Posts Tagged ‘spider-man’

Serious Spandex: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

By Alice O'Connor on April 7th, 2014.

Does whatever a spider can

Batman & Robin is, I will insist until my dying days, one of the best-executed superhero movies. “What killed the dinosaurs?” Arnold Schwarzenegger asks as Mr. Freeze. “The ice age!” he cries as he starts blasting away with an ice laser. It wanted to be an absurd take on dim memories of Adam West-era Batman silliness and by Jove, the neon eyefuck certainly succeeded. Modern spandex flicks, no, they’re trying too hard to be mature, edgy, and grown-up. The balance they try to strike between the fantastic and the human rarely works.

Come see what I mean in a new trailer for the tie-in Amazing Spider-Man 2 game, then I’m sure you’ll agree with me that Batman & Robin is brilliant and we should all thank Joel Schumacher.

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Secret Wars: Mirror’s Edge vs Spider-Man

By Alec Meer on July 22nd, 2011.

I snarked on Twitter a few days back that the people making the new Spider-Man film (a reboot, hilariously) must be more than a little familiar with Mirror’s Edge given the astonishingly familiar first-person-perspective ultra-parkour sequence in its trailer, but this cheeky compar-o-video makes for proof positive. ..
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Does Some of What A Spider Can: PC Spidey

By Alec Meer on September 13th, 2010.

I am a 31 year old man. I have played and written about some of the most stunning, thoughtful and esoteric games ever created. My ears shouldn’t twitch even slightly at news of a new superhero game. God help me, they do. God help me.

And so it came to pass that my inner child-nerd gave a gleeful start upon hearing that Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is due on PC before the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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