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Andrew Garfield Is Spider-Man - 2/7/2010 1:22:06 AM   
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RE: Unmemorable - 2/7/2010 1:38:28 AM   
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Unmemorable? Have you not seen Boy A? The Red Riding Trilogy? Hes the best thing in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Lions for Lambs too. The guy is one of our great young talents, and it's great to see yet another solid decision being made in this production. Sure, the fanboys might have written this off from the start, but the talent behind this is shaping up nicely.

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RE: Seen em all - 2/7/2010 1:58:24 AM   
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And can't even recall much of them, since they were pretty unanimously dull, not bad per-se, just, not great.


Boy A and the Red Riding Trilogy are two of the most renown British television programmes of the decade. Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they're bad. He's a promising young British actor, but from the sounds of it you were destined to hate on any announcement made on this film. I mean would you seriously rather see Raimi continue on the downward spiral that began with Spider-man 3? Complete with 35 year old, jazz hands Peter Parker? Marc Webb is an exciting young filmmaker, the script is being written by the guy who wrote Zodiac, and the 3D is being supervised by James Cameron. This project is in great shape at the moment, is a much more enticing project than Raimi-man 4, yet the haters still hate! And before a single second of footage has been shot!

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RE: @Adambatman - 2/7/2010 2:04:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Ambition

I don't think one movie constitutes a 'downward spiral'. RAIMI FOREVER!


Of course it does. It sets precedent, and Drag Me To Hell proved that Raimi just wasn't comfortable within the confines of a major franchise anymore (i'e the freedom that that film afforded produced a great film) Besides, this new film doesn't diminish your precious existing spidey flicks in any way, they're still there, and will be regardless of what Webb produces. Who knows, you might even get a fourth film that you actually enjoy too.

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RE: dumb posts - 2/7/2010 2:07:17 AM   
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ORIGINAL: WULLIE

Look none of us can say he will be bad or good or if the movie will be great or meh.We will all just have to wait for the finished product.GO WEB GO


Exactly.
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RE: Seen em all - 2/7/2010 3:16:14 AM   
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Boy A and the Red Riding Trilogy are two of the most renown British television programmes of the decade. Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they're bad. He's a promising young British actor, but from the sounds of it you were destined to hate on any announcement made on this film. I mean would you seriously rather see Raimi continue on the downward spiral that began with Spider-man 3? Complete with 35 year old, jazz hands Peter Parker? Marc Webb is an exciting young filmmaker, the script is being written by the guy who wrote Zodiac, and the 3D is being supervised by James Cameron. This project is in great shape at the moment, is a much more enticing project than Raimi-man 4, yet the haters still hate! And before a single second of footage has been shot!


I never said they were bad, but I never got the critical response from them, personally.
I thought a few of the short list were good, but between Hutcherson, Bell and Garfield, there were some weaker links, and that one of them go it, I thought was laudable.

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RE: Seen em all - 2/7/2010 7:01:59 AM   
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Not the most handsome of the bunch but he's an ok actor so we'll see. Kinda looks like Anthony Perkins...

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RE: Too Old! - 2/7/2010 9:36:36 AM   
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Exactly. And if you're going that old then you may as well have given it to the best man for the job - Joseph Gordon Levitt!
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RE: - 2/7/2010 10:01:25 AM   
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There is a difference between rebooting and remaking something. Think of this more as a relaunch than a redo. Like Bond. The films weren't sustainable as they were; the budgets were spiralling due to the cast, who in turn were getting old, so a reboot was inevitable for a property of this type. Its a comic book, its suited to this format.
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RE: Andrew Garfield Is Spider-Man - 2/7/2010 11:05:26 AM   
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A 26 year old high school student. Hollywood never learns, so by casting him it guarantees Sony can have another precious reboot in three years.

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RE: Andrew Garfield Is Spider-Man - 2/7/2010 11:30:46 AM   
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ORIGINAL: The Hooded Man

A 26 year old high school student. Hollywood never learns, so by casting him it guarantees Sony can have another precious reboot in three years.


Maguire was 27 when he did the first Spidey, and I never questioned his teen-look credentials. Nor did I Matthew Broderick who was 24 when he played Ferris Bueller.

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RE: RE: - 2/7/2010 11:41:57 AM   
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ORIGINAL: adambatman82

There is a difference between rebooting and remaking something. Think of this more as a relaunch than a redo. Like Bond. The films weren't sustainable as they were; the budgets were spiralling due to the cast, who in turn were getting old, so a reboot was inevitable for a property of this type. Its a comic book, its suited to this format.


I see what you're saying Adam, and I agree that comicbook properties are suited to reinvention.  That would be fine if they were just jumping straight into the full Spider-man universe, but so far, we have been told it's going back to origin and back to high-school.  So, a reboot is a bit galling.

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RE: - 2/7/2010 12:28:24 PM   
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I heard they were now setting the reboot in college. And good job too, the last thin we need is another annoying high school movie.
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RE: Andrew Garfield Is Spider-Man - 2/7/2010 5:57:33 PM   
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I still think Shia would have been awesome as Peter Parker / Spiderman back in 2002. He has the wit and energy.

So many hilarious ad-lib one liners missed!

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RE: Andrew Garfield Is Spider-Man - 2/7/2010 6:25:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Tech_Noir

I still think Shia would have been awesome as Peter Parker / Spiderman back in 2002. He has the wit and energy.

For anyone who doesn't like Andrew Garfield, just remember it could have been a lot worse

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RE: Interesting choice - 2/7/2010 9:44:43 PM   
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I was rather hoping Garfield would get the role of Bilbo in the Hobbit, he seems like more of a natural fit for that. As for Spider-Man, he's not the worst choice, but I agree the producers could have gone for someone  just a bit younger.


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RE: Reboot/remake/das boot/ whattever! - 2/7/2010 11:40:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lemure

It's too soon since the original. Bond had 40 years. Don't get me wrong, I like Marc Webb and I like the Spider-Man universe. I'm really hoping they can do something new and original and not tread on the toes of Raimi's version.




I'm not just referring to Casino Royale, Bond was constantly rebooted and reinvented over the course of the first 40 years.
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RE: - 3/7/2010 1:05:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bubba76

He looks like a young Norman Bates! :-o


I know right! I've been saying that ever since I saw him in Dr Parnassus! Glad I'm not the only one who sees that. Thought I was going psycho for a minute there...

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As exiting as a dead spider - 10/7/2010 11:36:54 AM   
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Who cares about Spiderman, anyway (except from the die-hard fans of the comic-? "Spiderman 3" was awful, I don't think it can get any worse than that. The whole idea of a new prequel-sequel (whatever) is a BAD one.

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