Recently a director was named for the new spiderman reboot. All though his name is Mark Webb I don't find him to be a very good choice. He was on a list of four people he was seriously without a doubt the worse person on that list. In way it was a little unfair since the other 3 director have all made classics in fact several classic and he made some movie that was just all right. wow i'm so exicited for this spiderman reboot now great job sony.
The other 3 were James Cameron, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson. yeah i know. Now Cameron was a pipedream that was never gonna happen. Hell I never thought it would happen. I don't think anyone did. He just made another movie that made a billion dollars. despite developing it in the first place and coming up with spiderman have a web shooter organically in his body rather then by a device.
Fincher has two undeniable classics under his belt Seven and Zodiac. He also was a very good music video director and he directed Fight Club, the Game, and the painful Curious case of benjamin button. So it would have been a very well made film techincally without a doubt. even without it actually being good. but i think it would have been good.
Wes Anderson has 3 classics Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The royal Tenebaums. all though his two more recent live action films. The life aquatic and the darjeering limited were maybe not as good. His adaptation of the fantastic mr. fox was excellent.
Mark Webb made one movie and his music video career his uninteresting. I know this because i saw them before the movie. and i serously didn't get it. Sure he could make a better movie then spiderman 3 but i mean come on can we try to have higher standards then this.
Really i get this is a studio movie but i would prefer it didn't go to shit town cause of sony's bullshit or hiring some sub par director get somebody good. I say Brad Bird. I posted this on the facebooks last nite
"Since spiderman is being rebooted and the guy there getting to direct it is really a horriable choice. why not get Brad Bird. Seriously he wants to go live action and his live action movie he was planning fell apart. and they let that shrek guy make those narnia movies. plus brad bird has made a superhero movie."
Brad Bird is a very great animator in fact he's probably one of the greatest animators of all time. He's directed The Iron Giant and The incredibles. Also Ratatouille. he has two oscars for animated feature the most anybody has ever. or at least so far. Actually he might be tied. regradless he's amazing. he helped create the simpsons, the critic, and I think he created God. that last part might not be true. the point it what the fuck Mark webb really.
So you might think I gonna trash this no not really it was that bad. but it wasn't amazing either.
This movie is like a julia roberts romantic comedy went to a party got a contact high from some room where everyone was smoking weed and thought it took acid and told every at the party how high it was. So yeah it's not as romantic comedy with a twist as it think it is. I mean it really thinks it is. and hell it trys and sometimes succeeds however this is just an all right studio romantic comedy. It's good as a mainstream romantic comedy however it fails as this art house romantic comedy it thinks it is.
One of my major problems is what was with the smiths thing omg that was lame. Not that they liked the smiths but that only liked songs everyone who even has a little interest in them knows and they picked a song used in another movie that everyone remembers. It's almost like if they said wow stairway to heaven I love Led Zepplin and then they listen to whole lotta love later in the movie. It would have been alot better if he was listening to Wu Tang. I mean come on that would be refreshing like I love protect ya neck. i mean come on we all know the wu tang clan aint nothing to fuck with.
I also find this movie to be too hip. every complaint i had to hear about Where the wild things are and the fantastic mr. fox about them being hipster movies. this is a hipster movie or well it certainly wants to be. everyone is dressed like hip everyone. according to this movie everyone in LA dresses like they shop at some great thrift store.
Also I question the sexuality of the film makers since instead of a sex scene we got a musical dance number.
This movie is sweet like my best friends wedding but I think the problem with this movie is relies to heavily on cliches to make it work. Why have his little sister who knows everything i hate characters like that espically when they have little to no pay off in the end, which she didn't. The friends of this guy where also just standard romantic comedy friends. I feel like they could have been from any movie. And did all of new jersey move with him. how come both his best friends and his family are there all the sudden that just seemed a little forced.
Romantic comedy has become a really boring genre and the fact that this is a breath of fresh air is sad and true. Romantic comedy seriously really suck now. I actually love old romantic comedy's but dam we seriously can't make them anymore. maybe we need to start back at square one. When I watch Roman Holiday I don't feel this way. but for the past 20 years or so of romantic comedies i really do.
I get that the critics who like this movie probably have wives who make them watch romantic comedies so they gave this a good review because it's so much better then the ugly truth or bride wars. but my wife and i watched Blow out last nite. one day the meek shall inherent the earth til then this movie is just all right.