Saturday, December 11, 2010

My take on the new Spider-Man movie

My opinion of the direction for Marc Webb's Spider-Man is this:

Why not go WAY different than what's been done by Sam Raimi? Go back to the 1960s for a true Spider-Man origin. A legit period piece in the zeitgeist of Stan Lee's original creation and those funky cartoons from the late 60s, with the psychedelic skies and musical horn riffs.

Can you imagine how incredible Gwen Stacy would look in those scarfs and long leather boots, all 1960s style? Peter Parker in cardigan sweaters, eating a stack of pancakes made by the loving hands of Aunt May?

It'd be like a quasi Mad Men period piece. Imagine it. I can.

Think: Spider-Man Blue (by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale) brought to the big screen, complete with the whirring sounds of a tape recorder as Peter goes back in time to remember his first love: Gwen Stacy.

That would be a re-boot worth watching, true believers!