Jan
15
2019
2
Dec
17
2018
3

Well, the half of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse I saw was good.

Excellent, even.  But I had a family emergency to deal with*.  Weird; normally I turn off my phone when the movie starts.  Not this time, fortunately.

I’ll try to catch the rest of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse some time this week.  If not, I’ll just catch it when we come back from holiday travel.  It really is very good, by the way. It totally could not work as a live-action movie, but as an animated film it’s almost perfect.  And if there were any wrong notes, they took place after I had to leave the theater.

Moe Lane

*Problem, not crisis, but I shan’t discuss it further.

Dec
13
2018
6

You know, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse might not suck.

The animation style has bugged me throughout, but either I’m getting used to it or else it’s smoother in the more recent clips.  I am also becoming more and more reassured by the presence of Spider-Ham.  Spider-Ham makes it more likely that the whole thing is, well, a comic book movie.  I could be down for that.

Moe Lane

PS: The Rotten Tomatoes review score is interesting, but ultimately meaningless without fan reaction to judge them against.  And, to be honest: I’ve been seeing more and more reviews that want to review the movie that ‘needs’ to exist (for one cause or another), and not the movie that’s right there in front of the reviewer.  Not that fan reactions are perfect, either.  But if the reviewers and the fans both like something that’s usually diagnostic.

Dec
11
2018
1

The Japanese Spider-Man Honest TV Trailer.

Every time I start to worry if I rely on Honest Trailers a little too much for content, they do something like this.

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Sep
18
2018
3

The “Oh, No, this looks PERFECT” Spider-Man PS4 Honest Trailer.

Their honest opinion?  ZOMG.

This is apparently the best Spider-Man game EVAR, and naturally it’s exclusive to the PS4.  Starting to think that maybe I picked the wrong system in the Console Wars*.  Not that the Xbox 360 isn’t obsolete anyway…

Moe Lane

*Of course, I’m a PC gamer anyway.  But it must be admitted that the PS4 has some fine titles associated with it.

Aug
30
2018
1

Can’t *quite* believe that Spider-Man will be in the Venom flick.

I mean, I understand the tactical surprise, here.  Having Spider-Man show up in Venom would be a lot like having That Thing That Happened In That Movie recently.  I just don’t know how they’d keep it a secret for this long, is all.  Or even if they’d want to.  When they got Spidey for Civil War, Marvel made really, really sure that you knew about it ahead of time.

Also, there’s That Thing That Happened In That Other Movietoo.  I mean, yes, obviously things will be resolved there. But trying to put Venom in the middle of the MCU’s continuity is going to be… interesting.

Jul
29
2018
4

Tweet of the Day, I’m Ready To Believe That This Was Absolutely Deliberate Of The MCU edition.

They do this a lot.

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Jul
06
2018
2

RIP, Steve Ditko.

Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Squirrel Girl. Steve Ditko was an extremely private person, and it is unclear if he had any family or loved ones.  But I will be a lucky man if I ever create something half as iconic as Spider-Man. That character is one of the images that they will remember from our era.  There are worse legacies to have; in fact, there aren’t that many that are better.

Via @kennethhite.

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