木曜日, 7月 15, 2004

The webslinger cometh... or swingeth, rather

i used to really love marvel comics when i was 12 (all credit goes to turq). i got into (the amazing!) spider-man a little bit, reading stuff from the lee-ditko era (reissues, i ain't that old!). the story-telling was great. spidey's witty retorts and taunts did it for me! the villains (a new one every issue) were varied in powers and skills (the usual fare of the green goblin, doc ock and electro, to name a few) but some were rubbish (namely kraven the hunter...). my spidey experience was however limited to the early part of the 80's as i'd pretty much lost interest when i entered boarding school.

The UGC@Don Valleywell. saw the first ever showing of the eagerly-awaited spider-man 2 (with the lip-tenyeh-ing uncut and sans subtitles) on its official day of release early this morning. 0005 hours. on a 'school night' (hah! what, me worry? i saw britney *oops* in a city 90 miles away on a 'school night'). went with the neon, and arrived a little on the early side. long live geekdom (loads of 'em jay and silent bob types at the cinema, in various shapes and sizes too)!

i know many have blogged about this superb effects-ladened cinematic piece. from the well-written, to-the-point kinda reviews to the incredulously verbose what-the-hell-are-you-talking-about-THIS-IS-SPIDERMAN-NOT-TERMS-OF-ENDEARMENT(!) kinda write-ups.

both the neon and i agree that this movie rocks big time, exemplified by the photos seen khere*:

Classic comic book poses recreated flawlessly!


khere:

One of the best fight sequences created on CG, I can assure you!


and, khere:

M-J... now we're talkin'!


(*the word here: to be read with an arabic lilt, and accentuate the R's...)

to quote stan lee, excelsior!

and by the way, captain john jameson. don't think your poster boy good looks (i'm sure you gals find him oh-so dishy *swoon*) can charm our M-J. go piss off to the sea of tranquility on your bloomin' apollo rocket or something! (you go, peter!)

apart from the obvious clues on who the baddie might be in the next movie, i thought there is also a subtle clue, especially to readers of the spider-man comics, of another possible villain in the works. we shall wait, with bated breath.

[acknowledgment: thanks to sony pictures for making their pics downloadable on their website (all credits to them!)]