The Marvel Studios Introduce Spider-Man To “Avenge”


“Who is Spider-Man? He’s a criminal, that’s who he is!” In the new “Captain America: Civil War” trailer, a lot was on the minds of the viewers. We got to see an important part of the plot that may affect the movie in a big way, we got to see Ant-Man for the first time, if not the first “noticeable” time, because I didn’t notice him in the first trailer. Not to mention, we got to see a bunch of Avengers in action fighting against each other, not that we haven’t seen that in the first trailer, but in here, it’s actually more memorable based on the choices of shots put into this trailer. Although perhaps the biggest thing on everyone’s mind, is the first look at Spider-Man. If you are wondering why Spider-Man is in this movie? Sony is the responsible studio for all of the Spider-Man movies, which include Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy and Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” films. The second of the “Amazing Spider-Man” movies was a bit of a letdown for hardcore fans. From common opinion, it was for the same reason as “Spider-Man 3”, that being that the film had too many villains. In “Spider-Man 3” the villains included: Harry/New Green Goblin, Sandman, and Venom, which interestingly enough didn’t even have his villain name mentioned ONCE during the film. In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” the villains included Electro, Green Goblin, and Rhino (which was in only ONE SCENE and the movie ended up cutting to black and credits). “Spider-Man 3” got a lot of negative criticism from fans so Sony ended up rebooting it with “The Amazing Spider-Man” which released 5 years after that movie. Now the fans, while it doesn’t seem to be as rampant as “Spider-Man 3”,  happen to hate this movie too. From what I’ve heard, it’s more of a disappointment instead of hating it off the charts, but fans still detest it. One year after the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” it was announced that Marvel Studios got ahold of the rights to put Spider-Man in their movies. Sony still owns him too and they actually have the right to make movies based around the character himself, but Marvel can still put the character in any of their films. Fans were unbelievably happy to hear this. Another reboot will be made too, but it isn’t that much of a complaint among most fans, myself included. Now, we’re here. One thing I want to go over is Spider-Man’s costume design. When I saw “The Amazing Spider Man,” that was my favorite Spider-Man costume design, it was one of the darkest ones I’ve seen, and those eyes were pretty sweet. The eyes are kind of interesting on this one too. When Spider-Man speaks in the trailer, the size of his eyes (specifically the white part) changes from big to small. I’m honestly OK with this, I may have to get used to it because despite being OK, it most certainly would not be my first choice for a costume such as this. It works better with Deadpool in my opinion. Next up is the actor playing Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland. For the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, the casting crew was seeking an actual teenager, since that is the age group Peter Parker can be associated with. This is a difference from the other Spider-Men we’ve seen: Tobey Maguire (Approximately a decade older than Peter’s assumed age when filming the first Spider-Man), and Andrew Garfield (Around Tobey’s age when he filmed “Spider-Man 2” when Andrew himself was filming the first “Amazing-Spider Man”). People wanted Asa Butterfield to play him, but they were let down when he didn’t get the chance. Although from the one line I heard from Holland, I can’t say much about him, but I don’t think I’ll be disappointed. Now that I think about it, I might be a little scared for what people might think of Spider-Man’s appearance. This is based on my prediction on his role in the movie. I have a feeling that he might just end up being a cameo for the sake of fan service. I understand this movie is revolving around mostly Captain America and Iron Man (despite his name not appearing in the title), but it would be nice to introduce Spider-Man to the Marvel Studios universe with at least a few memorable minutes of screen time. I could go on, but I don’t want to ramble. What are your thoughts on Spider-Man? What do you think will be his role in “Civil War?” What do you think of his costume? How do you feel about Tom Holland? Did you cry when Asa Butterfield got rejected? Leave a comment and stay tuned for more posts!


Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer 1 Review: Most Poorly Received Trailer Ever?

