I'm glad that I'm not the only one who sees no humor in that film whatsoever. It should really be called "Peter Griffin the Bear Mascot Goes on a Stupid Pot Adventure with his Owner" or something ridiculous. I mean, the concept may have some sorta... value? to it but I'm just not digging it. But then I'm biased against Seth's work in general so it certainly doesn't help. I'll just pretend it doesn't exist by thinking about the Spiderman reboot.
I don't find the trailers hugely funny, but it strikes me as a film with a sense of humour like Superbad
where you can't really take bits out of context and expect them to work - plus it's easier to just pander to the people who find a bear doing drugs funny.
I still have high hopes for the film despite the trailer not being great and I suppose it's partly because the concept is great.
Never understood why people bashed the Raimi trilogy, they were awesome... This new film has nothing on them. I mean, the Lizard looks kind of crappy...
I do like Spidey's new costume though. And how the web comes out of those metal thingies he puts on like in the comics, not out of his wrists like in the Raimi movies...
What are you talking about? Making the web an organic part of Spidey is the best thing that Sam Raimi did for the franchise.
Still, I agree that even if this new film does end up being good, it won't be half as good as Raimi's films which were just so energetic and fun. Almost every scene has some cool little bit of "movie magic" in play, be it the camera on its side as Tobey McGuire climbs up the wall or him catching all of those objects on the lunch tray as they fell with the aid of some sticky coatings.
I found the 3rd to be the best one.
It combined Sandman, Venom, Harry as the "New Goblin", the Symbiote and Peter's dark side coming out, without feeling to messy or hard to follow. Epic.
Let's not get crazy. I, too, like the third one, but it's a messy film; self-indulgent at times and pandering to fans at others. Sandman isn't developed enough to really work or care about, Venom is used spectacularly badly and we've already seen the goblin enough in the franchise, surely.
The 2nd film is the best, hands down.
One thing I don't think I can forgive though: Peter's walking/smug scene. Oh God...
See, I love this bit. It's another scene that falls into the self-indulgent category, but it was basically just Raimi taking the piss. Maybe it's just because I "get" his sense of humour, being such a huge fan of The Evil Dead
trilogy, but I found it hilarious and I can guarantee you that it was intended to be funny.
It made sense to me, anyway. Peter Parker is a little goody two-shoes. His dark side shouldn't be anything more than an emo prick. He doesn't have it in him to go out and murder people, for instance.
I can understand why people didn't like it - because it was just Sam Raimi doing something because he
found it funny rather than it being a good direction for the film... but I mean, I can enjoy it because whatever self-indulgent stuff he does is also indulgent for me because I share his tastes if that makes sense.
Anyway, I took the news of Spider-Man 4
being cancelled than any celebrity death to date. It really, genuinely upset me. Raimi was so adamant that he was going to fix the wrongs with the 3rd film and make a great new chapter and the studio just wouldn't let him do it.
The rumours of Morbius being the villain really got me excited too. Raimi's horror background really shines through in some of the best Spidey-scenes (Doc Ock's surgery, Green Goblin in the burning building) so imagine a horror-themed film! It could have been brilliant. But then it turned out that Raimi was pushing for the Vulture, the worst Spider-Man
villain of all time... so... well, maybe this new film won't be so bad after all.