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John Byrne

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Posted: 20 August 2019 at 6:44am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

What about the mention of Dr. Strange in the second Raimi Spider-Man movie?
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David Miller
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Different continuity. Different “universe.”
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John Byrne

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Posted: 20 August 2019 at 7:21am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Sure.
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Posted: 20 August 2019 at 4:26pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Doug Jones: Our own Poirot. Thank you, sir.
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"Clouseau" is probably more apt in my case--but happy to oblige!

JB: What about the mention of Dr. Strange in the second Raimi Spider-Man movie?

That reference isn't even the strangest thing in that film!
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 05 February 2020 at 9:25pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Looks like Raimi is directing DOCTOR STRANGE 2.
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Shaun Barry
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I suppose Sam Raimi is overdue to return for some superhero shenanigans, but I can't say he's a favorite of mine, either... for me, he's always taken one-too-many steps over the line into some rather silly, over-the-top and goofy moments, in almost all of his films (A SIMPLE PLAN being the only one I can recall that showed some genuine restraint).

I can all too easily foresee some groan-inducing, eyeball-rolling instances in a potential DOCTOR STRANGE sequel, should he tackle it...





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Peter Martin
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2000's The Gift was similarly restrained.

I view Raimi's career as rather uneven, but he did a
decent job with his first two Spider-Man films and the
third, though disappointing, was far from a disaster (it
compares very, very well to the Amazing Spider-Man 2,
for example).

If Raimi does indeed end up directing the Dr Strange
sequel, I'll have mixed emotions.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 2:37pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Will he give Strange mechanical spell casters?
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 2:53pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply


Zing!!!

Maybe he won't even be a doctor!



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Brian Rhodes
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I view Raimi's career as rather uneven, but he did a
decent job with his first two Spider-Man films and the
third, though disappointing, was far from a disaster.

I thought it was pretty disaster-y. 

I like Topher Grace (That 70's Show and his work in PREDATORS - good stuff), but didn't buy his Brock/Venom. He was more a mix of Eric Forman and a space symbiote: Fornam. 

Every minute James Franco is onscreen is cringey. Though not nearly as much as the Dancing Emo Parker. 

Making the Sandman the Sad Man was also unnecessary, and just contributed to so, so much crying.

A shame, as I thought they did a great job with the casting, look, and effects for Sandman. But making him so sympathetic, yet also tying him into Peter's past...definite missteps. 

2/10, cannot recommend. 


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Vinny Valenti
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SPIDER-MAN 2 was like 2 different movies for me. I LOVED the first ~hour - showing how being Spider-Man can be a burden, but he does it anyway because it's the right thing to do (I enjoyed the sequence where he has to stop and save people several times while trying to deliver a pizza). Plus the first fight between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus, with Aunt May thrown in the middle - both being classic Lee-style material, there.

But then he inexplicably loses his powers mid-swing, and falls from a height which should be his certain death, with just a thrown back. Then he somehow gets his powers back and suddenly has Superman-level strength, stopping a speeding locomotive. And to top it all off - the VILLAIN saves the day at the end.
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