Movie Question

#1 Posted by DoctorGraybles (37 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is it that a lot of people (Including James Franco) say that The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is too much like Spider-Man (2002)? As far as I can tell, as a remake of his origins they are two completely different films. They have different characters, a different villain, no Daily Bugle, no small time wrestling, the villain doesn't die, he has web shooters instead of organic webbing, and heck he doesn't even find the guy that kills his uncle. Plus you know the whole mystery behind his parents, they were barely mentioned in the original trilogy. As for things that are similar:

*Gets bit by a spider

*Uncle Ben gets killed after he fails to stop a robbery

*He goes on a hunt for the killer

Those kind of have to be there otherwise it isn't Spider-Man origin.

#2 Edited by Ninjablade09 (3193 posts) - - Show Bio

@doctorgraybles: I don't know, but all those people who complained are the reason why people think the movie is similar. It would have been an entire different movie but because fans/ test screeners wanted it to be similar to the Raimi move. The movie went through major reshoots.

#3 Posted by DoctorGraybles (37 posts) - - Show Bio

@doctorgraybles: I don't know, but all those people who complained are the reason why people think the movie is similar. It would have been an entire different movie but because fans/ test screeners wanted it to be similar to the Raimi move. The movie went through major reshoots.

Oh, I wasn't aware that it went through reshoots because of people bias to Raimi's trilogy. That does make since though, I imagine that they are changing the costume in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for a similar reason. I guess to be fair though, Raimi's costume was pretty faithful to the comic books (I just wish they would have given Alex Ross' concept outfit a chance). The picture of course is from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

#4 Edited by Ninjablade09 (3193 posts) - - Show Bio

@doctorgraybles: Yep. March of last year reshoot happened. And your right about the costume. Sony really tried to impress fans by listening to complaints for ASM. I think that was a major down fall.

#5 Edited by Joeyzbrown (7 posts) - - Show Bio

It's only because it did seem very similar, in certain ways. Once the next one comes out and Rhino is the new villain, people should separate the two different trilogy's.

#6 Edited by DoctorGraybles (37 posts) - - Show Bio

It's only because it did seem very similar, in certain ways. Once the next one comes out and Rhino is the new villain, people should separate the two different trilogy's.

You are right about that, Rhino and Electro are going to be sweet! Electro looks pretty awesome with the on set LED practical FXs, I can only imagine how cool he is going to look after they apply special FXs. I hope they release an image of what Rhino is going to look like soon, I can hardly wait.

#7 Posted by DoctorGraybles (37 posts) - - Show Bio

@doctorgraybles: Yep. March of last year reshoot happened. And your right about the costume. Sony really tried to impress fans by listening to complaints for ASM. I think that was a major down fall.

Hopefully that's the only thing they try to impress fans with Raimi-style wise. Otherwise, people will draw more and more similarities between the two franchises and complain even more.

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