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Friday, May 04, 2007


Let's just all take a deep breath and remember how this all began:

Yes, the very first teaser for the very first film...pulled from theatres and erased from public conciousness after 9/11.

When that teaser first hit in June of 2001, it was instantly branded one of the coolest teasers of all time. I occasionally ask myself, have the Spider-Man films lived up to all the potential that the world got from that one little teaser?

Reading some of the review online from the major Edmonton papers...the Edmonton Journal's review is laregly favourable, the Edmonton Sun's is largely negative.

The hardcore geeks at sites like Ain't It Cool News are being rather negative...the main complaint is that they try to cram in just way too much, resulting in all the characters we love getting screwed over. There were similar complaints last year with X-Men: The Last Stand.

And I just got an e-mail from my friend in Vancouver (the one responsible for the finally finished and very sensational Monkey Comic), who went to one of the midnight screenings last night. He gives it a thumbs-up, saying that Sandman "looked sweet."

I've got my advanced tickets purchased. I'm seeing it in 28 hours. My review will more than likely be up on Sunday, and this week's Targ will pretty much be dedicated to it.

But the question is already being asked, "Will there be a Spider-Man 4? Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, and director Sam Raimi were all signed on for three films. David Koepp, who wrote the first film, has already been hired to write a fourth film. In interviews, when asked, Raimi says that he's told just about all the Spider-Man stories he's had to tell...that he admits that Spider-Man has been handled by a long list of artists in the past, and that he knows he'll have to pass the torch some day. And in the same breath, he says it's a torch that'll be tought to let go.

Hey, and it's cool that I'm seeing it tomorrow. Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Free Comic Book Day was started back in 2002, primarily on the success of the first Spider-Man movie. Comic book stores all across the world will be giving away free comic books, to lure more people into comic book stores and get more people reading comics.

I'm seeing Spider-Man 3 in West Edmonton Mall. And look! West Edmonton Mall's comic book store, Comic King, is a participating store! I just might have to stop in and get my free comic before the film.

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