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Re: Spider-man: Homecoming | Discussion

Jul 12, '17, 12:35pm

MannySJ wrote:Personally, I'm glad they moved away from MJ and Gwen. They needed to be different than the other two series, so why go back to the same well if they had other options available to them? After all, this Peter is just a sophomore. Relationships at that point in high school aren't exactly true love (typically) anyway, so why not let him play the field for a bit? We'll probably see Gwen and/or Mary Jane at some point in this series when they're ready to give Peter a real relationship.


Yeah, I was fine with Peter's character development in this without the serious relationship jazz we've seen in the last 2 iterations. In it's place, the whole academic decathlon group as a whole really impressed me with all the awkward teenager stuff. The Ned character in particular was great. Plus it's rare to get a Marvel movie where the villain actually has a fleshed out story arc and an interesting relationship with the hero. Homecoming delivered on that front too.

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Jul 16, '17, 9:09pm

MR PAPPAGIORGIO wrote:All that said, I have no basis for Spider-Man outside of movies as I didn't grow up reading comics so basically that nullifies my opinion :p hahah

Same here. I never read comics, and don't plan on ever reading comics. So when a new superhero movie comes out I have almost nothing to compare it to, and that's great. That means I don't have to worry about them getting certain things right. I don't have to sit there and be upset about something because "that's not the character", or "that's not how this should be".

I'm not saying everyone else is an annoying prick who should get over it. I'm saying that I get to just sit down and watch a movie. I've been like that in my own way when a book I've read gets turned into a movie. They almost never do it in a way that satisfies me. I can't help but make comparisons, so I get that whole thing. I've just learned to dislike being that way because it gets in the way of simply enjoying something. So since I have no basis or expectations for characters, I get to just enjoy what's happening and judge it as a movie, not a adaptation of something.

Also I really enjoyed this movie as well. Definitely a higher note than the last 2 marvel movies for me.
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Re: Spider-man: Homecoming | Discussion

Jul 17, '17, 8:07pm

II GTA FREEK II wrote:
MR PAPPAGIORGIO wrote:All that said, I have no basis for Spider-Man outside of movies as I didn't grow up reading comics so basically that nullifies my opinion :p hahah

Same here. I never read comics, and don't plan on ever reading comics. So when a new superhero movie comes out I have almost nothing to compare it to, and that's great. That means I don't have to worry about them getting certain things right. I don't have to sit there and be upset about something because "that's not the character", or "that's not how this should be".


You bring up a great point here, and I never really thought about it that way and I definitely will going forward, although I never go into super heroe movies with any expectations other than no matter what it will at least be a good popcorn flick.

It does kind of suck to have a level of love and passion for something and be let down by your own unrealistic expectations. Take episode VII for instance, I walked out of the theatre and was like, really? They just remade the original. So disappointing. Don't get me wrong, its a good enough and fun enough movie but when your expectations are super high and you get something vastly different than what you expected, in a bad way, it just sucks.

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Jul 17, '17, 8:32pm

MR PAPPAGIORGIO wrote:It does kind of suck to have a level of love and passion for something and be let down by your own unrealistic expectations. Take episode VII for instance, I walked out of the theatre and was like, really? They just remade the original. So disappointing. Don't get me wrong, its a good enough and fun enough movie but when your expectations are super high and you get something vastly different than what you expected, in a bad way, it just sucks.

And see I'm on the complete opposite side. I went into episode 7 having never seen a Star Wars movie before, just small bits here and there. I knew certain characters and other info that you just pick up while being alive. I came out of the theater happy as hell, I loved it.

So yeah, having expectations can dramatically change your experience.
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Re: Spider-man: Homecoming | Discussion

Jul 17, '17, 9:06pm

II GTA FREEK II wrote:
MR PAPPAGIORGIO wrote:It does kind of suck to have a level of love and passion for something and be let down by your own unrealistic expectations. Take episode VII for instance, I walked out of the theatre and was like, really? They just remade the original. So disappointing. Don't get me wrong, its a good enough and fun enough movie but when your expectations are super high and you get something vastly different than what you expected, in a bad way, it just sucks.

And see I'm on the complete opposite side. I went into episode 7 having never seen a Star Wars movie before, just small bits here and there. I knew certain characters and other info that you just pick up while being alive. I came out of the theater happy as hell, I loved it.

So yeah, having expectations can dramatically change your experience.

Time to que up the "Lowered Expectations" jingle from Mad Tv. Hahaha

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Re: Spider-man: Homecoming | Discussion

Jul 18, '17, 7:29am

If an actor can pull this off, doing this in a lip sync battle, then Spiderman is a breeze. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i5DEipIWh4

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Jul 18, '17, 8:07pm

Also I really liked the design of Vulture. His costume is freaking cool as hell. I kind of want a nice figure of him on my shelf.
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