History Film / SpiderManTrilogy

24th Mar '16 7:54:10 AM Peridonyx
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** And Eddie Brock: despite being TheSociopath and a [[SmugSnake slimeball]], his downward spiral into madness that ends up consuming him when he bonds with the Symbiote is just sad. Also Sandman and Harry, who are on the AntiVillain side of things. Really, the only villains without any tragedy to them are Dennis Carradine and the alien symbiote.

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** And Eddie Brock: despite being TheSociopath and a [[SmugSnake slimeball]], his downward spiral into madness that ends up consuming him when he bonds with the Symbiote is just sad. Also Sandman and Harry, who are on the AntiVillain side of things. Really, the only villains without any tragedy to them are Dennis Carradine Carradine, the aforementioned "Goblin" SplitPersonality, the ArtificialIntelligence of Ock's "tentacles", and the alien symbiote.
22nd Mar '16 4:39:17 PM Peridonyx
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* NoSympathy: Mary Jane rather infamously gives this to Peter on more than one occasion. In the first movie, when Peter beats up the bullies, she merely walks away in disgust -- despite him visibly only doing so in self-defense. And throughout the second, she gives him some WhatTheHellHero treatment for repeatedly missing her play -- sure, she doesn't know that he's Spider-Man [[spoiler:(yet)]]; however, not only does she indeed know that he's borderline impoverished (which would make it pretty difficult for anyone to be able to go to such a high-class event) and busy fighting an uphill battle trying to juggle work and college, but he actually does manage to make it anyway at one point (only to be denied entry due to being too late to be seated) in front of an usher who could easily verify his whereabouts for MJ.

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* NoSympathy: Mary Jane rather infamously gives this to Peter on more than one occasion. In the first movie, when Peter beats up the bullies, she merely walks away in disgust -- despite him visibly only doing so in self-defense. And throughout the second, she gives him some WhatTheHellHero treatment for repeatedly missing her play -- sure, she doesn't know that he's Spider-Man [[spoiler:(yet)]]; however, not only does she indeed know that he's borderline impoverished (which and busy fighting an uphill battle trying to juggle work and college (even one of which, realistically, would make it pretty difficult for anyone to be able to go to such a high-class event) and busy fighting an uphill battle trying to juggle work and college, event), but he actually does manage to make it anyway at one point (only to be denied entry due to being too late to be seated) in front of an usher who could easily verify his whereabouts for MJ.
22nd Mar '16 4:36:15 PM Peridonyx
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* NoSympathy: Mary Jane rather infamously gives this to Peter on more than one occasion. In the first movie, when Peter beats up the bullies, she merely walks away in disgust -- despite him visibly only doing so in self-defense. And throughout the second, she gives him some WhatTheHellHero treatment for repeatedly missing her play -- sure, she doesn't know that he's Spider-Man [[spoiler:(yet)]]; however, not only does she indeed know that he's borderline impoverished (which would make it pretty difficult for anyone to be able to go to such a high-class event) and busy fighting an uphill battle trying to juggle work and college, but he actually does manage to make it anyway at one point (only to be denied entry due to being too late to be seated) in front of an usher who could easily verify his whereabouts for MJ.
29th Feb '16 12:15:58 AM JulianLapostat
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** In terms of overall story, the film's focus on LoveDodecahedron for its dramatic tension draws squarely from the soap opera of the Lee-Romita years, rather than the bildungsroman[=/=]science-fiction of the original stories, or the more weirder and complicated runs in later Spider-Man arcs.

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** In terms of overall story, the film's focus on LoveDodecahedron for its dramatic tension draws squarely from the soap opera of the Lee-Romita years, rather than the bildungsroman[=/=]science-fiction of the original stories, or the more weirder and complicated runs in later Spider-Man arcs. Most notably Peter's personal involvement with his villains, either knowing them before transformation (Dr. Octopus, Eddie Brock, Flint Marko) or being connected to them personally (Norman Osborn) came from this era, whereas in the earlier stories, Peter had no connection to any of these villains.



