|Does anyone get a really huge 'Kick-Ass' vibe from this outfit?|
Let's reboot the fucker!
The most commonly heard complaint about this upcoming reboot is whether it's too soon to go in and completely reimaigine Spider-man for the big screen. Sure, the third installment might have been universally despised by most everyone with a beating pulse, but lots of series have managed to jump back after a massive pratfall. Anyone remember how Wrath of Khan saved the Trek franchise? Regardless of the critical reception, a fourth Spider-Man film would have made money. Maybe not as much as the third or second film, but most people are still in love with the first and second installments. So why reboot something that is still fresh in the public's minds?
|One of the first on-set photos of Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone). I believe that's an 'easy A' for the casting, eh? Eh?!!... oh come on, you've gotta at least give me props for that one.|
"There's a whole ton of different Spiderman interpretations in the comics! Why not in film?! There's no such thing as one singular vision of who this character is."
Here's the major flaw in that argument: comic books and movies are two entirely different mediums. With the comic books based on Spiderman, the writers aren't trying to hook casual readers into buying them. They know better than that. The people who are going to read and purchase Spiderman comics are probably those who grew up with the character in the first place. Sure, there are a few examples that have more wide-market appeal (Ultimate Spiderman comes to mind), but for the most part comics are aimed at appeasing their main target audience and that is all. That's where they make their bread.
|I've gotta admit that I like the cast thus far. Peter Parker is a little too hot for my tastes, but it's the acting that matters. Actor Andrew Garfield is coming hot off of his success in The Social Network, after all|
With the director of '500 Day of Summer' behind it, I still have hope. I truly do. Maybe this will end up being better than the originals. Maybe this will eventually become the quintessential Spider-Man film and we'll look back at the Raimi films in much the same way we look back at Burton's Batman.
But somehow I doubt it'll be better than this. Really really doubt it.