The Adequate Spider-Man

So the latest installment of Sony’s (not Marvel Studio’s) Spider-Man series has finally hit theaters in the U.S. We got this movie last in the world, because we’re America….fuck yeah!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is what they have called it. And does it ever. Or…does it ever?

I mean…does it ever…amaze?

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I’d say the verdict is “Enh”. Continue reading

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Sixth Nerd Triathlon: Spidey Senses Tinglin’

So I saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2

….it was good.

But I’m not posting my review today because I got to thinking I should preface it by revealing my thoughts on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy from last decade. (Yeah, it’s been some time!) In other words, the time is ripe for a special running of the Nerd Triathlon: Spider-Man edition!

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Thwiipp, motherfuckers!

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Ranking the Marvel Movies

So by my count, there have been twenty-seven Marvel Comics films released since X-Men in 2000. That release ushered in this golden age of comics movies that thrill so many and leave everyone else a bit confused. Today I am going to present my ranking of the Marvel movies to date. I’m afraid this post is not geared towards normals who don’t love superhero movies. This one’s for the freaks who know what I’m sayin’.

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I, um, have not been in any Marvel films.

And that’s a terrible travesty. Yet, let’s persevere.

We’re not gonna count straight to DVD releases, though a lot of the animated stories are pretty cool. Just the big budget theatrical releases. Continue reading