Saturday, May 19, 2007

Of webslingers and weeping

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SpidermanThe past two days have been cool and rainy here in the great State of Connecticut and less than inspiring to actually accomplish anything (up to and including the Saturday Photo Hunt) so when my friend Paula called this afternoon and suggested a movie, I was all for it. Actually, her timing couldn't have been better as Amanda had Dan and Nicole over visiting and they were getting a little bored and I had been debating a movie myself.

Normally I'm not much of a movie theater person as it's somewhat cost prohibitive but there are just some movies that are better seen on the big screen to get the full effect. Today's choice, Spiderman 3, was one of them. The next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean is going to be another one as Johnny Depp is one man I don't mind watching in larger than life size. I've got to agree with Gale of Gem-osophy on this one - eyeliner never looked so good on a man! Well, except maybe on Gerard Way and Jared Leto but that's another post!

I have actually seen all of the Spiderman movies on the large screen and I'm sure that they would just lose something on a TV-size screen. When you're webslinging and flying from building to building it's just got to be on as big a screen as possible! This third movie in the series was no exception and even though it was good, I'm not sure it was the best in the trilogy.

For those who haven't seen the movie yet I don't want to ruin the plot but if you've seen any of the trailers at all then you know that our hero Peter Parker succumbs to the lure of the dark spidey suit and rather loses his boyish charm for awhile there. Actually, he turns into a swaggering pompous ass if I am to be perfectly honest!

But, it's still a good movie in spite of the fact that it made me cry. Yep, I will admit it, I was the one at the end wiping the tears away from my eyes and trying to make sure that no one else saw me sniveling at a Spiderman movie of all things! Do me a favor and don't tell anyone what a soft-touch I am, I would hate to ruin that tough reputation I have going!

Anyhow - for those who have seen it, what did you think? The best Spiderman ever or the one where you really wanted to jump out of your seat and give Peter and MJ a good shaking so that they'd wake up and stop acting like idiots? And am I the only one that cried??

15 comments:

  1. I have seen it and I loved it. I think that Tobey Maguire actually looked pretty hot as a pompus ass! ;)

    I didn't cry, though. I am a sap and cry at most things, but I didn't cry at this one.

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  2. I should probably mention that Amanda actually liked the "Emo" Peter Parker better than the regular Peter Parker and thought he was pretty hot with the new hair and clothes.

    I just didn't like his attitude!

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  3. I hope to see it soon. My eldest son works at a theater in town and can take his family in free, YEA!!! But we must wait for movies to slow down first. We usually don't see movies when they first come out anyway, as they are too crowded.

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  4. Don't worry, Linda, your secret is safe with me.

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  5. We don't go to the movies very often and I haven't seen any of the Spiderman films.

    We will probably go to Shrek 3 when it comes out though - I love Shrek!

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  6. You are way hipper than me. I don't even know who Gerard Way and Jared Leto are. My teenage daughter doesn't talk with me. She just kind of yaps at me. Oh, if only I were young enough to know everything.

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  7. As retirees, Hubby and I thought we'd see lots of movies now that we can go midweek-midday. Sadly, we havent seen a movie on the big screen in years. I know Spidey 3 is one Hubby would like to see all blown up on a humongous screen so maybe we'll drag ourselves over to one of our local theaters. Sounds like fun.

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  8. Glad you had a wonderful time. I'll miss this movie as I miss all of them. Have a great day.

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  9. Anonymous9:01 PM EDT

    Amanda cried too lol
    Shhhh I'm not sopose to tell xP

    -Nicole

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  10. I bought it on DVD last week, um....I mean....well, anyway, it was good, not the best, I liked Parker's dance bit in the jazz club.

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  11. I thought it was really good; not deserving of some of the bad comments that have been made about it. I'll definitely add it to my collection when it comes out on DVD.

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  12. I'm the ONE person who hasn't seen any of them.

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  13. I've seen the first two, just waiting for the hype to die down a little before we go see this one. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm looking forward to Pirates much much more.. eye candy.. ahhhh :)

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  14. heh heh...I'm with Amanda, I was oddly attracted to that EMO type Spidey. He was a hottie!

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  15. I can't say that I'm going to run to the theater for any movies this summer...but I will see that movie with Jim from the Office and Mandy Moore (who I hope will become like the new Julia Roberts)

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