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Old 03-04-2012, 13:24
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Couldn't find a proper thread for this film, just multiple small ones.

Anyway three (not great quality clips) have been released http://whatculture.com/film/watch-th...rand-new-clips

I think this film looks realllly good and I'm one of the few people who thinks this looks better than the Raimi versions.
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Old 03-04-2012, 18:26
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Even though it's been rebooted so soon after Sam Raimi's version, I'm kind of looking forward to this, if it's anywhere near the quality of Spiderman 2, it's going to be pretty great
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:22
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The new Spiderman costume looks overdone.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:14
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i will robably give it a watch, but this is just a clear example of milking a franchise for what its worth, their was nothing wrong with sams spiderman films, i mean fair enough if he didnt want to come back or none of the actors/acresses didn't then i'd of given it a few more years at least before another reboot.
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Old 04-04-2012, 15:53
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I'm in two minds about the upcoming Spider-Man film. I don't think Spider-Man 3 was anywhere near as bad as some people thought, mediocre yes but certainly no Batman & Robin. It was the studio who messed up that film and yet had the nerve to reboot the whole franchise

Although the trailer does look good and I'm a big Andrew Garfield fan so who knows.
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Old 04-04-2012, 17:09
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I'm looking forward to it but the Lizard looks like the cgi needs touching up a bit. hopefully it will be better by the time the films released.
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Old 10-04-2012, 21:57
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I really hope this film fails as i am sick of all this rebooting films that aint even a decade old ...Whats wrong with making it as a sequel with a couple of cast changes ?

Loved the Raimi Trilogy and have no intention of ever watching this travesty of a film.

When this bombs at the box office as it very likely will judging by most forums/etc ive read i hope hollywood gets the picture that reboots aint always needed.

Frankly it looks really shit anyway crap actors poor direction and an awful looking spidey costume
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Old 10-04-2012, 22:38
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I really hope this film fails as i am sick of all this rebooting films that aint even a decade old ...Whats wrong with making it as a sequel with a couple of cast changes ?

Loved the Raimi Trilogy and have no intention of ever watching this travesty of a film.

When this bombs at the box office as it very likely will judging by most forums/etc ive read i hope hollywood gets the picture that reboots aint always needed.

Frankly it looks really shit anyway crap actors poor direction and an awful looking spidey costume
Ahhh nothing quite like positive thinking is there...

This film wont fail, and what forums have you been reading exactly?
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Old 11-04-2012, 00:57
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Frankly it looks really shit anyway crap actors poor direction and an awful looking spidey costume
You sound like you've seen it already. Or should that be made up your mind already?

I think it looks a vast improvement on Raimi's tacky, plodding efforts, and as said, it will surely do tremendous business. Perhaps not in the Raimi league ($800m) but will scoot over $600m no problem. Internationally, it may well do better than Avengers.

Btw - judging by forums? Do you actually think the studios give a f*ck these days?

They know damn well most of the moaners will be first in the queue, as is often the case. They're way ahead, FFS.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:54
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The only reason why Spiderman is being rebooted is because the studio would have lost the rights back to Marvel if they didn't make a new film within a certain period!

Its not the best reason to reboot it but the film may still be decent.Im just not really that fussed about seeing it and I'm a massive comic book fan
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:32
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The trailers haven't completely send me delirious with joy but there's enough to convince me that the film is worth watching. Once again, im interested in the back story of his parents and the slight change in the character of Peter Parker.
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Old 11-04-2012, 14:38
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Wasn't this meant to be released in March / April time? I remember seeing it as being released around this time, but it seems to have changed.
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Old 11-04-2012, 14:41
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I have never seen the Tobey Maguire films because he irritates me so ive always been put off. I would however watch this one. I think Andrew G is a good actor and rather cute ehem,it also looks a bit more interesting. Although why they needed a reboot so soon i don't know.
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Old 03-07-2012, 15:40
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Oh dear.

Poor old spidey.

It appears he's caught in some kind of Ground Hog day. Not so long ago (ten years to be precise) there was a film about him that focused on how he became Spider-Man.

With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man it's a case of different Spidey but same old story.

They may want to call this a 're-boot' but let's call a it what it really is, and that's a remake. Christopher Nolan took a character we were all pretty familiar with and made a mature superhero film that merited the term reboot. Why can't they do the same with Spider-Man?

Credit where it's due, Andrew Garfield is highly watchable throughout, but it's just disappointing that this popular character ends up treading water by having yet another origins story.

Surely there can only be three people on the planet who are unaware of how Peter Parker became Spider-Man?

And no, just by not having JJ Jameson in the film doesn't make it any more original.

It's not that this film isn't fun to watch, but it's far from 'amazing'.

