February 14, 2011
This new movie Spiderman movie has gotta be one of
the most cynical exploitations of a beloved franchise ever. The
original movie with Tobey Maguire isn't even 9 years-old yet. And
SPIDERMAN 3 isn't even 4 years-old.
I'm looking forward to THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, partially because
movie quality is usually very bad overall anyway. This project will
likely be one of the better ones.
I think of this franchise's exploitation a little like
Shakespeare. Does the world need anymore Shakespeare
interpretations? No. Are we going to see another dozen of them over
the next decade? Yeah, probably. No one criticizes Shakespeare
lovers from attending his plays and movies...over and over
Is the Spiderman franchise equal to Shakespeare's plays? Nah,
but if people enjoy making the film and continue to enjoy watching
it...why have a problem with that?