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Several Minutes of SPIDER-MAN 3 - Spoiler Scene in HD!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Stayed home to catch tonight's episode of HEROES - I really can't stand the concept of waiting till sometime towards the end of next month to see the next episode. That's just fucked. They should have 52 episodes a year of that show goddamn it! Anyway - they had a brief glimpse at SPIDER-MAN 3 during a commercial break and a far longer sequence online at NBC.COM. However, when I tried to look at it the way they wanted me to - I kept getting nothing - so I peeked around and found the below solid link, and then downloaded it to my desktop so I could watch it. I suggest you do the same. Here ya go... BUT warning - there's a spoiler scene here. It kicks all sorts of ass - but its a spoiler - and it might only be online for the next 22 hours or so. So catch it if you can...

Right Click Here To Download the HD 480 Glorius QuickTime Scene from SPIDER-MAN 3!

And if that 225 megabyte download is too much - stream along here:

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  • March 5, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies


  • March 5, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    AND FIRST!!!!

    by SkidMarkedUndies


  • March 5, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgeson

    for spidey 3

  • March 5, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Just wondering: what are your thoughts on FF2? Did you like the first one? I honestly forget. (NO sarcasm intended.)

  • March 5, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    So catch it if you can...

    by Breotan

    By your command.

  • March 5, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Good thing

    by AwesomeO81

    cause is useless when it comes to this video.

  • March 5, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    3 more Spider-Man movies and one X-Mas special

    by vivavitalogy

    Only one man can bring lasting glory to the Spider-Man franchise; Uwe Boll. That's right friends! No other director will lift the series into infamy. In 30 years these current "Spider-Man" stoires will fade into obscurity. To avoid this the studio must take charge and chance with Uwe in creating three more Spidey movies: Spider-Man 4: Gator Bait (with guest direcot Tim Burton), Spidey Vs. Predataliens, Spider-Man & the Silky Sheets: A One Act Told in Four Parts by Uwe BOll and the sure to be perennial classic Gieco Insurance Presents The Spider-Man Christmas Special Spectacular: The North Pole Siege.

  • March 5, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by DarthDooku

    Thanks for the link, Harry. Without it, those folks at would have us waiting for hours!

  • March 5, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    If You Like Drawing

    by georges garvaren

    you'll love the piss outta this.

  • March 5, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    I didn't know.....

    by Loosejerk

    that Sam Raimi was directing the next Spy Kids movie....gah!

  • March 5, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Damn, that made me cry

    by GiggityGoo

    SPOILERS***** My dad recently passed away, and seeing Aunt May and Peter relive his death... and how May and Ben got together... That made me start crying. Jesus, this film's going to kill me.<p>And then the fight started, and my breath got taken away...

  • March 5, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Never thought I'd say it but

    by Grohm

    How hot is Aunt May in that scene?

  • March 5, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST



    gotta eat...

  • March 5, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    hokey smokes!!!

    by minh

    Wow, the action kicked all kinds of ass! But it just seemed too dark to see what's going on (stupid night fight scenes with people wearing dark clothes!). Love that half second look at a certain character.

  • March 5, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    42? Carol Alt must be 60.

    by FluffyUnbound

    She dated Greschner, and that was 28 years ago now. What was she then, 14?

  • March 5, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by AngelCordy

    So....does this make Harry Osbourne the Spiderman version of Elektra?

  • March 5, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    Where was Uncle Ben? What's that? He's dead?! Damn, warn us when there's gonna be spoilers!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Are the FX getting worse?

    by la_sith

    Some truly wretched blue screen work. Oh, and then there's the acting. Fucking embarrassing.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    What the ?


    I was hoping for a little bit more GG in this film, but it looks like mostly Sandman judging from that scene. Maybe if the GG part is that small we will see more of Venom than we originally thought.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by Grohm

    It's been six years since they set to work on the CGI models for the main characters and they still look like sex dolls floating through a badly textured Grand Theft Auto map.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Giggity, My dad passed away a couple of years ago...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...just before what would have been his fiftieth wedding anniversary. So Aunt May's speech kinda got to me too...

  • March 5, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Is that brief flash at the end...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ... the first actually glimpse of Venomn? it's kind of cool how you can see through him.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Pretty nice battle out of costume

    by terry1978

    That happens on occasion in the books, so nice to see Raimi doing it on screen for once. I do like that he did have him say "I hate those things" as the pumpkin blades fly towards him.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST


    by Onomaki Forp

    Harry went bonkers and sought vengence for his father's death as the Green Goblin back around 1975 if I remember right...Elektra wasn't even a glimmer in Frank Miller's eye then. Unless you mean that after trying to kill Peter Harry becomes his lover...

  • March 5, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST


    by Zarles

    Damn, that was fucking badass. Every single one of you tweener fucks will have you ass in a seat come May 4th, so take your bitching and cram it.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Harry and Peter

    by Bronx Cheer

    Jeesh, they write themselves.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Pretty spoilery, be warned

    by Laserbrain

    Had to turn it off- too much too soon. But it looks rad. Can't wait til May!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    wow....that just kicked my ass!

    by Datascream

    I'm stoked for this movie! Now more then before! That fight wasn't too short and it wasn't too long. Perfect length IMHO.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    WTF no Galactus?

    by zillabeast

    What kind of Spider-Man movie is this supposed to be?!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Nitpick time.

    by superninja

    I think it's creepy to "hang out" on the web when not in costume. It's not cute at all.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Great News

    by madfigs

    I hope this is early in the movie, 'cause XTREME GOBLIN is the one plot thread I want to see the least of.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Now that's what I'm talking about

    by Dee1973

    Fuck me that was 7 shades of cool

  • March 5, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    for all those bitching about the FX/acting...

    by Datascream

    Can you give a better comparison? Or are you haters just bitching because you either 1) Hate being wrong about the movie, being as good as it is. Or 2) have nothing else in your sad pathetic lives that you want to bring everyone else down with you? How do you morons call yourself "geeks" in anyway?

  • March 5, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST


    by Grohm

    I bet another ten years before there is a COMPLETELY realistic CGI double in a hollywood flick.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    CGI Double

    by Bronx Cheer

    There already is. Nicole Kidman is not human. Nobody is built that way. And they still haven't got her voice right. It's all over the map.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    What was up with the delayed ring catch?

    by cookepuss

    Seriously. Did that ring not ignore the laws of gravity or what? Even with decompressed time, that thing should've hit the ground long before he caught it. Nitpicky to be sure, but DAMNNNN...

  • March 5, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Hey...speaking of rings

    by Bronx Cheer

    Do you think this is an allusion to Lord of the Rings? Wow...

  • March 5, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Can't someone have the old school Goblin mask?

    by superninja

    I hate the Power Rangers Goblin.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 5, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    If you complain about the CGI just give up already...

    by Johnno

    Sure there's a lot wrong, but if I had to allocate money from the budget and had to pick between 1 or 2 really well done CGI sequences shots versus a ton of crazy fun action sequences with lesser quality CGI that will have me jumping up and down in my seat, I'd pick the latter! It's fucking Spider-Man! Not a realistic historical re-enactment of the greatest battle ever in the history of mankind. The guy sticks to walls and shoots webbing from his wrists at a guy on a board that just doesn't seem aerodynamically feasible... why don't we complain about that too and how getting bitten by radioactive spiders doesn't give you super powers. No one gave a shit about realistic physics in the first two movies, and they aren't going to give a shit about them now...

  • March 5, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Harry Goblin

    by Bronx Cheer

    Damn that sounds filthy.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    @ Fluffy

    by SkidMarkedUndies Says she was born in 1960. So she's 47. I guess I was being cordial in giving her 5 years.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    madfigs, I gotta say I agree with you, but it's

    by superninja

    a shame because I think Franco is one of the better actors here. Sad to say, but I don't think this will top the last and I'm actually sort of weary of Maguire and Dunst's lethargic Peter and Mary Jane at this point.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    It's a comic book movie

    by Bronx Cheer

    There's gonna be a little bit of special visual effects, including **GASP** computer generated imagery. There's also people flying around the sky wearing tights. Why does that work for you? Go home. Everybody, go home. Neck Boy go home now.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Harry's a poseur

    by Doc_Strange

    Funny, I think I saw that whole sequence in a similar form way back in Back to the Future 2. And Johnno, the FX, while it has gotten a bit better, still sucks. Accept it. Fox should've gone to ILM or WETA where they would have gotten some seriously more realistic FX for their overblown 200 million budget.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST


    by Grohm

    I'm just glad Mary Jane dies, a wasted character, all reaction, no 'feeling'.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by hif4life


  • March 5, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    200 million

    by Bronx Cheer

    buys you a lot of silly string.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Battlefield Earth

    by Grohm

    And Hulk Hogans latest round of surgery has better effects.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by blacklodgebob

    It needs to be noted how huge a spoiler this is...but awesome....

  • March 5, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Mary Jane has been catatonic for two movies

    by Bronx Cheer

    How can they tell she's dead in this one?

  • March 5, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    $100. gets you a Hobo WIth a Shotgun

    by longevitymonk

    nough said....

  • March 5, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Let's just delay ALL superhero/comic book movies!!!!!!!

    by Johnno

    I don't want to see another comic book/ superhero/ anime adapted film ever in my life until they perfect CGI and get it to be photorealistic and as cheap and easy to animate and render as quickly as possible. It may never happen in my lifetime, but it is a sacrifice I'm willing to make never to see my favourite superheroes realized on the big screen until they do so in a time where all the aforementioned is possible and the newer generation of people won't care as much for it as I do... Let's start an online petition!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    She's a terrible Mary Jane. And he's kind of

    by superninja

    a bore as Parker, too. This movie does not look fun at all, it looks dark and depressing. They never even gave Spidey a chance to have fun - it's the most morose take on the character, ever.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    How is it a spoiler?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Who says Harry's dead? Is this the first movie you've seen? Remember, ET died too. So did Jesus. And they're okay now! Oh, poor ET, fall down go boom? Oh, poor Jesus, died for our sins on the cross? Oh, Harry Goblin Peter don't die! Harry! I love you like a brother! Now give me some of that money!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Face It

    by Grohm

    Peters whole life is a fucking pain, I'm surprised he hasn't fed himself to a cat by now.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    are you people fucking kidding me?

    by Negator76

    How can you bitch about what you just saw? That fight scene was, by far, the best fight I've seen in any superhero movie, ever. And after what I saw in SM2, I know Raimi can handle theme, character, and humor. That shit handed me my own ass, and it's not even the climax of the movie. I cannot wait for this shit.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by hif4life


  • March 5, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Doc OcK fight in Spidey 2 was better

    by Grohm

    For one, you could actually see what the fuck was going on.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    I don't know, Cameron seems keen on photorealism

    by Doc_Strange

    And that's only three years from now. Imagine if Cameron succeeds in creating a fully realized photorealistic actor for less or an equal amount of money, you just could not come back to this without seeing each and every flaw. Hell, I see them now.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    With regards to the CG...

    by cookepuss

    ... Guys, the quality here has ZERO to do with money or technical limitations. As a CG professional myself, I can tell you that what you're looking at is simply an issue of compressed post-production scheduling. Given adequate time, most of these houses could pump out visuals that'd make your collective heads spin. Unfortunately, Hollyweird screws them over with unrealistic scheduling. It's so bad that some of these guys burn out after just a couple of flicks. BTW, a photorealistic CG double is way closer than you'd think. Not even the 10 years that somebody above proposed. There's been some groundbreaking work in the field of accelerated rendering and material sampling for skin. Fascinating stuff with kaleidescope lenses (seriously). If you don't see this tech appear in movies within the next 2 or 3 years I'd be surprised. As for the physics of these fight scenes... So what if they're wonky. It's a comic book movie. You've got to stretch your imagination some. I was only irked by the hang time of the ring because it just stuck out so much more than any of the other gravity defying antics.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    youtube link!!

    by Jubba

  • March 5, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I liked the second film a lot because it was quirky

    by superninja

    and had some humor. It also did not have a Power Ranger Goblin. I just want Spidey to cut loose and have fun? I want to see him tormenting the Rhino. What's the point of dark, dark, dark when it's Spidey?

  • March 5, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    You can't judge how that scene looks

    by Bronx Cheer

    ...on a little screen. Go see it in the movies, in context. It'll be a whole lot more fun. Besides, you won't be sitting with your hand in your underoos (I hope) like you are now. And when the movie ends with Peter Parker swinging on a beam of the Freedom Tower, that'll be your cue to vomit.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST


    by Zarles

    Give the kids a break, huh? Their antidepressants haven't kicked in yet. Poor little darlings. And with school tomorrow, as well! Such a shame.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    And you have to admit Maguire and Dunst's

    by superninja

    performances are very flat!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Cameron Will Play Jesus Himself

    by Grohm

    In Too Passionate Too Messianic. Either that CGI a few Jews in.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I want to see Unlce Ben come back as...

    by Bronx Cheer

    a Terminator.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by Grohm

    Didn't Aunt May look hot?

  • March 5, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    Period. Wow. My goodness this film is going to be bananas!!!!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    I'm sure it will be well made. Being able to

    by superninja

    competently make a Spider-Man film really isn't the issue at this point. The tone is all wrong.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Okay, Grohm. She was HOTT!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Now stop touching yourself. You're making me feel unclean.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    It's A Pastel Black

    by Grohm

    Not a blacker than black.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for Raimi's Avengers where all

    by superninja

    the characters slit their wrists in the first film!

  • March 5, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by hif4life


  • March 5, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Four 3

    by Grohm

    Two One - BANG That was the sound of superhero films going out of favour for the next five to ten years.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    You people thinks this looks good??

    by IndustryKiller!

    What about it exactly? Is it the awful Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane? Or maybe it's Maguires two dimensional ubernerd Peter Parker. I'm not sure if Raimi is aware thata fter high school Parker actually becomes a pretty cool well rounded guy. Maybe it's the retarded revisionist X-Games take on Harry Osbourne. I don;t know what int he blue hell Raimi is going for here but it isn't half as cool as the Green Goblin, even the power rangers version. Then again I doubt James Franco has it in him to drop his James Dean Schtick hes been doing for years and actually cut loose as an actor. C'mon guys quit the pandering when it comes to comic book films. It seems like some of you would rather have the filmmakers boring revisions of the characters than the actual comic versions.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    superninja is right, again

    by Bronx Cheer

    While I liked the first and loved the second, they still are missing the mark. Spidey is a wisecracking pain in the ass. And he's on the side of the good guys. And he's broke all the time. But mostly, wisecracking pain in the ass. When do we get THAT Spidey? Maybe when Jim Jarmusch makes a Spider-Man film.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    fantastic four FOUR

    by Bronx Cheer

    Do you think they're trying to stretch it to four films? Not only is the title alliterative, but it plays on the number four, get it! And somewhere in Showbizlandia, someone just got an idea.

