Monday, January 11, 2010

Maybe this means we'll get Morbius, after all...

(note: Anyone who's already "sick" of me covering Spider-Man Reboot news might as well just check out of this blog from now until about 2013, just so we're clear.)

EVERYONE on the Web is covering the Spider-Man story, but as of right now the best "day of" reaction I've come across was from Devin over on Chud: http://chud.com/articles/articles/22113/1/THE-DEVIN039S-ADVOCATE-TWILIGHT-FOR-SPIDER-MAN-AND-HOLLYWOOD/Page1.html

As is frequently the case, he's landed on a thesis that makes a depressing amount of sense regarding Sony's "send the series back to high school" angle: It allows them to morph the franchise into "Twilight" i.e. 'superpowers-as-teen-angst-melodrama.'

Yegh. Might as well start scanning The CW for whoever's going to take the lead (they'll be looking for "a less-edgy Michael Cera.")

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Devin has a point, now we can see teenage Peter Parker deal with puberty, teenage relationships and all the other crap twilight made popular in teenager targeted movies. And who doesn't want to see the Maximum Carnage story line made into a movie.

All the true fans can do is wait for the contracts to end and hope Disney will treat the series with respect.

Leoja92 said...

I had feared the emo vampire teen route might be the one the reboot takes. It just sucks being a spider-man fan lately, first they cancel Greg Wiseman's spectacular spider-man now this.

Puddle Jumper said...

I don't know about that. A reboot would be nice as the whole skipping of high school caused a lot of characters to be left out or ignored after appearance like Flash and Gwen Staci. Hell, maybe we'll see a Clone sa ........ ieuw, no. Never mind. Fuck the reboot.

David said...

You guys realize that superpowers as teen angst was done quiet masterfully long brefore twilight came along, right? If they get soneone who actually gets how emotion works and a decent cast to go along with, you could end up with something really awesome.

And I'd rather have teenage angst than supposed adults ACTING like teenagers angst like raimy gave us.

Anonymous said...

I'll not be comenting about Spiedr-Man movies but you HAVE to see this!

I know that you'rea gamer, plus that you are a Transformers fan so you MUST chesck out this new game that's being develped!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUWc4uGIxSM&feature=player_embedded

Is this shit awesome or what!!!???

Anonymous said...

Until we know more, I honestly feel like all this teeth-gnashing amounts to overreaction at best and paranoid delusion at worst. And I say that as someone who loves the first two "Spider-Man" movies, felt "Spider-Man 3" had the makings of greatness in it but ultimately fell short, and is more than a touch sad to hear Raimi and Maguire won't be back for #4.

Truth be told, despite the HUGE amount of money "Spider-Man 3" made, I can easily see why making a sequel to it would be difficult. Speaking from a creative standpoint, just about every major storyline is resolved by its end. Peter got to forgive the man who killed Uncle Ben, the Harry storyarc reached its conclusion, the MJ/Peter relationship goes through its first major storm and manages to come out the other end intact if badly battered. There's really not a lot of places left to go, dramatically speaking.

Smashmatt202 said...

And I thought I was angry before! Spider-Man more like Twilight?! WHY, GOD, WHY?!

Drunken Lemur said...

So I guess this means no Bruce Campbell as Mysterio? Sigh. And Leo, you had best be joking about Spectacular Spider-man being canceled. I won't let it go the way of Firefly!

Leoja92 said...

I won't let it go the way of firefly either I've already Joined a facebook group and wrote a letter to the powers that be.

Bob said...

Movie/TV boycotts are silly and do not work. Make better use of your time ;)