Tag: spider-man

Tangled Webs (Spider-Man: Far From Home, 2019)

After the massive epic that was Avengers Endgame, a smaller story to actually close stuff off may seem like an odd choice. And yet?  Well, it may have been what was needed. Bringing back director Jon Watts and the cast of Homecoming, we get… Continue Reading “Tangled Webs (Spider-Man: Far From Home, 2019)”

You Can Never Have Too Much Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 2018)

A few years ago, after the big Sony hack, Sony and Marvel resumed the failed talks about  Spider-Man films. It resulted in the very fun Spider-Man: Homecoming, pretty much run by Marvel. But Sony still holds the rights to do with the Spider-Man characters… Continue Reading “You Can Never Have Too Much Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 2018)”

The Never Ending Story (Avengers: Infinity War, 2018)

In 2008 Marvel began their ambitious plan of creating a cinematic version of their comic book universe. The lead up to the Avengers seemed like a giant mountain to climb…and it paid off for Marvel. And over and over, Marvel saw themselves succeed.  And… Continue Reading “The Never Ending Story (Avengers: Infinity War, 2018)”

Swing High (Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017)

Spider-Man has the distinction of having been rebooted three times in the last fifteen years.  Both the Raimi Films and the Marc Webb films have good points.  Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 is a high point for super-hero themed films.  But they also never quite fully… Continue Reading “Swing High (Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017)”

Lost to An Alternate Universe?

So, the day Sony and Disney drop the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer (which was met with a pretty positive response) producer Amy Pascal drops the bomb. One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don’t have… Continue Reading “Lost to An Alternate Universe?”

The Second Most Amazing Spider-Man (the Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was pretty much greenlit before the previous film was released.  Sony has been trying to make their Spider-Verse work…and to date they just cannot seem to find the footing.  Spider-Man 2 was not just a sequel, it was meant to… Continue Reading “The Second Most Amazing Spider-Man (the Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014)”

The Ah-Mahzing Spider-Man (Amazing Spider-Man, 2012)

After Spider-Man 3 had it’s tepid response, Sony tried to cover it’s butt.  They had Raimi developing a fourth Spider-Man film…and 500 Days of Summer Director Marc Webb (the humor there was not lost on anybody) was developing another Spider-Film.  Sony decided to go… Continue Reading “The Ah-Mahzing Spider-Man (Amazing Spider-Man, 2012)”

Stretching the Web (Spider-Man 3, 2007)

The Spider-Man franchise is one of the first super-hero films to feature it’s entire series with the singular vision of a specific director.  Raimi did a good job with the first one and a spectacular job with the second film.  It still stands as… Continue Reading “Stretching the Web (Spider-Man 3, 2007)”

But Can You Relate?!

I’ve seen a trend over the past several years in some fans of Spider-Man.  They prize a certain aspect of the character among all others.  And that is “relate-able”.  In fact, they thrive and push for this to such an extreme that it suggests… Continue Reading “But Can You Relate?!”

On a Swing And a Prayer (Spider-Man 2, 2004)

Seriously…not the Amazing Spider-Man?  Not Spectacular Spider-Man?!  Despite the blandly titled Spider-Man 2…I sensed a trend for Marvel Movies. The nice thing for the creative team was that they were not saddled with telling the origin story.  Instead, they were free to jump right… Continue Reading “On a Swing And a Prayer (Spider-Man 2, 2004)”