  • March 6, 2007, midnight CST

    Photorealism and 10 years...

    by Johnno

    You're probably quoting that from NVidia, but they were talking about video game consoles and real time graphics rendering. They believe they'll hit photorealism in games 10 years from now, supposedly when Sony plans to ship Playstation 4 if the console gen lasts as long.<br><br>As for general photorealism and film, rsanta74 is right, they're already there! However one of the biggest things that still needs to be there is not the quality of the models or textures or lighting... but animation! Sure, mo-cap helps a great deal, but oftentimes a human animator will have to take control of the rig and do it by hand and clean up or edit mo cap data too. It's those subtlties of movement that can give you away. The only film I've seen thus far reaching so close are the Matrix sequels, and it was often poor animation that people are really noticing and complain about in the films...

  • March 6, 2007, midnight CST

    I want to end my life

    by Bronx Cheer

    Can I be in that Avengers flick?

  • March 6, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST

    hi, I'm just not that big of a Raimi fan.

    by superninja

    I think he's talented, but he is using formula here! That's why I liked Spidey 2 so much because he made such interesting choices.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by Grohm

    But the CG animation was better acted out than the actors themselves in those worryingly forgotten sequels...

  • March 6, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    No, Bronx, it's not your time yet.

    by superninja

    But seriously, this movie looks like it might put you over the edge, so I'd avoid!

  • March 6, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST


    by hif4life


  • March 6, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    "The tone is all wrong." - Maybe a little

    by cookepuss

    As a Marvel Zombie for 23 out of my 33 years, I can tell you that there have been long stretches where the Spidey books were all dark & broody. It's usually those "done in one" stories where he's light & comical. Most of the time, he's making like Batman with the "Oh, my life suck. Oh, why is everything my fault? Blah Bitch Blah Bitch Blah." While the movies could use some more of his patented one liners, the brooding tone is consistent with the book's past 15-20 years of storytelling. Remember all of the happy go lucky good old days? Stories like "Kraven's Last Hunt" where Spidey was buried alive? What about the "Clone Saga"? It drove Peter nuts enough to bitch slap MJ. How about when Aunt May got shot or the time they thought MJ was dead in a plane explosion? What about the apparent death of Peter's daughter or when his friend/nemesis Flash became a vegetable? Oh... wait... I guess those "good ole days" weren't so happy go luck after all? Let's face it. The Spider-Man books thrive on the fact that every aspect of his life sucks. Raimi's just doing what Raimi does best. Making "Living Dead" and "Batman" rip-offs. j/k =)

  • March 6, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    All it needs is a few ghosts and werewolves...

    by Grohm

    And we can settle down in May to watch Harry's dream version of Matrix Reloaded, with extra Spidey. I'm still pissed about Harry's review of that flick.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Photorealism isn't what people want

    by Bronx Cheer

    People want good films. That's it. Shrek isn't photorealistic and people love it. Don't give me "people know it's a cartoon," because people know movies aren't real either. People fell in love with Yoda and ET, and they both started out with someone's hand up their asses...people want stories, well-told stories. We'll put up with all sorts of bad effects if you hook us with a good yarn. Once you've managed to create a foolproof CG character, so what? What's he going to do without a good story? Byte my pixels and cram your RAM up yer arse.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller/Bronx, couldn't agree with you more.

    by superninja

    Except for Franco, because his schtick actually works for the Harry character. But Parker actually turned out cute, and sure he's broke and has crap luck, but it never gets him down for long, he's a glass half-full guy despite everything against him. And Maguire just does that stare which PASSED for wonderment in the first movie but now it's known as that "Peter Rides the Short Bus" look!

  • March 6, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Special Effects On the Cheap

    by DumbPunter

    This is what happens when the Academy Award winning team from Spider Man 2 and Lord of the Rings is ditched for a cheaper, crappier alternative. Bring back John Dykstra for the fourth film before Venom is transformed into a rollerblading air-ninja with neon nunchuks...... Or just continue to rake in cash. Sigh. Either way.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    Please turn your CAPS off. That's considered yelling, and yelling is rude. Thank you.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by Grohm

    You just nailed how I want to see Venom.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    superninja, I'll try to hang on as long as I can

    by Bronx Cheer

    I do have THIS to live for, after all.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST


    by hif4life

    i didnt know anyone would think of me as bitching or yelling.. there, better?

  • March 6, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Trilogy Of May

    by Grohm

    Aunt May is NOT hot in high definition.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    I was born in 1961, and the Spidey I grew up on was a wisecracking smart ass. I stopped reading comic books when I started reading real books, so I don't have a clue about all this "dark" stuff, but quite frankly, if I want drama and tragedy, I'll go to the Russian masters. I go to Spidey for a little whiz bang fun. Oh, and I also have the hots for Aunt May. (I am old, you know.)

  • March 6, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Sod The Movie

    by Grohm

    I can't wait for Roberta Flack's official theme tune.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    rsanta, you are right. Those were some serious

    by superninja

    stories and Peter did mope a lot, but you have to admit that his outlet was being Spidey the wiseacre and that is missing in these films! You would also agree that those stories were sandwiched with some good times like tormenting the crap out of Rhino and not back to back in one another. Time passes differently obviously in comic books than in film and I think this version needs a little breathing room. How can you really appreciate the downs when there are no ups? I mean, I was laughing about his luck at almost losing Aunt May's ring because it's freakin' absurd at this pace.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    The Matrix animation

    by cookepuss

    just plain sucked. I know the animator who did several of the key Neo related scenes, such as the Burly Man Brawl. The keyraming was well below the standards set by his personal work. This guy's usually quite the animatin' fool. The problem, as I said, was one of time constraints. Quality keyframed animation takes time, something to which both Disney & Pixar can attest. With the 500+ CG shots that most modern popcorn flicks demand, what do you expect? You can't rush it in the limited 3-4 month period some films get. You rush a miracle, you get rotten miracles. =) Plus, with many movies utilizing upwards of 5+ FX houses to meet the deadlines....

  • March 6, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    hif4life...I love you!

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Not HD

    by Roninmerc

    Sorry to be the nerd but 480p is not HD. HD has to be at least 720p.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Oh my god, when did that happen?

    by Bronx Cheer

    I tried posting my last comment with no text, only a subject line, and it took me to another screen where I could PREVIEW my comment. WHAT!?

  • March 6, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    The movie was shot on film

    by Bronx Cheer

    Doesn't matter what your display is, it's still film resolution.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!!!!!!!!!!

    by My Ass Smells

    James Franco is a terrible actor. I dare anyone to watch "Flyboys" without slitting your wrists.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Darkness and sadness

    by jocutus

    The first two scenes with MJ and Aunt May were not full of the dark overtones everyone is complaining about. They were kinda sweet, with heart. And before the fight starts, Pete is riding along like a carefree school kid with a big grin on his face. I haven't read a script, but for all I know the opening scene of the movie may be a classic Spidey crime busting episode with zippy wisecracks, bounding acrobatics and creative webbing-up of criminals. Let's hope so, 'cause the rest of this movie is gonna be a downer. Anyway, that fight was nice. It's not "real" looking, but it was real cool looking. I prefer the Ninja Goblin to the Power Ranger Goblin. And it was crystal clear on the HD format for me. If that was too dark try turnimg up your brightness I guess. I especially liked Osborn tipping over the entire brick facade with Pete holding onto it.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Spidey Hangs Ten

    by Lennard

    When they were fighting in the Alley... How did Peter get two hands free to start throwing web balls while still web slinging through the alley??? Hows that work?

  • March 6, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    @ Bronx Cheer RE: drama & tragedy

    by cookepuss

    I read real books too. There's nothing wrong with the weekly does of genre escapism that a comic provides. They're far more mature and topical now then they ever were back in the 60's and 70's. The writing's a whole lot more complex and multi-layered too, attracting Hollywood's best and brightest - not to mention some very well respected authors. There's absolutely no reason for me to be embarrassed by my hobby. Not everything I read has to be the NY Times or James Michener.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Have the comments come into this century?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Or did I just not know about this?

  • March 6, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    I was stung by a bee

    by Grohm


  • March 6, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    fx's dont really matter if you tell a story right

    by hif4life

    look at phantom menace, it had great special effects (pod race) but we all know the movie was dreadful.. look at children of men, few cheaper fx shots, yet the movie is amazing thanks to the way the story was told

  • March 6, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    OoOoOoOhhhh Scudman

    by NovaBlue

    Awesome a tony scudder clip

  • March 6, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Another view on comic books

    by superninja

    Considering that I stopped reading within the last couple of years, and I have to say that I would say they are certainly more realistic, but they are not more complex and layered. They are less mythic and joyous and they are dark and depressing.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I didn't slag comic books

    by Bronx Cheer

    But they're not books. They don't even call them books now. They call them graphic novels, and yes, some are amazing, but if it's not a duck, I'm not going to say it's a duck just because...don't take any offense. None was offered. And just fot the record, James Michener SUCKS.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Alan Moore's fine work on ABC excepted, of course.

    by superninja

    Realism is an excuse to cover for lack of imagination.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST


    by LittleDudes

  • March 6, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST


    by LittleDudes

  • March 6, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST


    by Grohm

    Always have been, always will be. Every time I hear the words 'Graphic novel' I reach for my pills.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST


    by LittleDudes ok, that was a lie.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Just because it's "dark" doesn't mean it's good

    by Bronx Cheer

    I loved Spidey in my youth. I'd like a lot more of that character on the screen, that's all.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer

    by hif4life

    actually comic books and graphic novels are different things

  • March 6, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    You're right

    by Grohm

    One is twenty notes cheaper.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Graphic Novel just to give them legitimacy

    by Bronx Cheer

    I agree with Grohm. If you love them, and aren't embarrassed by them, call them what they are. Comic books. Ain't nothing wrong with that. I like pictures with my words sometimes, and sometimes I like words with my pictures.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Giggety... my dad passed away days before SM#1

    by W3bzpinn3r

    And he was the biggest Spider-Man fan ever. I saw the movie the night after his funeral and the scene with Uncle Ben and Aunt May's speech had me bawling. I still get misty-eyed about it. <p> I hope to bond with my children thru comics and movies, as my father and I bonded. It's nice to have parents who aren't just "Mom and Dad" but also your best friends.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    They're all comic books

    by Bronx Cheer

    Graphic novels are just bigger and more expensive. You call it something different, you can charge more.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Not Bad

    by omnislash 2.0

    If anyone got issues with this movie, find $.50 and call someone who cares cuz most of don't care...You know you're gonna go watch it anyways in cinema or dvd etc etc...

  • March 6, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I still believe...

    by Grohm

    Spidey 2 was pretty flawless in terms of CGI animation and modelling, as of 2004 of course, I can watch it and not see a single pixel out of place.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Keep in mind

    by Bronx Cheer

    These might not even be finished scen es. They might not even appear in the film this way. If they can release DVDs after a theatrical release and add scenes, why couldn't they release scenes before a film is released that hint at what might be in the movie, but are just teasers. Hey, I got me a new marketing gimmick. Instead of Deleted Scenes on a DVD, they could do prerelease DVDs with previs and effects mock-ups, give you a taste...oh, wait, that's the Internet!

  • March 6, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Spidey 2 was pretty damn great

    by Bronx Cheer

    I heard a lot of moaning about the CGI and I thought it was damn good.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Oh my god, I can't keep on like this

    by Bronx Cheer

    Someone please put the gun against my temple and ---

  • March 6, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer

    by Grohm

    It's March, these scenes are done and dusted. Bring on The Dark Knight and let's have no more worry over an increasingly 'X3' themed Spidey 3.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    RE: I didn't slag comic books

    by cookepuss

    I know that. It just seemed that way once you removed Spidey from the argument. I kinda read between the lines, which I probably shouldn't have. BTW, am I the only one who detests the interchangeable use of the terms "graphic novel" and "comic book?" It's like saying that every animated film is a cartoon, which is not the case imho.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    What I don't understand is why use CGI

    by superninja

    excessively when it doesn't look right. For instance, the scene where Neo is being attacked by all of the Mr. Smiths, they could've showed closeups of him hitting them individually with his fists and then his feet running across their chests and then pulled back and showed them all being knocked down and away and it would've been more convincing.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Grohm, I agree

    by Bronx Cheer

    Give me some of the Bat. He's the real comic book hero anyway.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    would be so much better

    by roccotheripper

    if he had a goblin mask on

  • March 6, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by cookepuss

    I fell behind on my posts and missed everybody agreeing with my comics VS gn notion. LOL

  • March 6, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Grohm, I responded to your post

    by Bronx Cheer

    and it posted it before yours! Spooky!

  • March 6, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Good night, Talkbackers.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Sweet dreams from Brooklyn.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Harry should have his dads mask

    by Grohm

    Cracked along one eye, looking positively demonic.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    and we get the first insult on this post

    by hif4life

    we were doing so good with no one insulting no one

  • March 6, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Eh, the talkbacks are just posting out of order again.

    by superninja

    The best scene in the first Spidey was when Obsorne is talking to the Goblin in the full-length mirror. Now, just imagine that had been a Goblin mask behind the window of a makeup shop. *Sigh*

  • March 6, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    "Nice outfit, did your husband make it for you?"

    by Johnno

    How was that for a Spidey wisecrack? And yeah Spidey int eh comics wisecracks during two scenarios. 1) When he's beating up common thugs or other foes who are far outclassed by Spidey. 2) When Spidey is getting hsi ass kicked and is trying to maintain his confidence or annoy the criminal enough to get the upper hand... okay I guess I have no point, he does wisecrack, but he also goes berserk and gets scared and gets real dark! And since all of you demanded Venom, you practically guaranteed that this last film should be the darkest and most serious of the trilogy. But there are of course all those sweet and aw shucks moments.<br><br>And rsanta74 is on the ball with what he says. I believe Pixar's quota for their animators is something like 3 seconds of good animation a day. And it shows! If anyone here has tried animating complex rigs... or hell any kind of 3D computer animation whatsoever, that shit is hard! I personally can't keep track of and lose all patience working with keyframes for each control object and don't get me started on using the curve editor for slo ins and outs! Frankly, 2D animation is simpler to keep track of... but requires a different skillset that's just as difficult to do right using just your hand and a pencil.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    no one insulting someone

    by hif4life


  • March 6, 2007, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Nigh, Bronx Cheer....

    by cookepuss

    I'm from the boogie down BX myself actually. =) Represent!! ;-)

  • March 6, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    That makes sense, messi, but did a continuous

    by superninja

    shot even look good? That's my issue. It only makes sense if it looks good and it didn't to me.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by Grohm

    The bullet time in the Burly Brawl was just not needed, give me rapid fire Neo Smith kicking action any day over Ballet Brawl.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    actually the last two matrix movies....

    by hif4life

    are good example of bad cgi and horrific plot lines... man those movies sucked

  • March 6, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    @ Johnno RE: 2D vs 3D

    by cookepuss

    The core skill sets are the same for animation. 3D just adds in an extra level of complexity. Not too hard once you get the hang of it. Besides, 2D animators have to deal with their own headaches. Most days, I'm glad that I'm a 3D animator instead of a 2D one. Pretty much because I can't draw for sh**, but that's another story.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Even in this clip above, there is no reason to look

    by superninja

    at CGI Harry except from a distance. His design is not spectacular, he is not doing anything that requires that much CGI. I just don't get it, sorry.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    @ Grohm RE: Bullet Time

    by cookepuss

    EXACTLY!!! Somebody finally get it. Bullet time was only intended to be used as a mechanism for showing superhumanly speedy actions in non-superhuman time space. Matrix 2 & 3 added bullet time whenever they felt like it, regardless of the appropriateness. Bullet Time is not like Lays potato chips. It's okay to eat just one. ;)

  • March 6, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by mr. brownstone

    that was hilarious. thanks bro.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST


    by Johnno

    Sure you could do it that way, but that's old school and well... given the the modern age of CGI and the high bar of action film and visual presentation, simply cheating... imagine a spidey movie where you see a straight moving shot of a stuntman swinging on a web, a building comes in front of him blocking your point of view, and next you see him landed on a rooftop and just standing up. It works... Now picture if you see spidey swinging from a web, the camera shows him in all his glory from a dynamic angle just as you'd picture a great poster/pinup shot and he sommersaults from the web and lands gently and agile like a spider onto a rooftop an inhumanly long way down from where he'd swung, his muscles flexing upon the impact and the camera pulls back to show him holding that pose, all in one continuous shot... It's way better!<br><br>Similarily, the Matrix sequels are attempting to do the same, make more crazy action and use more crazy effects techniques and bullet time as everyone was expecting them to do following in the steps of the first film to give us a visual spectacle. That sort of thing simply cannot be done physically... If you want to see mroe action and sequences that are only possible with CGI, go out and pick up a CG anime called 'Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.' Physics are thrown to the wind and the word impossible will always be at the forefront of your mind while watching it, but damn does it look fucking spectacular!

