Expressions of humanity from a foolish optimist, who does his best to love everyone.
I hate to break it to you, but it wasn't Willem Dafoe's dick in Antichrist. They needed a dick double because Lars Von Trier thought Dafoe's was too big, and audiences wouldn't find it believable that it belongs to Dafoe.
“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.” - Jason Aaron, Thor Writer
As i have said many times, I am very interested in female characters in literature and media. Therefore, when this announcement was made the other day, I was not immediately happy, like many people…
Now, I’m the type of comic book fan that will watch a comic book movie multiple times for no real reason. With DC movies, i like to pick up on the references to other characters or alternate storylines that i recognize. In Marvel movies, i don’t really notice those things because i don’t know them. However, i really enjoy “The Amazing Spiderman” for a different reason. As I write this, i realize that the same can be said about “Man of Steel” (though I was hardcore fangirling at all the DC universe easter eggs and references during that movie).
The amazing Spiderman has been on the movie channels a lot lately so I’ve been watching it. I first saw it a few months ago. I honestly didn’t expect too much from it and i was very pleasantly surprised. There are three main reasons i enjoyed this movie. If you have not seen the movie, don’t read ahead!
1. Casting – The cast of this movie is great. Andrew Garfield makes the perfect Spiderman, and a believable awkward and quirky Peter Parker. Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy gives her that girl-next-door type vibe without making her a hyper sexualized, impossible to get girl. Denis Leary as Captain Stacy is probably the best casting call of the whole movie. He perfectly portrays the emotions and heroism of a New York city cop and father. Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben was inspiring. The reason these characters are so great is because they are relatable. These actors portray their characters so that we think “oh hey, that could be me” while watching it. I mean, that’s what the message is anyway, right?
2. The message - The message of this story is great. Unlike a lot of other Superheroes, Peter Parker doesn’t have some destiny or higher calling. He wasn’t created or sent to do something. He is just a kid trying to learn how to be a responsible adult. And that’s where the movie shines, i think. Throughout the course of the movie, Peter starts to learn about what being responsible really means. He feels guilty for his Uncle’s murder, so he goes around trying to get revenge. He thinks hes being responsible and helping people, but in reality he’s just trying to help himself. After Captain Stacy talks about how Spiderman has a vendetta and isn’t helping people, Peter realizes that its true. This is shown when he goes to the bridge when the lizard is attacking. This is the first time he is depicted going out there just to help and not to hunt down his uncle’s killer. However, Peter doesn’t just stop there. Once he learns that it is Dr. Connors that is the lizard, he doesn’t try to go take him out on his own. He doesn’t pull a Batman where he thinks only he can stop it. He goes to Captain Stacy and tries to work with him on it. Then, at the end of the movie, Spiderman and Captain Stacy defeat the Lizard together. The message isn’t like so many other superhero movies that say “screw the rules, do what you think is best!” The message here is, “Work with the rules and you will be more successful.”
3. Gwen Stacy’s role – So often in the Superhero genre the female love interest gets treated terribly. They get killed off, kidnapped (I’m looking at you, Mary-Jane), threatened, or are used as some pawn in the villain’s game. They didn’t do that with Gwen. Gwen served a purpose the entire time she was there. In fact, without Gwen, peter would not have been able to stop the Lizard from infecting everyone. Gwen went to Oscorp and made the antidote. She didn’t need help, she didn’t need someone to watch her. She did it. Then, when the Lizard comes for the machine, she hides it from him, stalling him. When he finds it, he leaves her there. How often do you see a Superhero movie where the bad guy just ignored the female love interest? To be fair, I would say that he more so decides that she sin’t worth the time, and leaves, since shes throwing fire at him at the moment, but it doesn’t make a difference. And you know what? The way it was done was way better than if they kidnapped Gwen.
So, the Amazing Spiderman is pretty good, and if you have’t seen it yet then go check it out. I have yet to see the second one, but I will soon enough. How do you feel about the movie? Are there any other Superhero movies that you feel similarly about? Let me know!Why “The Amazing Spiderman” is better every time i watch it… Now, I’m the type of comic book fan that will watch a comic book movie multiple times for no real reason.
Win BelladonnaQ’s iPad 3!
Four month old white 16G iPad 3 with charger and case (shown) along with box. Will be re-set to manufacturer settings.
Rules + Info:
- Will ship to anywhere in the world.
- You don’t have to follow me, but a follow gets an extra entry.
- I am a Sherlock-centric/fanfic/fanart blog. Ye be warned.
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- Reblogs count, notes do not. Up to two reblogs max.
- Winner will be selected randomly on July 8th, 7pm PST.
- Winner has 72 hours to respond to my Ask before I go to runner up
- Winner must be willing to give me their address
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- Kitties not included
I just wanted to do something nice for the community I’m in, since you guys are so wonderful. This is legit.
I would like it to stay within the Sherlock/Doctor Who/Supernatural/Marvel fandom but I know shit happens. I guess we’ll see. :)Honestly, if like ten people enter I’ll be happy.
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