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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be an aggressive step forward says Marc Webb

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I have this odd obsession with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. Then again, I might have an odd obsession with most comic book films.

When youíre nine reading about these characters, like any book, you form a relationship with them. You see them in a light that only you can. Iíve always loved Peter Parker/Spider-Man. I had the biggest crush on him when I was a kid. So when the idea came around of bringing him to the big screen, I had all these ideas of what storylines would be perfect along with the introduction of specific villains. Sam Raimi did a nice job with the material though I canít say I cared for the third installment. Marc Webb chose a great guy to play Peter, however, the first film didnít rival what Raimiís first Spidey installment did. I think my disappointment came with the use of the Lizard who I thought was a perfect choice, especially when I thought that Dylan Baker might get his opportunity to flesh out the character. Sadly, this didnít happenódifferent director, different actor. Okay, Iím turning this into a five-hour rant. Short version of the story: it was Webbís first comic film, and he hadnít yet honed his skills.

Now the director says heís getting aggressive with the sequel:

It's huge. We're pushing the levels of effects, the level of action and the emotional capacity of this kid. It's an aggressive step forward.

A big gamble cause be a huge payoff, or a big lose. As we have already seen, this film is taking a big step forward especially with the inclusion of the Sinister Six. Itís more than that though, itís a huge step with the sets and the action:

We throw around the term 'operatic' because of the spectacle and the theatre involved, which is pretty epic. There are enormous sets and great set-pieces. But really it's a very intimate song Ė this relationship between Peter and Gwen is very delicate and beautiful.

Webb says itís the "most ambitious" take on Spider-Man thatís ever been attempted, and we'll find out when it releases on May 2, 2014.

Source: Total Film

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1:44PM on 01/29/2014
Looks more like an aggressive step forward into shit.
Looks more like an aggressive step forward into shit.
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7:51PM on 01/28/2014
I as well have a child like passion for comic movies.

BUT YO Spider-Man isn't a book, no need to imagine what it would look like, they drew it out for you.

Why they don't just use comics for the storyboards for these movies is beyond me.
I as well have a child like passion for comic movies.

BUT YO Spider-Man isn't a book, no need to imagine what it would look like, they drew it out for you.

Why they don't just use comics for the storyboards for these movies is beyond me.
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4:17PM on 01/28/2014
Say what you will about The Amazing Spiderman, but on the whole it was a good movie. Sure there may be some disagreement about some of the story ideas and how they stray from the source. But in the context of the movie, they all work. Spiderman as a solo superhero has so much story potential for the big screen, and I love the fact that Marc Webb decided to go for broke and create an over-arching story for Peter Parker. It's bringing something fresh to the character instead of just being a
Say what you will about The Amazing Spiderman, but on the whole it was a good movie. Sure there may be some disagreement about some of the story ideas and how they stray from the source. But in the context of the movie, they all work. Spiderman as a solo superhero has so much story potential for the big screen, and I love the fact that Marc Webb decided to go for broke and create an over-arching story for Peter Parker. It's bringing something fresh to the character instead of just being a rehash of what Raimi did the character.
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3:10PM on 01/28/2014
the blonde goblin, some guy in a hoody, and a rhino transformer are attacking spider-man. where's the emotion in that? they're cramming in villains just like spider-man 3. isn't that the downfall of every superhero movie?
the blonde goblin, some guy in a hoody, and a rhino transformer are attacking spider-man. where's the emotion in that? they're cramming in villains just like spider-man 3. isn't that the downfall of every superhero movie?
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3:32AM on 01/28/2014

