Sunday, May 29, 2016


Before you listen to this episode head on over to The Palace of Glittering Delights.  Andy had me on for Episode 50 to do a commentary for the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film and I've been hanging on to this audio to release at the same time.  Anyway, listen to that and then listen to this.  Or listen to this and then listen to that.  And then listen to all of Andy's back episodes of Palace because it's a damn good show.

I think it's safe to say that Spider-Man 3 has become one of the comic book movie whipping boys for fandom.  Ask the average comics fan and they will lump this movie in with X-Men: The Last Stand, Daredevil and Superman Returns.  Well...I disagree as does my guest for this episode Andrew Leyland.  In between recording episodes of Hey Kids Comics, Listen to the Prophets: A Deep Space Nine Podcast, the previous mentioned Palace of Glittering Delights and Keep Em' Flying: A Firefly Podcast Andy was gracious enough to come on board and talk about this oft maligned film.

We don't just talk about the film.

We defend it.

Not all of it.  This movie has many flaws but Andy and I can't bring ourselves to hate on it like other people can.  So hear us discuss what went wrong with the film but also what went right and what could be saved with some firm editing.  After the movie we go on a few tangents, one involving Roger Stern's run on the Avengers but mostly we have a lot of fun, which is usually what happens when Andy and I get together to chat.

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Next Time: I am part of yet ANOTHER crossover with my installment of JLMay where I talk about the final issue of JLA: Year One.

1 comment:

John Nada said...

Two simple things I think would have improved Spider-Man 3:

First, make the venom symboite a biological weapon created by Oscorp. This would tie in neatly with the scene where Harry attacks Peter early in the film. The attack is simply a ruse to infect Peter with this bio weapon. But, because of Spidey's generically altered DNA, the bio weapon mutates in the sympboite.

Second, instead of Peter going all emo, have Spidey attack J. Jonah Jameson in the Daily Bugle offices. Spidey, under the influence of the black suit, reads a headline (something like "Spider-Man reveals his true colors") and he's had enough of Jonah constantly trying to ruin his reputation. But, half way through the attack Spidey comes to senses, and realizes that he has become the very thing Jonah has always said about him (i.e. He's a Public Menace) and this leads him to try and get rid of the black suit.

Just a couple of random thoughts. Always a great episode when you and Andy team-up.