Spider-Man

 

 

Spider-Man (2002)
Rated PG-13 


Genre:
Action/Sci-Fi/ Adventure/ Thriller 


Directed by
Sam Raimi 

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, J.K. Simmons, Michael Papajohn, Randy Poffo, Joe Manganiello, Rosemary Harris. 

 

After being bitten by a radioactive spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker gains "spider-like" abilities which he must eventually use to fight evil as a superhero. The simplicity of this story is what makes Spider-Man, so credibile.

 

In comparison to most superheroes, Spider-Man is totally believable (if ANY superhero can be) because of what he can't do. He's not invisible, he's not indestructible and he can't fly. Spidey only has four basic powers and even they have their limits.

Everything else he has comes from Peter's extremely high I.Q. and mental capacity. The design of his web-shooters, the webbing itself and the design of his costume is all, Peter Parker. 

 

 

 

 

He has the proportionate strength of a spider (he can lift approximately 10 tons), superhuman reflexes, the ability to stick to most surfaces, and a subconscious "spider-sense" that warns him of danger...that's it! 

 

Spider-Man can be just about anybody and that's why we love him.

 

Remember the Spider-Man cartoon theme song?? 

 

Spider-Man, Spider-Man
Does whatever a spider can:
Spins a web, any size,Catches thieves just like flies--
Look out:
Here comes the Spider-Man.

 

 -ed




Superman (1978)
Rated PG 


Genre:
Action /Fantasy /Family/ Adventure/ Sci-Fi 


Directed by
Richard Donner

Cast: Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Margot Kidder

 

Unable to convince the ruling council of Krypton that their world will destroy itself soon, scientist Jor-El takes drastic measures to preserve the Kryptonian race: He sends his infant son Kal-El to Earth. 

 

There, gaining great powers under Earth's yellow sun, he will become Superman: A champion of truth and justice.

 

Superman is as American as apple-pie. He even flies the Stars and Stripes in "Supe" II. 

 

The Superman trilogy was cool enough to have Richard Pryor in "Supe" III. 

 

"Supe" EVEN got caught-up with Lois Lane and gave up ALL his superpowers over "the Boo-tay". He was definetly "on one" but he recovered nicely to save the world, once again.

 

 

Remember how you felt after leaving the theater? Besides having to dodge ALL those kids running around with their arms thrust- forward yelling, "I'm Superman...I'm Superman." You probably felt like you could conquer the world.

 

I know I did. 

 

Now what Superman NEEDS to do is fly his ass down here and deal with that Bin Laden "cat". 

 

Lex Luthor aint got s#!% on Bin Laden. 

 

 -ed

 

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