I still can't really get behind anything I've seen of this, it still looks like Twilight: Web of Spider-Man.
I don't get it.
Why? Because it has a younger representative cast? I'm sorry, but Spider-man was the original kid superhero so even though Garfield is 28 and looks like he is a teen(Although Macquire was 27 when he was cast and he looked like he was 27), he is supposed to live a life of a normal high school teenager. In other words, it wouldn't be Spider-man if he wasn't a kid first. Miles Morales shown this. Ultimate Spider-man perfected it. Spectacular Spider-man displayed the perfection.
Because there is romance? I, again, apologize, but what do you think this is? Batman? Spider-man is one of the few superheroes who have something resembling a normal romance life. Spider-man without romance isn't Spider-man at all. Spider-man isn't some brooding,chastened superhero who is too afraid to fall in love with another individual because he is too caught up in his super hero life to look for women. That is something that I loved about him. There is someone with a true life underneath that mask. Unlike Batman, everybody understands Peter because there is a life underneath that mask. No one gives a shit about Bruce Wayne. Hell, Bruce Wayne doesn't give a shit about Bruce Wayne because he completely dissociates himself from who he feels he really is, Batman. Spider-man/Peter Parker is completely different. He loves in and out the mask. He wants to marry and have a family and in the comic universe, has.
What makes Spider-man's romantic life anything but Twilight, isn't because he gets pretty girls and it becomes some drawn out shallow romance, but how they interact with him in his alias as Spider-man. Gwen Stacey has a dad that hates Spider-man and she begins to hate him herself as she thought Spider-man killed her dad. Black Cat loved Spider-man and constantly asks him to ditch the mundane life as Peter Parker. Mary Jane Watson who pretty much exemplified everything that had to do with a normal romantic life as possible since she not only supported everything Peter was doing, but was completely devoted to him and wished that he would stop being Peter Parker so damn much. All of this "romance," is affected by the duality of him being both Peter Parker and Spider-man which is completely necessary to show. And I love how they started with Gwen Stacey instead of Mary Jane, again, showing that if there is a sequel which there probably will be, we will get some actual tangible scenes involving love and lost unlike the Raimi movies where they casted Mary Jane as a frigid bitch(RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and really did nothing to convey anything real about the romance, upside down kiss be damned.
And finally, Twilight will never have moments when two teenagers are wondering if they should have sex with each other and then decide to put off until marriage that doesn't feel forced and convey the message that having sex before marriage is wrong like so.
So if there isn't romance in Spider-man, it ain't Spider-man. So I expect teenage romance in my Spider-man movie.
Edited by turbojet, 12 February 2012 - 06:05 PM.