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Posted: June 26th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

Well, we went to see Spiderman last night and it was actually not bad at all. I was trying to think of any similar kind of blockbuster superhero type films that I’ve seen but I couldn’t so I’m comparing it to how I imagine other blockbuster superhero type films to be like. So the main good thing about it is how not blockbustery it is. Okay, you’ve got all the good vs evil, special effects filled battles, etc etc. but mostly it’s about the people and not their superhero alter egos. There’s a lot more Peter Parker in the film than there is Spiderman. It’s all very cartoony and colourful and fast and enjoyable really. Well, providing you can blind yourself to some of the really annoying plot holes [might be more fun in your own home so you can shout frustratedly at the screen]. It’s not the best film in the world and I imagine it will go into ever decreasing sequel madness over the years but it’s fun and worth seeing if you’re going to the cinema with a bunch of people or if you’re bored and you’ve already seen Star Wars.

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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