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  1. For those interested, here is Variant Comics' most recent episode:
  2. @MoraMoria, @GuessWhat, and @sateler96, I just posted my review of Spider-Man (2002). Check it out.
  3. Hello True believers, This is your boy MDCFAN101 here to give you guys a series of 3 special movie reviews here on the thread. Starting today, I will reviewing a trilogy, a very special trilogy that I've held near and dear to my heart since I was a 7 year old boy. A trilogy that made me the Spider-Man fan that I am today. Ladies and Gentlemen, starting today I am going to be reviewing Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Before I begin though, I want to remind everyone that these reviews are solely based on my opinion and my opinion alone. For those of you don't know what an opinion is especially you low-life trolls out there, here is the definition of an opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, on the reviews starting with the first Spider-Man movie from 2002. Spider-Man (2002) - Review The Positives: The story is excellent. It is well written, well detailed, and well structured. I like the fact that the story incorporates elements from the comics, especially the mainstream Spider-Man comics. The acting throughout the film is sensational. You have Cliff Robertson & Rosemary Harris as Uncle Ben and Aunt May, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, Elizabeth Banks as Betty Brant, Bruce Campbell as the wrestling ring/arena announcer, "Macho Man" Randy Savage as Bone Saw McGraw, Joe Manganiello as Flash Thompson, and J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. However, the stars of the film, at least for me, are Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. I'll start with Mr. Willem Dafoe. This man owned every minute of screen time he was in. He portrayed the character so well, it was as if he took the character right from the comics and brought him to life on the big screen. As for Tobey Maguire, I realize now that after immersing myself with so much of the Spider-Man mythos over the years, that while no exactly perfect, he still does a great job in portraying the character, especially as Peter Parker. Even as a more experienced Spider-Man fan, I still hold his portrayal of Spidey near and dear to my heart. As much as I love Tom Holland's MCU Spider-Man, I will always love Tobey Maguire's Raimiverse Spider-Man even more because his portrayal of the character in this trilogy, especially in this film, got me into the Spider-Man character. Sam Raimi's direction. Sam Raimi did an excellent job in directing this film throughout it's production. You can tell he really understood not only the character of Spider-Man, but more importantly the world of Spider-Man as well. He really honored the character of Spider-Man very well in the film. The overall bright, colorful, and cheerful tone. Superhero movies nowadays tend to be more dark, gritty, gloomy, and sad. While I generally don't mind that, not all superhero movies have to be dark to be good and successful. I'd say that this film and Shazam! are good examples of that. Sam Raimi really understood that while making this film. Plus, it really fits the character of Spider-Man. Why? Because Spider-Man overall is a bright and colorful character despite going through some dark moments in his life. The CGI, visuals, special effects, and sound effects are still to this day top notch quality. Danny Elfman's score. Danny Elfman's score is still to this day catchy and awesome. What can I say, I still love it. While some Spider-Man fans had a problem with this, I on the other hand did not. I loved the fact that Sam Raimi gave Spider-Man organic webbing in this universe. First, it makes sense. If an individual was to gain the abilities of a spider, that person should be able to spin webs. Second, it feels more realistic. Third and final, I think it adds something new, unique, interesting, and original to the Spider-Man mythos. Don't get me wrong, I love the wrist mounted web-shooters. They are without a doubt in my mind one of the greatest superhero gadgets/weapons of all time. They do an excellent job in showcasing Peter's creativity, ingenuity, and his genius-level intellect. However, Peter having organic webs just makes more sense for me is all. The action and fight sequences. They are absolutely amazing and extremely well choreographed. The Negatives: The problems I have with this movie are mostly just little things here and there. What I mean is, there were some things I felt were rushed and underdeveloped. Other than that, this film is a masterpiece. Overall: Spider-Man (2002) is IMO an absolute classic and one of the best superhero movies of all time. Grade: A+
  4. @GuessWhat, @sateler96, and @MoraMoria, I just finished watching Spider-Man (2002). Stay tuned for my review.
