So, let's see... I had planned a moment ago to make a review of this show, but I wanted to see more of it before putting an actual opinion. Now that the show got like 10 episodes, and seems on its way to end its season, I think it's time I give my opinion about it.
Now, my opinion is: the show isn't all
bad. It has some interesting stuff. I appreciate the fact it has a lot of crossover, does't take itself too seriously, and some characters, such as Taskmaster, are actually impressive. Also, even though it's an ambiguous point, I think the idea of Harry Osborn being Venom
is an interesting change.
But I'm still not impressed.
While the show has good stuff, it also has several changes that I don't appreciate. To start with a small part, I'd like to know the point of naming it "Ultimate Spider-Man" when it has NOTHING to do with the actual comic. I'm sorry, but the way the title is said in the story sounds just stupid to me. I want Spider-Man to be funny, not a total moron.
And that's my next point: the show is too oriented toward humor, to the point it ends up dropping the dark, mature stuff required for the equilibrium that made Spidey so enjoyable. His problems with Aunt May, his pain over his uncle's death, the psychotic side of some of his enemies, are barely even mentionned. Instead, we get an Idiot Plot
about learning responsabilities with Nick Fury
as The Mentor
(isn't he supposed to be THE hero who had to learn responsabilities alone
?) with annoying, under-developped teenage versions of other mavel superheroes. Though, granted, Iron Fist is actually likable, I still rather Spider-Man starting as a loner : he could have joined a team later in the story.
Also, while I love the crossover, I really think they took it too far: now, we had so far only three Spider-Man villains for 10 episodes. And Spidey fought only one
of them in person so far. What's the point of having such a great Rogues Gallery
if you don't even use it?
So, I'll say the show isn't all bad and has potential, but so far, it mostly wasted it, which makes me only more mad about it.