Review here.
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Old 03-07-2012, 16:01
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I think I will be watching this tomorrow, looking forward to it. Although I did see an extremely long trailer while watching something on Cinema a little while ago so I feel I have seen most of it already
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Old 03-07-2012, 18:25
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Seeing it in IMAX 3D on Friday, which will hopefully add something to it, as the POV shots from the trailer on the IMAX screen (when I saw Prometheus) looked very well done in 3D.

I am looking forward to it. I have reservations but I will keep an open mind and see what I think.

Although, as many people have pointed out a few times in different threads, The Lizard still looks like a Goomba from the dire "Super Mario Bros" film.
(NB: I know i haven't seen the film yet, but I have seen the tie-in action figures, and they're the dead-spit!)
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Old 03-07-2012, 20:08
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Gonna see this tomorrow. Mainly hoping the latest TDKR is shown in-front of it like its meant to be. Although knowing the UK it wont be.
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Old 03-07-2012, 20:34
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I really liked it. It's a lot better than 2002's Spider-Man, and we don't have to endure Mary-Jane, ruined on-screen by Kirsten scrunch-face Dunst.
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Old 03-07-2012, 20:56
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Can't say I'm really interested in this, not after Thor, Captain America and Avengers. That was a string of good quality comic book movies. The there is Dark Knight Rises which offers a bleak, realism based take on the superhero epic. But I am a big Spidey fan and will catch it on Sky 10 months from now.

I'm one of the people more than satisified by the entire Raimi trilogy. The 2002 movie was one of the first Marvel films since CGI made it possible to make them possible. The sequel imo is one of the top 3 pure comic book movies of all time. Enjoyed the third movie.
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Old 03-07-2012, 23:19
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Just seen this, and I have to say I was kind of disappointed! (Although I think my expectations may have been a little high )

I think Andrew Garfield was awesome (and no, I'm not just saying that because I find him incredibly attractive...), a much better Spiderman than Tobey Maguire, and he is hilarious! Laughed so many times throughout the film! I mean, when it was good, it was great! The Lizard was really creepy, and Emma Stone was good. I loved the INCREDIBLY awkward scene between her and Peter, when Peter was trying to ask Gwen out in the school hall...that was hilarious! But I just found myself bored too many times and I thought it dragged on a bit

IMO, Andrew made that film!
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Old 03-07-2012, 23:49
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Just seen this too and have to agree with the poster above in parts, Andrew Garfield was incredible as awkward Peter Parker and confident Spiderman and it felt more believable than Tobey Maguire,

Disagree with the opinion that it dragged on a bit, but then that's my opinion,

As someone who wasn't keen on a reboot of Spiderman so soon after Sam Raimi's trilogy, I am glad to say I was proven wrong!
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Old 03-07-2012, 23:57
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Just got back from seeing it. I'd give it a 7/10. The humour was well balanced and I will say Andrew Garfield is very good as Spidey, he is much much better than Tobey Maguire and has a perfect balance of Peter Parker and Spidey.

Emma Stone is very good as Gwen Stacey also. Although I don't get how a girl in High School can also be the lead intern for a big science division at Oscorp at the same time.

Rhys Ifans was good as Curt Connors/The Lizard but I honestly don't think there was enough of him. His part needed to be bigger.

I felt the battle between Spidey and Lizard was too short. It seemed to be over in about 2 mins and that we'd seen pretty much all of it in the trailers.

The biggest criticism I have of the film is that Spidey had his masked off half the time. I'm surprised that there isn't a single person in New York now who doesn't know who Spider-man is.

As much as I enjoyed Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben I didn't really get any emotional reaction compared to Sam Raimi's version.

I did feel a bit disappointed coming out of it, but this is a new beginning and hopefully a potential sequel will have something to build on.

And is it just me or do the Spider-man movies have a habit of having villains that have voices in their heads and also likes to end the films with funerals?
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:07
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Just seen it. Not bad but then not brilliant either.
If you've not seen the previous trilogy and aren't all that familiar with the Spidey origin storyline then it'll probably be well received. If like me, you grew up reading the comics and have seen the previous 3 then you do find yourself thinking "yeah yeah yeah - hurry up and shoot the old guy so we can get on with the rest of the story" at times.

No Sarah Jane, no daily bugle and IMO a missed opportunity to play with the Parker/Flash characters at school to fill that void left by JJJ at the Bugle. FX were nice but not nice enough to make this a must see Spidey flick.

One for the DVD rental rather than forking out at the cinema if you ask me.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:22
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Way better than I thought it would be, and I've got a new crush on an actor, a little Andrew Garfield, Mmm hmm!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:35
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Sarah Jane? Mary Jane?
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