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Anyone seen Spiderman?

Mark Spritzler
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So has anyone seen the movie? I haven't, but wanted to hear some reviews on it before I decide to see it at the theaters or wait for DVD.
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Jessica Sant
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definatley see it in theatre -- excellent movie. We saw it Friday night. (My husband's been counting days til it was released -- he and his brother's are big comic fans).
From what he said, they stuck very true to the comic -- changed minor things -->
In the comic, Peter Parker is in a lab watching atom's split and a spider gets caught in the mix and zapped -- it bites Peter and voila - SpiderMan.
In the movie, Peter Parker is with his class touring a spider laboratory where they have genetically engineered super spiders -- one escapes, it bites Peter and voila - SpiderMan.
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yes!! It was awesome! I highly recommend it!
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They were talking about this on the radio today. Two other differences were:
- Instead of having a hard mask like in the comic - it is a soft mask that can show expression.
- instead of having to build a gadget to create the web stuff the insect bite caused a mutation so that the web stuff comes out of his body (somewhere??).
Their general opinion was that it was Batman all over again - but that it was pretty good.


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In the comic, Peter Parker is in a lab watching atom's split and a spider gets caught in the mix and zapped -- it bites Peter and voila - SpiderMan.
In the movie, Peter Parker is with his class touring a spider laboratory where they have genetically engineered super spiders -- one escapes, it bites Peter and voila - SpiderMan.

As I recall, the comics had Peter on a class trip to a research lab of some sort. So that part isn't changed. However originally, the spider was an accidental intruder who got dosed with radiation. Making the lab a genetic research facility is new (or rather, it's a recent revision from the comics that has also appeared in the movie), and seems a bit more plausible given what transpired. (Because of course "plausibility" is the first thing we expect in a comic book origin.) :roll:
They were talking about this on the radio today. Two other differences were:
- Instead of having a hard mask like in the comic - it is a soft mask that can show expression.

It's cloth in the comic - nothing particularly hard about it. However it is quite opaque - I gather you can see more in the movie.
- instead of having to build a gadget to create the web stuff the insect bite caused a mutation so that the web stuff comes out of his body (somewhere??).
From the wrists. Fortunately.


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Mark Spritzler
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So far sound pretty cool. I mean to make $114 million in one weekend means it has to be good right?
I think I will see it the day Star Wars comes out, that way it Spiderman won't be crowded.
Mark
Val Pecaoco
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*Ho-hum*, after Superman (t'was some two decades ago?!?!) I was keenly awaiting the release of Spiderman, but instead I got Batman (Captain America?!), even The Masters of the Universe, and until lately, Lara Croft, X-Men, and yes, Blade -- I think I got to wait too much
Maybe that explains some of the deviations from the original (read: comics)
But I'm still going to watch it
Way to go, Incredible Hulk!
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I saw it last night. It was "ok." Maybe I'm just bored of super-hero movies after Batman. It seemed to take too long to get going.
I thought it was a little slow in parts, and I recall looking at my watch several times thinking "how soon before it's over?"
There were some cool action scenes, and the special effects were nice. I'd give it a 6 out of 10.


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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
So has anyone seen the movie?
Apparently somone has... it made more than $114 million this weekend! Most ever by any movie.


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David O'Meara
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To me $114M in one weekend seems to rely more on marketing drive than how good the movie is. Over a weekend there probably isn't time for the crowds to react to reviews. Staying power would be a better indicator.
Rick Salsa
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It definately has too do with marking now.. Scorpion King made huge money, but I didn't think it was that great.
As for good ole spidey-man, I really liked the movie. The we're pretty true to the comic, expect for somethings, like Jim mentioned early.
I also thought Toby Maguire did a really good job, but William Dafoe stole the show!!
Two thumbs up. A few of my co-workers and I snuck out early to see it on Friday
/rick
Val Pecaoco
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Oahuuu! I've just seen it last night and it's kickin' great!
Originally posted by Rick Salsa:

I also thought Toby Maguire did a really good job, but William Dafoe stole the show!!

I should say that the Goblin stole the show from everybody else!
Sesh, the sequel (Summer 2004) is already in writing and it will be an encore performance by Maguire and Dunst and yes, Sam Raimi. The villains will be Doctor Octopus and The Lizard.
Oopps, did I just let the spider out of the bag?!
 
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