Episode 40.5 — Minisode 40.5
Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:19 PM
And for the awards show, Action scene completely devoid of action goes to Speed 2; the underwater wheel turning scene.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:12 AM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:36 AM
As for Amazing Spiderman, it's not that bad. It's got the mopey teen angst angle going for Peter Parker that runs a little long but the action is pretty good. My only problems with it are the music that plays through the fight scenes sound like they are straight out of an upbeat Disney cartoon and that an important part of the Spiderman lore that shapes who Spiderman is never occurs
He never catches/accidentally kills the guy who killed Uncle Ben.
"I'm gonna fuck the 'Mind of Mencia' out of you!" - Paul Scheer
"Fuck you, I watched this fucking movie bro!" June Diane Raphael
"If I'm holding a baby and I say 'cunt punch,' it's gonna be pretty fucking funny." - Zouks
"How's yo dick?" - Nicole Byer
Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:22 AM
Thank you for choosing Spider-Man 3. Recently, before watching the Amazing Spider-Man reboot, I watched Spider-Man 1 & 2. Spider-Man 2 has always been my favorite of the franchise, but after re-watching it, I discovered that Spider-Man 3 really made me dislike a good portion of #2. The second is the middle of a larger story like Empire Strikes Back, but instead of following the logical thread of Peter and Harry (i.e. Luke and Vader), Spider-Man 3 adds two badly portrayed villains and re-writes the premise for the original movie in the trilogy and turns Harry into a ridiculous character. Spider-Man 2 laid the groundwork for an epic finale but Spider-Man 3 didn't follow through.
Based on this observation, Spider-man 3 deserves to create its own special category for the awards show. A bad movie that made a good movie look worse.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:20 AM
"I love that the demographic for this podcast is, like, college professors." - Rob Huebel
Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:51 AM
Sorry, Kansas Episode 16
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:26 PM
But man! What a disaster. I remember my horror as I watched the "Emo Peter Parker dancing down the street" scene at the midnight premiere. I distinctly remember audibly saying, "It's a dream sequence, right? This HAS to be a dream. It HAS to be! Wait, he's dancing AGAIN? And wha--he just slapped MJ in the face?? WAKE UP PETER PARKER!!!!"
Bad. So incredibly bad.
Which is why I'm so surprised at the somewhat "meh" reaction of The Amazing Spider-Man from critics. It has a 75% on RT, and I feel like, while not a masterpiece, the movie is really darn fun, has great performances, great set-pieces, and it gets the franchise back on stable ground after the debacle of S3. Seriously. There's no way they could do another Spidey without rebooting it after S3.
Hey guys...why is Topher Grace in this movie, and why does his venom suit keep showing me his face instead of venom's?
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:22 PM
The last half of the movie was a giant middle finger, one to the studio for making Raimi put venom in it, one to the audience for wanting venom in the first place.
Sam was doing classic spiderman villains, if this was a sandman centered movie it would have been great. The scene where he forms himself back into Flint Marko from sand was beautiful.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:05 PM
I will however, revisit this steaming pile of putrid garbage because I love this fucking podcast. Literally.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:33 PM
Definetely call them The Literalies though, that is a great name.