Friday, 22 June 2012
Elaine over at GB Posters asked me to write something about Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy in the build up to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man and below is a link to my piece.
You can read what I thought about each film in more detail by clicking on the links below.
Monday, 18 June 2012
"Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man"
A geeky high school kid, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is on a field trip to a genetics laboratory when he is bitten by a genetically engineered spider. Soon after he feels unwell but wakes up the next morning to discover that he is feeling better than ever, can see without his glasses and has new muscle tone in place of his once scrawny physique. Peter also discovers that his reactions are greatly heightened and that he is stronger and faster than ever before. After the untimely death of his Uncle, Peter decides to put his new found attributes to the test and adopts the moniker Spider-Man. This is just in time it seems as
comes under attack from The Green Goblin and only Spider-Man can stop him. New York City
I saw this film ten years ago when it was first released and although I’ve never been into Comics, even I knew the Spider-Man origins story at that time. At the time I remember thinking that it was really good but after ten years I’ve changed my mind. Perhaps it is because the film has aged, maybe it’s because I’ve seen it before or maybe it’s just because it doesn’t match recent Comic book adaptations but this time around I was unimpressed.