I thought this movie was great. A lot
of people may not have been happy with it as far as the general
movie part, but sometimes I like movies for completely other reasons
than what is on the screen. I liked this movie because It was like
twenty years in the making and has been talked about since I was
like 10 and reading the actual comic books. Also it was very well
cast with J.Jonah Jameson being played by J.K. Simmons AKA Schillenger
from one of my favorite shows, "OZ". Very cool to see
him in another light. Also they touched on so many side characters
like Robbie Robertson and Betty Brant and even Eddie Brock, who
will probably be brought back when they get into Venom stories.
The cameos in this movie were pretty cool as well. From Lucy Lawless
to Stan Lee and many others, it was apparent that many people wanted
to be involved in this movie. Also the casting of Willem Defoe as
a criminal mastermind, the Green Goblin was a stroke of genius.
That man is so cool and has such an expressive face. And who knew
Randy "Macho Man" Savage's real name was Randy Poffo?
He played the wrestler going against the "Human Spider"
As a movie, it was above average and thoroughly enjoyable. The people
I went with seemed to like it, even having known nothing about the
characters that the average person doesn't know. Myself, I knew
from the comics all about the origins and was pretty impressed with
how it translated onto film. I didn't like that they made the webbing
genetic. As fans of the comic books know, it was always an adhesive
that Peter's father was working on that he adapted into webbing
that shot from cartridges he built into his suit. In the books,
he was always running out of the web stuff at critical times, making
for some tense moments. If it genetic I am not sure how they would
But again as a movie it had all the classic things a superhero movie
should. It had a tragic hero with dead parents, ala Superman, Batman,
and others. It had the unattainable love interest, just like Lois
Lane and Lana Lane in the books. It had a cheesy hero gets the girl
message, and above all remember, "With great power, comes great
responsibility" That is the mantra of this whole movie.
On a side note, I really enjoyed the WTC spin that this movie took.
Originally they pushed back the release date after 9-11 so that
they could edit out the scenes with the World Trade Center in it.
Then they announced they were going to leave them in as a "tribute"
or just because it was a dumb idea to take them out in the first
Anyway I give it 7 out 10. Good movie and worth your money to go
see in the theaters.