** Harry Osborn (who is after all played by Creator/JamesFranco) starts hamming it up in the third movie.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Norman after taking a serum, goes from mild-Jerkass to full-Jerkass. Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
29th Feb '16 12:03:30 AM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films, though the 60s and early 70s are clearly the main inspiration.
* AdaptationalHeroism: A mild example. With the exception of Venom, almost all villains are more sympathetic compared to their comic book counterparts, some more, some less.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel a simpler thread:
** Tobey Maguire is visually
the films, though original Creator/SteveDitko Spider-Man, small, scrawny and awkward. However, his friendship with Harry Osborn is taken from the 60s ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan comics and early 70s are clearly draws from the main inspiration.
Romita years.
** Mary-Jane Watson is more or less a CompositeCharacter of several of Peter's girlfriends (Herself, Liz Allan, Betty Brant and aspects of Gwen Stacy) with [[AdaptationPersonalityChange a personality that is almost entirely different]] from her comics counterpart. She's less a charismatic and cheerful girl who adds levity to Peter's life while bravely dealing with her private baggage than a slightly troubled girl coping with resentment and trauma (from her abusive family and bad relationships).
** In terms of overall story, the film's focus on LoveDodecahedron for its dramatic tension draws squarely from the soap opera of the Lee-Romita years, rather than the bildungsroman[=/=]science-fiction of the original stories, or the more weirder and complicated runs in later Spider-Man arcs.
* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
**
A mild example. With the exception of Venom, almost all villains are more sympathetic compared to their comic book counterparts, some more, some less.less.
** Thanks to a slight and crucial change, Peter's origin also qualifies. In the Amazing Fantasy #15, Peter lets the burglar go out of petty selfishness and indifference. In the movie, Peter's wrestling manager (who did not get robbed in the comic) stiffs him and Peter deliberately lets the burglar escape out of spite and revenge. One can argue that Movie!Spidey is even more petty and jerkish, but painting the wrestling manager as an AssholeVictim arguably explains this action better, since Peter was already quite nice and altruistic before his transformation.
31st Dec '15 2:50:12 PM Forenperser
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* AdaptationalHeroism: A mild example. With the exception of the Green Goblin and Venom, almost all villains are more sympathetic compared to their comic book counterparts.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: A mild example. With the exception of the Green Goblin and Venom, almost all villains are more sympathetic compared to their comic book counterparts.counterparts, some more, some less.
10th Dec '15 8:53:12 AM HeraldAlberich
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* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.

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* IvyLeague: UsefulNotes/IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
22nd Aug '15 4:14:21 PM Tuckerscreator
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* PatrioticFervor: Seeing how the first film came out less than a year after 9/11, [[note]] And we'd be remiss not to mention the original trailer where Spidey webs a getaway helicopter [[FunnyAneurysmMoment between the Twin Towers]] [[/note]] the films have scenes of Spidey standing in front of giant American Flags and New Yorkers saying things like "You can't mess with us, this is America!". By ''3'', many critics ad audiences noted that the patriotism became a little excessive.

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* PatrioticFervor: Seeing how the first film came out less than a year after 9/11, [[note]] And we'd be remiss not to mention the original trailer where Spidey webs a getaway helicopter [[FunnyAneurysmMoment between the Twin Towers]] [[/note]] the films have scenes of Spidey standing in front of giant American Flags and New Yorkers saying things like "You can't mess with us, this is America!". By ''3'', many critics ad and audiences noted felt that the patriotism became had become a little excessive.
22nd Aug '15 4:11:15 PM RookiePro
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** Doc Ock, a patient teacher and loving husband who inadvertently caused the gruesome death of his wife when his experiment went horribly wrong. After crossing to the dark side for much of the movie, he chooses to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself]] to [[DeathEqualsRedemption save the city in the end.]]

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** Doc Ock, a patient teacher and loving husband who inadvertently caused the gruesome death of his wife when his experiment went horribly wrong. After crossing to the dark side for much of the movie, he chooses to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself]] to [[DeathEqualsRedemption [[RedemptionEqualsDeath save the city in the end.]]



* VillainousLegacy: Norman Osborn, posthumously. Although he dies at the end of the first film, his death haunts Harry throughout the rest of the trilogy and [[AvengingTheVillain motivates him to take revenge on Spider-Man [[spoiler:as the New Goblin]]]].

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* VillainousLegacy: Norman Osborn, posthumously. Although he dies at the end of the first film, his death haunts Harry throughout the rest of the trilogy and [[AvengingTheVillain motivates him to take revenge on Spider-Man [[spoiler:as Spider-Man.]] [[spoiler: By the third movie, Harry becomes the New Goblin]]]].Goblin]].
22nd Aug '15 4:03:07 PM RookiePro
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* VillainousLegacy: Norman Osborn, posthumously. Although he dies at the end of the first film, his death haunts Harry throughout the rest of the trilogy and [[AvengingTheVillain motivates him to take revenge on Spider-Man as the New Goblin]].

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* VillainousLegacy: Norman Osborn, posthumously. Although he dies at the end of the first film, his death haunts Harry throughout the rest of the trilogy and [[AvengingTheVillain motivates him to take revenge on Spider-Man as [[spoiler:as the New Goblin]].Goblin]]]].
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