US box office and the current SPIDER-MAN box office figure stands at
    $403million. SPIDER-MAN'S success has continued internationally and the
    film has repeatedly taken box office records in almost every territory
    where it has opened.

    The story of Spider-Man centres on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire)
    who, after being bitten by a genetically altered spider, gains
    superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface.
    He vows to dedicate his life to fighting crime?which means first
    eliminating his arch-nemesis, the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). The film
    also stars Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Peter's
    pal Harry Osborn, Cliff Robertson as Peter's beloved Uncle Ben, Rosemary
    Harris as Aunt May and J.K. Simmons as Jonah Jameson, Peter's boss at
    the Daily Bugle. Spider-Man is directed by Sam Raimi.





    SPIDER- MAN (CERTIFICATE 12A )
    (contains some scenes of strong fantasy violence)

    CURRENTLY PLAYING IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE




    www.columbiatristar.co.uk/publicity
     
  28. YJ

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    This seems like an interesting move by the BFCC, surely they have realised that some movies in Cinema's are more of a family outing.

    I suspect that The Two Towers will be a 12A as well and perhaps a few DVDs later this year.

    YJ
     
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    I thought the film had good sound.Especially the bit where Osbournes laughing in his mansion.
     
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    Video and DVDs are keeping the "12" certificate.
     

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