  • March 6, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Harry... Harry!!!

    by Napoleon Park

    Really, thanx to the guy that runs the place. NBC/com left me hanging and I wanted to see this - and it was worth the effort. Funny seeing Aunt May with her bun down, though. And what's up with the Black Goblin and the flying skateboard. (Still better than the Mighty Morphin Power Goblin from the first one.) But I loved the ring bit and suspended my disbelief over the redickulis time it took to fall. *** With S3 and FF:Rise of the Surfer and Dark Knight and Miller's Spirit and an animated JLA movie and Heroes and Superman:Doomsday, this is a nice time to be a comic book fan.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST


    by mr. brownstone

    the comment about the sex dolls that is.

  • March 6, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Johno, I understand your point, but I don't think

    by superninja

    it cheats the eye enough to be fully successful. I think you have to help it a little bit. Otherwise you become detached and you realize you are watching pretty pictures and not the characters in the movie. Very unappealing to me in the two Matrix sequels when it was so well done in the first.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST

    It's kind of strange and I don't know if anyone will

    by superninja

    agree, but the Harryhausen stuff despite looking inferior has more of a presence or a soul to it, if you will, than most of this CGI stuff. Perhaps because it is 3D. The motion capture stuff is not quite there yet.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Criticize the matrix sequels all you want...

    by Johnno

    for stuff you didn't like, me personally... I had a fucking blast and being someone interested in stuff like ghost in the shell and other 'boring' waxy philosophical films, I love them to death!<br><br>But anyway, we should all still be down on our knees respecting them for the ambitiousness they'd taken to go places many wouldn't dare go... Maybe it didn't all turn out perfectly, but it's damn near there and it'll be a long ass time before we see any other project with the same scale of ambition and hype as the Matrix sequels. You all know this to be true!

  • March 6, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    We will probably have to agree to disagree.

    by superninja

    I liked the design and the ambitions, but if you're going to bother to wax philosophical then at least make a point, otherwise it's like you are name-dropping. They should'nt write their own stuff. They did this succesfully in V for Vendetta.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by hif4life

    not really dude, sorry, those movies went out the window and became forgottable just like crystal pepsi and the idea of WMD in Iraq

  • March 6, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    just watched the clip

    by mr. brownstone

    and it looks fuckin great.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST


    by i eat cannibals

    God that was lame. I thought Harry was going to stop for a Mountain Dew break in the middle of it. Get rid of the Green Goblin and his lame suit. I think I'll be happy when Raimi leaves this franchise behind. Is it me or has Dunst not aged well?

  • March 6, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    the quicktime file is now

    by mr. brownstone


  • March 6, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Well I guess the solution superninja is not no CGI...

    by Johnno

    but rather better CGI! And given the theme of the Matrix... it's almost ironic... after all it's a digital world where characters can do exactly that... defy physics and pull off unrealistic maneuvers! :P Not that it should get a free pass all the time, there has to be some grounding and perhaps a little restraint on the camera so it's not overused. Really, it's eye candy, and as for appeal, I guess it depends on the person... as someone used to seeing crazy wirework in kung fu movies or other impossible sequences in anime and comic books, it fit well with me... It benefits some movies, and won't work well in others... With concern to the Matrix, I remember reading how because the action in the first film and bullet time was so heavily imitated everywhere, the Wachowskis felt the need to change the style of direction and really outdo the effects and virtual cinematography to a level that nobody had dared do. Which is why the sequels have a different feel from the first. But everyone wanted it to maintain the same style as the first, so maybe that backfired. And frankly the first film is still by far my favourite and I'd agree with you that the action is still better from a very gritty realistic and hardcore standpoint. But I can also pop in Reloaded onto my TV and still be amazed at what takes place onscreen! I can't fathom how any animator would've chosen to take that monstrous task on... O_0

  • March 6, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Ahhh Messi

    by IndustryKiller!

    You entertain me so. I expect no more intelligent a comment than what you gave above. Thanks for not dissappointing. Someday you might try espousing a valid point of view? Until then cheers.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle


  • March 6, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 2 was not good

    by Rupee88

    I expect 3 to continue the tradition.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by Johnno

    I'd disagree... Whenever I'm in a philosophy class, mind you some real basic stuff, and there's some discussion in class, I can always bring up the Matrix films to illustrate a point about free will etc. and everyone in there can nod their heads and go, "Oh yeah, I get it now..." The Matrix isn't necessarily the epitome of deep philosphical films... but rather precisely what the Wachowskis intended them to be... philosophical themes on a level that the general mass audience can grasp. Basically taking all the things they loved and putting it together to introduce to a whole population of people of whom many would not even consider going near.<br><br>And superninja, I'd argue that the films do have a point, but that's the topic for probably a long ass article/essay and I'll spare you my fanboyism about the films. Also I'm too lazy right now... :P

  • March 6, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by hif4life

    the problem i had with the movies, is that it seem to have lost what they were aiming for mythological wise, and the characters were no longer interesting in the last two movies, specially the third one, where all three lead characters were gone for almost an hour.. and the action sequences did not help at all since they did not served the plot, it basically came down to this, lets move point A to B and stop for a kick ass fight sequence that doesnt move the plot but it would still look good on film and then go to point C and so forth.... and frankly, after seeing the real world, and the characters that lived there, i would have rather stayed inside the matrix

  • March 6, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Thanks for all your feedback

    by MrFusion

    Hi everyone, I am a high ranking executive at the movie studio and we all appreciate your feedback. Thanks for letting us know that the use of CGI for the Harry character isn't up to standards, we all thought it was wonderfully but the fan community is what matters. We'll get it fixed right up.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Agreed on the Matrix sequels superninja

    by IndustryKiller!

    In fact I think history has judged them pretty harshly as you won't read too many worst sequels lists without them popping up. Yes the films were philisophical, but to absolutely no end. It got to the point where the Wachowski brothers began to throw in everything but the proverbial kitchen sink and their metaphors seemed like they were written by a first year philosophy undergrad. If you think it meant anything then the Wachowskis played you for a patsy. And bullshit philosophy can't explain nonsense plot devices like Neo gaining powers in the human world or Mr. SMith randomly having the power to multiply. If the consequence of being an old program and getting marked for deletetion is getting some random cool power like phasing or multiplication then by all means sign me up for deletion! Not to mention storytelling flaws like throwing well established characters to the wolves while focusing on a myriad of poorly written and acted heretofore unseen secondary characters in the third film. Or going through all the trouble to save Trinity in the second film with a huge melodramatic sequence only to anti climactically kill her off in a crash. I could literally go on forever listing flaws but the point are they are Terrible films. Right up there with the Star Wars prequels.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    I knew Spider-Man would not have his mask on

    by Rupee88

    In every movie so far, his mask is always ripped off half the time. So in this one, they don't even bother to have him in costume. Why not call this Peter Parker 3, not Spider-Man 3.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by hif4life

    we should find a way to talk in lenght about these movies and see what we can learn from one another, too bad this is not a good forum to do so, but its cool that you loved the movies, therefore i wont bashed them as i usally do

  • March 6, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    yeah, shumacher should get a hold of this franchise

    by hif4life

    make all the characters drop lame one liners and act like they are in a gay parade and show spider-man crotch shots a lot

  • March 6, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    those special effects did look bad

    by Rupee88

    And I never complained about the effects in Spidey 1 or 2 even. But that looked too fake and distractingly so.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    I guess it was windy and it made that ring hang in

    by Rupee88

    the air for so long....<sigh>...oh well, this movie will make about $1 billon and be a crowd pleaser, so more power to all of you and your low standards.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST


    by Rufus

    Holy crap that freakin' rocked! Gonna have to jack off to this till the movie comes out! Yikes!

  • March 6, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST


    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Not sure what all the whining is about . That was a fucking awesome taste of what's to come. Looks like another homerun for the franchise to me.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST

    CGI doubles

    by Rupee88

    They can already do photorealistic CGI doubles of humans that will fool you. But the scenes have to be in relative darkness or really short. Making a CGI human doing a lot of stuff in daylight and making it believable will not happen in your lifetime...or your grandkids...or their grandkids. Ok, I'll shut up now.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Um, Harry... 480, by definition, is SD - NOT HD


    HD is 720 or 1080. SD is 480. And you call yourself a geek? For shame! You should know that. ;-)

  • March 6, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST


    by Datascream

    in Ten Years you'll still be bitching about how movies don't match up to your "Quality". In ten years you'll still be unhappy, but you know what man? Just keep holding that little shiny torch of "Ill Contempt" you parading around to verify your meaningless exsitance, it's all you have left.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    P.S.: It's "glorious" - not "glorius"


    So very sad.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    THAT was fucking ill, you bastards.

    by JusticeSabre

    Anyone crying about CGI needs to hang themselves right now.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:08 a.m. CST

    My Hat's off, Harry.

    by Style_92

    I too was going no where fast fucking around with's "trust us, it is loading we really, really mean it" nonsense. This really was a great thing you did. a simple right click, "save link as" and I'm groovin' to the Amazing Peter Parker in glorious quicktime!

  • March 6, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by BranMakMorn

    Just think what Raimi would have done with a character as cool as the Silver Surfer!

  • March 6, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    By the way, LOVED the clip.

    by Style_92

    That clip now represents my favorite action scene of all the Spidey movies, including the vastly overrated part 2. Harry as "The Goblin" is easily 10 times the Green Goblin his father was. And it finally delivered on something that I always felt was sorely lacking from the first: an AERIAL Spidey-on-Goblin fight! I almost cried when pete caught a line on the Empire State building then lazily circled around riddling Harry with Webballs. <br> Geez, that was great. And if they're confident enough to release that scene to the internet 2 months early, how the hell awesome are the rest of the action scenes gonna be!?

  • March 6, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST


    by misnomer

    fucking incredible. The fx- a little cg floppy at times...but its great to see maguire swinging like that....

  • March 6, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    blew your dick off?

    by Style_92

    I don't care how intense the blow, I'm never letting anything blow MY dick off. That's just not thinking ahead.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Didn't watch the footage..or read any of the...

    by ckone

    talkback here, cause I wanna see this one as spoiler free as possible. But I do have a question for you all...I currently have on rotation in my dvd player, Spidey2 X2-3, Spidey1, Batman begins and Superman returns..and I noticed something that,I hadn't noticed before...not many of these movies have a lot of "heroing" going on...Most of the stuff that is going on in these movies, is either caused somehow by the hero ie SR, or the people they are doing the heroing for are people they know and love...but not a lot of actual Vigilante superhero Justice is being dealt in these movies...Am I making sense? I think the original Superman and to a lesser extent Spidey 1 had the most selfless heroing going that I mean, scenes where the hero is doing stuff to help out strangers, like getting a cat from a tree, or stopping a robbery..but in most of the newer movies, almost everything is personalized...And I love most of these movies...I guess what I am saying is , why isn't there more than thirty seconds of montage of either Superman or Spidey doing their thing in their respective movies? They are supposed to be heroes..but they aren't REALLY depicted as so... I mean, I get that they need to have something to tie the characters to, but, I think it's time for the heroes to just deal some street in the comics...Anyone agree disagree? I wanna see Batman out on patrol, I wanna see Spidey stopping more than just the passing a whole day of him going through the day as spidey would be awesome you know? but I guess they save that stuff for the "big" showdown..wadda you guys think??

  • March 6, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST

    and what the fucks with the criticism?

    by misnomer

    I think ppl are forgetting that there was NOTHING like that in the previous movies. Its pretty clear to me that raimis upping the action and "taking the battles to the skies" like he promised. thats why spideys so cool- you could never get choregraphy that imaginative with any other character......

  • March 6, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Now THAT'S an action scene

    by Lone Fox

    Raimi knows his stuff, sweet homage to that classic Pete in regular clothes/Goblin aerial battle from the Romita Sr days. Hold on, that was positive. Shit, wrong site

  • March 6, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Gotta admit...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    When a preview clip makes me yell "GO, SPIDEY, GO!!" in the middle of the night out loud, it's pretty impressive. :)

  • March 6, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    wisecrackin' Marvel guys

    by oisin5199

    4) Deadpool, 3)Johnny Storm 2)Bobby Drake (Iceman) 1)Peter freakin' Parker. Say what you want about Story, but the film version of Johnny Storm is the only one that comes close to that. Granted, Deadpool hasn't been put to screen yet, still hoping for Ryan Reynolds there. But both Iceman and Spiderman have been woefully mis-written as broody types. Iceman should have been the Xander of Xmen - joking to cover his feelings of inadequacy. But it was not to be. I do enjoy the Spiderfilms, and that scene was pretty cool. But I agree with previous poster - I just wish there was some more stuff with Spidey being a wiseass. Unfortunately, I don't think Maguire could pull it off even if it was written for him. Oh well. Maybe the recast in Spiderman 4 will be better.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:17 a.m. CST

    You Haters just really.....suck

    by sylabdul

    great scene for REAL FANS of spiderman, thanks for the youtube clip so i could get a GOOD LOOK at VENOM!!!!!!!!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    little dude

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    thanks for saving me the trouble of doing venom screen grabs...but is it just me, or did venom look better before they added more CG to him? looks lik they made the teeth smaller and removed the starting to get worried :( <P> the clips however were great, and ill admit the XXXTremem Goblin fight was better than i thought itd be. and i know im not alone when i say that in a movie like this, i kinda like the over the top CG flourishes they do in films like this, it hasd a kenetic energy i kinda like. sure i want photoreal but i know it aint gonna happen so just sit back and just enjoy for once in your sad lives

  • March 6, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    I loved it

    by Steve Rogers

    God bless Sam Raimi. Fuck all you moaners!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST

    spiderman sucks

    by kwisatzhaderach

    terrible, terrible, bland acting, CG-filled pish.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    .... I thought it was quite delightful... Hail Raimi!

