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RiffTrax Discussion => Individual RiffTrax Discussion => Spider-Man => Topic started by: BathTub on October 09, 2007, 11:58:24 PM

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Post by: BathTub on October 09, 2007, 11:58:24 PM
what's the verdict?
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Post by: Pak-Man on October 10, 2007, 01:33:23 AM
Rock solid! A good healthy dose of laughs from start to finish. :^)
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Post by: RoninFox on October 10, 2007, 06:02:51 AM
Awesome stuff.  The three man riffs have been on a solid roll.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 10, 2007, 09:47:03 AM
A 6, but more of a 6.5. Inconsistant moments of funny.
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Post by: Maverick Joe Six-Pack on October 10, 2007, 10:28:08 AM
Hilarious from start to finish.  10!
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Post by: Minnesota on October 10, 2007, 11:51:59 AM
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Post by: Ortega on October 10, 2007, 12:10:13 PM
I gave it an 8.  Funny stuff...
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Post by: Don W on October 11, 2007, 08:38:19 AM
I gave it an 8, consistently funny riffing from start to finish.
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Post by: RVR II on October 12, 2007, 08:26:06 PM
A 9
Awsomely Hilarious!!
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Post by: KaneRobot on October 15, 2007, 07:28:06 PM
Great job. My favorite one 6 months.  Multiple laugh-out-loud moments.

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Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 10, 2008, 03:20:33 PM
We've missed a few here and there (bought the trax, just haven't watched them all yet) and we just finally watched this one.

It was really great. In fact my favourites are usually the comic book movies.

I think Fantastic Four and X-Men were probably getter, but this is one we'll watch again for sure.

I gave it an 8.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on March 14, 2008, 07:47:44 AM
I've always liked Spider-Man, it's one of the few comic book movies that managed to balance all the required ingredients. The proceedings were taken seriously but the filmmakers didn't forget this was based on a comic book. There was no overload of either self-aware irony or dour histrionics that tipped the movie to one side or the other. Raimi played things close to the vest, let the material handle the heavy lifting and in the end he wound up with one of the better comic book adaptations on film. Sure, it's has some warts... In the opening hour or so it looks like Toby McGuire is about to cry at any given moment (and does on a few occasions),  Kirstin Dunst looks a little lost in many scenes and sometimes the CGI slaps you across the face like a wet fish... But these are minor nitpicks.

As far as the Rifftrax, the guys also seem to balance things out nicely. They enjoy poking fun at the inherent goofiness behind the title character, but never take things so seriously as to forget it's a comic book movie. I forgot how long those opening credits were, as the little "radioactive blood" bit at the open is funny enough at first... but sorta peters out before the credit sequence does. However, once the movie itself starts rolling, so do the riffers. Their pace is confident and relaxed. They never feel like they are fighting the movie... and the riffs just keep rolling without ever feeling forced. While there maybe aren't as many big laugh of loud zingers as in some of the other three-man booths (Daredevil / Episode 1), Spider-Man gets the nod for overall consistency. Willem Dafoe joins that spectacular constellation of Robert Loggia, Jesse Ventrua and Gary Busey as supporting actors who add riff fuel out of all proportion to their screen time.

An enjoyable movie on it's own which only becomes that much more fun with the Rifftrax gang involved. As much as I love Rifftrax, in my experience it's rare to enjoy both the source movie and the riffing with equal measure. Usually the awfulness of the movie swings you purely to the riffers... or the non-stop riff assault obscures the movie itself. Here you can enjoy both the movie and the riffs with equal aplomb, which in itself raises this one ahead of the pack. This is one of their best efforts and without a doubt, the funniest thing that will ever be associated with The New Adventures of Old Christine. 9/10
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Post by: arutha1000 on April 10, 2008, 09:35:07 AM

It was inconsistent. There were so many goofy things that weren't joked about. The best part is in the preview with Bonesaw. If they had the same silly comments like during that scene throughout more of the movie, it would've been funny. That, and when Mike kept getting everyone's name wrong (Parker Piper). Not bad, not great.