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You may find this hard to believe In my movie review of Spider-Man but I was 7 years old when my mom and I frist bought Spider-Man on VHS and on DVD at Wal-Mart when I came to live here in Brockton MA. with my mom and my stepdad. Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. Spider-Man is the first in the Spider-Man film series. The film was directed by Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst and Willem Dafoe. The screenplay of Spider-Man was written by David Koepp and Alvin Sargent and Scott Rosenbrug and Ivan Raimi. Spider-Man was the frist movie that my mom and I saw that was rated PG-13. So my mom and I went home and got and poped some popcorn and got our drinks of Coca-Cola and my mom put the VHS of Spider-Man Into the VHS player and we both sat on our seats of our couch with our popcorn and our drinks of Coca-Cola and wacthed Spider-Man.
Story: The disappointing performance of 1983's Superman III made comic book adaptations low priority in Hollywood, though the comic industry itself thrived. In 1985, after a brief option on Spider-Man by Roger Corman expired, Marvel Comics optioned the property to Cannon Films. Cannon chiefs Menahem Golan and his cousin Yoram Globus agreed to pay Marvel Comics $225,000 over the five-year option period plus a percentage of the film’s revenues. The rights would revert to Marvel if a film was not made by April 1990. Tobe Hooper, then preparing both Invaders From Mars and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, was mooted as director. Golan and Globus misunderstood the concept of the character ("They thought it was like The Wolf Man", said director Joseph Zito) and instructed writer Leslie Stevens, creator of The Outer Limits, to write a treatment reflecting their misconception. In Stevens’s story, a corporate scientist intentionally subjects ID-badge photographer Peter Parker to radioactive bombardment, transforming him into a hairy, suicidal, eight-armed monster. The human tarantula refuses to join the scientist’s new master-race of mutants, battling a succession of mutations kept in a basement laboratory. Unhappy with the debasement of his comic book creation, Marvel’s Stan Lee pushed for a new story and screenplay, written for Cannon by Ted Newsom and John Brancato. The variation on the origin story had Otto Octavius as a teacher and mentor to a college-age Peter Parker. The cyclotron accident which "creates" Spider-Man also deforms the scientist into Doctor Octopus and results in his mad pursuit of proof of the Fifth Force. Ock reconstructs his cyclotron and causes electromagnetic abnormalities, anti-gravity effects and bilocation which threatens to engulf New York and the world. Joseph Zito, who had directed Cannon’s successful Chuck Norris film Invasion USA, replaced Tobe Hooper. The new director hired Barney Cohen to rewrite the script. Cohen, creator of TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Forever Knight, added action scenes, a non-canonical comic sidekick for the villain, gave Doc Ock the catch phrase, "Okey-dokey", and altered his goal from the Fifth Force to a quest for anti-gravity. Producer Golan then made a minor polish to Cohen's rewrite, using his pen name "Joseph Goldman." Zito scouted locations and studio facilities in both the US and Europe, and oversaw storyboard breakdowns supervised by Harper Goff. Cannon planned to make the film on the then-substantial budget of between $15 and $20 million. While no casting was finalized, Zito expressed interest in actor/stunt man Scott Leva, who had posed for Cannon's promotional photos and ads, and made public appearances for Marvel as Spidey. The young, up-and-coming Tom Cruise was also discussed for the leading role. Zito considered Bob Hoskins as Doc Ock. Stan Lee expressed his desire to play Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson. Lauren Bacall and Katharine Hepburn were considered for Aunt May, Peter Cushing as a sympathetic scientist, and Adolph Caesar as a polic
This Movie Is Pretty Good Compared To Bull****!!!! Sam Raimi What Were You Thinking! You Make Great Movies Like Evil Dead And Army of Darkness Then Direct This Crap, Maybe on of the biggest sell outs ever? In The Heart Sam Raimi is a Nerd, And I Can Understand How He Was Probably Foaming At The Mouth When He Was Givin The Chance To Direct Such An Epic Super Hero Movie, But still
So, In The End, I Think it was a bad movie
I had mixed feelings about this. On one hand, they coulda done a lot better then Tobey Maguire for Peter Parker. He's a good actor, but he just doesn't remind me of Spidey. I uused to watch Spider-Man when I was young and when I watched this it didn't feel like Spider-Man. The fighting was great, but it didn't feel like something Spider-Man would do either. Toby Maguire didn't have the same poise as Spidey did in the original shows and games. It was just the choice of actors. The orange-ish tint felt a bit off, too.
On the other hand, the movie had a lot of depth that Toby Magiure showed brilliantly. There were some moments that swept the viewer into the movie and made them think or laugh and feel like you were watching Spider-Man.
So, in the end, I think it was a great movie.
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