  • March 6, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    720p HD link here

    by TaraLivesOn

    Why was only the 480p link listed when there is a 1280x720p available?

  • March 6, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST


    by Reelheed

    That was a whole bunch of great spidey stuff. I loved it. Except for the CU shot of the board being switched as they go into the alley which was like "OMFG its like a skateboard! Kidz like skateboards! ROFLOMFG!" and is therefore totally lame and pointless. We get it. /nitpick

  • March 6, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Download links to both 480p and 720p

    by Brendon Enjoy

  • March 6, 2007, 4:56 a.m. CST

    if you've seen the latest trailer...

    by steele8280

    this is definitely not too much! In the trailer there are shots of a) Harry being carried on a stretcher with a neck brace, and b) getting one of those fire balls exploding in his face. So it's pretty obvious that this is not the end of Harry. In fact, I'd prefer these kinds of teasers than a trailer choc-full of images from throughout the movies. This was a GREAT clip!

  • March 6, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Minor nitpick

    by Napoleon Park

    I waited until five to get the NBC version to work and the big picture is nice and sharp. Heck, even the clarity in Aunt May's kitchen was impressive. *** One thing, though. I know we've seen enough House/Grey's/ER so we expect someone to put some effort into CPR when they try to revive someone they know. But the way Maguire was leaning into Harry's chest like that, his Spider-strength would have shattered all of Harry's ribs. *** I also grab and dragged the slider to try to get a good look at the scenes in the montage at the end and there's much good stuff to be seen. Cool News indeed. (Especially black costume Spidey shoving Sandman's face into a moving subway train. But did anyone else crack up at the scene of Tobey snarling and waving his fist in the air. Sure it's a comic book flick, but that was way over the top and I hope that's a very quick moment in the film.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST


    by Evil Hobbit

    Jesus this was amazing! Raimi shoots these flying scenes with so much creativity, just amazing. Some lesser cg shots? Don't care! It'll be tweaked before release and then there probably be 2 or 3 lesser succeeded once but if they are presented in an overwhelming way like this I realy don't care. Sweet Spidey sentiment with anty. What I liked most was how hard Spidey was smacked into the wall. Great stuff.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Btw, the Ring grabbing stuff reminde me a LOT of....

    by Evil Hobbit

    ...the shot of Gollem falling into Mount Doom reaching out to the ring in front of him.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST



    it's OK, but not glorious...

  • March 6, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Franco lost his cojones....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    The minute FREAKS AND GEEKS got canned....or maybe it was when Daniel became a nerd.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST


    by Cory849

    Haters should, as the old saying goes, suck it. Suck what you might ask? I don't know. how about the venom out of a cobra's ass. This clip is fantastic. The care and detail put into this film is obvious. I'm fine with criticizing stuff, but I'm at a loss for what planet people live on that could hate on that preview. My only nitpick is that's its a little too dark to see all the total awesomeness. I hope it gets lightened up just a bit but even if it doesnt... whatever. I know that some people that worked on this scene will read this talkback - so I just want to say - great effort on some truly spectacular movie magic. You should be incredibly proud.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, Jeeze that was Awesome


    The fight scene was frickin' amazing. I cannot wait to see this movie. Spidey flippin' Harry off his glider was great, and skipping the whole green goblin mask stuff rocked. Great scene. Awesomely great scene. If the rest of the movie is anything like that, this is going to be as good as 2, if not better. Best trilogy since LOTR. And Sam knows it. That's why the extended ring sequence. He's looking for his honorary end-of-the-trilogy Oscar.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst scene's with Tobey = bathroom break

    by droids22

    I don't think the final cut of this movie is finished yet so maybe there's still time to cut the cheese.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Sandman has a nipple!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Single frame the trailer and you'll see a manhole cover on Sandman's chest. Raimi gave Sandman a nipple! Hilarious! What a nice guy, giving you nipple-fixated geeks something to go off about.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Looks Good

    by Athanatos

    I'll save my opinion until I see the whole movie, I just hope it's better than the second one.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    did anyone notice

    by pate

    mary jane was in venoms dark web near the end of the clip? before i get flamed look at the next frame and see spidey swing away with her using his light toned web.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:29 a.m. CST


    by Grohm

    Has Raimi been watching Batman and Robin again?

  • March 6, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Final Critique of this Released Material

    by Bronx Cheer

    <p>Kids, to the ones who are displeased, you might be taking for granted what you're looking at. We're seeing PP web-slinging all around NYC whereas before we had to be satisfied with Spidey in sometimes not-so-great CGI.</p> <p>Considering the many complaints made about the mediocre Green Goblin suit from the first film, I think it's actually not so bad that we see Harry doing his thing looking like a snowboarder. After all, if I were a rich kid with limitless resources, I'd probably do something after my own interests. Seeing a young person on a snowboard or skateboard isn't really so out-of-line. The Tim Burton-esque mask was stupid.</p> <p>The action was dynamic and fluid. And this was just a few minutes. Before any of us gets too much on one side of the argument, for or against the film, what do you say we all agree <strong>to see the film first?</strong></p> <p>There were a lot of knowing little details in the few minutes Sony was smart to release. My fave was the nipple on Sandman. I'm not happy with the appearance of Venom in this film. Never liked him. I hope it works out.</p> <p>As you were.</p>

  • March 6, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Grohm, Sandman has a nipple

    by Bronx Cheer

    God, that is great.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST

    that was sweet

    by iwontwin

    i love that fight!

  • March 6, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Give us what we want!!!

    by Kloipy

    A full frontal Aunt May shot, or Peter just full on ramming her from behind like a sweaty football player doing his buddies in the locker room cause they be pumped up!!!

  • March 6, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    For a picture of the nipple...

    by Bronx Cheer

    I posted a screen grab on a Flick'r site of a friend

  • March 6, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    looks good

    by Teamwak

    im there!

  • March 6, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST


    by Fridge

    It's ok, I understand. The haters are mad because Uwe Boll/Bryan Singer/Brett Ratner/whoever ruined their favorite superhero's movie and now they actually have to sit here and get the fact shoved in their face that this movie is just going to kick their movie's ass. Here, have some burn ointment for that massive burn.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Amen BSB! Don't stop at 3!

    by just pillow talk

    I just can't wait for this movie. Will any other comic book movie have such a quality trilogy as this one? I have faith in you Nolan....

  • March 6, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Raimi is GOD

    by Blanket-Man

    Damn this was just too damned cool. I've dreamed of seeing this all-out aerial Parker/Osborn battle since I first read AMAZING SPIDEY #39 over 30 years ago. Makes me wish they'd have dumped Sandman and just gone with Harry and Venom. But I trust Mr. Raimi will not disappoint with Flint Marko, either.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    YES!! That's what I'm talking about

    by Fecal Debris

    Very nicely done. Some of the glider-stick CGI is too much, but like the effects for the original Goblin, you've gotta suspend your disbelief a little. Oh, and as for Harry, I'd be kicking him in the ribs as he lay in the alley--not giving him CPR. He deserved to get owned.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...I was born in 1963 and read "real books" before I read comics. My mother was suspicious of manga. When I did get ahold of one of those sixties style phone books with multi-colour paper...I was a bit disappointed. I prefered the heroes I loved Atomu and Tetsujin as anime...where they seemed *alive*. But then I got my first American comic book the Superman where he gets an alien virus and has to be blasted into space because of possible infection threat to Supergirl. He was saved by the Bizarros when they threw kryptonite at him "because we love him so" this included white krytonite which killed the virus. My first American Spider-Man comic was right after Gwen me much angst in this now classic story. If you want a truly light-hearted look at Spidey there is always the Electric Company, or the version televised in my homeland. We gave Spider-Man a cool theme song almost as good as the American anime and also a giant robot (and you thought the Goblin suit was "Power Ranger"?)he took his orders from an actual spider in his bedroom. There are many clips of this series on YouTube...go investigate this before the Corporate Shoguns of my native land who know nothing of free advertising have them all pulled down.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by pdennett316

    Theres only really been one film with CGI scenes that truly convinced me - Jurassic Park. Not all the scenes mind you, but most had CG stuff that looked like it belonged in the frame. When the T-Rex attacks the land cruisers the first time, the puppet head nudges the front of the car, raises out of view then the CG dino takes over as it walks towards the 2nd car. Now THAT was good CG, the lighting matched, colours were good, the works. CG people are good enough now that we can suspend disbelief enough to enjoy what we're watching, and that will only improve.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    So what happened to his Spider Sense?

    by Ozy

    Why didn't Peter sense Harry preparing to attack him. I guess the arguement could be made he was preoccupied with thoughts of asking MJ to marry him but what about the coffee shop scene in Spider-man 2. I'd say that was an equally distracting moment but he still sensed Octavius's attack before it happened. Also the whole Peter on a scooter thing is a bit lame, I wish they just had him getting around the city by swinging like in the comics.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Ever notice ...

    by Darth Chode

    ... how Aunt May is always turning the conversation back to herself? Here's Peter all happy, coming in to tell his beloved aunt about the good news and what does Aunt Killjoy do? She immediately launches into some self-serving story about how SHE became engaged that ends, predictably, in tears. Not "tell me about it, Peter!" or "I'm so happy for you, dear nephew! When did you decide?" No, it's "Oh, I remember when I was young and pretty and popular." Sheesh. What an egotist. If I was Peter, I'd stop visiting.

  • March 6, 2007, 8 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    The Japanese Spidey is amazing! No pun intended. And it wasn't me who thought Harry looked like a Power Ranger, but you have to admit, it's a funny line. I don't really have a problem with him dressed as he is. My God, Peter Parker is wearing red, white and blue tights and no one bitches about that! And while I'd like to see less pseudo-darkness in these Spidey flicks, I can also go make my own stories, so while I criticize, I also appreciate them for what they are: this is the first time we've seen Spider-Man realized in a good way in moving pictures. It's a terrific achievement, when you think about it. This sort of stuff is not easy to convert to film, and Raimi's done it very well. And while I am very much looking forward to Spidey 3, I am also looking forward to the coming Batman film by Nolan. 'Batman Begins" was terrific.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Darth Chode, Aunt May must die!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Seriously, she's a drag. She gives the story that much-needed shot of depression. Boo freaking hoo.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    What it all boils down to is...

    by Fecal Debris

    Rough CGI aside, slightly wooden acting aside, this movie, like the first two, will be shitloads of fun to watch. I've got cheadle running down my pantleg just from this clip. It doesn't even matter to me that I cannot believe for a minute that Harry, even with all his money and power, can learn to design and ride a glider like that. And unless he drinks some formula, there's no way he can match Spidey's strength, so I assume he does chug-a-lug some green brew. I just can't believe they're gonna squeeze all this into one movie. Peter deals with the darkness of the symbiote, reckons with Sandman, competes with Brock, settles the score with Harry, loses the symbiote, defeats Sandy, witnesses the birth of Venom, deals with a giant Sandy, and (I'm guessing, since they haven't hinted at pt. 4) defeats Venom? I'm out of breath just thinking about it. I think when it comes out I'll just pay to watch it three times over in one sitting, and naturally I'll have a box of kleenex to wipe my geek spooge.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Big question

    by Fecal Debris

    Just watched it again. I have what I think is a very valid question--why doesn't Peter's Spidey sense go haywire right before Harry snatches him off the moped? Peter really seems to be taken by surprise. There's not even a fleeting look of, "Hey, something's not riiig...OOF!"

  • March 6, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    The entire first episode of Japanese Spider-Man

    by Onomaki Forp at YouTube. No subtitles, but I think non-Japanese speakers will still be able to follow along: Please to fill gap as I lack tinyurl skills. Watch soon as I said copyright holders in Japan have little understanding of how these Internet sharing actually increase awareness and amount to free publicity for their product.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Fecal Debris, your name...ew!

    by Bronx Cheer

    And the tissue and spooge line, disgusting. You fit right in at AICN! I agree with you and the other TBer who brought up Spidersense...was he too fill of happiness to be on his game? I don't buy it. And no one--NO ONE--can ride a scooter in NYC with a smile on his or her face, not at night in typical Manhattan traffic. But hey, I'm just nitpicking. I guess the little idiot's just in love, huh? Give me a solitary crimefighter over this teen romance crap.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    I'll see the whole damn movie before it hits theaters.

    by heyscot

    God, talk about advance marketing. I miss the days when movies weren't shown so much before they release.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    My only two complaints

    by SithMenace

    are that Harry is not wearing his father's Goblin suit, because that would've been a real mindfuck for Peter, and that Danny Elfman didn't return to do the music after Raimi went all super ego dickhead on him. Other than that it's kickass.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Did you know that when I first heard of Spider-Man...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...I thought it was "Marble Comics"? It sounds the same in Japanese and I was thinking of heroic statues.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Marble Comics---I like that.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Sounds impressive and heroic, as you say, Onomaki.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Very pretty.

    by Childe Roland

    I'm not sure what folks really expect from the CGI in these films, but I don't have a problem with what we're seeing effects-wise. I do agree with superninja and a few others, though, about Tobey's Spidey just not quite hitting home in any of these movies. Peter's and therefore Spidey's life is definitely pain and angst, but the Spidey suit is Peter's escape hatch from that most of the time. He puts it on and he gets to act like he hasn't a care or a serious thought in the world. The wise-cracking iks his steam vent (and possibly the only thing that keeps him from killing a lot of street-level thugs with his enhanced strength and reflexes). Peter can be as mopey as he needs to be, but inside the suit he needs to rattle off jokes rapid-fire. Even if they aren't funny. In fact, many of them shouldn't be funny...they should be infuriating. Anyway, despite that major flaew in the writing and acting of the main character, I've loved all of these movies and I suspect I'll love this one, too.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I meant


    Harry Osbourne.... :) <p> The clip did look great.... People just love to complain....

  • March 6, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Wow! Give me this kind of action in a comic book movie

    by Snookeroo

    and lukewarm CGI over perfect CGI and boring comic book movie (think Superman Returns) any day!

  • March 6, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    Well u forgot that the so called genious sam raimi sepnt $250+ million on spider-man 3 compared to F4:ROTSS $130-135 million budget. YOU FUCKING MORON SILVER SURFER IN COMICS and IF IT EXISTED WOULD OWN SPIDER-MAN, SHIT SURFER, SANDMAN and VENOM's ASSES. HE CAN COMPLETELY ANNIHILATE THEM IN 15 SECONDS WITH HIS COSMPIC POWER. SO YA FUCK $250+ million SM3 movie with loads of overstylized action sequences to hide the SHITFEST CGI.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I'm just tired of CGI people smashing into brick walls

    by Doctor_Sin

    I mean, I know martial artists who have built up calcium deposits in their bones for years who can punch through bricks and concrete. But, why is it that every character seems to have a reinforced titanium-strength skeletal structure all over their bodies?<p>The beauty of Spider-Man, like Batman, was that he'd occasionally rub his aching shoulders from falling or whatever. Of course, in the world of CGI heroes, he's now Superman and near-indestructible.<p>Other than that general gripe, I loved this clip and this will be an excellent Spidey film.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Sweet as hell

    by Mr Incredible

    I'm amped to see this on the big screen. But enough with the clips; we'll see half the damn movie before May 4th. It's not like people will not see this movie. Still can't stand Harry's flying skateboard.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    I again beg Raimi to use Man-Wolf or Tarantula

    by Doctor_Sin

    The Lizard would be excellent as well. C'mon, Raimi - you had us with Doc Ock...and now Sandman!!!! Give us more comic book love!

