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Movie Review – Venom

Principal Cast : Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Melora Walters. Synopsis:  When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life. ****** I admit, I was among the cynical horde who decried Sony’s decision to push forward with its Spider-Man-free franchise when they were effectively forced to strike a deal with Disney-held Marvel Studios for the co-rights to the famous web-slinger. What the MCU didn’t get, however, were Spider-Man’s rogues gallery, of which…

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Movie Review – Amazing Spider-Man 2, The: Rise Of Electro

An increase in character numbers, a surfeit of action, and plenty of Peter/Gwen angst makes for a jam-packed movie, a movie so jam-packed it cannot sustain itself outside of a couple of well made action set-pieces. Logic goes out the window, the film often disregards its own internal common sense at times, and much of the character development falls flatter than a squashed insect, making this Spider-Man adventure relatively hollow at the end of the day. Superficially exciting and most assuredly the definition of a “blockbuster”, a more detailed look into the film’s working uncover a raft of problems that make it merely another brightly colored turkey.

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Movie Review – Amazing Spider-Man, The

Lengthy, yet crucially fast-paced this revamp of the Spider-Man franchise delivers another version of the Origin Story, albeit in a fresh and invigorating manner. Garfield is wonderful as Spidey, Emma Stone is the definitive Gwen Stacey (sorry Bryce Howard) and Ifans’ performance as the tragic villain is solid back-up. Overall, a pleasant diversion and a great take on Spider-Man, and I can’t wait to see where they take this next.

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Movie Review – Web vs Wheels: The Spider-Man Trilogy vs The Transformers Trilogy

Giant robots fighting on Earth. Heroic spider-themed young man finding his way in the world. Measure out in equal increments, stir rapidly until explosions and effects look shiny, and serve with a cool drink and surround sound. The ultimate trilogy Smack (at least for this year!) finally lands on Earth, as we put Optimus Prime, the Decepticons and all that Bayhem into the ring with Spider-Man, Doc Oc, Sandman and Mary Jane Watson. And we all know Kirsten Dunst can land a punch. It’s The Spider-Man Trilogy vs The Transformers Trilogy. It’s an all out geek-cool battle to the finish!!

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Movie Review – Spider-Man 2

– Summary – Director :  Sam Raimi Year Of Release :   2004 Principal Cast :  Tobey Mcguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, JK Simmons, Donna Murphy, Daniel Gilles, Willem Dafoe. Approx Running Time :   127 Minutes Synopsis:  Spider-Man meets his match in the evil Doc Oc, a former scientist who has four gigantic robotic arms fused to his back in an experiment gone wrong. What we think :   One of the best comic-book films ever made – certainly one of the best sequels of all time –…

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Movie Review – Spider-Man

– Summary – Director :  Sam Raimi Year Of Release :   2002 Principal Cast :  Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco, JK Simmons, Rosemary Harris, Cliff Robertson, James Manganiello, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Papajohn. Approx Running Time :   121 Minutes Synopsis:   Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker wakes to discover he has mutant abilities akin to that of an arachnid: he can climb walls, shoots web fluid from his wrists, and has heightened strength and senses. As he learns to control his powers, he must also face down…

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Movie Review – Spider-Man 3

– Summary – Director :   Sam Raimi Year Of Release :   2007 Principal Cast :  Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Hayden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, JK Simmons, Dylan Baker, Willem Dafoe, Cliff Robertson, James Cromwell. Approx Running Time :   139 Minutes Synopsis:   Spider-Man must battle a villain known as Sandman, but also a dark version of himself known as Venom. What we think :   Tiresome, overburdened Spider-Man franchise entry has plenty to offer but very little substance or nuance. It’s all bloat, all overkill,…

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