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Spidey Sucks, Thanks to Snow Patrol !

May 6

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Spider Man 3 is sound tracked by Snow Patrol, no wonder it sucks !

At the moment, Burger King are running television advertisments for a new food product called 'Dark Whopper' which they claim is inspired by 'Spider Man 3'; adman speak for a hamburger inspired by a turkey. Few films I have seen this year have matched Spider Man 3 for sheer lack of quality and that includes the lousy 'Idiocracy'; a satire on stupidity that manages to be even dumber than the people it has set out to parody.

'Spider Man 3' is the latest in a series of movie adaptations of comic book characters that attempts to give their subject some, er, depth. Hulk, Batman, Superman and Spidey himself have all befallen attempts to give them greater emotional range and the results have been, without exception, 'Hamlet' as re-written by the script team behind 'The OC'; and in Spider Man's case complete with the Ghost of Banquo as played by Willem Dafoe. I won't bore you with the details but the fight between Peter Parker and Harry Osborn in Osborn's penthouse is more reminiscent of a backstage catfight between two drag queens at the Miss Alternative Ireland contest, "Take that you bitch!", than it is a punchup between two super strong alpha males, and Parker's dark side is revealed when he starts to dress like a 16 year old Goth fan complete with eyeliner and floppy fringe.

I am not surprised though. I had feared the worst when I learned that the soundtrack to 'Spider Man 3' contained a track  by Snow Patrol, a band into whose every song you could insert the lyric, "Mummy / I have wet the bed / Again" and it would fit perfectly. Try it yourself sometime. It would appear that the continuing march of Girly Man culture, which has all but destroyed modern guitar rock, has now got a firm hold on the action movie too. Pity.

 

 

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Re: Spidey Sucks, Thanks to Snow Patrol !

I agree. Anything featuring the sickly sounds of Snow Patrol loses all credibility in my eyes. "If I just lay here...." Ughhh.

By Banzer on   5/7/2007

Re: Spidey Sucks, Thanks to Snow Patrol !

They Batman Begins movie was great and very faithful to the comic so no "extra depth" added there.

Agree about Spiderman though, it was a bit surreal, one minute its OC teen angst, next its like an watching an emo version of Saturday night fever. Rest of it didn't make much sense, and yes Snow Patrol bed wetter soundtrack, ugh.

Thats nothing though, they've ruined Cetait un Rendezvous

Snow Patrol:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=InzRp3Vbik0

Original:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ssM-xjp--rg

I'd much rather listen to the 275GTB V12!

By Binokular on   5/8/2007

Re: Spidey Sucks, Thanks to Snow Patrol !

Doh... as an avid Spidey fan all through my childhood, I actually rather enjoyed the new movie (though it does fall into the guilty pleasure bucket). There was so much wrong! The scene where Peter Parker cam across all Jim Carrey in the Mask had me completely agog! Gwen Stacy looked the part.... but just wasn't lovely enough to compete with Mark Jane. Ah... it did remind me of Sunday afternoons when I would go with my dad to the newsagents after Mass to pick up my latest Spiderman and Secret Wars (only a matter of time before that gets made into a movie).

By stephen on   5/9/2007

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