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  1. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    My daughter wanted to watch Spiderman: Far From Home.

    Heard it was the best one yet... I think not. He's better doing cameo's in Avenger Movies.

    Was so damned cheesy, kitschy, and predictable that I ended up just surfing on my phone and playing chess.

    Took an hour for anything worth acknowledging to happen. The action, once it did was aight, but the story and love interests and whatnot was something out of an 80's teenybopper movie starring Molly Ringwald. Not sure who the flatchested, squinty-eyed girl who either needs glasses or contacts with the annoying hair is, but goodgrief, does she, or any of the classmates bring anything to this? Dump them all.

    The director needs another job. Was sitting there wondering when they're gonna let Christopher Nolan do a Spiderman. The Tobey Maguire one's had better stories.
     
  2. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    That would be terrible.
     
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  3. cuchulainn

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    People say that of thing everytime there's a new take on a character. They were just saying the same thing over the premise of the new Joker. Then it comes out and people love it.

    Same with Logan and it's R-rating. "How could they do that?" It was going to bomb, yada yada. Grittier character movies do better. The best parts of SM:FFH were where he was battling the baddie at the end. The rest totally forgettable.

    Thank goodness he had "peter tingle" to rely on and that they talked about it all movie starting from the opening or he'd have never figured out how to beat Mysterio... if they hadn't mentioned it like a dozen times, golly gee, I hate to think what might've happened to poor Petey.

    It was insulting to an audience - one who probably knows more about Spiderman and his defining attributes, his "spider sense", than the jackasses who wrote this mess. And no was fooled with by them trying to be cute and work some clumsy highschool gym locker ***** humor into the dialog. Total fail.
     
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  4. Unlucky 13

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    Ha. I stand alone as the only one here who feels this way, but I hated Logan. I wish that I hadn't seen it. And I promise you that I'll never see the new Joker movie.

    Far From Home was enjoyable. Not great. Not even above average, but worthy of watching.
     
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  5. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Nolan wouldn't work with Spider-Man. Same reason he messed up Superman with Zach Snyder with Man of Steel. A terrible terrible movie.

    Logan worked because Wolverine is perfect for that kind of story line.
     
  6. Destroyer

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    I saw Joker and didn't like it much. First hour is a complete snooze fest.
     
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  7. cuchulainn

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    Never been a great Superman or Spiderman. They just aren't great for stand alone movies.

    Which one had Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor? That one was the best. :shifty:
     
  8. cuchulainn

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    So not better than Umbrella Academy? Bummer.
     
  9. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Do not agree at all about never being a great Spiderman
     
  10. Fin D

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    Your arguments would make sense, but you tout the Tobey spiderman movies which are even bigger examples of all the things you just complained about.
     
  11. cuchulainn

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    The Tobey's were straight out of the comic books for origin stories...
     
  12. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    My favorite part is even Spider-man went to a distant world to fight in a galactic chees match and had his costume ripped. Then he found a machine that he thought created costumes only for it to turn out to be Venom. Toby tally shined in that part
     
  13. Fin D

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    No they weren't.
     
  14. cuchulainn

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    He didn't get bit by a spider, start wrestling, and make himself a red and blue costume and fawn over MJ, blow off Uncle Ben, and blame himself for a bunch of stuff while working as a photographer?

    Maybe I'm mis-remembering.
     
  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    He was fawning over Liz Allen.

    If memory also serves me right his first villain was the Chameleon. Also missing Fancy Dan.

    Green Goblin took years before fighting Spidy
     
  16. cuchulainn

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    I feel like we're all talking about different movies/stories... and they did seem to redo him as often in the comics as they have in the movies now... spiderman, amazing spiderman, carnage spin-offs, etc...

    Anyway, the Tobey Maguire's were based on what I recall of him... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man_(2002_film)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man

    ...
    In the stories, Spider-Man is the alias of Peter Parker, an orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City after his parents Richard and Mary Parker were killed in a plane crash. Lee and Ditko had the character deal with the struggles of adolescence and financial issues, and accompanied him with many supporting characters, such as J. Jonah Jameson, Harry Osborn, Max Modell, romantic interests Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson, and foes such as Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin and Venom. His origin story has him acquiring spider-related abilities after a bite from a radioactive spider; these include clinging to surfaces, shooting spider-webs from wrist-mounted devices, and detecting danger with his "spider-sense".

    When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a high school student from Queens behind Spider-Man's secret identity and with whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate.[9] While Spider-Man had all the makings of a sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man had no superhero mentor like Captain America and Batman; he thus had to learn for himself that "with great power there must also come great responsibility"—a line included in a text box in the final panel of the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively attributed to his guardian, the late Uncle Ben.
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  17. Fin D

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    - He built the web shooters they weren't organic. That is major detail because it shows his intelligence and how he could run out of web fluid.
    - Mary Jane was not his first love interest. She was not his neighbor and he didn't know her.
    - That wasn't Goblin's origin story.
    - MJ didn't date Harry first.
    - Sandman didn't kill Uncle Ben
    - Norman Osbourne is very much alive in comics. He's basically become the Lex Luthor of Marvel.
    - That wasn't Doc Ock's origin.
    - That wasn't sandman's origin.
    - That wasn't Venom's origin.
    - That wasn't Harry's story.

    But regardless, none of that is even the point. The point was that most, if not all, of your gripes about the new spiderman movies actually apply to the the Tobey ones equally or more.

    Its fine and your right to dislike the new ones. I was just confused because of the reasons you gave even though apply to the previous ones you said you liked, that's all. Not breaking balls your balls or anything.
     
  18. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    In the comics he was fawning over Liz Allen when he went to wrestle to get the money to buy the car.

    Green Goblin was a later main villain.

    First major villain was the Chameleon(who might have been in Far From Home) in the comics

    Green Goblin wasn't a main villain for a while. Mostly a weird guy who popped in and out until they made him into Norman Osborn. Fun fact at first Green Goblin looked like a witch. Had a more broom looking glider.

    For some reason Stan Lee liked the Enforcers who fought Spider-man a lot in his early years. The rope guy was named Fancy Dan.


    Rami's films were inspired by the comics however they were not pulled straight out. For one Toby looks 30.

    Amazing for their time.

    Edit: one thing I felt Rami's film lacked was the fact that Spider-man was always nervous and afraid when he fought villains. His quips were his defense mechanism to hide his fear. I was always disappointed in his film for not including those.
     
  19. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    MJ has been retconned into being his neighbor. She did live very close.

    Norman Osborn was dead for a very long time. He only came back to life in around 1997.

    The origin for Norman was close. Though I think he was trying to recreate the Super Syrum from Captain America. The scene with the gas and killing his assistant was straight out of the comics. I do believe all the stuff surrounding it was made up for the movie.

    I do agree overall.
     
  20. Fin D

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    Yeah, but he didn't die so quick after becoming GG. Didn't the MJ retcon come AFTER those movies?
     
  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    That is true. It was a mystery for years who the GG was.

    That is a good question. You might be right
     
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    I did not like the first Toby McGuire one. I disliked the second one so much that I never saw the third one, and I laughed at the idea of seeing the Garfield ones.

    But I've enjoyed Tom Holland in the role as someone who is a huge Marvel fan overall, but not of Spiderman specifically.
     
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    Look what was created today
     
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    Although I am excited about this movie and though Vin Diesel was a great pick I thought they did a lazy job of his look in this.
     

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