I finally finally watched this brilliant follow-up to Spider-Man last night! Now, I just feel like kicking myself for having missed out watching Spider-Man 2 on the big screen.
Superheroes are best seen on the big screen, after all.
It’s late for a review but what really hit me about the movie was that it didn’t make treat Spiderman as a superhero. It just treated Spiderman like Peter Parker, with all the problems any kid of his age would have. This thesis, his classes that require attention, a girl he likes, a pizza delivery job he’s finding tough to keep, a part-time assignment of taking pictures of Spiderman for the Daily Bugle, paying his rent, being there for his Aunt… all in addition to the responsibility of saving the world, while his Spiderpower and glue seems to be running out.
If Spiderman really existed, I’m pretty sure this is how his life would have been.
Ah, I think I said I’m not reviewing it… But I want to run you through some of the lines in the movie… Awesome!
I loved the gyaan in the lines:
Dr. Octavious gyaan on love (to Peter):
Peter, love should never be a secret.
If you keep something as complicated as love stored up inside, it’d make you sick.
Uncle Ben’s ghost’s gyaan on the need for balls (to Peter):
All the things we talked of honesty, fairness, justice…
all those times I counted on you to have the courage to take those dreams ahead…
Aunt May’s gyaan on why heroes are important (to Peter):
Kids like Henry need a hero…
courageous, self-sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us.
Everybody loves a hero…
People line up for em, cheer them, scream their names and
years later they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one…
I believe there is a hero in all of us
that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble …
who finally allows us to die with pride…
Even though sometimes
we have to be steady and give up the things we want the most…
even our dreams..
Spiderman did that for Henry
And he wonders where he’s gone. He needs him.
MJ’s gyaan on the responsibilities of love to Spidey:
I know you think we can’t be together.
But can’t you respect my decision?
I know there will be risks, but I want to face them with you.
It’s wrong that we should be half alive, half of our selves…
I love you… So here I am standing in the doorway…
and I’ll always be standing in your doorway.
It’s about time somebody saved your life.
Now think. Is this what you would call comic book stuff?
Which is why I think Spider-Man 2 rocks as a movie, it goes beyond the comic book juvenilia, it uses a language which is so real, situations which a superhero of that age would have faced if he really existed in the 21st century.
Great stuff. I’m just hoping for a re-release!
I finally created links to other bloggers sites ALL BY MYSELF!! I’m so excited about it, cuz I don’t quite understand HTML code and stuff, I just cut and pasted bits and pieces and put them together. And I’m super happy! It took me an hour though! Now Karthik
are just gonna copy it from me! Hmph! He he!
And I also brought AdSense
in though I doubt if
a. I’m gonna drive that kinda traffic at all?
b. Even if I do, are they really gonna pay?
But hey, I got nothing to lose!
Hey Suderman…why are your blogs always politically correct? Theres a lotta feel goodiness in your blogs.How about writing something real?
is that u Dr.Evil?
It doesnt get any real than this you know! Or maybe its just the general mood you know… Or a Cameron Crowe hangover. He’s my idol… My role model!
and politically correct is an oxymoron coined by either an ox or a moron!
if it is political, it aint correct!
and feel good isnt the BJP’s ancestral property!
But yeah, spell real for me and I’ll give u my two words on it!
No, wait… hang on… lemme be politically “wrong”…
F*** Off! 😛
Yeah my boy…Ur learning…Ur getting close to reality…yeah this Dr.Devil…u missed the D there 😀
Glad that u agreed its a hangover….why r ur blogs always centred around super heros and everything sounds larger than life and unREAL.
All Im trying to say is that I dont find variety in them. They all have a great start, lotsa good emotions in between and a happy ending.
And reality is a complete contrast to that. And since the Suderman has a very diligent fan following, why can’t he enlighten his people with more
P.S: If its just the mood or the hangover then I take back my words.AND I enjoy reading ur blogs BUT they r monotonous.Thats my complaint.:P
I watched Spidey-2 on the first day it got released in Bangalore, when I wan in Bangalore, at Urvashi theatre. And trust me it was fun. The Dr.Octopus didn’t amuse me much, but the emotions, quotes and logues gave me high.
BTW, sud…you can arrange your “Suderman’s web” links in a list. Just put a <br/> tags after each link. That will bring the next link on to the new line. But if that was intentional to make them feel like a sentence then be it, don’t worry about what I told you about br tags.
How about considering blogrolling.com for “Suderman’s web”? and Read this if you want more control over commenting system – http://avlokana.blogspot.com/2004/10/bloggerhack-for-comments.html
Hope I am not pestering you too much about technical stuff. Pardon me if I did.
seri seri, romba peter udathe… nee than velai vetti illama html code crack panniyiruke la. u might as well tell us how to do it, since u’ve already said so…
Hey Suderman…your take rings true re: those ‘gyaan’ varthegal in Spidey 2. Being a spidey (& the bat guy!) fan, I remember being ‘affected’ by Spidey 1, raving about it to an office colleague but being blankly stared at!! My guess is that movies, like beauty, lie in the eye of the beholder & how close they reflect our values. How’s this for my gyaan? 🙂 Ravi
There’s a dialogue in “Unbreakable” where Elijah says
“I believe comic books are
based loosely on reality “.
I tot Spidey -2 was partly successfull in bringing out the reality in the life of a comic hero.
Interestingly, my last split personality was called Evil Devil… But I got over that personality, grown out of it I guess… Guess you stole it from me! he he!
And I’d say you’d make a great movie critic! Some analysis there!
