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Old 02-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #101
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I will say this really does look better than I thought as well and yes I do agree that Tobey owned the role of Spider-man as well. I wish they would've given him another chance at it. But still I cannot wait to see this one!
What happened was that when they were coming up with ideas for a 4th Spider-Man movie that would have brought Tobey back, Sam Raimi left the project because of creative differences with the producers. Feeling he couldn't do the film without Raimi, Tobey decided to leave. According to sources, had they done SPIDER-MAN 4, the villain would have been the Vulture and John Malkovich was going to play that character.

What is interesting is that the new Spider-Man movie's story was the original story that had been planned for Tobey's 1st outing as Spider-Man. While I agree that Tobey defined Peter Parker, after seeing this trailer, I have some curiosity as to see how Garfield depicts Peter Parker.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #102
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Personally, I never thought Maguire defined Parker/Spiderman. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed his portrayal in the role (though he was not my first choice). But he just didn't come across as the character for me.

While the trailer for TAS looks great, my fear with this one is that the studio may be trying to give Spidey the Dark Knight treatment by making him more of a brooding, forlorn character (and that's not Spidey). That's the impression I'm getting. Hope I'm wrong.

Garfield (whose performance in The Social Network I enjoyed) has more of a physical resemblance to the comic character than Maguire.

All I know is I've had enough of the sappy Spiderman; I want the snappy Spiderman who is always ripping one-liners off the top of his head as he triple-somersaults through the air to kick villains in the face.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:09 AM   #103
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The New Extended trailer it does look better than I actually thought I'm kinda psyched now to see it!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=89863
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:15 PM   #104
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Nice! Looking forward to it. Great to see a new villian introduced to the series as well.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #105
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Just bumping this thread to see if anyone's seen it. I watched Raimi's 2 and 3 over the holiday, interested to see the reboot.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #106
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I'd give it a B-. Not bad like the Fantastic Four or Elektra movies, but not as good as The Avengers, X2, Iron Man, Spider-Man 2.

Definitely an improvement over Spider-Man 3!

Its big problem is it's weighed down by another origin story and uninteresting, unnecessary sub-plots that hinder to best part of the film, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy's relationship.

Emma Stone is perfect! Andrew Garfield is great as Peter Parker/Spider-Man! Their relationship was believable and had a lot of depth that makes you care what happens to both of them.

It's said the hero is only as good as his villian and The Lizard was definitely not as good as he could've been. He was adequate and should've been developed more. His character felt rushed and shoehorned into the story just so they could have a villian. Still don't like the design at all.

So a solid movie, but not as great as a Spider-Man movie should be.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #107
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I thought it was okay. Some great action set-pieces, and the supporting cast was pretty good. I just never warmed up to Garfield to really be rooting for him either with the romance or the fights. His performance reminded me of Hayden Christensen from the Star Wars prequels, and I didn't really identify with the character. And yes the first half dragged for me because I didn't really care to see the origin story and "learning the powers" sequence again. Still, it delivered on a lot of the things you'd want in a summer blockbuster.

I prefer the Raimi/Maguire combo, but this one certainly wasn't a bad film.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #108
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OK I just got back from seeing Spider-Man and I thought it was excellent. I mean yes we had to start from the beginning and they changed it up and it was a little slow in the beginning but then it really started to pick up it pace and just kept up from there. And I will say I think Garfield really nailed this role, don't get me wrong I was a total Maguire fan, but Garfield right now is the new Spider-Man. The casting was great, I did like that they went a little darker with this Spider-Man. Looking forward to a sequel.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:44 AM   #109
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I was meant to watch this last night but I ended up watching Ted, I'll probably still go check this out though.
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I'll stick to the comic books, thank you very much....
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