  • March 6, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    thanks for the you tube links guys

    by El Borak

    if you naysay that you need a labotomy.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Spidey sense explained

    by Reelheed

    He's just ignoring it because since he set off on his scooter it's been "Hey! Watch out for that crazy ass taxi! Guy on a mobile phone changing lanes! Small boy running out into the street after his ball! Red light! Crack-addict scooter-jackers! You've swallowed a fly!" and so forth. Spidey sense is a real pain in the ass.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    i loved man-wolf

    by El Borak

    it was one of the first comics i ever got. also man-bat from batman and a giant sized superman.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    By FAR The Best Comic to Movie Franchise...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...period. PERIOD.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by Frijole

    Re-read your post please. It made no fucking sense.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Just ignore Dhamaka2007

    by Bronx Cheer

    maybe it'll go away.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Man-Wolf would work well in Raimi's hands

    by Doctor_Sin

    A little horror, a little humor, a little pathos. Raimi doesn't shy away from the outlandish like Doc Ock or Sandman. I mean, yeah, the Goblin turned into some super-military-armor-and-weapon supersuit on a boogie board...but Raimi at least sees fit to include some of the more outrageous villains here and there. I'm thrilled they'll find a way to work Venom into the series without Spidey zipping off to some planet in some other dimension and "oopsie" picking the wrong costume generator.<p>Mysterio and Electro would work - but they would admittedly need some costume revisions. Mysterio's disco-ball head may not translate to film...but Raimi could make it work.<p>Even the minor hit-or-miss bits in these Spidey films are better than the best parts in other recent comic book films. This is easily the modern blueprint for how to handle a comic book-to-film series.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007


  • March 6, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    right before peter gets hit..

    by El Borak

    his face changes to concern. he was just distracted and harry was going really fast.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Dhamaka2007 can take a shit USING HIS COSMIC POWER

    by Doctor_Sin

    I foresee a new AICN catchphrase.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    God, that was a funny rant

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    Here are the biggest problems with the FX I see. First off it's (hopefully) not finished. If it is, then they need to stop and take a good look at what they're about to release, because the effects are worse than the first movie. The biggest problem I see is that they refuse to put pure black in any of the CG. When I was in school, the professors would always preach about how you should never have pure black when you render. Seems like whoever's doing these effects are all about the same gospel. Well it's wrong, obviously. All you have to do is look at how the CG doesn't match up with the live action. The live action has deep blacks, but the CG only has dark grays. Plus the CG looks blown out. I have to agree, it still needs work.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I believe it's COSMPIC POWER, Doctor_Sin

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    You have to get it right. You'll only make him angry if you don't...

  • March 6, 2007, 10 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA SPIDER-MAN 3 SHITFEST GOREFEST CGI MOVIE!!! MWAHWMWMAHAHAHA SPIDER-MAN is MAKALODA, BHOSDI, MADARCHOD, BAHINKALAND, GAND PHATI SUPERHERO. Ya i just cursed SM3 won't be making as much profit and the next spider-man movie will be directed by someone whom the entire community will hate.

  • March 6, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    "COSMPIC POWER" *does* make a better phrase

    by Doctor_Sin

    Its illiteracy bespeaks of endless hours up all night before the radiant glow of a monitor, multiple windows and tabs open on AICN and Warcraft, empty pizza boxes for furniture, and a mother screaming downstairs for her son to 'get a life.'<p>Yes, FTM, you are most correct. "COSMPIC POWER" it must be.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Napoleon Park: Peter's not waving his hand in the air

    by GiggityGoo

    If you freeze it and look real close, you can see black webbing wrapped around his wrist. He's being pulled between two things, it looks like.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by Strabo

    There are some people who should refrain from posting. You're one of them. Seriously, how old are you? Twelve?

  • March 6, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Did you all see Sandman's nipple?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Take that Joel Spoogemaker.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    What's with the SPIDER-MAN 2 hate?

    by SpyGuy

    I mean, it had Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus beating the ever-lovin' crap out of each other on the side of a building. <p>What the fuck more do you need, people?!</p>

  • March 6, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007


  • March 6, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Chuck Norris kicks your ass using his COSMPIC POWER

    by Doctor_Sin

    Yeah, it fits nicely.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007


  • March 6, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer and Reelheed

    by Fecal Debris

    Peter's face maybe MAYBE changes just a wee little bit before Harry nails him, but it's hardly the look of sudden concern that goes with the spider-sense being activated. Plus, I should remind everyone, we saw this exact same thing in Spidey 3 when Peter is on his scooter with his gay little helmet. A speeding car bears down on him, and not only does his spider sense go off, but he FLIPS backwards into the air off the bike, which gets trashed. You're telling me he could do that, but not have much time to react to Harry? Hmmmm. Other thoughts. Yes, Aunt May looks beautiful. I wonder if she is cleanly shorn or if it's a jungle down there. I'll bet those glutes are nice and firm, but have just the right amount of give for pushing. As for MJ and Gwen, y'all can argue till the cows come home about who is better looking. I think Dunst is cute, and yes I would bang her in the orifice of her choice. As for the CGI, sure it looks a little rough if I let my eyes (and mind) get critical, but hey, this is a fun superhero movie about a guy who can climb walls and jump like a spider. Real people can't do that, and the Spidey franchise has come closer than anyone to making it look like a person CAN do it. I love you Sly! And Tobey please sign on for more movies. I mean, c'mon. Don't let them ruin what you helped create. You wanted to be Peter / Spidey, you lucked out and got it. Don't pee on the character now. Sign the paper, take the money, do the movies.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007


  • March 6, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I meant Spidey 2

    by Fecal Debris

    When Peter leaps off his moped.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    YA I PREDICT $150+ million opening weekend for B:TDK and $130+ for SM3. ADMIT IT SM fans DC AND BATMAN RULES!!!

  • March 6, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    there hasn't been a genuine loony in ages.

    by Lost Prophet

    Dhamaka2007's gibberish reminds me of the golden days of Zfisk/Homewrecker- King of the nutters- BEHOLD THE GLORY OF HIS TIN FOIL CROWN!

  • March 6, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    ^ HELL YA!!!

    by DHAMAKA2007


  • March 6, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by bluebottle

    it's going to be awesome.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    this looks like shit

    by Nerdboy1423

    wow, the talkbackers get younger every year. I would have been impressed with this too, in middle school. But where's the artistic style that bridges reality and this surreal fight in New York. All of a sudden you have Pete Parker, riding his little scooter, fat, stiff and out of shape, and the next second, you have him doing all sorts of mind-bending acrobatics. I thought that putting Peter Parker in one of these fight scenes would be a good thing, and once they get into the alleyway, it is good, but the aerial daring do and the ring drop catch and all that cgi-stunt doublery really takes one out of the scene. Where are the close-ups? I think that would add alot, or else this film risks becoming a caricature of itself. Even in the comic books, the framing always kept Pete Parker/Spider-Man pretty front and center in the action, no flying from one side of the frame to the other like a goddamn ragdoll. This is dissapointing, and I'm afraid I will be dissapointed with the film entirely. It seems to have lost the soul in the action scenes and then tags the soul back at the end of the scene, but by then, it's too late to empathize, because we just saw Peter Parker pull a looney toon's move on Harry, and Harry's body acts accordingly, denting the pipe, flipping in the air. And the final moments of desperation for Peter feel false because of how comical the proceeding violence was. This is a bitter feud between friends, not Kung Fu Hustle. Know your concept in your heart and be intelligent, it's the most important part of creating a visual effects shot that feels cohevise with the rest of your film

  • March 6, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Sony is scared!

    by nertz

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the spider-man films, but it seems Sony is scared shitless that Pirates 3 is gonna literally blow them out of the water this summer. They keep giving us more and more footage, at this rate were going to see half the movie by the time is comes out. And Pirates 3 so far? Nothing! My bet is Disney has been saving their ad campaign money for April and May, and you are going to see Pirates 3 adds everywhere.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by Frijole

    What was that name of that John Carl Buechler movie from the 80s with Elaine Benes in it... where the little evil guy kept turning people into plants? Oh yeah... I think it was TROLL.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    mask + suit and tie = Green Hornet

    by Doctor_Sin

    I'm waiting for a comic book movie that explores the fetishism heroes obviously suffer from.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    You have made my sick little self fell all glittery now. May Shiva crap in your hat and call it a lotus.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    Now you are on to something. Superheroes also happen to be big in the gay community. Not just because of the emphasis on bodies and the outlandish costumes, but because of the isolation experienced by the characters. Singer picked up on that theme in the X-Men movies, but it's especially prevalent with Superman and Batman. Constantly hiding behind an alter ego. It has to be rough to be in the closet.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    I agree with u man definitely. I am 100% sure they will show more stuff and by the time the movie comes out everyone will end up watching the coolest scenes and there will be nothing left to watch in theatres. On the other hand both DISNEY and FOX are saving whatever awesome stuff they have for POTC 3 and F4:ROTSS and will be doing one huge kick ass marketing 2-3 weeks before their movie releases. FOX has already started marketing F4:ROTSS as evident with the teaser, posters all over USA and theatres and 1 week TV-SPOT campaign last week. NOW they probably won't show anything more until MAY and ofcourse the first two weeks of june will be Huge marketing blitz for F4:ROTSS. POTC3 marketing will start in april and then big time marketing once spider-man 3 is released.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007


  • March 6, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Why is everyone Gene Siskell?

    by liljuniorbrown

    I know everyone has an opinion but since when is everyone a CGI expert? These movies in my opinion are the best comic adaptations to date mainly because the flaws are few and far between. I try to find something to love with every comic adaptation,for some it's easy (XMEN 3,Ghost Rider,Daredevil,and Punisher) and others it's next to impossible (Hulk,Batman and Robin and Elektra) but I think Spiderman ,Spiderman2, Xmen 1 and 2 Superman Returns and Batman Begins are in a different class altogether. I think Raimi did a great job with the source material and continues to do so.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    Oh ya baby. That is what he does. especially harry's.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    DHAMAKA2007, you abused your gods by

    by Bronx Cheer

    abusing others in the name of attacking a movie. Get off the caps key. You've shown you can do it. You want a fight, bring your COSMPIC POWER. Me, I choose the path of peace. Mera naam Peter hai.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    why encourage him Bronx?

    by just pillow talk

    He clearly is starved for attention. Now then...the only problem with the trailer is what others have pointed out - no spidey sense when Harry swoops in on him. As Abom pointed out, there have been occasions in the prior movies where his spidey sense kicked him and saved him from harm. No good reason why it wouldn't have worked in that situation.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Fantasy casting for Spiderman 4

    by liljuniorbrown

    Killing off Doc Ock after turning him back good means no original Sinister 6 but I think they could mix it up a bit by keeping THC as Sandman, Dafoe as the returning Green Goblin,add Bruce Campbell as Mysterio ,Mickey Rourke as Camelion,Lance Hendrikson as Vulture and Bill Goldberg as Rhino. Spiderman would have to swallow his pride and turn to the mysterious "Black Cat" and Harry Osbourne for help. That would be awesome and epic in my mind. At the least I want to see Bruce as Mysterio or some major villan and I would love to see Mary Jane recast as Laura Prepon from that 70's show. Anyone else?

  • March 6, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry, I'll stop.

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna agree with the one poster...

    by Frijole

    that stated that his Spider-Sense is always running and therefore he has learned to tune it out to a point when he's already focused on doing something less than safe (ala zipping around NYC traffic on a piddly little moped).

  • March 6, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    That just rocks

    by isispop

    That was the single coolest fight scene I've ever seen in a superhero movie or otherwise. The scene w/Aunt May & Peter also was subtle, heartfelt, real, & great. My only very minor complaint is that Pete's Spidey sense didn't buzz a little before he's scooped up. All in all still awesome & exactly how I pictured fights really goin down in the comics I used to read as a kid. I don't have time to read the others comments, but if anyone didn't like that then you'll never be happy and you're just a sour puss in Granny's basement that will never leave there. I'd like to see any one of you helm somethin like that.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I'm working on a film, actually

    by Bronx Cheer

    COSMPIC POWER: The Musical

  • March 6, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    sorry, but pirates will own spidy

    by hif4life

    i love both franchises, i think these two plus harry potter are the only true great franchises of this decade (fuck LOTR, thats right i said it).. but when it comes to selling tickets, pirates will be the number one movie, why? girls that arent comic book fans plus comic book fans will drive to see potc, where as spidey only has the fanboy base

  • March 6, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    hey, not disputing that Bronx...

    by just pillow talk

    SILVER SURFER PISSING STEAMING RAIN OF FIRE is pretty money too.<p>Frijole - I suppose I can buy that since it's set in the 'movie universe', but I think that is one aspect that should have been held consistent. That's one of the reasons why Spidey was able to usually avoid getting splattered by the bad guys. And Spidey would get hurt, so I wish he wasn't getting thrown through windows and into the side of buildings without showing any sort of pain. I do remember in the second one where he was losing his powers and he fell onto the car if I'm not mistaken. "My aching back" or something like that was said.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    but who gives a shit about box office receipts?

    by hif4life

    why do i care what movie will be the number one movie of the year, hell, im just happy to have all these promising films coming out, pirates,spidy,the simpsons, harry potter plus more

  • March 6, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    All you haters can blow a goat

    by Acappellaman

    I read all the feedback before watching the clip (while it was downloading, actually), so I didn't know what to expect when I was ready to watch it. Now that I have, I say with all my heart that all you morons who don't see the value in this clip can fall off the face of the earth. That clip friggin RULED. I'm more psyched to see this movie than ever. <p> FYI, CGI never looks as good in these clips as it does in the final film, not that I had any problem with it. <p> I have complete faith in Raimi & Co. to deliver what the true fans want to see. The rest of you go complain about some other movie that deserves your venom. Leave Spider-Man alone. Spier-Man is the one comic book franchise that has been handled the best from start to finish (so far). Once the producers decide they don't want Raimi any more, then who knows what will happen, but so far I've loved the ride. Although it sounds like we'll be losing McGuire after this one, I'm sure they'll find a replacement that'll keep the quality up. Heck, look at the James Bond franchise. How many Bonds have there been now? Six? Seven? Spider-Man can continue going for a long time as long as the movies are treated with respect. <p> Go Spidey!