But Doc, blogs aren’t premeditated, calculated, scripted monologues you know. Unlike movie scripts, they reflect the mood of the person, reveal your inner most thoughts… And contrary to ur belief, I dont do it for “my fans”, I’d choose my paper to do that if I wanted “fans”… Blogs are more personal… you do it for yourself… Maybe you’ll understand that once you start the process… or if you already have, maybe you got corrupted by the commerce of fame and popularity that you’ve started giving what people want… My blogs are about what I want to share with people… not about givign people what they want… So I guess in a way, this is me… or at least one of me…
The day I’m feeling down, frustrated, depressed… maybe you’ll catch me in a dark mood… and trust me, it’s the dark that’s monotonous… Been there, done that… been to the lowest lows and realised that its always upto us to choose where we want to be… down there or up…
If you indeed have been reading my blogs, you wud’ve read about the sweet sour theory… good and evil are a part of us… in my conflict, good prevails… I think thats me…
And I really dont care about being monotone, I’m just tryin to be me here. I’m sure there are plenty of depressed souls out there who maintain blogs… you could surf a lil more to find em if thats what u like!
Man, how I wish I had asked u earlier!
would have made it much simpler…
well, I just fiddled around with the code without understanding it much… I spent half an hour trying to find out whats the code to create a line break, after different options, \p i think, worked…
thats how I ended up this way… seemed functional..
ill take ur advice now and give the line breaks… tho i still have no clue how it differs from \p
and i did go to blogrolling and register but I dunno how to bring it in to my page… so i thout this was easier…
Well, time is what we make out of it…
Some of us prefer to watch Terminal, some of us prefer to blog… simple! And wheres the review??
btw, in case u dint know, Im the one setting new records in office… i gave in my story yday at 2 o clock!
Exactly what I was tryin to tell Dr. Devil but guess he’s passing thru some phase where he’s upset with reality…
There is plenty in life which is actually LARGER than it may seem, if you care to notice… The more we are lost in ourselves, the lesser the chance that we would notice what’s larger than life and wat really makes life worth it…
Besides, like i’ve always said… we decide how long we want our next scene to me… edit the soppy scenes, they are for soap operas, celebrate the happy ones…these are the ones which make life like a movie! Moments which make life worth it!
And Jai Spiderman! He he!
Spidey 2 partly brought out that reality but compromising the fantasy element…
it is the reality in Spidey which elevates the fantasy I guess… I quite dont understand how he gets his Spidey powers back… but wat the hell, who cares… we all were just waiting for that…
fantasy… the magic of movies!
To talk reality does one have to be depressed…???I dont get the logic.So you view life as Black and white?…where is the grey?
Anyway You have answered my question…No more comments :)I read your blogs very regular.But I wont call myself your fan…Maybe because I dont agree with your take on life…but you write very well indeed.Goodluck 🙂
Rarely does a sequel make a better version than Part 1 – I think Spidey made it that far. I definitely liked Doc Oc:-)
I indeed have shared reality with you. This is my reality. Even in my downs and reality, I see larger than life elements and reasons to feel good… But thats me!
So if this is not reality for you, I guessed you were talking about the dark side… Which is what I meant by depression… trust me, depressed people give the most fascinating insights into reality! Thats the logic!
And like I said, Im not here for the “fan” game or winning the popularity contest…
And disagreement is good… it is necessary… for the sake of balance. Equilibrium. As my blog header will reveal…
We all have different ways of expressing reality… This is my way.
And there’s no black, no white, no greys either…
Life is one larger motion picture will a zillion colours! I see life that way, not in black n white format!
Hehehehe…Yep…I totally agree…life is a kaleidoscope…last nite it was grey and today its yellow…time for some socialising…is it gonna make a difference to you if I tell you who Iam??For starters Dr.Devil is a SHE and not a HE.
i wish life/time were as simple as deciding whthr to watch terminal or blog.
if u had two assignments everyday, the first one beginning at 9-30 a.m., which u have to rush to after finishing the 100 tasks at home,then its not so simple. i dont have to explain these things, but in the bureau, things are different, believe me. sitting next to the boss’ cabin does not help any 🙂
btw, despite ur denials ur going to sound like gyaan guru all over again.with double ref. to ‘gyaan’.
Anonymity is necessary/understandable for superheroes (given the risk to immediate family/friends/lovers etc) but for lesser mortals, adopting the same or attempting to weave a mystique around the name doesn’t gel right. Perhaps, Dr. Evil Devil is afraid of the man/woman/it in the mirror? I hope this is a balanced take on this debate and not one from, supposedly, a dili’gent’ fan??
Suderman….re: your comment ” There is plenty in life which is actually LARGER than it may seem, if you care to notice..” boy, are you telling me!! I could write a book on the co-incidences in my life. This whole blogging bit has been one such, too. And talking of such ‘larger than life’ movies, hope you’ve seen films like The Green Mile, Sixth Sense, Meet Joe Black, Ghost etc…Cheers, Ravi
After ur black n white post, I knew it was a woman… and i think i know which woman too! 🙂
does it make a difference?
well, seen Bedazzled?
Liz Hurley plays the Devil…
if you’re that kinda Devil, yes, of course, it wud make a BIG difference… 🙂
I’ve seen all but Green Mile cuz i heard its slow! but yeah, the larger than life bits, totally agree…
That’s what Im gonna be writing about in a bit… First, I got to turn in this story about depiction of women in films… Been doin stories which gimme no byline but hey! its all part of the package!
how can u not see green mile. it is long, yes, but awesome. btw, its simpler for u. i have the dvd. u just have to ask, as brad pitt says in The Fight Club.
ravi, yeah, talk about larger than life. sometimes, u cannot explain, and you mustnt try.
so who is DR evil devil??? this is interesting.. dear miss evil devil pls reveal ur identity and i like ur approach to suddu’s blogs.. conflict is always interesting! 🙂 suj! love it! me fan too! 🙂
ill take Green Mile from ya! Tanks! 🙂
inna ma kannu? good to see u here!
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