Saw Spider-Man 2 on Friday night. Very good. Better in many ways than the first one, and the first one was very good, too. Herewith some additional thoughts, but they might be spoilerish, so only read on if you’ve seen the movie (or are willing to risk it).
Spider-Man rules! I have to admit, I had initial doubts for some time now, but after seeing it tonight, “Spider-Man” turned out to be a great movie— one of the best comic book adaptions that I’ve ever seen. I was blown away by how good the web slinging/swinging effects were; extremely realistic, with Spider-Man moving and swinging just the way you’d expect someone to. This was classic Spidey at its best— very true to the mythology, with only sensible changes to bring it more in line with a movie adaption.
Probably the only fault I can find is that there are 1 or 2 scenes which are overly Matrix-ish. You’ll know them when you see them. But then, what movie these days doesn’t have some sort of Matrix tribute/rip-off?
We’re going out to see “Spider-Man” tomorrow! I actually get to go see a movie, and on opening day, no less! Last movie in the theater we saw was “The Mothman Prophecies”— not my choice, an entirely forgettable movie, pass it by— and before that, I was able to make it to “The Lord of the Rings” but that’s the last I can remember. Such is life with kids!