  • March 6, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Laura Prepon, Amy Adams, Alicia Witt, a dyed Elisha

    by Frijole

    Cuthbert...(and on and on) would all be perfectly acceptable Mary Jane replacements. I have no problem with Dunst though, save for being too dry at times in 2.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    just pillow talk

    by Bronx Cheer

    SILVER SURFER PISSING STEAMING RAIN OF FIRE That's mine! I'm telling you, it's fun impersonating DHAMAKA2007's style. Breathtaking.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Acappellaman, be careful!

    by Bronx Cheer

    You might raise the ire of DHAMAKA2007! He doesn't like Spider-Man.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    know what else wasn't photorealistic?

    by HypeEndsHere

    clash of the titans. relax. you'll ive longer. this is a soap opera for boys about a dude bitten by a magic spider. i for one have an enormous erection based on this clip.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Clash didn't have to be photorealistic

    by Bronx Cheer

    because it was real.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    maybe some sony exec. is reading all this posts

    by hif4life

    and will tell Raimi, "dude, they are bitching about peter not sensing danger while riding his scooter" and maybe Raimi will say, "aww, damn those fanboys, ok, it'll be fix" then all of you can shut the hell up!!!!!!

  • March 6, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Posts are out of order again

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Actually, I am Sam Raimi

    by Bronx Cheer

    and I put nipples on Sandman.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Wow, simply wow

    by andrew coleman

    A lot of hate for what looks to be a kick ass movie. I really do laugh at the people defending FF4 2:The shit rises like did you not watch the first film? The second will be a lot of the same with one more fight scene. Batman Begins 2 doesn't come out for another summer so all this Batman is going to beat Spider-man stuff doesn't make sense. Can't any of you guys just be happy? This summer will be action packed with a lot of good stuff which is better than years past. Just sit back and relax be happy you're gonna have some fun at the movies.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by hif4life

    yeap.. pretty much

  • March 6, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    DaFoe can't come back as the Goblin for the Sinister Six because Norman Osbourne is just as dead as Doc Ock. But they could just have another character jump in the Goblin suit like Harry should have, or even better replace his role in The Six with the Hobgoblin.<p>Actually now that I think about it I would give both my nuts to see Raimi's version of the HobGoblin, I'll bet he would be scary as hell, same with the Lizard. The other one I would want to see him do is Rhino.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    everyone bitches about the cgi...

    by El Borak

    in trailers, online clips, etc. star wars, lotr, whatever. then the film and then dvd comes out and it looks a lot better than it did before. it happens every time.. what the hell people?

  • March 6, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Scoooter Libby GOTTA EAT

    by iwontwin


  • March 6, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST


    by iwontwin

    MEH TUMAREY MA KI GAND MEH LODA DALUNGI As an indian american hindu raised i spit on you all. KRRISH 2008!

  • March 6, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by connor187

    No doubt. I think what happens next is like what happend in spiderman 1. Remember when the experiment looks like its fucked up and Osborne has snuffed it, then that scientist franticaly gives him cpr, then suddenly he comes back angry as fuck and launches the poor fucker. well thats what I think wil happen here, it will be a shock moment with Harry suddenly springing back to life. Then he will continue fighting him, thats when eventually Parker will get him back with one of those pumpkin bombs things....or maby not.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Fuck off, church freaks.

    by feckdrinkarse

    Fuck off, church freaks.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Hate Harry's outfit

    by ProfGriffin

    Why couldn't he have worn the Goblin MASK at least? Oh well. Looks great and fun, and at least Sandman is wearing his trademark green striped shirt. But Harry needed to be the Green Goblin not mecha-ninja.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Its ain't CGI or even the action. It's the layers...

    by lettersoftransit

    ...that make this work. He's fighting his best friend, who wants to kill him, but he doesn't want to kill his friend. And all the while he's trying not to lose the ring he wants to give to his girl (who also used to be the girl of his best friend). It's what Marvel did so well in the 60s. and what Sam Raimi and gang clearly have read (as I recall there was a great engaement ring chasing sequence in an early Sgt. Fury comic). Any film can be emotional one minute and action packed the next, but it's the good ones that tug your emotions even when the fists are flying.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    iwontwin, I have already volunteered to work on

    by Bronx Cheer

    Krrish's Campaign for President. Spider-Man is going to be the campaign's webmaster. Krrish in 2008! He's got the COSMPIC POWER.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    "Hairy Goblin"?

    by finky089

    Mighta made this Goblin 2 a little more interesting...<p>'Course when you heard that Peter was goign to shave someone in the movie and it wasn't going to be Mary Jane, you mighta been disappointed....

  • March 6, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I can't believe there's not more outrage

    by Bronx Cheer

    over the nipple on Sandman. I'm not kidding! He's got a freaking nipple! Where's the outrage?

  • March 6, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    PS- Does ANYONE give a shit about Capt. N on DVD?

    by finky089

    seriously....But if their dollars keep this rag-tag site up n' running......

  • March 6, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    You can nit pick at just about any movie...

    by rbatty024

    (mostly because it's not the way you would have done it), but if you're being honest with yourself you'll admit that these scenes are pretty damn good. They have heart, pathos, and action aplenty. Exactly what we go to a Spider-Man movie for. Even I could complain about little details, but Raimi gets so much right that it's just a waste of time. I don't think he'll beat Spider-Man 2, but so long as he comes close I won't complain.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    why talk about peace?

    by Kloipy

    What is the point of even humoring the idea of it? If people get this upset of a Spiderman movie, there is no way that we could ever end fighting. I welcome the destruction of the world if this is the way we live in it

  • March 6, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I've found that HD effects look far better than when

    by Novaman5000

    You stream it, for some reason. I thought the effects were, for the most part, pretty fucking slick. Yeah there's some obvious green screening, but for the love of God, this looks to have some of the most imaginative and exciting action sequences of any film in recent memory, and all you guys can do is bitch! I mean, seriously, after Ghost Rider, Elektra, Punisher, even Superman Returns, etc, how can you possibly say that this movie looks "bad".

  • March 6, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I noticed that Aunt May

    by Bronx Cheer

    has a nice rack.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    At the end of the day, this was a fun clip

    by Bronx Cheer

    It's Spidey, for crying out loud. It ain't "Children of Men." Hell, "Pan's Labrynth" looked pretty mediocre, but it was still a GREAT film. (The day-for-night was especially bad.) I really enjoyed the swinging around. Looks fun.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Hey, 480p is actually...


    ED not SD. Maybe think twice before correcting someone!

  • March 6, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    It's Cheney

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Harry as the Goblin

    by Veni Vidi Vici

    is it that hard to create a mask that looks like a goblin head? it's possible to pull it off in this movie, but they had to go with the extreme sports look. oh well, still a kick ass clip.

  • March 6, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    It could be..

    by SpikeTBB

    In the comics during The Jackal storyline, The Jackal was able to sneak up on Peter and not set off his spider sense. It was because inside his costume, The Jackal was an old friend of Peter's and did not register as a threat on his spider sense radar. "Oh, it's my old buddy, no need to sound the alarm."<br> Maybe they are using that in this story and Peter will have to deal with Harry spider senseless. It would up Harry's threat factor for certain.<br> I always found it curious that Norman Osborne didn't set off Parker's spider sense at the Thanksgiving dinner in the first one. But it may have been Norman and Goblin were so distinct in Norman's brain that his normal self wasn't a threat. But they did seem to be merging into one constant sociopath, didn't they?

  • March 6, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by Doomius 2.0

    does the CGI look worse than it was in the first one. It fealt like I was watching a cartoon. I'll still go see it, damn you Raimi for teasing me with Venom and the propect of Bruce "Don't call me Ash" Campbell as Mysterio!

  • March 6, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    So Harry can toss a 170lb man through brick now?

    by uberman

    No specail suit needed. All he has is a uber glider but yet he can tear out a brick wall, throw a man well over 100 feet? My problem with the Spiderman series has always been that it does not play by any consistant rules of its universe. I'll buy in to a comic movie as long as it sets its own rules. In one movie, Spidy stops a train using only his feet and webbing, in another balances a cable car and human in opoosite hands but each exhibits the same strain????? and in that clip, uber powerful spiderman elbows Harry in the face, which, according to the feats hes already done, should have killed Harry instantly, but now Harry is of equal strength??? Wow. Thats just lazy and tells me spiderman could have lazer beams shoot out his ass if the plot needed him to do it. No consistant laws in this comic universe.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Laser Beams Only Shoot Out of Surfer's Ass

    by Bronx Cheer

    Just ask DHAMAKA2007.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    That's interesting. I'm not familiar with the Jackal story....but I thought his spidey sense kicked in no matter if the threat comes from someone that case a former friend? And I think the level of the threat doesn't matter, meaning if a gun was pulled on him or if a snowball was thrown at his head...his spidey sense would still go off?<p>I think since Norman wasn't doing anything besides bringing a fruitcake, it wasn't deemed a threat.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Harry's Smashed in Face

    by Bronx Cheer

    Yeah, Spidey would smash that boy's face in to where it looked like something from Can't have that happening, though.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    The "out of costume" thing....

    by amrisharmpit

    I once heard Raimi say that he always tries to show the faces of the characters in his Spidey films. That's why Peter's costume is always tearing, why his mask came off during the SM2 train sequence, and why this unmasked Harry vs. Peter fight was put into SM3. He feels that the audience is more engaged when they can see the faces behind the costumes, and that it looks less cartoonish. He actually wanted to change Spidey's costume to show his eyes, but he was talked out of it.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    never mind...

    by just pillow talk

    Spidey can disregard his spidey sense, but he has to concentrate on ignoring it since it takes a lot of effort. Perhaps while on his zippy moped he's in his happy place and ignores his spidey sense with ease...<p>Only sharks have laser beams, and they are on their lieu of that...mutated sea bass.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    he has cosmic powers Bronx

    by Kloipy

    Don't forget that!!! his surfboard also does taxes

  • March 6, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    the goblin serum has vital nutrients and vitamins

    by just pillow talk

    making one's face impervious to elbows to the face by people with the proportionate strength of a spider.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by Cuppa_Ace

    The suit only gave osborn protection from bullets and jazz like that, he already had super strength from the serum he drank. The same serum that Harry found at the end of the last movie, so we're to assume he drank it and now has the super strength aswell... I can't explain the difference bewteen the train/cable car, my only guess would be that he'd grown in strength between the first and second movie.... As for not smashing in Harry's face and killing him.... he IS still Harry's friend, regardless of if Harry is trying to kill him, he just wants to slow him down, not use all his strength.... Kinda like Superman never using his full strength on villains... otherwise he'd be knocking heads off left and right ala Superboy...

  • March 6, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    But that would be so cool

    by Bronx Cheer

    Heads flying everywhere.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I am slipping into madness

    by Bronx Cheer

    You are all witness to my demise...

  • March 6, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    The next Superman flick has to have a cameo

    by Doctor_Sin

    From Muhammad Ali. Just a quickie thing where Routh can say something cheesy like "You're still the greatest" or something, as a nod to the epic Supes vs Ali comic book. Ok - just a thought. Now, back to Spiderman (which will own all sorts of badassness).

  • March 6, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Goblin serum

    by Bronx Cheer

    just pillow talk, doesn't that sound disgusting when taken on it's own?

  • March 6, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Re: Uberman's gripe

    by Alex Kitner

    Isn't safe to assume that Harry has been taking his father's performance enhancing drugs, making him strong enough to take a Spidey Punch, or possess the ability to throw Pete around a bit? This is where I think your argument loses all credibility and your just bitching because complaining about Spidey is apparently the cool thing to do on these boards: You seem to know alot about the films and the universe, and so I believe that someone with your expertice would have the ability to recognize that Harry must be using his fathers formula since Spidey 2 ended with him finding his fathers lair. But your shirking your possession of that knowledge, and I know you have it, simply so you can bitch about something that doesnt even reach the level of annoyance as a boom mike spotted in a shot for half a second. You suck dude. You reall really do.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST


    by St1r

    Pathetic. Who can honestly follow any of that action? Looks like the end of the, web.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    And another thing, Uberman

    by Alex Kitner

    Spidey didnt stop the train using only his feet and webbing. He used BUILDINGS as well. And as far as the "equal strain" thing goes, get a fucking life man. Pick up a dresser and see if you dont strain or grunt the same way as you would picking up a dining room table. Apples and oranges, nerd.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Something cool about the clip

    by Bronx Cheer

    was how the scooter came back to Harry when they were separated. I thought that was sweet. A boy and his scooter...awww. I almost cried.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    I guess it depends upon the context:<p>I wouldn't mind shooting all my goblin serum over Ali Landry...if you know what I mean...<p>Why just slip into madness...take the plunge. The water is warm.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    That's not water, that's Goblin serum!

    by Bronx Cheer

    I have to go purge now.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Knocking Heads Off?

    by Kloipy

    Is this the plot for Hostel 3: Hellton Hotel???

  • March 6, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Kinda dumb

    by Omegaman

    Why didnt he just call Harry and explain to him what happened a long time ago, then Harry wouldnt still be trying to kill him lol. I mean, its not like Harry doesnt know he's Spider-man already. I didnt care for those lovey dovey scenes at the beginning of the clip either *gag* I guess thats to try to make it part chick flick to get the female audience.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    this would really suck for spidey

    by Kloipy

    if he walked in on Harry banging Aunt May while getting a rim job from MJ and playing the xylephone made from Uncle Ben's bones

  • March 6, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Spidey Sense

    by Alex Kitner

    Actually, if you watch the clip again, Petes facial expression is one of sensing danger a second or two before Harry lifts him into the air.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    No man impregnated her...

    by Bronx Cheer

    It was artificial insemination using Goblin serum.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Spidey sense

    by Blanket-Man

    Spidey writers have been tweaking the "rules" of Spidey's sixth sense for decades. The most common explanation of how it works is: It goes off whenever Spidey himself is in some immediate danger, whether it's from a falling safe, Doc Ock, or Aunt May's five-alarm chile. This has been contradicted on umpteen occasions, however: In one issue, Aunt May whacks him with a flower pot and it doesn't warn him cuz it was just li'l old May Parker; in numerous other stories, he uses it to track enemies, as in "I'm getting a mild buzz from my Spidey Sense; the Scorpion must be nearby!" Of course, it shouldn't work that way cuz he himself is in no danger from the lurking villain. Venom is a whole other story: While bonded with Spidey, the symbiote figured out how the Spidey Sense worked and how to counter-act it while bonded with Eddie Brock. But really there's no good reason why Harry should be able to swoop in and attack Petey on his moped in this clip... but it's still cool as hell!

  • March 6, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Look again

    by Bronx Cheer

    and you can see Donald Trump in the background trying to stop Harry from attacking Peter. It's there, trust me.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Doc Ock may not be dead

    by Acappellaman

    Sure, Doc Ock could suppress the will of the arms when he's conscious, but once he's unconscious, the arms could take over again and get him out of the water. That could easily explain his return. <p> Having said that, I don't realistically see anybody making a movie with the Sinister Six. People complain enough when there are two villans in a movie. It would be an uproar. <p> If they really want to pick a top-tier villain, there's always Stilt Man. He was awesome!