Just last week, the first trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie has released, and what did fans think about it? After seeing it a few times, checking back for curiousity reasons, scouring more than one video on YouTube of that trailer and watching a few reactions, I can just see that fans of this movie will bash all over it. I personally believe in reboots, I think they can be done right under certain circumstances. For example, I enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory released made in 2005 (I know, bad example, but it’s one of my favorite movies). Although with the case of the new Ghostbusters coming out this year, I have a feeling this movie is going to ruin the franchise. Just to clarify, I have not seen the original Ghostbusters nor did I see its sequels, I saw the beginning of the first one but I fell asleep. Although I know a few things about the movie to make me somewhat aware of what the movie is like. First thing I’m going to state is the new female characters, the actresses I know of the female leads are Kate McKinnon and Mellissa McCarthy, I somewhat appreciate McKinnon for how she was as Hillary Clinton on SNL, but for McCarthy, while I do recognize why people like her, she wouldn’t be my first choice as a humorous actress, and that is saying something, because in a way this is supposed to be a comedy. Sure, you can also say it is an action movie, but it is also a comedy. I don’t know the rating for this movie considering how it has yet to be announced. I’d guess it’s PG or PG-13 once the time comes for the MPAA to make a decision, but I kind of see this as an action movie, but it’s also one that you would take your family to see. I mean why not? It has elements of horror movies that look unbelievably cartoony. Now for other characters I will have to go off of that African American that says an Exorcist reference at the end (Leslie Jones), in the movie she plays a girl named Patty. She says she “knows New York” in the trailer, now here’s one thing I’m wondering based off of this. I have not seen the original movie, but this leads me to wonder what would happen if all of these ghosts spread out into another city, perhaps Boston or Las Vegas or even Paris. Will they have to find someone who knows the area in that region? To be honest, if I go see this movie this summer, out of all the movies I see this year, I think this will be my least favorite character of all the movies I’ve seen and will see this year. Now one thing that caught my eye in the trailer was the CGI. All of the ghosts in this movie have a cartoony vibe to them thanks to how they look in CGI. The effects, while they actually do look impressive, look like they are a bit overdone. It kind of reminds me a bit of the Star Wars prequels. Surprisingly I have not yet mentioned the very beginning of the trailer. I imagine fanboys everywhere thinking either thoughts of confusion, anger, or ignorance. It says in the beginning “Thirty years ago four scientists saved New York.” and not to mention “A new team will answer the call.” Then we get to see the female team we are going to have to care about in this movie, I imagined that was the first part of the trailer where fanboys lost their minds, and it wasn’t going to be the last. Let’s talk about the comedy in the trailer. I didn’t laugh once. There you go. What more can you ask for? Next up is something I noticed while watching a reaction video, there is product placement in the trailer. It is certainly noticable to have product placement in movies, especially those directed by Michael Bay. This is not a Michael Bay movie, and I’m beginning to wonder if stuff like this will become more noticable. Then again, the scene this happened in actually took place in Times Square so I guess it MAY be OK (Really shot in Massachusetts). I must say now that this trailer is starting to remind me of another summer blockbuster that I actually enjoyed, but others trashed, that blockbuster being “Pixels.” First off, Sony is involved with both those movies, the fonts in the trailers are similar, if not exactly the same, not to mention the style the movies convey themselves. I went into Pixels realizing that it was actually a comedy, when I was hoping it would also be an action movie. The movie succeeded in that manner. Also, the lead characters are also in similar “battle” outfits, just like the lead protagonists of Pixels. I don’t have much more to say about this trailer, but let’s go on towards the very end. We see the title about to appear, it shows the well known ghost behind a circle with a line, but guess what they didn’t show? THE ACTUAL TITLE. I don’t remember ANY trailer where that has happened. Perhaps those who worked on the movie, or at least the trailer thought everyone knew what that symbol meant so they may have thought, “Eh I don’t care, they’ll figure it out.” I did, but part of me feels this is inexcusable. On the bright side, we still don’t know if the title is not in the movie. We’ll just have to see in July or whenever I see this movie. I honestly don’t think I’ve seen such a poorly received trailer in my life, especially for something that is such a big blockbuster such as this. I haven’t seen this movie, but I will go as far to say that even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot from 2014 might even look better than this judging from the trailers, and I heard that movie was awful (unless you were a kid). This new Ghostbusters trailer had very little to impress me with, some of the CGI looks pretty good. What about everything else? I just don’t believe this. I have a feeling that if this actually does become a box office success, it would only be because families went to see it, and fanboys wanted to roast it to death, although there is no talking in the theater so I’m not too sure about that. I have absolutely no hype for this movie, and if you’re planning to see this movie, let me remind you that if you see this movie and you hate it, you might think back to what you have read here today. What did you think of this trailer? Fanboys, admit you ripped it to shreads, I know nothing about these movies, but I’m here to talk (insert smiley face here).