Critic Review - The Aristocrat

We all know that Spider-Man 3 sucked, but did it have to come to this? A 'one strike and you're out' policy? I would have taken a Raimi/Maguire Spider-Man 4 over this retread any day.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Comments (3)
The Aristocrat

Comments

Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Couldn't disagree more.

While I'm not a huge fan of the disposable franchise, immediate reboot idea.

Spidey 3 was so bad and mashed up so many potential story lines for this franchises future, in one train wreck of a movie, that the franchise was forced to end.

This reboot, while forced to endure the fact the audience will no doubt have been witness to the first trilogy, has proven unique, by (shock horror) choosing to stick closer to its comic book roots.

To be honest, it should be evident to anyone watching this film, that spiderman 3 wasn't the sole downfall of the initial trilogy, it was choosing not to start Spidey's story where it truly began. There was a flawed fondation from the get go.

The dynamic of Spiderman, making his initial mistake, that lead to the death of Ben, falling in love with Gwen , then the death of Gwens dad, (different than the movie, but concept remains) and then, of course, the mother load, the death of Gwen Stacy at the hands of Norman Osborne, and Pete's catastrophic failure to save her! (a completely new concept which rocketed Marvel and Spiderman to the heights in popularity it now enjoys, and really separated Marvel Comics from the infalible DC heroes) all of this was discarded by the Marvel team for the initial trilogy and it is the backbone fo what makes his future relationship with Mary Jane seem so unique, a superhero, who let his girlfriend die?? Then, having to deal with that loss and later have to deal with the reality of moving on and running into new love, can he make the same mistake again etc etc? (which adds another whole dimension to the smart mouth spiderman we all know and love, there a whole layer under there of terrible greif and conflict)

If Raimi and co had started their franchise like this, we would, without a doubt, be watching Spider-Man 4, instead of a reboot. Probably just be meeting feisty Mary Jane Watson when Peter was at his lowest.

Oct 19 - 08:32 AM

Steve Reed

Steve Reed

I Couldn't disagree more.

While I'm not a huge fan of the disposable franchise, immediate reboot idea.

Spidey 3 was so bad and mashed up so many potential story lines for that franchises future, in one train wreck of a movie, that franchise was forced to end.

This reboot, while forced to endure the fact the audience will no doubt have been witness to the first trilogy, has proven unique, by (shock horror) choosing to stick closer to its comic book roots.

To be honest, it should be evident to anyone watching this film, that spiderman 3 wasn't the sole downfall of the initial trilogy. It was choosing not to start Spidey's story where it truly began. There was a flawed fondation from the get go.

The dynamic of Spiderman was lost. The making of his initial mistake, that lead to the death of Ben, falling in love with Gwen and the death of Gwens dad (different than the movie, but concept remains) Then, of course, the mother load, the death of Gwen Stacy at the hands of Norman Osborn and Pete's catastrophic failure to save her! (a completely new concept for comics, which rocketed Marvel and Spider-man to the heights in popularity it now enjoys, and really separated Marvel Comics from the infalible DC heroes) all of this was discarded by the Marvel team for the initial trilogy, even though it is the backbone of what makes his future relationship with Mary Jane seem so unique, a superhero, who let his girlfriend die?? Then, having to deal with that loss and later have to deal with the reality of moving on and running into new love?? Can he make the same mistake again? etc etc. This adds a whole other dimension to the smart mouth spiderman we all know and love, under his wise cracks and antics, lies a history of personal pain and lessons learned.

If Raimi and co had started their franchise like this, we would, without a doubt, be watching Spider-Man 4, instead of a reboot. Probably just be meeting a feisty Mary Jane Watson, appearing on the scene, when Peter was at his lowest.

Oct 19 - 08:43 AM

Rachel Bustamante

Rachel Bustamante

Just because it stuck closer to what went on in the comics, doesn't mean it was a good movie. It wasn't. The character development was awful, one could struggle to empathize with anything that went on in the movie or hate the villain.

Oct 27 - 06:38 AM

Chase Coltrane

Chase Coltrane

Worst Spiderman movie I have ever seen.

Oct 21 - 04:02 PM

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