  • March 6, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Harry doesn't die in that clip - please

    by BobPalpatine

    Do you really think they would kill off a major character from all 3 films with such an anticlimatic death? Nope. Watch the first spidey 3 trailer, you can see harry's death plainly there: Peter walking away, evil look on his face, pumpkin blowing Harry to hell. Peter with the symbiote kills Harry. By the way, this entire clip takes place after the symbiote gets Peter, you can see the dark makeup under his eyes in the first scene. I also hate the extreme sports look of Harry.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    the cable car/train thing...

    by El Borak

    in 1 he strains and then goes and fights. in 2 he freaking passes out, almost falls to his death and then is captured and chained... that seems like a difference to me.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by Cuppa_Ace

    I'll bet you my left nut that the pumpkin bomb doesnt kill Harry.... or maybe I know something you dont know :/

  • March 6, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Industry Killer, that was my issue with Matrix

    by superninja

    sequels as well. It seemed a little of the shimmy sham and they think they can get away with it because it's the Matrix and anything can happen in the Matrix which is a bit of a cheat. Well, obviously not because a movie has to follow its own internal logic. And turned into a the navel gazing exercise in the end. They talked around it when they should have SHOWN it if they really wanted to be that ambitious.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    ckone, of course. That part of what drives me crazy

    by superninja

    about these movies. Like being a hero has anything to do with having a personal stake in it? But then virtue is considered BORING by Hollywood.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by zurge

    VENOM!!!!hehehe*quivers in geek gravy*

  • March 6, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    still no explanation of the cable car/Mary Jane thing

    by uberman

    In one hand, a cable car weighing at least several tons, in the other, 90'bs, yet he has to choose? Just toss that feather weight to where your standing and then use bot arms to pull up the cable car. But not in the movie, there its a epic struggle as he can only save one at a time. Why would the girl pull on his left side with the same strain as the car on the other? Completely illogical, even for comic book logic. Ill see #3 and I even like all so far, but they took so much car to make these movies, I just wish the plot points would be consistant in terms of his abilities.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I know the answer uber

    by Kloipy

    It's just a movie dude

  • March 6, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    geek gravy aka goblin serum

    by just pillow talk

    I wonder if they'll still try and spin Uncle Ben's death on the Sandman ...I hope not.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I agree with uberman

    by Bronx Cheer

    And I still have a problem with the whole "resurrection" thing at the end. Huh? Wrong movie? Sorry, I thought this was a "Passion" TB.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Facking Hell - Peter Porker!!

    by Axl Z

    He's been eating Uncle Bens let alone morning him!

  • March 6, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    BINGO, Nerdboy.

    by superninja

    Exactly what is wrong this this type of CGI. That's what I meant when I said even if you are going to use it, for it to be effective, you have to help it out a little. CGI still needs to be directed it's not just: you can do anything!

  • March 6, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    JP vs. anything else

    by Bronx Cheer

    A great example of how CGI can be used to terrific effect is Jurassic Park. It was used as one piece of the puzzle. Unlike Kong or the latest rash of CGI fests, in JP it was one element that added to the effect of a shot or a scene. When entire sequences are constructed in a computer, the shift in technique is apparent even to the uninitiated, and it takes us out of the story. As superninja says, "CGI still needs to be directed."

  • March 6, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    I thought someone's comment about about how

    by superninja

    poorly framed the CGI is even in comparison to a comic book panel is very true of most CGI of this kind.

  • March 6, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Some of you REALLY think the CG effects suck?!?

    by GiggityGoo

    Wow. Some of you people just want to bitch and bitch and bitch. I've watched this clip three times now, and it's thrilled me every time. Of COURSE it's going to look "effect-ish" to you... Your rational mind KNOWS that it's impossible for a web-spinning kid to battle his skyboard-riding friend/enemy above the streets of NYC. I'll give you that. But... but... you can't suspend your sense of disbelief?<p>No effect is ever perfect, but having said that, I absolutely LOVED what I saw in this clip. That "giant Sandman" at the very end made the hair stand up on the back of my neck...

  • March 6, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    And the giant Sandman has a nipple showing!

    by Bronx Cheer

    I swear it's there.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    There are several cases where I know something

    by superninja

    is GGI but it works seamlessly within the rest of the film. I do not think that is the case here. It looks like they inserted a video game sequence.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Hey, man, that's a real tight t-shirt.

    by superninja

    It's not quite the same as sculpting yourself nipples into your armor. Now that's sick.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Just as with stunt work

    by Bronx Cheer

    If a stuntperson is doing his or her job, we barely register his/her presence. But when the stunt work is obvious, the players might as well be waving at the camera. We KNOW that Daniel Craig isn't diving onto the swinging arm of a crane, but we buy it at the time. Suspension of Disbelief: Catch It! When CGI is overused, it's the filmmakers waving at the camera, saying, "Hey, isn't this amazing?" No, it's not. If I had $250 million, I could make all sorts of amazing things happen. Hell, I could make a movie full of nothing but spaceships taking off and landing and doors opening and closing. What? Lucas did that already? Damn!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer your fight with the Angry Hindu...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...makes me wish that India would adapt Spider-Man too! We Japanese made Spidey our own using our cultural tropes - - so why not other countries? Can you imagine it a four hour epic with a musical dance number every ten minutes or so? Peter and Mary Jane demurely ducking behind some conveniant foliage whenever they wish to kiss? And Bobby Christo to play the arch-villain!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    No, really, superninja, the giant one has a

    by Bronx Cheer

    manhole cover for a nipple! It's amazing! Here's a screenshot I took earlier today, just before I started sawing into my wrist with a plastic spoon. I posted it at my friend's Flickr account he never uses:

  • March 6, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    They could have a Spider-Girl because she's

    by Bronx Cheer

    <p>covering her face already. God, that's a great idea Onomaki. Bollywood meets Spider-Man. The thought of it gives me goosebumps.</p> You catching any of this DHAMAKA2007? Spidey's coming to your neighborhood and he'!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by Bishop6

    I thought matrix 2 was bad but these guys where rubber as $hit and stood out from the plate, wassup??

  • March 6, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by Bishop6

    I thought matrix 2 was bad but these guys where rubber as $hit and stood out from the plate, wassup??

  • March 6, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Pics: MJ Making Out With Venom

    by LittleDudes ok, that one was a lie too. But just imagine!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Hmmm, methinks you have a nipple obsession.

    by superninja

    Oh, and Onomaki, there was an Indian themed Spider-Man comic out awhile back.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Onomaki Forp, check it

    by superninja

  • March 6, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    There really is a nipple on the Gigantic Sandman

    by Bronx Cheer

    It is lovely.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Superninja that is cool, but...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...they missed out on the obvious...Indian Spider-Man should have six arms! (Like Peter did once)

  • March 6, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    a flying snowboard!

    by samsquanch

    That'll really help bring in the 10-20 year old boy demographic that movies like this have such a hard time reaching. Very clever mister Raimi! <p> other than that, very entertaining. May is still a boring old hippy though.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Wait for the exclusive Harry Osborne snowboard

    by Bronx Cheer

    screened and painted as an exact replica of the one seen in the movie.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but that looked shit.

    by Allfather Starr

    Aunt May harping on again. MJ being rubbish, and having a real chubby face. Tobey Maguire's "squeezing out an unexpected shit" method of acting. Absolute rubbish. And Harry would be dead, end of story, he possesses no super powers, a fall like that? Dead. And Aunt May couldn't make a cup of tea to save her fucking life, that "tea" was blatantly just water. Fucking Yanks.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    But she put milk in the tea.

    by Bronx Cheer

    How continental!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Damn, I broke another spoon

    by Bronx Cheer

    They only give me plastic utensils here, because they know what I would do with metal. Oh, sweet madness.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    That's all I needed...

    by A Day of Days

    To know this flicks gonna kick as much arse if not more than the first two. And you negative nancies need to get laid or something...nitpicking everything like a bunch of malcontent, unappreciative losers...I mean, a guy named "la sith" complaining about acting? Obviously your name is a refernece to Star Wars, and although I'm a HUGE fan of the series, no one is in denial about the awful acting throughout it. Tobey Maquire is great, and yeah Kirsten Dunst can be a little wooden,(heheh), she's a far cry better than Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, or anyone but Han and Chewy from the first three.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Oh me Oh my

    by MrJJonz

    That got me all excited for Spidey again.<P>The effects look a little funny in places . . the acting ain't great in places . . .but that has been the beauty of the other 2 Spidey films and I loved them and I just don't see this being any different.<P>Me getting all excited and impatient now. If only I could track down Repligin for his time machine I could jump into the future and then come back and tell you all about how damn good this film is

  • March 6, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    why do effects have to be "photorealistic?"

    by Thunder Mammoth

    you complainers have lost your ability to enjoy media. either that or you are too spoiled with modern-day filmmmaking. go back and watch a few sinbad movies, and remember what it's like to have fun with movies, without the need to have it being "realistic." fantasy films should take you away from reality... not cram your face into it.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    You knew this horrible sequel was coming Pete!

    by Orionsangels

    That was anticlimatic bullshit

  • March 6, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Spoiler: Spiderman has COSMPIC POWERS

    by Doctor_Sin

    and the symbiote suit makes him shoot webbing out of his wang.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    An Indian version of the Fantastic Four?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Rajesh Rudraraju as Mr. Fantastic?

  • March 6, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Thing/Ben Grimm will be made of samosas

    by Bronx Cheer

    The Flame will be a very hot curry. Sue Storm will be, well, hot. I like your choice for Mr. Fantastic. Dr. Doom will be renamed Agra Tandoori. And garlic nan will be everywhere.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Thunder Mammoth

    by jimmy_009

    Agreed, films should take you out of reality. But bad effects shouldn't drop you back into it. To me it doesn't have to be photoreal, it just shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb. The effects from this clip definitely do that. One moment I'm seeing live action, then cut to video game footage, then live action. Sorry but even the good "bad effects" movies of yore blended it all together into one coherent piece. Even if the effects didn't look real, they still felt like part of the world. I always felt Sony and Digital Domain f'ed up everything they did because they refused to use black when it was required. The darkest black is only ever dark gray to them. All you have to do is take a screenshot of the live action and a screenshot of the cgi into photoshop and compare the shadows. The live action HAS pure black damn it. Bite the bullet and make it black.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    It's naan. Gosh you are racist.

    by superninja

    But seriously, a hot curry cannot beat the COSMPIC POWER!

  • March 6, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Crush the blacks

    by Bronx Cheer

    I hate that gray shit.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Oops, sorry about the spelling error.

    by Bronx Cheer

    And the latent undercurrent of racism. Try to remember, I am quite out of my mind. I have covered the walls of my cell with finished sudoku puzzles I picked up off the floor of subway cars. There is a music to the numbers, a beauty to the scribbled answers.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a new Batman villain...the Sudoku Man

    by superninja

    And he has to arrange everyone into the right number sequences, even if it is in little pieces!

  • March 6, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    I want some of that COSMPIC POWER

    by Bronx Cheer

    Where can I get some?

  • March 6, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I hope everyone knows that "crush the blacks"

    by Bronx Cheer

    is a term used in video in reference to black levels. Following the denunciation by superninja of racism, I unintentionally used an expression many might misinterpret.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    The spoiler is....

    by Quake II

    That Toby still looks like a 15 year old, they bit off WAAAAY more than they could chew with that battle sequence (it looks like PS3 graphics) and Kirsten Dunst STILL has none of the sex appeal that Mary Jane should have. Now I'll go drink some Hateraid.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST

    cookylamoo, Harry isn't a Goblin, but there are rumors

    by Bronx Cheer

    from the set that Harry gobbles Peter.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I can't even believe people are complaining about this.

    by Playkins

    Seriously, doesn't anyone think that they might be expecting just a little too much from a SPFX company that is working on incredibly demanding shots on an incredibly tight deadline? Cut 'em some slack, it's still MILES better than most movies. Reminds me of when people used to see movies in the Model, Matte, and Stop-Motion dats and say, "Oh, that looks soooo fake!". Well, guess what- it IS fake.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Bronx you know I was keeding, right?

    by superninja

    On another note, there is just no accounting for taste with some folks.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Of course, but sometimes jokes that are a little

    by Bronx Cheer

    insensitive are actually a lot insensitive, and while I rarely "go there," in the mood I am in lately, I could not help but share my vision of a Samosa Thing. I was also a little rough on my favorite TBer of all-time, DHAMAKA2007, by making jokes about Indian gods, but you know, he was asking for it!

  • March 6, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    But superninja, you know you're my number two...

    by Bronx Cheer

    not THAT number two.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    That Was

    by Evil Chicken

    Beautiful. I cannot wait until May 4. Too cool. Thanks for posting it.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Evil Chicken, did you know hat there's a nipple

    by Bronx Cheer

    on the giant Sandman at the end of the clip? God it's amazing.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Have you all seen the Majestic Nipple?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Sandman has a manhole cover for a nipple. It's amazing!

  • March 6, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I have written a poem about the nipple

    by Bronx Cheer

    Sandman, Sandman, where are you?</p> <p>Is that you inside my shoe?</p> <p>Is that you inside my crack?</p> <p>Is that you covering my back?</p> <p>Sandman, rise, don't be a cripple!</p> <p>Oh! Spider-Man sees your pitted nipple.</p>

  • March 6, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Please, somebody, help me.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I'm falling apart fast.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Indian FF4: Part 1

    by Doctor_Sin

    Rajesh: Oh my goodness gracious - I do not seem to have become able to anymore lengthen my appendages out to almost unimaginable lengths as I was once able to do, following the horrific encounter with the most amazing cosmic powers which bestowed upon me such a unique ability. Thing: What? Audience: Zzzzzzzz

  • March 6, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    Oh no.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    BSB---hold on now, let's take that down a notch.

    by Bronx Cheer

    The Grand Nipple would not approve.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    BSB, I think you were trying to be ironic...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...but then so was Michael Richards. It may be time for you to think up a new Username. (again)

  • March 6, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Indian FF4: Part 2

    by Doctor_Sin

    Rajesh: Oh my heavens - it appears that a most gracious guest to our auspicious wedding event has arrived unannounced and uninvited upon a glistening surfboard of a material highly reminiscent of silver in appearance!

  • March 6, 2007, 6 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    Oh man.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST

    holy freakin shit!

    by Cedar_Room

    Now in all honesty, I wasn't that excited about seeing the new spiderman film judging from the trailers and posters - but that the super fookin bad-ass. Oh Sam, why did we ever doubt you?? The one to rule all will be Spidey 3!

  • March 6, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Actually as the Welsh and Indian accents are a bit...

    by Onomaki Forp

    ...similar (there have been incidents in the UK where Welsh were mistaken for South Asian and vice versa on the telephone) Ioan Gruffudd himself could probably read those Rajesh lines and make them work. Listen to Gruffudd speak as himself he could be at No. 42 with the Kumars.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Briningsexyback!!!!

    by GravyAkira

    Racist asshole! But this clip looks freakin amazing by the way.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Bringingsexyback!!!!

    by GravyAkira

    Racist asshole! But this clip looks freakin amazing by the way.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    There's an enlarged nipple picture

    by Bronx Cheer

    for all you doubters. Sandman has a nipple. Oh yes, it's glorious. All praise The Nipple.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah, BSB, knock it off, we're busy mocking Indian

    by Bronx Cheer

    people. How could you be so insensitive?

