Dec
27
2019
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Tom Holland to be in VENOM 2?

I dunno. Maybe? Tom Holland might just be there to do a cameo or an end-scene teaser. I mostly want to mention one thing, though: contra GeekTyrant, I don’t particularly think that Sony cares overmuch if having their Spider-Man show up in their movie confuses people who watch the MCU. I mean, seriously: it’s not going to make anybody not go to see future Spider-Man films, future Venom films, or future MCU films.

Personally, I love superhero flicks, but I consider the level of half-assed continuity that we have now in the various shared universes to be above what we might have reasonably expected.

Sep
27
2019
2

I TOLD YOU ALL Sony would deal and give up 25% of Spider-Man to Disney. I DID.

I absolutely did. August 23rd.

I figure that Sony will try to seriously hold Disney to getting 20% or 25%, instead of the 5% that the Mouse is getting now. Since Disney was asking for 50%, that may even be doable.

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May
27
2019
3

I would not be really down with a HYPOTHETICAL Deadpool/Spidey MCU movie.

Despite GeekTyrant’s reaction to the possibility. Wouldn’t really work, anyway. Spider-Man is still Sony, even if Deadpool is Disney/Marvel now; and I cannot imagine that Ryan Reynolds and his crew are going to be willing to do the PG-13 version that Sony would expect*. And, comes right down to it: the tone would be off. On both sides. I don’t know what the hell Spider-Man would do with a Deadpool. Shoot, I don’t know what Deadpool would do with a Spider-Man, and neither would he.

Mind you, if they want to release Deadpool Rifftrax or something to MCU and Spider-verse flicks, well, I could be down with that.

Moe Lane

*Neither side would wrong, by the way. Sony is doing well for itself by making Spider-Man movies that I could take my kids to see; and Reynolds et. al. are doing well for themselves by making hysterical R-rated Deadpool flicks. There’s no shame in the fact that there’s no overlap.

Apr
27
2019
6

My kid’s now complaining about the lack of more Spider-Man DLC!

…I’m so proud. Now he gets to learn about such an integral part of the gaming experience; to wit, the way that you can’t find out what the schedule for new DLC is, whether they’re doing any to begin with, and how most companies manage to shrink their DLC schedules down to the bare minimum or beyond whenever your back is turned. And then there are the sites that lie about DLC! Just so that you’ll click. And almost start a story about new Spider-Man DLC, until you realize that it’s just a recycled story from last year.

Or so I imagine.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m trying to make time to actually play the damn game, yes. And the Uncharted games, although those I might as well wrap up and give my kid them for his birthday. Lord knows he’s burned his way through Spider-Man.

Apr
22
2019
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Feige: Phase 3 of the MCU ends with Spider-Man Far From Home movie. …?

I am skeptical. “During a recent interview with Bilibili, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Phase 3 actually ends with Far From Home, saying, “It’s the end of the third phase. You’re the first person I’ve told that to.””

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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.




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