***Official SPIDER-MAN 2 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Adam Portrais, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Adam Portrais

    Adam Portrais Stunt Coordinator

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    Saw the movie tonight and I loved it (if you were a fan of the first film, I don't think you will be dissapointed). I'd like to write a review and start off the review thread, but I'm pretty tired right now, I'll most likely write it tomorrow. But I will leave you with this: I LOVED IT!

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  2. Tony-B

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    Man, I have gotta see this movie when it comes out! I can't wait to see this in an all stadium seating and DTS theater! [​IMG]

    Did you guys know that EVERY SINGLE review for Spider-Man 2 listed on Rotten Tomatoes so far has been positive? [​IMG]
     
  3. Amy Mormino

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    It is rather early to make any solid predictions, but with the excellent reviews this is getting could this film have a decent shot at Oscar nominations? Not just the effects ones, but stuff like Screenplay, Picture, Directing, and Actors. If movies like The Fugitive, Star Wars, and the LOTR series can get nominations, why not a comic book movie?
     
  4. Adam.Heckman

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    I'll be at the Loews Boston Common theater. Fandangoed me some tickets for tonights midnight showing. Is anyone else going to be there? Or for that matter, is there anyone else crazy enough to go see a mid week, midnight, showing???
    Any other movies this summer going to be worth it...?

    Bourne, The Village, etc...
     
  5. Sam Favate

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    There is a very positive review for the movie in today's New York Times. The review says the film is "vibrant, intelligent and sincere popular filmmaking" and goes on to say that moviegoers in the summer of 2004 need Spider-Man, since we have been "brutalized by dumb, loud and cynical blockbusters." Its a great review; check it out.

    I have to say it is refreshing to read this, after seeing negative reviews for every summer film (except Shrek 2) since early May.
     
  6. Chuck Mayer

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    Sadly, I'm THAT guy for Spidey 2.

    You know, the guy that can't see it tonight, OR tomorrow. I have to wait until Thursday night to see it with family, and it's KILLING ME!!!!

    But, no worries. Sounds like the movie is worth the wait [​IMG]

    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    I think I'll go see the midnight showing tonight. I'm going to be pretty useless at work tomorrow (what else is new?).
     
  8. ChrisMatson

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    My excitement is building for this. I am pleasantly surprised by all of the good buzz from the members of this forum combined with 100% positive reviews at Rotten Tomatoes and 87% at Metacritic.
     
  9. Brian_H

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    I just love this quote from Ebert, who's print review is now up at the Sun Times website...

     
  10. John Doran

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    wow. that's perfect. it really, really is.
     
  11. Angel Pagan

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    I am. [​IMG]

    Purchased my tickets via Fandango Sunday morning. Just got back from picking them up and will be at tonight's 12:01am showing with the kids.

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  12. JonZ

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    i like this review; it mirrors my sentiments almost exactly.

    it's funny how personal preference works: i couldn't disgaree more with almost all of the negatives James B describes in his review.

    oh well. vive la difference.....
     
  14. Ramon O. Valera

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    James B. said that it's not better than HULK.....Wha....Who? Hulk was ok, and so far everyone is saying that Spidey 2 rocks. We'll see tonight.

    -Ramon
     
  15. JonZ

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    He had a VERY high opinion of Hulk though. One of the few who did.
     
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    I think there were more than a few reviewers and viewers who had a high opinion of HULK. Having screened it just last week for three people that had never seen it, they all loved it and complimented it on not being a "typical comic book movie."
     
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    I noticed the %100 fresh rating at rottentomatoes as well.
    I'm wondering if any other film has done that before. I seem to remember the last LOTR came close.

    Rich.
     
  18. Chuck Mayer

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    I believe Toy Story II still has a 100% rating. There might be another Disney or Pixar movie up that high.

    Take care,
    Chuck
     
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    The unanimous praise this movie is getting is making me crazy in the pants. It is such a rare thing to have a movie this well received in this genre. I, for one, couldn't be happier. Now normally, I would be a bit guarded that the hype could not be lived up to. In this case, I say the hell with it. Bring it on.
     
  20. ChrisMatson

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    It's down to 94% now at RottenTomatoes.

    FYI, Here are the top 25 movies at RT all with 100%, followed by the number of reviews:

    Toy Story 2,111
    Bus 174,66
    The Taste of Others,58
    The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night,56
    Amadeus,46
    The Sweet Hereafter,46
    The Godfather,45
    Alien,42
    Rear Window,42
    The Wizard of Oz,42
    Battle of Algiers,42
    The Third Man,41
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,41
    Psycho,38
    This Is Spinal Tap,37
    Blood Simple,37
    Apocalypse Now,36
    Sunset Boulevard,35
    Sense and Sensibility,35
    Vertigo,34
    Toy Story,33
    Singin' in the Rain,32
    Taxi Driver,32
    The Player,32
    Casablanca,31
    (More available here: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt_year.php)
     

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