The X-Men TAS Podcast: BONUS – Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Posted in The X-Men TAS Podcast on March 2nd, 2020 by Willie

Does one of the greatest super-hero movies hold up 16-years later? We’ll find out as we break down Spider-Man 2! Join us as we discuss…

  • Sad-sack Peter!
  • Wait, why does Mary Jane love Peter?
  • Harry is also insane!
  • Another reason to never swim in the Husdon River!
  • Twerpy kids everywhere!

Enjoy another long and nitpicking journey through the Raimi Spider-verse! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via Buzzsprout, iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Last but not least, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider-Man Years – BONUS – Spider-Man (2002)

Posted in The X-Men TAS Podcast on February 24th, 2020 by Willie

We jump back into the Spider-Man cinematic universe with the first entry from 2002! Join us as we discuss…

  • How speeding up the film did wonders for our attention spans!
  • DC presents Marvel’s Spider-Man!
  • Willem Dafoe, near perfect as Green Goblin minus the costume!
  • New York City…not a star in the movie!

Despite dreading this task we actually enjoyed ourselves on this rewatch and we hope you’ll enjoy our conversation! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via Buzzsprout, iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Last but not least, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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Thougths on the New Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Posted in Comic Books on July 21st, 2011 by Willie

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is Sony and Marvel’s reboot of the billion dollar Spider-Man movie franchise…That’s right, a REBOOT of a film that only came out less than ten years ago.  Well, the trailer leaked a few days ago, causing quite a firestorm on the internet.  Everybody has their opinions, but not everybody has a website with their name in the URL.  I do, so I’m uniquely qualified to give you some professional opinions on what I like and don’t like about this film.  So, check out the trailer, and comb over my carefully color coordinated bullet points, and see if you agree with all my important opinions.

  • The film is directed by “500 Days of Summer” guy Marc Webb.  I liked that movie, and Webb seems like a good name for a guy directing a Spider-Man movie.  GOOD
  • Andrew Garfield from “The Social Network” is Peter Parker/Spider-Man.  He’s certainly skinny enough, but based on this trailer, he looks too sad to be either Peter or Spider-Man.  TBD
  • This is a Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) movie, not a Mary Jane movie…the difference here depends on if you prefer blondes or redheads. REDHEADS
  • Everyone is comparing the Spider-Man point of view scene to the Mirror’s Edge video game because it’s completely ripped off of that.  BAD
  • President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) plays Uncle Ben, and Forest Gump’s mom Sally Field plays Aunt May.  Fantastic casting.  GOOD
  • Just like the first one, the costume is impossibly knitted by a 17 year old boy, but this time, he messed up the dye job.  TYE DYE
  • Spider-Man builds his web shooters like the comic book.  Does he also make the web fluid?  Or is it still in his hands?  WEBS
  • Peter Parker is more of an emo loner in this one, and less of a geeky nerd…BAD
  • The depressed British guy from “Greenberg,” Rhys Ifans, plays Doc Conners/The Lizard.  GREEN
  • It’s dumb that they did a reboot because the origin story in Sam Raimi’s first film was 99% true to the comic.  Its gonna force them to make radical changes just to be new.  BAD
  • Lastly, I’ve been outside that building Peter walks by at the :50 second mark.  BEEN THERE
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