Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Spidey Redux?

I hate Hollywood.  Every time I bitch and moan over the annual flood of sequels, remakes and adaptations, they suck me back in with one.  When I heard they were not only making a fourth Spiderman movie, but a reboot of the franchise after three (okay, two) very successful movies, I wondered, "what's the point?"  But after watching this trailer, I have to say, they've got me hooked.  Spiderman was my favorite comic book growing up, and although I liked the first two Spiderman movies with Tobey Maguire, I always thought they had a hint of Sam Raimi brand cheese.  That was part of their charm, but the films never quite looked or felt like the comic book.  This new film, with Andrew Garfield as a dead ringer for Peter Parker (with his homemade web shooters), looks like it may have a shot at being as good or better.  Ya think?  

1 comment:

James Wood said...

Dang it! Now I want to see it too. I'm happy with the Lizard as the villain, that looks like a good choice.

Here's a question, if comics can be rebooted without trouble, why is it an issue when movies are rebooted?