May 04, 2002

It's past midnight and I just got back from seeing Spider-man.

It rocked. Get off your computer and go see it now.

I won't give anything away since I hate reviews that ruin the movie. Basically they did a great job of bring the comic to life. J.K. Simmons steals the movie as J. Jonah Jameson. He is so dead on to my mental image it's scary.

The special effects are great. Seeing Spidey fly from building to building looks smooth and natural. They replicate several classic comic images of Spider-man crouching and hanging perfectly.

The battle scenes are good and don't rely on Matrix style effects many directors are leaning on these days.

The Hero's Dilemma is well done and classic form. I see where they edited out the Twin Towers scene and replaced it with a post 9/11 scene as a nod to New Yorkers. In 10 years, the scene will stand out as strange, but for now it works.

The romantic angle is well done, but not to my taste. Saying more would give away too much. After seeing the movie, you'll know what I mean. The sequel is perfectly set-up and ready to rake in another few hundred million.

Lastly, Kirsten Dunst is hot in the movie. In the one scene she is dressed up and wearing make-up, she's supra-hot.

OK, I'm going to sleep now.

Posted by michael at May 04, 2002 01:04 AM