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Spider Man 2 Premire!

Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 3:43pm

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hey guys I got back from the movie theater at 2:30 AM last night from seeing the Movie Premire of "Spider Man 2".
Guys if you have not seen this movie, You Must!!!.
this movie was so well done, action packed, intense,jumping in some parts,Romantice, Funny, Everything!!!!Guys do me a favore and see this movie. I think it is better than LOTR's but that is just me.
My new favorite movie..."Spider Man 2" Thumbs way Up wink
Any body else see it?
go see spider man, and peace out
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 3:50pm

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Nice spelling - Its "premier".

Other than that i'd have to agree, although i havent seen it yet, so purely based on the trailers. Looking forward to it!
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 3:51pm

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I would have to be a pedant & say no, it's actually "premiere". Hehe (hence the title of the Adobe program)

I'm looking forward to seeing this movie immensely...can't wait
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 4:15pm

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Going to see the playing that starts in exactly one hour from writing this message. biggrin

I'm a happy guy.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 8:11pm

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The movie looks sweeet. I bought the game yesterday and I havnt stopped playing it, its so F-r-e-a-k-i-n addicting! Its cool cuz you can like fly through this huge city (Manhatten) And its pretty detailed to. Also they give you different mini missions like dont let the guy fall of the cliiff. But its real fun, give you lots of freedom. I would reccomend it (i got it for the xbox)
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 8:44pm

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F**k!!! Have to wait until Juli 8th. frown

I think I have to emigrate to US or UK.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 8:58pm

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I saw the movie at the midnight premiere, and despite being so-hyped and awaiting the movie for weeks... I didn't like it. I thought many parts seemed to just drag on and on and other parts were just way overly done and cheesey. I also thought the CGI was even worse than the first movie at times, especially at the beginning. Jokes would carry to long and unnecesarily long scenes were abundant. This is the first move I've ever been extremely excited for and walked away disappointed... maybe I'll see it again this weekend to get a 2nd opinion on it, but I don't know... confused
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 9:35pm

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I saw it last night at midnight as well. There were so many cool things about the movie, but SO many things wrong with it, so I have no idea how I feel about it
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 10:16pm

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jessy wrote:

I bought the game yesterday and I havnt stopped playing it, its so F-r-e-a-k-i-n addicting! Its cool cuz you can like fly through this huge city (Manhatten) And its pretty detailed to. Also they give you different mini missions like dont let the guy fall of the cliiff. But its real fun, give you lots of freedom. I would reccomend it (i got it for the xbox)
You're lucky. Turns out the PC version of it is totally different and more youth-oriented, very very dumbed down, which really sucks. Terrible decision IMO, I mean, why release a horrible game instead of a superb one?? I want to hang whoever decided that.

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Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 10:24pm

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I bought the Xbox version of SP2 and it freaking rocks. You should all go out and at least rent it, it's worth it.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 12:16am

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The game is sooo much fun. I beat it already though.... that sucks. So i know the whole movie plot. Anyway... I hate you all! I want to see this so bad but i won't get to till this weekend.

I doubt its better than LOTR... wink
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 1:41am

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Yah, the movie looks sweet, some of the CG looks a little to CG though, u know what i mean. Anyways, evman, im at the very end to, lol, ive been playing it obsessivly. But at the end, how do u beat that stupid guy, hes kinda hard.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 1:43am

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who, doctor ock? You dodge him and then immediately after, you web his tentacles to the ground. Then hes basically a punching bag...
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 4:40am

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That movie is easily on my top 10.. i dont care what people say... WOW
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 7:28am

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THAT MOVIE WAS AWESOME !!!!!!! HOW COULD ANYONE NOT LIKE IT ???
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 7:53am

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I agree mthoward... and hakiju... im sorry, but im gonna hafta quote my friend Arnold when i say this soo... "STOP WHINING!" ..that movie was awesome. I dont care if cg didnt look SOOO real at times and some parts were overly dramatic and or cheesy. Ya gotta remember that your basically watching a comic book on screen. Overall feel that the movie game was an amazing one. Cant wait till 3...and 4.. ok and 5.... and 6,7,8,9 ect...
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 8:06am

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anyone know when this is due in the UK - the wait is killing me.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 2:01pm

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It's only been out for one day in the US. I'm sure you can last.

About the movie:
It was pretty good. By far one of the best movies I have seen this year, but as said, it was really cheesy. I could see not only the end, but most of the major events coming from a long way. Especially the part with the control chip.

I also noticed that Doc Ock almost always held people by the neck with his robotic arm things. I thought that was kinda wierd considering he was breaking through brick and cement with them just moments before.

***Spoiler:***


The end was also extrememly cliche'd. Even after all the conflict in the movie between Mary Jane and Peter, still ended up together. And the whole running with the overexposure/glowing thing came off a little strange to me. It didn't really seem to go with the rest of the movie, but whatever. It's not my choice to make.

