Rating: PG-13, Time: 2hr 13min, Director: Jon Watts, Cast on IMDb
How did you like this version of Spiderman?
Well, first off I hated Toby Mcguire as Spiderman. He never looked like Peter Parker in the comics: tall, dark, handsome and clever teen advanced science student. Here the director adjusted the story more to its true form with a science student, but they skipped the whole bitten by a spider story assuming the viewer knows Spiderman, which I would assume most viewers know it, but a touch of risk. It starts after the finish of the Avengers Civil War, where Spiderman guest stars in a brief funny role. They definitely capture the youthfulness of the character, while making some really cool changes like a brand new type of Spiderman suit designed by Iron Man, which strays from the comics, but makes a hella lot more sense.
What did you think of the villain Adrian Toomes?
This was a great villain to use in the movie. First, its original so we have an unexpected villain, who we almost sympathize with as he aspires to become more than a cleanup crew. It was really fun to see ex-Batman Keaton play the arch rival, which gives it that edgy smartness of a poor Bruce Wayne almost pursuing a bigger goal in life than survival. We all strive to be more than just a 9-5 job.
What did you think of Tony Stark addition?
At first I thought it might not work or act as a distraction to the whole plot, since other Spiderman movies in the past with too many villains or characters at once failed to connect. Usually, the best comic book movies have just been one hero vs. the villain. Tony brings the reason for the suit, the fatherly advice guiding Spiderman as he grows and finally as a target himself. So even though the appearance is brief, he has a great evolution as super hero to father to victim.
What did you think of the love interest Liz?
It is interesting in the fact, you're like, they got rid of MJ, the love interest of Peter Parker? That's ballsy. Another take is that she is black, so we can recognize we have made progress from Obama as president in that the studio felt it was a non-issue completely to side track the plot. There is a final twist in the plot related to the girl as Spiderman loses his suit and the story goes to Peter Parker playing as a normal boy again going to the Prom. There is great progression in the character as well. All in all, it was a great story over all with Spiderman jokes all over the place. One of my favorites was trying to swing across a golf course as Spiderman.
Do you think you will be doing art related to Spiderman?
I might be doing something in the future. So far I've only done the Hunger Games as a hero. Below you can see Effie and the volunteer hand of Katniss Everdeen from the first movie. In the background are all the images that are symbol of imperial power and greed in America or communist China as well as bankrupt railroad logos and other tie ins from modern day into the movie for the viewer.
May the Odds be Ever in your Favor - 24x48 inches
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