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GTGC # 269 -Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy, Part 1

8Jun

You read that title correct, dear listener. For the first time ever, we've got a two-parter on our hands! It seemed fitting that tackling a multipart franchise should lead to multiple episodes. So, buckle in for the first half of our discussion of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. 

Radio-Broadcast Spider-Man 

This episode breaking down into two parts was completely unintentional. But, it's a fun turn of events. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy had a major impact in the early aughts. The tale of Peter Parker hit cinemas in 2002 and, along with Blade and X-Men, showed that there was a market for comic book adaptations. Now, 16 years and dozens of Marvel and DC adaptations later, how does Raimi's work hold up? That's what we seek to uncover.

The trilogy starts off with Spidey's origin, which is probably second or third in the most-known origins, behind Bats and Superman. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker develops powers similar to a spider. Over the course of three films, he does battle with a variety of tragic and petty villains while also dealing with his own ego, identity and life balance. And through it all, he must realize that, "With great power, comes great responsibility."

On part one of this shindig, we give our reviews of the trilogy and where it sits with us in 2018. We try to give all three parts a fair shake, with a pretty decisive winner. We also attempt to redeem part three, due mostly to all of the dancing! Then, we play our game wherein we highlight our favorite moments from the trilogy.

And after we play our game, well.. Find out on this week's show.

 

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