Join Date: May 2005
Just got back from watching Spider-man.
I loved the ending after the credits. Really sets up the next movie nicely.
Loved the humor that was in the movie, but it was a little dark and sad at times. The Stan Lee cameo was the best I've ever seen.
Movie was fun, and they improved on the swinging scenes from the last trilogy by using more stuntmen vs more cgi.
On the negative, I missed Cliff Robertson as Uncle Ben. Martin Sheen is a great actor, but I didn't feel like he embodied Uncle Ben quite as much as Cliff Robertson. I also missed J. Jonah Jameson.
I kind of feel like they fixed problems that was on the Raimi Trilogy, but kind of missed some of the things that made those movies so much fun at the same time. I guess there's no such thing as a perfect movie, and they kind of opened themselves up to more comparisons by redoing the origin story. Although, I have to say they kept the origin interesting all the way through. I wasn't bored that's for sure.
We saw it in 3D, but I'm not sure the 3D was completely worth the extra dough. It was cool for sure, but boy it cost us 17 bucks for me and my wife.
I'm excited for the sequel, but I can't say it was better than the first Sam Raimi movie, but then that one is going to go down as a classic like Superman the Movie.
All in all it's a great movie. I'll be buying it for my superhero DVD collection. Avengers is still the best movie out so far this summer, to me at least.
I have a feeling they have plans for Flash Thompson. He's going to wind up being Venom before it's over I bet.