People are too hard on the Amazing Spider-Man

Take a look back and the Raimi movies absolutely do not hold up very well. I think the world was ready for a Spider-Man movie so in some ways they were given a pass because Raimi was really bridging worlds with the first one. Bringing the superhero movie into a respectful and profitable arena. Keeping so much of the comic book in the movie, showing the world that THIS could work. Yes, I know Blade and X-Men were really the first, but this was the big breakthrough. It was fun, light, and fresh.
Take a look back and the Raimi movies absolutely do not hold up very well. I think the world was ready for a Spider-Man movie so in some ways they were given a pass because Raimi was really bridging worlds with the first one. Bringing the superhero movie into a respectful and profitable arena. Keeping so much of the comic book in the movie, showing the world that THIS could work. Yes, I know Blade and X-Men were really the first, but this was the big breakthrough. It was fun, light, and fresh. But when you go back (even to the still damn good Spider-Man 2), there are so many cheesy moments. A couple WTF moments (like how did the studio let him get that in), and a groan worthy -hide your face in your hands till it's over- moments. With that in mind, I dare any of you to explain to me how the Amazing Spider-Man ISN'T without a shadow of a doubt at least the SECOND best Spider-Man movie ever made? Spider-Man 3 we can all agree is the worst. We can probably all agree Spider-Man 2 is the best. But is the Amazing Spider-Man worse than Spider-Man? I don't think so. It's the second best Spider-Man movie ever made, and that's saying something. Now let's look at the Amazing Spider-Man 2...from what I've seen it looks great and Webb has gone and put out the best Spider-Man suit thus far. Sure, I'm not happy with what we've seen of GG or Rhino, but I'm gonna wait and see. Hopefully Webb shuts down the haters. We'll see.
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2:44AM on 01/28/2014

Don't think so

I felt both robbed and raped leaving the first Amazing Spiderman. I could care less how good they attempt to make this one look, I will not let them get me twice.
I felt both robbed and raped leaving the first Amazing Spiderman. I could care less how good they attempt to make this one look, I will not let them get me twice.
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1:20AM on 01/28/2014

Who cares?

They're still retreading the original trilogy. From the trailers it looks just like Spider-man 2: nerdy scientist experiences lab accident, becomes villain and gets backing of some kind from a malevolent Harry Osborn.
They're still retreading the original trilogy. From the trailers it looks just like Spider-man 2: nerdy scientist experiences lab accident, becomes villain and gets backing of some kind from a malevolent Harry Osborn.
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9:19PM on 01/27/2014
I'm excited for it. It can't be any worse than the first Amazing Spider-Man.
I'm excited for it. It can't be any worse than the first Amazing Spider-Man.
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9:03PM on 01/27/2014
Here's a thought - why not make it more like the comic instead of putting your own spin on it. Since some of the other superhero films (especially from Marvel Studios) are able to do it, I dont see why Spiderman cant. Rhino is a mech (or whatever), and Oscorp created all the villains (from the last movie, to this movie, to future movies it seems - vulture, doc ock etc). How is that interesting - you ruin each villain from having his own specific origin. Also Electro looks like crap - sorry - he
Here's a thought - why not make it more like the comic instead of putting your own spin on it. Since some of the other superhero films (especially from Marvel Studios) are able to do it, I dont see why Spiderman cant. Rhino is a mech (or whatever), and Oscorp created all the villains (from the last movie, to this movie, to future movies it seems - vulture, doc ock etc). How is that interesting - you ruin each villain from having his own specific origin. Also Electro looks like crap - sorry - he just does.
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9:27PM on 01/27/2014
The Marvel films have their own spin on them as well. Combining Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo. Donald Blake was a temporary alias for Thor instead of his alter ego. Cap was pretty straight forward on the interpretation, but we'll see where that diverges come April.

The point is all the directors of all the comic movies put either their own spin on things (Nolan, Burton, Favreau, Branagh) or they have their hands forced by the studio heads (Feige, Rothman)

And by the way, the movie Electro may
The Marvel films have their own spin on them as well. Combining Whiplash and Crimson Dynamo. Donald Blake was a temporary alias for Thor instead of his alter ego. Cap was pretty straight forward on the interpretation, but we'll see where that diverges come April.

The point is all the directors of all the comic movies put either their own spin on things (Nolan, Burton, Favreau, Branagh) or they have their hands forced by the studio heads (Feige, Rothman)

And by the way, the movie Electro may look like crap, it is the design from the Ultimate books and has been for years. [link]
1:44AM on 01/28/2014
Because you've already read the comic and that's boring
Because you've already read the comic and that's boring
7:39AM on 01/28/2014
I know, I hate the ultimates. I want the look that everyone knows - or at least something close to it. And being boring - cause we read it makes no sense - I never read about Spiderman becoming an old lady - doesn't mean I want to see that. I want the characters to be who I know them to be in the generic sense - like put a twist, but I mean none of the villains look good.

Also, I know the marvel films changed things around, but they present what most of the public knows - of course you
I know, I hate the ultimates. I want the look that everyone knows - or at least something close to it. And being boring - cause we read it makes no sense - I never read about Spiderman becoming an old lady - doesn't mean I want to see that. I want the characters to be who I know them to be in the generic sense - like put a twist, but I mean none of the villains look good.

