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Spiderman 2

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Miyazaki, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Miyazaki

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    Just watched it this evening.

    All I can say is wow. Can't wait to watch it again when it hits the cinemas!

    :clap: :thumbsup:
     
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    This film is awful. OK that maybe a bit severe.....this is a really distinctly average film.

    More time is spent in the film on Spiderman's romantic and identity crisis than on the action and any decent storyline. Serious let down.

    Sorry but this second outing is complete pants. :thumbsdow
     
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    any advance on "wow" in one corner and "complete pants" in the other?

    I'm also going to assume (as they havent stated) that both of these have seen it on sub standard pirate copies (please understand ANY priate is sub standard in my book)

    So has anyone seen it properly: on a cinema screen?


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    I saw it on the cinema in Hong Kong, they had the same premiere day as US.

    It is awesome, much better than the first one. The action/cgi is so real, and I like that they develop the storyline a bit more.

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    CGI/ Action aside doesn't make a good film really ? You only have to look at the Hulk to see that.

    Whereas Spidey 1 had a fairly robust story line outlining his development and a distinct arch enemy with good action scenes interspersed throughout the film...it generally made for a good viewing and introduction to this Superhero.

    Spidey 2 centres around his romantic problems ie lack of bottle asking this bird out....and his personal identity. That is the crux of this film. Who would imagine a superhero having to go see a shrink ? Well he does in this movie ! That is plain stupid and the film revolves around this.

    Doc-Ock at times seems no more than an afterthought. At no time throughout the film do you get a sense that this guy is an arch enemy. Indeed the ending is quite bizarre and re-affirms this view. And as far as action ??? There are only 2 fight scenes where they directly combat each other.

    Worst of all in the space of 7 minutes, Spiderman's identity as Peter Parker is revealed 3 times to differnet people and public in a hash of an ending. Completely unnecessary stuff and destroys any superhero myth. Sacrilege.

    Watch this film without the hype and I struggled to give it 5/10. Here's hoping No.3 picks up the pace cos No.2 is a hype fest.:thumbsdow
     
  6. Miyazaki

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    Out of 166 reviews the average review rating for 'Spiderman 2' was 95%.
     
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    Ekko star - a few spoiler warnings would be nice as well!
     
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    The only review that counts for me is my own. :)

    I leave the Hype to everyone else. :nono:
     
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    I saw this advertised along with other Summer releases.....Riddick, AvP, King Arthur and some other mind numbing garbage whose title escapes me the other day.

    MG! it's like having a deluxe version of ITV on the big screen through out the summer!

    I know where i'll be this summer and it won't be the cinema (other than Shrek2 ) !
     
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    Shrek 2... now that's a genius of a movie.

    Actually Chronicles of Riddick is not bad at all.....Bears hardly any signifcance on Pitch Black 1 (which was good) though. But if you like si-fi genre and a bit of action to boot, Riddick is defo up there. Definitely entertained throughout watching that one !
     
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    Yeah i'm looking forward to Riddick from the trailer and the stuff i've read it looks good. as doe's Will Smith's I-Robot.
     
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    From the opening scenes right to the end, great intensity non stop. Bit of Fifth Element / Gladiator feel to it, though of course not in their league !

    Good film you will enjoy, but the ending is an absolute Brain lobotomy job. I don't know how these film writers get away with the absurdity sometimes, I really don't.

    Still, if you switch your brain off and watch it's entertaining enough.
     
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    Yes, but is it as good as Superman 2???? I doubt it
     
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    Superman 2 ????

    do you mean Spiderman 2 ?

    Mates who have seen it said Spidey was OK to sh*t. The same guys all said Riddick was F'n excellent.

    Two different genres, so if they don't appeal you won't like either. If you are an action fan then I guess you're gonna vote for where the action is really ?
     
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    I was making the comparrison to the Superman films. IMO Superman is far supirior to Spiderman.
     
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    Ok :blush:

    I would tend to agree, the Superman movies generally did and have set the benchmark for Superhero movies.

    For all the CGI in the world nowadays, you still have to get the basics right.
     
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    Couldn't disagree more. Riddick is a terrible film, held together only with its special effects. And I love Sci-fi films.
     

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