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Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!
Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation. March is Superhero month at SAW, so there will be a TON of things coming your way.
- We compiled the 50 greats comic book castings of all time. see where we got it wrong.
- What’s your most anticipated superhero show or movie?
- Who should be apart or Marvel’s Illuminati?
- Did The Avengers make the world a worse place?
THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
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MOVIES AND SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
Spider-Man 2 (2004) – Last week I watched the first film before watching No Way Home on Saturday. The first film is simple, fun and does a great job introducing the friendly neighborhood spider to the big screen. It definitely feels like a 90s film that carried over into the early 00s. Then two years later we get this film. Sam Raimi dials up the Raimi-ness ten-fold, builds on the characters in the first film and brings us one of the best villians to boot. Everything about this film is well done and left you wanting more. 4.5/5
Spider-Man 3 (2007) – Then 3 years later came this one. I remember disliking it when I first saw it. Even the second time to be fair. But it had been years since I saw it last, so I figured I’d give it another shot. You can tell Raimi didn’t want Venom in the film, The story feels rushed and all over the place. And even though it’s 2007 it still feels like a 90s film. There’s some genuine greatness mixed in there but as a whole this film just shits on its predecessors if you ask me. I mean the asteroid hits not too far from Peter, the goo jumps on his bike and his spidey sense NEVER tingles. WTF? Sony shoveled too much shit into this one. 2.5/5
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – Now we get into the first reboot. Andrew Garfield steps into the titular role this time and I gotta say the bulk of this movie is great. the new suit is cool, I love Emma Stone as Gwen (even if I don’t believe a HS student would get that internship at Oscorp), the slightly tweaked origin story is well done and Garfield is great as Peter/Spider-Man. Unfortunately the finale is a bit weak, but it still leaves you hopeful for more to come. 4/5
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) – I don’t know what it is, but Sony can’t just leave well enough alone, can they? They just have to put their grubby hands on everything. After a fairly solid start, this film devolves into a muddled mess. Jamie Foxx’s nerdy scientist feels so out of date (90s films anyone) plus he looks ridiculous as the electric Smurf. You can tell they were trying to do some serious world building, but it all seems contrived. Garfield and Stone have great chemistry and its kinda wasted. the whole movie feels rushed. But again, I like the extension of Peter’s parents backstory. 2.5/5
Anyway after watching ALL the films I have an appreciation for each in their own way. And now that Sony is working in conjunction with Marvel things feel a little course corrected. I really like the Tom Holland trilogy and I like how they incorporated the past films. I always thought of them like a multiverse before the multiverse was introduced to the MCU. Garfield and Maguire got some redemption and fingers crossed there’s more to their stories in the future.
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