The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

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1 dmysta300028th Sep 2012 08:51:00 PM from New York and New Jersey , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
2 0dd128th Sep 2012 09:40:43 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
"We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new 'Spider-Man' storyline, and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the helm and Andrew continuing on as Peter Parker," Columbia president Doug Belgrad told THR. "We canít wait to share what we have in store for Peter and Spider-Man with audiences worldwide."
It might just be because it's so relatively early in production, but they couldn't be any more vague here, could they?
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I'm actually slightly surprised they are bringing Webb back. I had expected Sony would blame him for the drop in gross relative to the other films.
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4 Deboss29th Sep 2012 12:42:00 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Maybe Sony decided to actually realize that low funding leads to lower profit and are deciding they can invest in the series again instead of of just putting up a movie to keep the rights?
5 0dd129th Sep 2012 04:43:23 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I still say it was better than the original three. Even if it was solely made to keep the rights, there was clear effort put into the script, acting, and effects.
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6 VeniVidiPony29th Sep 2012 04:58:42 PM from Celestia's auto-lot
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Heh. "Webb."
7 0dd129th Sep 2012 05:58:42 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]A bit late to the party to be pointing that out, no?tongue
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8 GREGTHECAT29th Sep 2012 07:01:21 PM from The Corner of the Paper
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How's about not?

I felt bad enough for watching the first for a dollar at the Cheap Theatre! It was just clumsy and rushed and clearly stunk of everything Movie Bob had to say about the film. And I did try to judge it on my own merits, but the more I watched it the more Bob's review videos came to mind.

It's not even Spiderman. It's garbage. Garfield and Stone clearly have passion for the characters they play and the rest of the cast is just as excellent. It's a shame, again, that they had to work with the script instead of cutting to the chase and improvising it out. Instead it very much is the product of a childish corporation refusing to give the other's toy back. That they've already announced the sequel is far from shocking.

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[up] Eh, Sony making a sequel is not shocking. What's shocking is that they aren't doing major reworking after its ( relative ) failure. I really was expecting they'd scapegoat someone, probably Marc Webb.
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Amazing Spiderman is a failure, even a relative one? Didn't it gross like $700 mill plus? Whilst sandwiched between Avengers and TDKR which were far more hyped?

I doubt a Raimi backed Spidey 4 could do better personally.

Anyway, I liked Amazing Spiderman, I felt it cared far more for its characters than the previous movies and I was able to appreciate Peter a lot more. Not to mention Gwen was awesome! Boy am I dreading 'that' moment in the upcoming sequel. On the whole I'm looking forward to Webb's sequel.

There were flaws in the script and I think it was generally bogged down by the basic story arc being stuck with retreading the origins. So I'm hoping the sequel can have enough freedom to explore new territory and produce a much more interesting film with the potential it has thanks to a great cast and a better emphasis on characterisation.
12 Zendervai30th Sep 2012 08:30:11 AM from St. Catharines , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
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It wasn't a failure by any stretch of the imagination, but it did way better internationally than in North America, and for some reason film companies don't tend to pay much attention to the international gross.

It also didn't break any records, but it did make back many times its budget. Remind me again why Hollywood is apparently in trouble? If this is a failure, their metrics are really off.
As far as reboots go, The Amazing Spider-Man was financially more successful than X-Men: First Class, Batman Begins and it goes withoug saying, Superman Returns.
14 VeniVidiPony30th Sep 2012 10:54:53 AM from Celestia's auto-lot
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Let me have my moment, 0dd1.
15 TheBatPencil30th Sep 2012 12:02:25 PM from Glasgow, Scotland , Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
Amazing is streets ahead of the previous trilogy and I'm excited about this sequel.
And let us pray that come it may
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Its a relative-failure in the sense that it grossed less than any entry in the prior franchise, where even the worst film in terms of reviews sold amazingly well. And it did this in spite of 6 years or so of inflation, the growth of the international market, *and* the 3D bump. So yes, its entirely possible studio execs could have viewed it as a relative-failure. Yes, objectively it made money, but those types tend to be concerned with how much money they could have made.
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17 Prowler30th Sep 2012 07:14:58 PM , Relationship Status: On the prowl
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Even so, go ahead and look up what Sony's top four highest-grossing films are.
18 BorneAgain30th Sep 2012 09:08:42 PM from Last House on the Right
Trope on a Rope
Given the backlash against the very existence of a reboot occurring so quickly after the last film, I'm impressed it did as well as it did. I honestly think there's going to be a big audience for this via onDemand and DVD/Blu Ray, with people getting the chance to see it without the stigma of being seen as unnecessary.
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19 phoenixdaughterAM1st Oct 2012 10:23:05 AM from Cursed college , Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
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I'm for this. I did enjoy the movie and I would love to see this continue on.
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In my opinion, The Amazing Spider-Man was miles ahead of any of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films, and I'm glad they're not trying to change course with the sequel.
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21 Kostya1st Oct 2012 01:54:35 PM from Everywhere , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
I don't get most of the hate for the new movie. I thought it was better than the original one at the very least.

One thing in particular that stuck out is that it tried to be it's own movie. When you watch it and the other one back to back you can tell they tried to tell their own story. Now you can say Amazing was worse but I give them points for at least trying to be original.
22 0dd11st Oct 2012 04:47:42 PM from Nowhere Land
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@Veni Vidi Pony: Fair 'nuff.
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23 Watchtower2nd Oct 2012 10:52:52 AM from Beyond Thunderdome , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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[up][up]I still don't get all the recent hate for the Raimi trilogy. I mean, the third one deserves all the flak it gets, but why do I have to hate the first 2 to enjoy ASM? I only say that because that's the impression I've gotten, btw.

For the record, I consider ASM about on level with the first movie but not as good as the second.

Still, I did enjoy ASM (very well done for a movie made almost solely to maintain the rights) and I'll look forward to ASM 2.

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24 SaintDeltora2nd Oct 2012 01:00:30 PM from The Land Of Corruption and Debauchery , Relationship Status: I'm just high on the world
25 Kerrah2nd Oct 2012 01:18:20 PM from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Definitely not gonna see it. Seeing the first one was already a huge waste of my money.

I mean, skateboarding Peter Parker? Gimme a break. At least Sam Raimi made Peter a dork. The Amazing take on him has no identity, and is just cobbled together from elements that the marketing people think makes a teenager "cool".

I'd rather see a full-length movie adaptation of One More Day than a sequel to Skater Pete.
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