Episode 41 — Spider-Man 3
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:03 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:56 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:10 AM
It's the greatest thing I've ever seen.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:28 AM
It's the greatest thing I've ever seen.
I hope you are not being sarcastic, because I got a charge out of this, too. Everyone else points to this as the downfall of the franchise, but I saw it as a satisfying F U to a bunch of whiny, one-dimensional "friend" characters. This was a breath of fresh air after the forced emotional weight of the beginning of the movie. Bad movie; good scene.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:55 AM
Oh, and HOLY CRAP, the talk about Ursula. "She's definitely on the spectrum...but in a super sexy way." That was perhaps the hardest I've ever laughed at this show.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:35 AM
Great episode, guys. This shitty movie is full of WTF moments.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:07 AM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:02 AM
I don't know if any of you read comics, but on a flagship monthly book, when one creative team leaves and another takes over, the departing team typically isn't allowed to screw over the next guys. They usually wrap up the story (within the bigger ongoing story) that they set out to tell, maybe shake up the status quo a bit, but they don't burn through the entire roster of remaining characters and devalue them to the point that no one's going to want to touch them again. Again, who the hell wanted to see a continuation of "Spider-Man 3"? If "Venom" returned or got his own movie, would we give a shit? ThePeter/Harry dynamic was pretty interesting, but with Harry dead, is there anyone that can fill the best friend role? MJ's an insufferable bitch, what's left for her to fail at? Actually, I'd kind of like to see her downward spiral, maybe start doing drugs and porn and...where was I? Oh yeah...
It's in the publisher's or studio's best interests to not have to start over, because no matter how much better it might be the second time around (X-Men: First Class OWNED), it's still an admission of guilt for fucking up so bad in the first place, and that's a tough shadow to have to step out of.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:04 AM
"I loved Citizen Kane...I cleaned up his puke...and ladies and gentlemen of the press, Rosebud was just a goddamn sled. This man clearly died mourning for his lost childhood."
I dug the new Amazing Spider-man movie. I think Kulap should be monitored for 1920's slang, sexual harassment, and inexplicable dance numbers, because I fear the Venom suit may have infected her as well.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:14 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:25 PM
But they kept trying to play it seriously, like Peter Parker genuinely WAS cool, and was seriously making the ladies' pussies gush with every cheesy one-liner. And even if the writing hadn't been bad, and it hadn't been totally out of character, Tobey Maguire just can not pull it off. Part of the reason I loved Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man is because he's NOT cool. He was perfect as a dorky everyman, the geeky teen who grows into an adult who is still kinda nerdy, but accepts himself for who he is and becomes a normal, successful person. Which is what makes Spider-Man so popular--he's a lot more relatable than most superheroes. But he is not "cool," and neither is Tobey Maguire, and he looks like an idiot when he tries.
But that's the movie in a nutshell. Some good ideas, but lots of crappy ones, and they're all just crammed in to the point where they choke each other to death.
On a related note, I also agree with Kulap that I liked this one better than Amazing Spider-Man. Amazing is a cool-moving movie that is very by-the-numbers, mediocre, and has no emotional resonance whatsoever. Spider-Man 3 was a train-wreck of the movie, and while most of the enjoyment may have been on a so-bad-it's good level, I definitely had a lot more fun watching it. If nothing else it was very memorable.