With all of the new buzz about the new Spiderman movie, I thought it might be kinda cool to bring up something I saw about the last film and, it was something about the film I didn’t like.
They kinda made Spiderman into sort of a girl. This is nothing new to fans of the comics or the movies but, it is something worth giving thought to as, we will soon be seeing a reboot of the franchise. My hope is that this reboot will focus more on why we all love Spiderman and less on why he loves Mary-Jane and why he can’t seem to stop moaning long enough to be awesome, like Spiderman is supposed to be.
Granted, there is a lot of emotion connected to Spiderman but, there is so much more that became secondary to the story of the first three films. I get it, Uncle Ben died. That was supposed to be a catalyst to why he did what he did but, in the end, it seemed to be a plot point that never quite left the foreground of the film.
I also understand that part of Spiderman is the very human Peter Parker. I get it. He became a hero for very human reasons and is that hero day after dat because of that struggle among many others. It’s just that, well, after a while, I felt like I was watching a romantic comedy and not a kick ass super hero flick.
Also, Mary Jane, in the comics, for the most part is a secondary character and is ancillary to the overall plot. If you drop her, the story still continues. This was not the case in the film. Couple that with Kirsten Dunsts’ flat acting, and you have a train wreck on your hands.
Speaking of train wrecks, whose idea was it to throw eighty villians at Spiderman and hope something stuck? Too many villains and not enough plot development made the third film feel rushed and uninspired.
It is my hope that the new film will be better than the last attempt to tell such a rich and amazing story. I really like that it has Gwen Stacy over MJ as, she is the better love interest. If you don’t believe me, go read Spiderman Blue by Jeff Loeb.
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