Hey guess what?! Blog time!
Spiderman 2 is incredible. It is still, in my opinion, one of the greatest comic book films ever made. It manages to stay true to the original source while adding some of Raimi's cinematic flairs to it. The characters all work well and the action is fantastic. Ever since Columbia and Marvel announced that they were going to re-boot the franchise after plans for Spiderman 4 fell apart i have been interested in what the plans have been. Directing the film is Mark Webb, surprising choice but 500 days of Summer is held in high regard by many (I personally think it's overrated) but i like how it was shot and he handles character stuff well. Then they announced the main cast, I have some thoughts on this:
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben is a great choice. Sheen is a legend and i think he will bring his A game like he always does in films.
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors. Hmmm, again, they never followed through with the Lizard in the Raimi Trilogy and while Dylan Baker was good as Connors i think Ifans will bring out a more tragic side to him, which was always the main hook of the character.
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Perfect casting. Stone is a great actress, able to play serious and humorous. Stacy is a better fit for the reboot. They missed the boat with her in Raimi's run and its gonna be interesting to see how they develop the relationship between her and Peter, which brings me too....
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. Garfield is too much of a pretty boy to play Parker in his teens. I know this seems to be based off the Ultimate Spiderman run, but even in that Parker was an arkward teen. But what i have seen in the trailer has given me some good signs that he will be great. Garfield is a great actor.
The cast is solid despite my reservations and i think with Marvel being so strong this year they are throwing everything at the Avengers and Spiderman.
Trailer came out today. Here are my general thoughts on it followed by some random ones!
Well its defiantly a reboot, Although we all knew this the "Untold Story" line threw me of a little bit of a loop. If there was a theme running through the trailer it seemed to be loss and rejection. They overall tone seems very dark. Very moody with some comedic moments to break it up. They are defiantly going for the Ultimate Spiderman feel, With Garfields look and some of the putdowns coming straight from that comic. I see Sgnt.Stacey is in the trailer, with a tense moment between him and Peter....The CGI looks very good. Some of the scenes with Peter standing on the webs have some realistic GGI and some good wire work. Other small things i picked up on:
-Oscorp....setting things up
-New web launchers look really good, something very batman-y about it
-Peter is tagging the walls? Better then leaving notes i suppose.
-Love the scene him in cuffs and breaking free. Shows a slightly desperate side and what looks to me like some ruthlessness from Peter. Like a caged animal.
-Gwen must know his secret....
-Lizard looks cool. Making him big and vicious is the way to go
-I like the spider logo....
So im excited for July! Bring it on!