  5. Not exactly a marathon, but I will watch them chronologically.
  6. Yo @sateler96, @GuessWhat, and @MoraMoria, my DVD collection of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy just came in. Stay tuned for my reviews.
  7. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time now. If it's okay with you guys (i.e. @sateler96, @MoraMoria, and @GuessWhat), I want to post up my own reviews and opinions on Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy on the movie review thread.
  8. https://www.ccn.com/spider-man-2-leak-every-rumor-swirling-about-this-ps5-exclusive/
  9. It would hurt, but he wouldn't kill him. Not unless he used full power with his blasts.
  10. That's cool. Although I don't find it to be better than the movie tbh.
  11. The Rhino from the 1994 Spider-Man cartoon is from New Jersey. The Rhino from the comics is Russian. As for the suit, it is nearly indestructible and grants him a higher degree of superhuman strength. Without the suit he can lift about 75-80 tons. With the suit, he can lift at least 100 tons. The Rhino is one of Spider-Man's most powerful foes.
  12. It can be depending on how it is done.
  13. Here's one of my favorite clips from the 1994 Spider-Man animated series:
  14. My favorite Spider-Man games updated: Spider-Man 2 (Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube version) Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii Version) Ultimate Spider-Man Spider-Man (2000 video game) Spider-Man (2002 Movie game) Spider-Man 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC Version)
  15. Spider-Man 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC version) - Review The Negatives: While the graphics, character designs, and character models aren't terrible, they could've been done better. As you swing through the city, you can tell the city is not alive like it was in Spider-Man 2. In Spider-Man 2, as you swing through the city, people will say, "Spidey you da man, Get a job menace.". You know things like that. In this game, you don't get any of that. The combat while fun is a step down from Spider-Man 2 IMO. In Spider-Man 2, the combat was more fluid and you could even blind and disarm enemies. I have no idea why you can't do that in this game. I also didn't like that the dodge button is the same button used for Spider-Reflexes. In Spider-Man 2, dodging and Spider-Reflexes had different buttons. While the game has a bigger story than Spider-Man 2 and does a good job in following the film of Spider-Man 3, it is not linear nor well structured like the PSP, PS2, and Wii version. What I mean is, the story is all over the place due to the fact that there are some many things going on. The game can be buggy and glitchy from time to time. The game's camera system isn't that great. The Positives: Much like Spider-Man 2 and Ultimate Spider-Man, the game is open world. The voice acting is excellent. You have Tobey Maguire providing the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, James Franco providing the voice of Harry Osborn/New Goblin, Thomas Haden Church providing the voice of Flint Marko/Sandman, U.K. Simmons providing the voice of J. Jonah Jameson, Topher Grace providing the voice of Eddie Brock/Venom, and Bruce Campbell providing the voice of the narrator/tutorial guide. The game includes Kingpin, the Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, Rhino, and Scorpion as additional bosses. Other the story itself, there is a wide variety of other content you can do in the game such as Bomb Tours, Combat Tours, Races, Arenas, finding & collecting tokens, Daily Bugle missions, and crime fighting. The gameplay is overall fun and enjoyable especially the web swinging. You can replay the game from the beginning as Black Suit Spider-Man. The portrayal of Black Suit Peter Parker/Spider-Man is way better in the game than in the movie. While filled with Quick Time Events, they are fun and epic to experience. Although this is not saying much, Venom is done slightly better in the game than he was in the film. Overall: While very flawed, Spider-Man 3 is far from the worst Spider-Man game. That belongs to the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Spider-Man 3 is an overall fun Spider-Man game that is among the better Spider-Man games out there. Grade: B-
  16. After a several month hiatus, I finally beat the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC version of Spider-Man 3 the video game. Please stay tuned for my review on my video game review thread.
  17. Speaking of other languages, I have to brush up on my Spanish. It has been since I was taught the language.
  18. Anyways, would you rather read or watch a really bad movie?
  19. You are most certainly welcome my friend.
  20. I feel you man. I feel you. People are going f***ing crazy over shit.
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