Also, the whole Green Goblin foreshadowing was a neat twist. I just thought we would see a new villian in the next one. But who knows? Maybe we will see more than one. Maybe even MJ's fiance will come into all of this.

***End of Spoilers:***

Yep... that's about it.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 4:58pm

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It's nothing I've been looking particullaly forward to...

I thought the first one wasn't anywhere near as good as everyone thought.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 6:49pm

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Marek haha, umm.. the whole movie should be foreshadowed for you. How can ya be upset with the ending, you shouldve known whats gonna happen anyways. Thats like saying, "Geez, i saw lord of the rings ending coming from far away.. or.. i saw revolutions ending coming from far away or i saw the 10 commandments ending coming from far away".. well duh.. ha u should... cuz the stories have basically been written already. They have just been transfered on screen, so ya shouldnt be too let down on what happens. Stan Lee isnt gonna change much of the story line.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 7:44pm

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I dunno if its better then X2 though. I mean, overall, it's cooler, but Bryan Singer gives X-men a nice edge. Still, one of my absolute favorite movies. I could maybe (MAYBE) understand why some might not like it. (due to some slow moments in the film.) But those were most likely put in to help the dramatic side of the film along and please the critics like Gene Shalit or Roger Ebert. It was one of the coolest, best movies I've ever seen. (but really, how could anyone screw up spiderman?)
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 9:38pm

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Gentlemen:

I will first say that everyone is entitled to their reasons to like or not like the film. I will also say I think for the most part people will enjoy the movie for various reasons:

1) The opening credits
I think that Alex Ross did many of the opening images; Comic Book enthusiasts will recognize the name. I particularly liked this sequence because it gives a pretty decent visual summary of what happened in the first Spiderman movie.

2) For those who are familiar with the comic books, there are lots of good references to the Spiderman. This includes the quick cameo by Stan Lee, a terrible (but funny) old school remake of the old Spiderman song, and some dialogue from the comic book that people will recognize.

3) Some pretty decent comedy.
I thought that the portrayal Jonah Jameson was as good as anyone can expect. Bruce Cambell's cameo was pretty funny too. And for those of you who are familar with the "Dave Chappelle Show", I thought the cameo by one of the regulars there at the beginning of the movie (and his ONE line) was hilarious.

4) The subway scene
I thought about how superheroes normally deal with problems that involve innocents. I liked how this sequence showed the progression of how Doctor Octopus tried to deal with Spiderman and Spiderman's actions of how he thwarted each of his attempts. Particularly, I liked Spiderman's "progression" of how he handled the subway at the end. I did think the scene with at the end was cheesy, however I don't think it takes away from the scene as a whole.

And remember that the movie is PG-13. I believe this was done on purpose to open up the audience a bit more to younger viewers. Spiderman has a large fan base who are younger than 18; in fact, Marvel has made a comic book series "Ultimate Spiderman" geared towards that audience. This may also explain the issues with the video game mentioned in other threads.

5) The real life problems that Peter Parker deals with
Normally films that cover superheroes only discuss their superhero problems. However Peter Parker deals with his problems with school and work; things that you don't expect from a "super hero" and issues that we deal with on a normal everyday basis. In fact, this is one of the reasons why people love the Spiderman Comic book series. For example how do superheroes clean their costumes, or how do they pay rent in New York city?

Again, some may disagree and will find counter points to what I have said above. And their points are probably valid. I will say that its one of the better films of the summer thus far and I think you'll get your money's worth.

And, to my knowledge, I don't think there are threads on this site concerning any of Carrot Tops' movie(s). So there must be something to like/dislike in the movie.

I for one, will be seeing it again.

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Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 9:41pm

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Hmm just a quick update about the game.

http://www.pcgamessource.com/reviews/spiderman22.php

I don't get why they did that, it's just stupid.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 9:48pm

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Ya I'm supposed to go see it tomorrow afternoon. Can't wait! From the previews it looks really cool. And I loved the first one.

After reading a lot of the other posts I've heard people calling it cheesy. But I expect it to be cheesy to a certain point because as CX3 said, its based of a comic book.

Anyway can't wait to see it tomorrow biggrin .

--Peace--
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 10:27pm

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And for those of you who are familar with the "Dave Chappelle Show", I thought the cameo by one of the regulars there at the beginning of the movie (and his ONE line) was hilarious.
Anyone remember what this is? I remember hearing something and thinking Dave Chapelle but I can't remember what...
Posted: Thu, 1st Jul 2004, 11:31pm

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i think he's talking about the part where Peter has to deliver the pizza and after getting of his bike and turning into Spider Man the guys like "hey he stole that dudes pizza"
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 2:05am

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mthoward wrote:

i think he's talking about the part where Peter has to deliver the pizza and after getting of his bike and turning into Spider Man the guys like "hey he stole that dudes pizza"
Correct!

