Sunday, April 15, 2007

Still Excited for Spiderman 3

Despite how stupid the Spiderman’s comics have become, see Tom Foss’ blog The Fortress of soliloquy for details, I’m really getting amped for the new Spiderman movie. You see, the whole black costume Spiderman storyline came out when I was in junior high, and I just loved it (yes I still have the comics). Fans were angry that they changed his costume but once they read the actual comic book issues, they enjoyed it and wanted more. The black costume has a pretty convoluted origin (think Secret Wars) that’s been simplified for the film. It looks like they may have barrowed the explanation created by the 1990s Spiderman Cartoon. I was kinda surprised that Sony chose to do this story, as there are tons of other villains and stories that came before but hey I’m not complaining. Maybe in these screwed up times exploring the dark side of our heroes is exactly what we need. You see, what we’ve got with the 3rd movie is the 80’s Spiderman. It’s a little darker and a little more psychosocial but still wild and wahoo.

I’m a little worried about the fact that 3 villains are supposed be in it, because I don’t want Spidey to go the route of the Batman movies. Spiderman 3 will have: Sandman (a personal favorite), Osborn (goblin), and Venom. But, I do have faith that the director Sam Raimi, will put together a good film. In fact some of the stuff I disliked about Venom from the comics will be modified:
Venom didn't have the well-developed conscience and history of such earlier Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Marvel villains as Sandman, Doc Ock and Green Goblin. So the filmmakers reimagined Eddie Brock as a younger, slicker, emotionally torn menace with a taste for white-collar crime.
(from the LA Times see here)

After seeing the initial trailer I have been staying away from most info about the film. I mean, I learned way more than I wanted to already. I know a lot about Spiderman so one image could give me a lot of details and spoil it for me. It would be nice if there were some surprises right? Like everybody else, I’ll provide a review after it comes out and see if the rumored $250 million spent on Spiderman 3 was worth it.

Also, don’t forget Free Comic Book Day on May 5th, that’s part of the festivities.



Anonymous said...

I think the Raimi-Venom is a great deception for all that Venom fans. It seems Sam Raimi had an accurate perception about what thing Venom should be for Spiderman Universe. Unfortunately, in its very own creativity, Sam eliminated all the symbolisms that many drawers, despite small changes, knew to preserve.

GREAT WHITE LOGO IN CHEST. Contrast between white and black means danger, “be careful”, poisson. Just look at the nature, any bug with this color pattern is saying “hey, buddy. Stay away”. Instead, Raimi-Venom has a tiny grey spider, barely visible.

GREAT TEETH ALWAYS EXPOSED. This means aggression and violence at extreme and permanent. Is not Venom this, always?. Instead, Raimi-Venom has a couple of big lips covering mostly time tiny teeth. Just look at the production photos. I hope he is smiling or yawning all the movie, that’s will be the only way to see that teeth.

HEIGHT. Size matters. It means power and implicit domination. Instead, Raimi-Venom is almost a dwarf.

GREAT TONGUE. Sadism and cruelty, they are basic in Venom’s personality. If it has, Raimi-Venom doesn’t shows anything like that.

Sam… destroyed symbolisms in Venom, so you destroyed Venom

Overdroid said...

We'll see. I can't imagine after what he did for Doctor Octopus he would miss with Venom, but then maybe he spent all the special effects $$ on the Sandman. ;)

Spidey has ALWAYS been my favorite super hero.

Dean Wormer said...

Rumor is there's a secret FOURTH villain in the movie but that seems like overkill.

I personally got amped to see this when they started showing the personal stuff. Peter Parker was always my favorite comic book alter ego.

ladybug said...

I've liked all the Spiderman movies, and I hope this last one lives up to it's trailers!

There are always disagreements about specific parts of certain movies, especially when a director who has VERY certain ideas about a production (like Raimi) is involved.

Let's just hope he doesn't pull a Matrix 3 on us, and disappoint all the fans...

Swinebread said...

anonymous actually you have a good point as they may have changed venom too much from his comic book origins. But to be honest, I never liked venom… …well; I never liked the Eddie Brock Venom. I really enjoyed the symbiote suit though; I thought the whole living costume idea was great. The original plan was to have the symbiote floating around the marvel universe attaching itself to various people, but because Venom became too popular that’s where it stayed. I thought the first idea was much more creative. I really don’t like the fat-neck Brock at all. He felt tacked on and not part of the Spidey universe. The symbiote wanted to be with Peter so Venom should have been similar in appearance to Spiderman. I think I will like the change, but you might be right and fans of venom will not like Spiderman 3. I loved the symbiote suit. I disliked the Brock Venom. I’ll miss the White Spider Icon though.

OD I have only one thing to say to you: “Me Brake My Bones!”

dean I was thinking that they might do that. Some guy who gets his as kicked by Spiderman in an opening scene. I’m voting for the Shocker or Electro. But I’m afraid it might be the Vulture.

LB You like all the Spiderman films… even the made for TV 70s stuff?! ;D

I didn’t like the fact that they got rid of Spidey webshooters but in context of the films it worked.

Let’s hope even more that they don’t pull a Phantom Menace on us.

Overdroid said...

ME BRAKE MY BONES?! What is that from?

Swinebread said...

Ahh you forgot huh!?