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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

A staple of summer cinema is the superhero flick. For every The Dark Knight and The Avengers, there plenty of weak sequels like this week’s selection. Plus, get an update on The How Did This Get Made? Awards!

#2 Patrick LeJeune

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:19 PM

My understanding of the new Spiderman reboot is that it was made simply so that Sony could maintain the rights to the Spiderman franchise since Disney bought Marvel. Spiderman 3 is a steaming crap-fest, and i look forward to this episode, but I also image the new one could certainly be a contender.

And for the awards show, Action scene completely devoid of action goes to Speed 2; the underwater wheel turning scene.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:12 AM

The Amazing Spider-Man doesn't deserve to get the How Did Get Made treatment. As Patrick said, we know how it got made, they needed to keep the rights. Also, it's not a bad film, it's not 'amazing' but it's certainly not bad enough to have a podcast devoted to it. I think a lot of the problems stem from the fact it shows us the origin story again. I was bored for the first hour because I had seen the majority of it before. It is a film that is saved by performances though, Andrew Garfield is great as Peter, much better than Tobey MacGuire ever was. The rest of the cast is great too and there is no J.Jonah Jameson, which is a good thing. So, yeah, didn't love it, didn't hate it but I don't think it's bad enough for this show. :)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:28 AM

Oh boy, so I'm gonna rewatch Spiderman 3 huh? Alright...I trust you guys.

How about this for a category: worst Sandra Bullock character?
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

Awards Category Suggestion: Most Nic Cage-like performance in a movie not staring Nic Cage.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:36 AM

Good lord Spiderman 3 was awful. Emo Peter Parker, cartoon Bond Villian James Franco, and a whiney Kirsten Dunst; put them all together and you get a lovely crap sandwhich. The only really good thing about this movie was Thomas Haden Church as the Sandman but that only went so far as he kept talking about his sick daughter but never said what she was sick with. To have made this movie after how awesome Spiderman 2 was is almost on par as Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.

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

**** SPOILER*****


He never catches/accidentally kills the guy who killed Uncle Ben.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:06 AM

"The sequel that broke the franchise." I think that is perhaps the best summary of the movie that could be made. I was so excited to see them putting Venom on the screen...and then...not.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:22 AM

Spider-Man 3! This is the best summer of podcasting thanks to HDTGM.

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.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:20 AM

I would just like to say I still love White Zombie. Why you gotta hate, Paul? Why? :(

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:51 AM

I've avoided this for some time, but our podcast did a "mencia" episode of How Did This Get Made. The movie we did was Super Mario Bros. Let us know what you think, won't you?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

Spider-Man 3 is like, bizarrely bad. So many great actors, a great director, some genuinely great action sequences.

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?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

What an awesome coincidence. My brother and I were watching this together and laughing our asses off at just about everything. There are so many things for you guys to discuss... This is worthy of a two parter. Should be a great episode!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

Once peter threw the pumpkin bomb back at harry, the movie was over for me. Screw the dancing scene, peter dancing is weird but it doesn't go against "with great power comes great responsibility" the way throwing a pumpkin bomb at your best friend does.
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.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

S3 was over for me before I watched it because I knew Topher Grace was venom. WTF man? I know venom didn't show up as a villain until the mid-eighties (Nate mentioned he isn't a classic comic villain), but Eddie Brock was supposed to be a badass before he joined the venom symbiote and T.G. does not fit that bill at all. I agree with Nate again when I say that S3 should have been about sandman exclusively. He is a way cooler bad guy in the first place and appropriately cast. Throw in cry-baby Toby as Parker and Dunst the dunce as MJ and you have a movie that is damn near un-watchable.

I will however, revisit this steaming pile of putrid garbage because I love this fucking podcast. Literally.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

For the Literalies (Literalys?) - are you going to do them again next year and use the same categories, but have all movies ever regardless of year eligible? So for instance, you could have "Worst Movie Accent" go to John Wayne's asian accent in The Conqueror (1956) for the 2012 Literalies, but then in 2013 the winner will be Drew Barrymore's British accent from the 1998 film Ever After? At first I thought maybe you should change the categories every year, but now I think just having random winners in the same categories every year is stupid and ridiculous enough to kind of work.

Definetely call them The Literalies though, that is a great name.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

The Literally's has to be the name.

Spider-Man 3 is bad but it's not THAT bad especially given the movies you guys cover. There's a lot to make fun of though so the episode should be good.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Here it is on the Tubes.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

I want it to be known, for the record, that I was the one that came up with the name "The Literallies." Look up the forum, people!

I'm prideful!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

View PostShannon, on 10 July 2012 - 03:07 PM, said:

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THE FUCKING HUSTLE?!?!? ---Thats what I say every time I see it.