Sorry, I didn't really want to give away any part of the story, as that tends to lead to more bias. I was just hoping that comments like those would spark enough interest for someone to see the movie and decide for themselves.

Since this is a movie making community, I think its valuable for people to express their opinions and hope that they make their own decision based on their interpretation.

Anyway, my apologies if this spoiled anything for anyone. I still think it was funny! razz

In general, I think that if you didn't like the first Spiderman movie, you won't be impressed with the second one. However, if you liked the first one, then you'll like the second one even better.

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Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 2:13am

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I have never been a comic buff and really didnt care to see the first one. I was impressed with the cinematography in the first one but other than that I could have cared less.

I will see the 2nd one just to see it.

I guess being a fan ALWAYS helps. I still love the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie to this today, even though its horrible, the fights are ok, but the movie isnt that great. But i love TMNT, so i guess it helps
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I especially liked the comic book touches

-A comic book-style New York
-Dr. Connors right arm is missing, foreshadowing his transformation into 'the lizard'
-Harry finding his fathers stuff
-In the first movie: Eddie Brock being mentioned trying to get pics of spiderman
-J.J.J.'s son being an astronaut
-Keeping a some-what traditional Doc Ock
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 3:04am

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Marek wrote:


Also, the whole Green Goblin foreshadowing was a neat twist. I just thought we would see a new villian in the next one. But who knows? Maybe we will see more than one. Maybe even MJ's fiance will come into all of this.
My gues is that he'll team up with the lizard, or electro and kingpin will be brought in.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 4:27am

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I saw the movie again for a 2nd time tonight. This time I was much more pleased and thoroughly enjoyed it. The strange dialouge that kept me puzzling got filled in a little bit, and the cheesiness didn't get to me as much. I still think a few things were carried on a bit too far but thats just from a filmmakers point of view. Overall a great film and a big thumbs up smile
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I thought the movie was excellent, and going to see it with a cute girl keeps one from noticing the slow parts. smile
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 6:05am

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Just got back from seeing it.. again.. and just wanted to say that i loved it... again...
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sidewinder wrote:

I thought the movie was excellent, and going to see it with a cute girl keeps one from noticing the slow parts. smile
That it does... wink

*makes a note to bring some hot chicks with him tomorrow when he goes to see spiderman 2
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i get to see it tonight! Finally!
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portalmaster wrote:

sidewinder wrote:

I thought the movie was excellent, and going to see it with a cute girl keeps one from noticing the slow parts. smile
That it does... wink

*makes a note to bring some hot chicks with him tomorrow when he goes to see spiderman 2
wink

Anyone have any friends that are girls that would like to come with me for the movie? cool
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I finally saw Spiderman 2 yesterday and I loved it! IMO it was put together very well. It was a lot more funny than I expected it to be too.

I loved the scene where he is standing in the elevator in his suit next to that guy. "That looks kinda uncomfortable." "Ya it rides up in the croch." Haha great movie. biggrin
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"..punch me, I bleed..." biggrin
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jul 2004, 10:09pm

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I loved that movie so much. It was so well done, not to mention hilarious.
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DigiSm89 wrote:

"..punch me, I bleed..." biggrin
*punches digiSm89 in the face

"SWEET! BLOOD!"

haha. I loved that part too. Just the way he said it made it sound hilarious.

Another weird thing I noticed is during that part near the end after he saves the train and passes out, he begins to crowd surf. Haha. I just thought that was kinda cool. biggrin
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One of the best movies so far this year. I loved it thoroughly. I thought it was brilliant that they could have a superhero movie where the majority of it is talky drama stuff, not action.

All the corny bits were so perfectly placed and timed, for instance, when there was the freeze frame of Peter after the "raindrops keep fallin on my head" montage. Pure genius.

That scene in the hospital when Doc Oc gets free was just mind shattering. Sam Raimi is a man who knows how to film a great scene, and a great movie.

And what an ending!

I give it 5/5.

Ps. Kirsten Dunst.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jul 2004, 6:30am

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Kirsten Dunst... mmmm
Posted: Sun, 4th Jul 2004, 7:55am

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This movie was outrageuosly cool. however, it had these lovely elements that kinda makes the non-comicbook fans think it was "cheesy":

the thing where a character turns to the camera and looks past it and yells someones full name while they are in danger.

the scene with doc ock after he kills all those people and he looks upward and raises his hands while yelling "NOOOOO"

The entire scene with uncle ben in the car with the white backround.

All scenes involving aunt may.

Peters face while running in slomo. It look like he just sat on a stick with the branches still attached.


anaways, my 3 1/2 cents.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jul 2004, 4:17pm

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Saw it the other day and loved it. It had a very fresh style to it.

I wouldn't hold my breath for a Spiderman 4, however, as I read that Kirsten Dunst would only be doing three movies.