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Stephen Henning’s last login was Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
They strayed too far from the comics in Spidey 3...that kid from "That 70's Show" was a decent actor, but no Eddie Brock...the only role I enjoyed was the Sandman. Harry was the second Green Goblin and died of a drug overdose, Gwen Stacy was Spidey's 2nd and greatest love after Betty...not the other woman to Mary Jane when he didn't even meet MJ until after Gwen's death...not to mention the ode to hitler dance or the way the symbiote was acquiired...just to much sloppiness with a big budget....
I agree, you are a loner on the Wolvie film...I mean..making Wolvie and Sabertooth brothers? Come on. Course I'm still pissed at the hurried origin that Marvel made for Wolvie before the movie was released. 19th century farm boy? He had so much potential with the regeneration...he could have been a Greek or ROman soldier, marched with Napoleon, fought in the crusades or the 100 years war... it was such a waste. I always liked the mysterious past. he worst about the movie is what they did to Dead Pool in the end. Kinda figured Wolvie had to have some kind of head injury to lose his memory though...that's fan talk for years nice to see it on screen. Then again Marvel went a little razy with weapon X refugees too...don't get me wrong Maverick and Dead Pool are nice additions...but...
About the only 2 Superman roles I ever cared for was in Kingdom Come and The Dark Knight Returns...kinda like ol Bats kickin the snot out of him. Then again Superman I and II were good flicks, III was only good because of Richard Pryer...4 was embarassing...and the new one that made him a dead beat dad was almost as bad if it wasn't for Kevin Spacey.
However, the Watchmen was about the best comic to film I have ever seen, even if they changed the ending because of that stupid Cloverleaf film...The New Batman Films rock...Iron Man I and II were not bad once you get used to the idea of Mr Smooth acting like an infant instead...Green Lantern was disappointing, but I loved Captain America. Captain America was as true to the soul of the comic as I have seen...alot like the first Spiderman movie. Perhaps the secret to a good film is staying true to the soul of the comic book character...they have various versions and sometimes more than one origin...but it is the character the fans go to see. Spidey II's Doc Oc was spot on. However, even the villians have to be captured correctly. Arnold did an okay job as Mr Freeze, but the poison Ivy in the movie was lousy for several reasons...body style, mannerisms...all not true to the character. A lot like the chick who played Daffney in the Scooby Doo movies. Pretty, Ditsy, kind Dafney became a _itch. Fred was okay because in the cartoon he had little to no personality and they just built on what was there...Velma was good, but scooby and shaggy made the movies....Dafney practically killed it in her scenes.
I can probably find a copy of the book. Im good at finding out of print stuff.
Spidey was always my number one guy, but Batman, Wolvie and the Green Lantern were not far behind. Both sides had their fair share of single serve villian...and occasional hero...Of course DC never got creative enough to have a guy in a hat show up to massacre the b-list;)
As I said they both have their strong points. Yes, I find Superman a little too invulnerable to ever seriously follow him. At the same time Xavier can get a bit patronizing, and Marvel has a tendency to go overboard with a new idea....like the Clone stuff...I'll never forget the crossover madness of the 90s...don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved the Age of Apocalypse storyline...but 8 different covers for the same issue?
Darkhorse and Image had their golden sides and horrors too...I just like comics really. While I want to see the New Spiderman movie I am still fuming over the farce of Spiderman III....making Gwen Stacey the other woman is about the worst blasphemy I have seen on film. It makes the new Punisher movie look like cannon....Even changing Harry's death from drug addiction to heroism was not quite bad as how they raped Gwen's character.
So....new movie doesn't need much to be better than Spiderman III.
I have never read the "How to Be a Superhero" book, might be fun.