Also, I know the marvel films changed things around, but they present what most of the public knows - of course you cannot nitpick the hell outta the movies - they are different mediums, but you can come close. Spiderman 1 and 2 were both good (the studio screwed raimi for part 3) and even though they made changes Captain America was great, and the first Iron man (again, changes) but generally its what we know.
4:25PM on 01/28/2014
I have to disagree with you on this one. I mean, Spiderman's rogues galleries don't have the most creative origin stories. Most of them were created back in the 70's when the writers could use a bunch of made up science jargon to explain away important details. Audiences in 2014 are much smarter than kids in 1970's, so the writers need to come up with plausible ways to explain how these people get powers.

It would make no sense to have a bunch of random scientists running around Manhattan
I have to disagree with you on this one. I mean, Spiderman's rogues galleries don't have the most creative origin stories. Most of them were created back in the 70's when the writers could use a bunch of made up science jargon to explain away important details. Audiences in 2014 are much smarter than kids in 1970's, so the writers need to come up with plausible ways to explain how these people get powers.

It would make no sense to have a bunch of random scientists running around Manhattan with mysterious funding and all of them have accidents that leave them with powers. Or a Russian mobster just happens to find a way to build a mechanized rhino suit. But what does make sense is if there was a person pulling strings behind the curtain to hook these people up with their powers which leads to an even big bad for Spiderman to face - Norman Osborn. Sure it's different than the comics, but it's still a creative way to bring these characters into a modern format.
8:57PM on 01/27/2014

We will see.

As long as you dazzle me more than you did with Amazing Spiderman, I'll be happy.
As long as you dazzle me more than you did with Amazing Spiderman, I'll be happy.
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8:50PM on 01/27/2014
I still don't like how The Rhino looks.
I still don't like how The Rhino looks.
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7:56PM on 01/27/2014
I agree with DaForce. But seeing the trailer on an IMAX screen before RoboCop, I couldn't help but feel kinda pumped about this one and I'm hoping against hope that it does turn out well.
I agree with DaForce. But seeing the trailer on an IMAX screen before RoboCop, I couldn't help but feel kinda pumped about this one and I'm hoping against hope that it does turn out well.
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7:53PM on 01/27/2014
Something is off. It might be cartoonish look of the posters and the shots and the 2 trailers I've seen. It might be the corny robotic Rhino. It might be the uninspired Electro's suit. It might be the blond Goblin. Maybe it's just me.
Something is off. It might be cartoonish look of the posters and the shots and the 2 trailers I've seen. It might be the corny robotic Rhino. It might be the uninspired Electro's suit. It might be the blond Goblin. Maybe it's just me.
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8:57PM on 01/27/2014
You, Sir, get a thumbs up just for showing some Big Head love with your avatar.
You, Sir, get a thumbs up just for showing some Big Head love with your avatar.
4:38AM on 01/28/2014
Ssssmokin! Thanks Jack.
Ssssmokin! Thanks Jack.
4:38AM on 01/28/2014
Ssssmokin! Thanks Jack.
Ssssmokin! Thanks Jack.
7:47PM on 01/27/2014
"A big gamble cause be a huge payoff, or a big lose"

Huh?
"A big gamble cause be a huge payoff, or a big lose"

Huh?
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9:30PM on 01/27/2014
I'm sure they meant "loss"
I'm sure they meant "loss"
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7:17PM on 01/27/2014
I still have no feelings about this one one way or the other. More F/X seems to me that it's just a bunch of videogame cut scenes pieced together while sacrificing any feeling for any of the characters (just like Webb's first movie). Add to that, if Webb goes the route where all the problems arise because of Peter's actions again (ie. the creation of the Lizard by giving the solution to the equation to Conners) in this movie, then I'm pretty sure I don't want put my butt in a seat for $12.
I still have no feelings about this one one way or the other. More F/X seems to me that it's just a bunch of videogame cut scenes pieced together while sacrificing any feeling for any of the characters (just like Webb's first movie). Add to that, if Webb goes the route where all the problems arise because of Peter's actions again (ie. the creation of the Lizard by giving the solution to the equation to Conners) in this movie, then I'm pretty sure I don't want put my butt in a seat for $12.
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