Originally Posted by JonZ
I used to argue this at SHH. A film isnt a comic book - and I cant think of anything that would kill tension of a character joking constantly when he should be fighting for his life.
IMHO Raimi balanced this perfectly with lines like "Here's you change!" from SM2. They were brief, and paid the homage.
I have to agree with James Bs opinion about the origin story. I havent seen this and wont based on principle alone. I guess ill catch it on cable on day, but HATE the fact that this franchise is being rebooted already. You dont hit the restart button every time you hit a bump. Can you imagine in James Bond did this every time the franchise had a stinker. Learn from you r mistakes and move forward.
I dont want to see Spiderman, or Superman or Batmans origin again.
While I didn't like "Amazing", I do believe the filmmakers were in a tough spot here. There's a difference between Bond and Spidey, as Bond doesn't tell an overarching narrative. There's virtually no continuity between films - there's no character development to continue and relationships to progress.
If those behind "Amazing" just moved forward, they'd have been stuck with the same character progression from the Raimi films - or they'd have to explain what happened. Clearly they couldn't put Peter back in high school, and they'd have to move along the Peter/MJ relationship.
Which would've been fine, I guess, but I suspect they didn't want to be beholden to the story led by a different director, so that led to the necessity of the reboot.
If they'd simply put Peter back in HS without a reboot, it would've confused audiences. They wanted to create their own Spidey World, and that meant they needed to redo the origin story.
Though I guess they could've just given us a quick montage at the start to set up this movie's universe - give us a five-minute "Previously in 'Spider-Man'" thing to let audiences know this is a different Spidey world than the Raimi movies and not bothered with the roughly four hours of origin in "Amazing".
Not sure if that would've worked, but I do believe the filmmakers needed SOME kind of reboot/origin here because this really is a different narrative...