Friday, July 13, 2012

Spiderman Reboot?

Two years ago I heard that Spiderman 4 was canceled.  Sam Raimey the director, and the entire cast were more or less fired.  Like most of you, this led me to one question that needed to be answered.  Spiderman Reboot, what the f…?

In 2002, Spiderman starring Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Willem Defoe premiered. It was by far the best super hero movie done to date. I’m sorry to all the black-leather X-Men fans, but the fast pace of Spiderman, was a game changer for the super hero movie franchises.  It also came at a time when we all needed some super heroes.

Spiderman was a story that most of us already knew, and to see finally see a live action movie do it right was everything. I loved the 2002 Spiderman, and liked its sequel in 2004, and okay, the third one in 2007 was a little, shall we say… corny, but I still loved the fun ride it took me on.

So this brings me back to the question.  Spiderman Reboot, What the f…?

So... the other night, I went to see ‘The Amazing Spiderman’, and surprisingly it was just that.  It was truly amazing.  So as I watched the movie, the idea that I had just paid good money to basically see the same Spiderman origin story, I saw ten years earlier, went away.  What I discovered I had actually paid for that night, was a chance to see more of that story, and to dig deeper into that world.  In a way you might compare this movie to Titanic.  Many said at first, “I don’t want to see that.  I know how it ends.  The ship sinks.”  Yes… The boy still gets bit by the super-spider, but what happens before and after is much more interesting.  (No you are not going to find spoilers here.)  Let’s just say that Toby Maguire is a great actor and Kirsten Dunst is hot, but I will tell you that Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker, and Emma Stone is really hot. 

So let’s be perfectly clear on this, “The movie did not suck.”

I still do like the old movies.  Yes… all three.  Also once you watch The Amazing Spiderman, you will not dislike the old ones either, or maybe you will.  We are all different.  Still, the difference you will see, between new and old, is going seem like you went from 2D to 3D.  Please note, that is just a comparison between new and old.  I do not recommend seeing the 3D version of any movie, except Avatar.  3D always did give me a headache.  I do recommend that you see The Amazing Spiderman.  You will not regret it.  Enoy the movie.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

On the 4th , Serious, Fun, and Serious

The year was 1776.  The war had already started.  Many brave colonists had met their end, fighting against an enemy that had never lost.  On July 4th of that year, our nation’s forefathers brought forth a document that would change the future forever.  It was a mere sheet of paper, but the words upon it would forever haunt a king.  Even though the document would not be signed by all for many months, it is on this day, we pay homage to our greatest Declaration, and the birth of our nation.  May it stand forever.


For the rest of you, who thought the above, was too serious for a blog.  Let us fast forward two hundred and thirty six years.  (Check the math. It might be off)  For the sacrifice, our forefathers made for us.  Tomorrow…. We all have the opportunity to go forth and blow stuff up!  You know I’m talking about FIREWORKS!!  Those beautiful little things with the little wicks, that go ‘POP’, ‘POW’, and shower the night with beautiful lights.  If you don’t like the pop and pow, then you can always stand off to the side with a nice quiet, boring, little sparkler.  No matter which you like.  I hope everyone goes out tomorrow and has fun.  Be careful and be safe.  Also an M-80 tied to any G.I. Joe is perfectly acceptable.

WARNING SECTION:  Yes… Fireworks are toys, but they are also very dangerous.  Sure it might look cool to light an M-80 and then throw it, or shoot it from a slingshot.  However if you hang on to it for a half second to long, it will be your FINGERS that shoot off.  Not very cool then….  Also when you’re sitting in one of those comfortable cradle-type chairs, you know the ones that you always seem to have trouble getting out of.  I really don’t think you should be throwing the M-80s, or doing it while sitting.  Let’s say you are sitting in said chair and go to throw the little M-80.  Instead however, you drop it into your chair, the one you can’t quickly get out of.  A second or more later, something might go flying through the air, and you will wish it had been your finger.  Note:  None of this last paragragh is funny.  Be safe.  Have fun.  Don't do anything stupid.