It’s time to spin that web but first a classic song for sure…….
“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies….Look out! Here comes a Spider-Man. Is he strong listen bud, he’s got radioactive blood. Can he swing, on a thread? Take a look overhead, hey there….there goes a Spider-Man. In the chill of night, at the scene of a crime, like a streak of light he arrives just in time…..Spider-Man, Spider-Man, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man; Wealth and fame. He’s ignored. Action is his reward. To him, life is a great big bang up. Whenever there’s a hang up; You’ll find the Spider man”.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Max Charles portrayed Peter Parker as a 5-year-old.
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard
Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben Parker
Sally Field as Aunt May Parker
Irrfan Khan as Dr. Rajit Ratha
Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson
Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz as Richard and Mary Parker Continue reading Opening Today: “The Amazing Spider-Man” (7/3/2012)→
Thanks to our Comic Con adventures and numerous posts about the “The New 52” titles from DC Comics, the readers of the PiercingMetal Musings blog don’t need me to tell them how we really enjoy the comic book medium over here. I will even say that I have had a serious appreciation for many of the live action movies from these characters over the last few years. With that being the case I wanted to share the recently released new trailer for the upcoming “Amazing Spider-Man” film by Sony Pictures. At first I thought this would continue the saga that we liked with Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3 but no….this film is a reboot of the franchise and when I heard this I was a little skeptical. Anyway, we can talk more on this in a moment, just watch the trailer first.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you readers think? I have to admit that this trailer sure does look interesting and the casting appears to be sound based on what we get to see here. As you can tell by the trailer, the villain for the film will be The Lizard and I am sure that comics fans have been wanting him for years. Dr. Connors was in a few of the films already but it was a tease. With the reboot we get the big change and some deeper rationale for his transformation. You know how they change this stuff ever so slightly to make it work as a movie. Since some really good stuff has been done with Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America I am hopeful that the magic continues with Spider-Man because he is one of my very favorite heroes of them all. I’d love to hear what you folks think about this or the film franchise. This one appears to be my second Summer movie as it comes out in July 2012. The first will be “The Avengers” and I’ve already mentioned just how excited I am for that one…….oooh I just got a chill. LOL.
Today is the release of the long anticipated “Green Hornet” film in case you were wondering.
Without going into too many details about it, the film appears to be more of an Action Packed Superhero Comedy as opposed to the playing it on the dramatic edge like the original television series was. Part of me is not too sure how this will work out because I really liked how the series was first presented as a crime drama and of course in that episode of the way classic “Batman” series where the two teams butted heads. If you’ve never seen it I can tell you with some certainty that it is on YouTube.com, just search for “A Piece Of The Action”, oh heck just click HERE 🙂 The crossover episode was the lead into the Hornet’s own short lived series and it starred Van Williams and Bruce Lee. To me it doesn’t seem smart playing it up as comedy but who knows, maybe it will be a fun ride just the same.
I’ve been a fan of The Green Hornet for a few years now and always enjoyed how he was on the side of the right but played it up as a master criminal. It was clever to see it done that way and when they issued a comic book title on the long defunct NOW! Comics, I bought a copy each and every month. I still have them somewhere in my collection. I am not too sure if the collected edition of some of those tales is still in print but if you can find one its a recommendation. Hopefully the movie does good, only time will tell.
Seth Rogen as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet
Jay Chou as Kato
Christoph Waltz as Benjamin Chudnofsky
Cameron Diaz as Lenore “Casey” Case
Tom Wilkinson as James Reid
David Harbour as District Attorney Frank Scanlon
Edward James Olmos as Mike Axford
Jamie Harris as Popeye
Chad Coleman as Chili
Edward Furlong as Tupper
Analeigh Tipton as Ana Lee
Reuben Langdon as Crackhead
Jerry Trimble as Chudnofsky’s man
James Franco as Danny “Crystal” Clear”
Sadly the referenced classic sixties “Green Hornet” television series AND the “Batman” series where most fans of a certain age got their first glimpse of the character are NOT yet available on DVD for purchase. The movie serials that preceded them are however as are a number of books which I have embedded here for your perusal.