Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mark Steyn on Spiderman 1 & 2

Mark Steyn talks Spiderman:

From 2002:

Adapting Spider-Man isn't like adapting Jane Austen, where you can chop characters and stick in lesbian scenes to your heart's content. Mess with a comic-book superhero and the purists will leave you for roadkill.

Steyn on Spiderman 2:

...sketching the tensions in Peter Parker’s double-life, are Raimi’s triple valentine to comics, youth and New York. The director has an instinctive grasp of the material – notice, for example, how Marvelised a version of the city it is, the streets and stores brought to life with a heightened quality that evokes Steve Ditko and John Romita’s comic-book backgrounds.

No word yet on Spiderman 3...

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