  • March 6, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    They already made an Indian Fantastic Four

    by superninja

    but Sue has a beard, so just squint and all will be okay:

  • March 6, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Another link. That one is too slow.

    by superninja

  • March 6, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Tunak Tunak Tun!

    by Bronx Cheer

    I love that video, but the VFX are so bad! It completely takes you out of the scene. All that fucking green screen. Where's Dykstra? So fake!

  • March 6, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    It's awesome what are you talking about?

    by superninja


  • March 6, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    About Time

    by Saluki

    This damned movie started looking interesting. I like the music this time around too. I've always hated Hob/Green Goblin, so Cyber-Ninja this bad boy up!

  • March 6, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 3???

    by Kiera Knightley's Sexy Beanpole

    too soon!

  • March 6, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Do you think PP and Harry will make up?

    by Bronx Cheer

    I hate to think of those two doing any more damage to the brick facades of beautiful New York City. I mean, couldn't they settle their differences the way all grown men do, by sleeping with the other guy's girl?

  • March 6, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Bronx Cheer

    by Kiera Knightley's Sexy Beanpole

    walls before ho's, bro.. right on

  • March 6, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Even though I complain, I have to admit. . .

    by heyscot

    . . .the scene was awesome. It looks like they have a strong script again (at least with what I saw) and the action was once again great. Kudos to the effects team for pulling that scene between Peter and Harry off--that was technical virtuosity, and the head hitting the pipe at the end was some awesome sound editing! I'm pumped to see the movie and look forward to seeing how Raimi & Company balance out all of the other characters with the story as a whole. S.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Indian FF4: Part 3

    by Doctor_Sin

    Thing: It now appears to be the time for unleashing amazing amounts of clobbering and endless smackdowns.<p>The Human Curry: Oh, I most wholeheartedly agree, Mr. Thing - and I, too, shall join in by commanding my physical form to swiftly become engulfed in the heavenly fires of spiciness!

  • March 6, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    Liking the series. Probably a better script than what Tim Story worked with.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    spidey clip.

    by dynamicb

    Pretty Badass. They shouldve saved it for the big screen though. I think they showed too much.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Harry! Those boards don't work on water!!!

    by Bob C. Cock

    Unless you've got POWER!

  • March 6, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    So, Bob Cock, what do you think of the Goblin, Cock?

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    I just figured out why Peter didn't spidersense Harry..

    by Bronx Cheer

    ..coming up from behind him on the scooter. It's because Harry had taken Peter from behind so many times before, it's second nature to Peter.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    glad so many of you hate it already, so now...

    by crankyoldguy

    I don't have to sit at the movies with my kid alongside you idiots. And to the ones who don't want ANY comic book films, just don't go then, you dimwits. Boycott, I could care less. Looks like more fun to me than half the boring, dull acclaimed movies of the past year that masquerade as art when they're non-medicinal valium subsitutes. Sure there's really crap, but this ain't it, children.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    You Dorks Bitch About Everything

    by NHRonin

    Ridiculousness abounds!

  • March 6, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Not so impressed with what I saw.

    by Breotan

    The bluescreen Parker in civvies was pretty raw, color and contrast not very good. Hopefully it's just a rough cut and the final print will be better quality. Also, the scene with Aunt May was a little slow and didn't really have much punch with Peter just standing there like he'd just been done by a taxidermist. It also looks like this film might be a little too busy with Harry, Sandman, Black Suite, and Venom.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Silver Surfer vs. Johnny Storm owns this

    by AlwaysThere

    terrible SM3 blue-screen shit.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Good night, DHAMAKA2007 & COSMPIC POWERS

    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 6, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Not so impressed..

    by playahatersball

    with Breotan's spelling. Considering you're on a Spider-Man talkback, why do you not yet know how to spell "suit"?

  • March 6, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    I will direct it for sure. And tell you guys what spider-man should be.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Quick Question Way Off Topic

    by LazarusRevival

    I was wondering if any of you know why Paramount took down all of the Braveheart fan vids on YouTube. I created a few, and now they are all gone along with everyone elses. Sorry to interupt

  • March 6, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Harry definately does not die there

    by misnomer

    *MAJOR SPOILER* he pegs it saving spidey in act 3 from venom in the construction site

  • March 6, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by LazarusRevival

    I know it is copywritten material, and they have the right to do whatever they want with their properties, but I was just wondering,"Why now"?

  • March 6, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Misnomer: way to ruin the movie for me spoiler boy....

    by funnyhat


  • March 6, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

  • March 6, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST


    by Smashing

    I thought that looked amazing, the interpersonal reactions still resonate strongly and that fight, oh my gods, if this is a taste of whats to come how could anyone not be excited? I suspect the people moaning about the CG not looking real forget that there are actually no real Spiderman to draw comparisons from, so unless your swinging through NY on clotheslines where do you get off saying it looks fake?, how the hell do you know? Count me excited and front of que, this ones gonna own the summer. It was 5 am when I watched it and I was literally shouting out loud at my PC, go Spidey.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    by Blueballs333

    Take a peek....

  • March 7, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Too fucking cool...

    by DarthMusashi2112

    all that needed was Eva Mendes boobies, which rock yo.

  • March 7, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    speaking of eva mendez

    by hif4life

    i finally got to see ghostrider and man, that must have been the most laughable comic book movie ever, i tried so hard to take it serious but i just couldn't.. the editing and direction of the film were so horrible, i just couldnt stop laughing at the wrong places..

  • March 7, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    the very definition of ironic silliness:

    by samsquanch

    actually accusing (for real) fellow talkbackers in a nerd forum "dorks". <p> wait, NHRonin- aren't you the same weirdo that accused the government of losing vietnam because it was too "politically correct"? Wow man, I'm still shaking my head over that one, and that was like, two weeks ago.

  • March 7, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    What could happen...

    by andrew coleman

    (Spolier ALERT: Even though I'm probably dead wrong) I'm thinking Harry saves Peter somehow from Venom but also dies in the process. MJ leaves for LA and Peter only has his Aunt and Gwen at the end of 3. 4 you have the Lizard and I don't know Kraven? I have one question though in one of the clips at the end Sandman looks like he is growing the size of a building, what is that on him is that the black suit? Seeing that scene makes me think Sandman is also fighting at the end of this movie.

  • March 7, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    i've been cracking up

    by T 1000 xp professional

    reading these injun bashin posts.....wayy too insenstive.........Shiva from Mortal Kombat is not pleased

  • March 7, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Spiderman is too cool

    by T 1000 xp professional

    for Indian school

  • March 7, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    i'll back everything

    by T 1000 xp professional

    I said after i wake up tomorrow

  • March 7, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    take back*

    by T 1000 xp professional

  • March 7, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    Gods bless you, DHAMAKA2007

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I've been sitting here for half an hour not doing a lick of work and laughing my cold English ass off at your demented lunacy. Please, please, please bring your COSMPIC POWER into every talkback.<p>Thank you, buddy.

  • March 7, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST


    by misnomer

    well I did write MAJOR SPOILER in caps....what exactly were you expecting? that said I probably shouldnt have written that...this site needs to update the talkbacks and make it more like a forum....

  • March 7, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    Oh well there is always krrish 2, drona, B:TDK and other comic book movies to look forward to.

  • March 7, 2007, 6:29 a.m. CST

    WWW.DELL.COM ---- Powerbooks GOTTA EAT!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    err, wrong thread maybe?

  • March 7, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Toby announces that this is is last Spidey flick...

    by Freefinger

    Who else think that Jamie Bamber who plays Apollo on Battlestar Galactica might be a suitable follow-up?<P>I'm thinking that he could bring an older version of Spidey, he has the built to wear the suit and with a good Director behind the lens he could do a good acting job... <p>I'm wondering who else could fill in the shoes and make Parker seem a little less "kid that never grew up" feel to it. Not that I'm bashing Tobey on this, it's just that he doesn't look like he could make the character grow up he has that "too young" look which was great for the first two movies (We'll see about the third, I ain't giving up yet) but I'd like to see the fourth movie take place a couple of years later, Spidey has been on the block for a couple of years. Parker has established himself has a fairly good Photographer.<P>I think that Jamie Bamber could fill in after Tobey. He's got the Parker look, actign is not great but then a Tv Series doesn't always get the best budgets to help out and get those 20 + takes and a good Director will help out develop the skills he'll need.<P>Anyways, just a tought...

  • March 7, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    CGI complaints

    by just pillow talk

    I can understand the complaints in this series since there have been times when the CGI was bad. But it has not bothered me since the rest of the story was great for me, so it's easy to forgive some of the CGI.<p>By way of comparison, I think everyone can say that the little CGI that was in Superman Returns was pretty good, but of course the story sucked. I would rather have the CGI of Spiderman than Superman Returns if the story is much better. Plus I don't think the CGI was bad in this clip to begin with.

  • March 7, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    And I'm with Quake II on the Mary Jane thing..

    by Freefinger

    ...Dunst just doesn't do Mary Jane any justice... She has nothing to turn heads, oh of course she'll put out like a bent backwards brokeback screaming banshee in the back of Jake Gyllenhaal's 69 camaro, but has far as looking like a top notch model that gets the heads turning... <P>I give her a 2.5 out of 50... <P>They need to get a real looker for the next flicks. A natural redhead would be nice, I'm guessing there might be a few out there.<P>As far as J. Jonah Jameson is concerned, don't change him.. keep J.K. Simmons in! Jesus! WHo else looks the freaking part better than him!?!?!?<P>James Franco was another good casting call that should stay on if they continue (Unless they kill him too in the Spidey 3 flick (Hell why not kill everyone, we all know how expensive it is to keep people behind bars, and the fact that the character actually died in the comic book would be somewhat of a good thing to go on, but he still hasn't met the wife and gotten the kids so...).<p> Who else wants to go at it and see who else could fill the shoes for the next flick...

  • March 7, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Amen to that ust pillow talk...

    by Freefinger

    CGI is not going to be perfect that's for sure, but like you said, when a story is in there we can forget about it not being 100% perfect to looking like the real thing.<P>ANd Spiderman's flicks may not have had an Oscar nomination for "Best Story" that's for sure, it still had some of the elements that made it seem good enough to love the movie and want to buy it.<P>Superman, was the biggest disapointment ever. And the CGI were pretty damn cool. but when you get to the Storyline and you feel like you're being cheated by some lame ass director (notice the NOT capitalized "D" for the title 'cause he does not deserve it) then you start picking on the smaller things that shouldn't even get a bad review. Story aside I would've given Superman Rerun an 8.5 out of 10 for the effects ("Rerun", yes.. it's a freaking copy off of the first movie which makes it the most un-imagined story ever). But since the storyline was so blatenly destroyed then it affects everything and drops it down to 5.

  • March 7, 2007, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Uh, DHAMAKA2007?

    by Abin Sur

    Dude, you're a little nuts - don't tell people you're a DC fan, ok? Because it takes a long time to overcome some of the stereotypes associated with DC. Like Elongated Man. And Detective Chimp.

  • March 7, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Sam Raimi is the real master in

    by CuervoJones

    using actors as cartoons

  • March 7, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer


  • March 7, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Tobey is definitely gone

    by amrisharmpit

    He has said so in many interviews. I'm sure they will wave a lot of money at him, but does he really need it? I think he's kind of bored with these movies. As for his replacement, I still say Jake Gyllenhaal is getting into that suit.

  • March 7, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Dasher - Your choice..

    by Freefinger

    ...Is good.. and if they get him, we're almost sure of not getting Dunst back because of their off again - on again relationship, who would want to risk the bitch fight on the set?! No Dunst = BONUS!

  • March 7, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I think someone new for Parker would be a good thing

    by just pillow talk

    Dunst is like Bosworth for me...doesn't do anything for me in the movies.

  • March 7, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Cast M. Night as Peter Parker and let him direct

    by Bronx Cheer

    and let him write the script. The story would reveal that PP actually killed Uncle Ben weeks before the day it appeared he died. He kept his body in the fruit cellar, took him out and dressed him up and left him sitting in a rocking chair while PP tended to their motel, Ben Parkers' Rest Lodge. Then one night a car pulls in, and a beautiful woman checks into the Lodge. She is played by Hallie Berry and is dressed like a cat. He spies on her through a peephole while she gives herself a tongue bath. He gets excited, shoots his web prematurely, and kills her and puts her in the trunk of her car and encases the car with webs. He then takes Dead Uncle Ben to town, frames a lowlife for his murder, and spends the rest of his days making shadow puppets against the walls of the NY Public Library, whistling the theme from "The Magnificent Seven" quietly to the rats who squeal their approval. Gold, I tell ya, gold.

  • March 7, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Dunst needs to go also

    by amrisharmpit

    Her acting is wooden in these films and they always make her look ugly. I don't get it. She has done better acting - and LOOKED better - in so many other films. Check out Elizabethtown, Crazy/Beautiful, The Virgin Suicides. Maybe they will recast MJ or write her out of the series.

  • March 7, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Captain America is dead...

    by Onomaki Forp

    God help us all.

  • March 7, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Onomaki Forp

    by Freefinger

    Don't worry.. He's frozen... He'll be back in 40 or 50 years...<p>Yeah Dunst needs to go. Having seomone to replace the cast that's in place should be done by a big name Director. This way you pull some credibility on the new choices. And heck, it,s not like Marvel Studio or Sony don't have the money to back up a big gun on the next flick. Sam Raimi id a good job, but The second movie with Doc Octupus did not push us in a new direction. Hopefully this third one will with all the darknest of the Venom Symbiote.<P>Anyway, need new blood for the next flicks. I'm also hoping to see only one good vilain next time around. Three just seems too much. Let's get the Lizard, or Electro, heck let's go for RIHNO. Sandman is a classic and needs to be in this third one, I tip my hat off to Raimi for going for him.

  • March 7, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    This Is Madness...!

    by buster00


  • March 7, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Nice Hammock

    by SakeDickens2006

    I wonder if it makes a squeeking sound when they're you know...

  • March 7, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by DHAMAKA2007

    aka Bronx Cheer go on dude.

  • March 7, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by liljuniorbrown

    I might have gotten carried away with my fantasy casting but for a dead guy he's made it to every movie so far. I guess the best route would be like you said ,having someone else step in the Goblin suit and scaring the shit out of Parker. I also agree that if Tobey Maguire backs out of a fourth and says he won't do anymore the movies will go on without him just like the Bond films, only cooler. There is just way to much source material to stop after three and for the love of God the money just keeps growing each time. Mark my words if Maguire and Dunst both go out then the casting call for a new Spiderman will bring out the hottest young Hollywood stars around.

  • March 8, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Jimmy 009

    by Thunder Mammoth

    didn't get back to your comments quick enough to be relevant to this board anymore... but i appreceiate your comments back. you make some excellent points, and i would be inclined to agreeing with them.

  • March 8, 2007, 1 a.m. CST


    by Thunder Mammoth


  • March 8, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    You're probably not coming back to this TB, but just in case....<p>I just watched the first Spidey movie again last night, and I'm not sure where your problem is with MJ/cable car. Spidey grabs MJ first,swings to the falling cable car, and with MJ holding on, grabs the cable car's cable, and shoots his web at the bridge. The Goblin comes flying in repeatedly whacking him while MJ is sliding down the cable to the cable car. There is not one instance when Spidey is struggling to hold MJ. Not sure what you saw dude...