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Spider-Man 2 (2004) [Jun. 30th, 2004|04:15 am]
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Hot, sweet monkey-love.

Spidey-Sense Me.

I used to draw Spider-Man in my notebooks back in freshman year of high school. In fact, my Euro History teacher, who was also the librarian, caught me doodling once . . . she didn't like Spider-Man as much as me.

That would be around the time that MacFarlane did the Spider-Man comics. Those were actually the only series of Spider-Man that I ever read.

Okay, I read a lil' more than just the MacFarlane-penned, but I didn't read as much Spidey as others may have.

Today, I felt like I was 14 years of age. I kind of stumbled through the day, very awkward, giddy, and in perpetual confusion. I will probably get this way when there's something from my childhood . . . well, when the next Star Wars hits the theatres.

I liked the Spider-Man comics, and at the end of Spider-Man 2 . . . well, I was very . . .

Let me start with first things first.

They did the 7,000 screaming diz-busting ads and trailers. Considering we showed up about 2 hours early for this film, they could have skipped the regular ads. Manny Perry reared his message of no-piracy, and to my surprise, people groaned, just like me. It was the first time people actually responded to the absurdity of preaching to the choir, besides me.

They played the longer, scene-filled Catwoman trailer. The crowd reacted with . . . muffled laughter, and audible boos echoed through the room. I couldn't help myself . . . I voiced my opinion, "Where is Batman?"

Credits begin for Spider-Man . . . I hear claps.


The film hasn't played yet . . . claps? That's pretty generous of you.

The film . . . well . . . the film . . .

Hot, sweet monkey-love.

Maybe I didn't make myself clear . . .

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To not confuse any person . . . I enjoyed the film.

It was as if someone appeared out of nowhere, with a foam-bat, and torqued that foam-bat right over my noggin.

Here was . . . to put it in the most clear terms possible . . . a good story, well-told, with purposely-cheesy, B-acting-intended, rather amazing amalgam of . . . watching a comic book.

Seriously . . . the film is good. Well, I liked it. It is what I would expect from a comic-book-based film. The dialogue, the acting, it is actually B . . . comic books are supposed to be that way.

Jim became confused with my mention of B-movie. By no means is this a poor film. The B-movie I use as a tag is that of the implication that it is purposely cheesy, very over-the-top, and within the good story, always a comic book.

For me, that means this film is great. In fact, in comparison to the first Spider-Man film . . . this one plays with infinitely more crazy, silly, and zany, and . . . ACTION. The action in the film . . . it is something to behold.

Brad worked at Sony, so he had a chance to see a lot of the action scenes and work with them. He mentioned that the scenes play a lot better when they are sped-up as they are. For me, that's what I really wanted to work well . . . and it did.

Dunst's Mary Jane . . . is a very crucial character, in a way that I can only describe . . . as . . .

Hot, sweet, monkey-love.

She did a great job. Raimi did a great job, as he had the slick organization and delivery of the scenes. The subtle jokes were very fun. All of the actors and actresses delivered the on-screen cheese very well. Nobody balked . . . that's where I'm referencing a B-film feel. Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker . . . he played it as well as he did in the first film. So bad . . . so good.

Okay, the film isn't completely perfect. It is wonderful in the style of a comic book, but the ending with Doc Octopus, played by Alfred Molina . . . who was wonderful as a good guy and a bad guy . . . well, the ending with Doc Ock was weak. The dinner, earlier in the film, with Peter Parker and Dr. Otto, this is a crucial scene to make that Doc Ock ending remotely fly. Otherwise, it would have been a horrible ending for Doc Ock.

At the end of the film, I was rather in a daze over this film. Then, I hear three different people . . .

"I loved it!" exclaimed one.

From another group, I then heard, "That was the worst film . . . ever . . ."

Then, I heard from someone else, who was completely serious in utterance . . .

"Um . . . who was that guy . . . Peter . . . what's his last name?"

His buddy answered him, but to not remember the last name of Peter Parker, after hearing it all movie, all of the time . . . even without ever seeing or reading anything Spider-Man, from that movie, to not know the name?

My head almost imploded. That last comment almost proved too much for me . . . but I survived.

Hot, sweet monkey-love.

Why I keep saying this . . .

Jim explained to me that in the comics, a genetic default is responsible for Spidey's inability to shoot his web.

Well, in the film . . . I could only connect that Spidey's flickering abilities were due to his flickering hopes with Mary Jane.

Spidey couldn't shoot because of the flickering desire . . . for . . .

You know it.

Lookin' for Love.

Well, I feel the film will do quite well in summer box office sales. It truly delivers to a mass audience. Comic book die-hards of the Spidey may not quite feel the same way . . . however, I truly am amazed at how they really did the comic-book-feel with the good story . . . with such amazing results.

[User Picture]From: mostlie_sunnie
2004-06-30 06:11 am (UTC)
Did you read Ebert's review?
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-30 02:11 pm (UTC)
I just did.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-30 05:44 pm (UTC)

Ryan is Amazing.

For those not familiar, puppytron is Ryan . . .

His ideas on the recent radio show . . . they were rather excellent.

He went into great detail on the show about the movie, about the ideas behind the movie, and the possibilities for the next film in the series.

Thanks go to Ryan, once again, for the excellent radio time.

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