'Spider-Man' cast, crew to visit Tokyo


The cast crew of the latest "Spider-Man" movie will visit Tokyo on June 13 ahead of the film's worldwide premiere on June 30.

"The Amazing Spider-Man," in 3D, is the latest movie version of the popular comic strip character, and the 4th film in the series. It stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker (taking over from Tobey Maguire), Rhys Ifans as The Lizard, as well as Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen and Denis Leary.

Coming to Tokyo for publicity interviews will be director Marc Webb, Garfield, Stone and Ifans, plus the film's producers.

Special advance screenings will be held for the public on June 23 and 24 ahead of the June 30 general release.

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Another Spiderman movie?... anything to try and make a buck

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You don't know? It has a slightly different story line, just like how the US so-called comics keep reuse the same ingredients over and over.

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"in 3D"

Oh no...

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Now they're making a remake of a remake of a remake. WTF.

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Remakes of old movies, remakes of asian/euro movies, reboots, sequels, prequels, superheroes overdose. Hollywood's lack of originality?

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Forget about these actors. I just want to know which tarento is going to be doing the promotion while having absolutely nothing to do with the movie and being asked about his or her love life.

And why could they not continue the story? Why go back to the beginning (again!). The Maguire ones only started about a decade ago.

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Needless to say, Hollywood has been running out of ideas for years. The large movie studios who make these blockbusters only think about money these days - that's their bottom line. That being said, it's not just Hollywood, but here in Japan reboots and retellings happen all the time. (Research 'GUNDAM')

However, to play the Devil's advocate, this reboot of the Spider-Man franchise has as one of its aims to tell the Spider-Man story the way it was meant to be - going back to a few things that were core to the setting, story, and character. One being that Peter Parker was in fact, a loner high school genius who rivaled characters like Tony Stark and others. Another being that his web spinners were originally mechanical with chemically derived webs that would run out from time to time - that happened a lot in the comics and Spidey would get into many sticky situations (pardon the pun) when he couldn't websling. And central to the core of the character, when donning the suit, Spidey became a "wise-@$$" and had great one-liners.

As for other super hero movies, why not? There are many characters that would do well on the screen. In today's day and age, movie technology is at the point where many of these characters can be shown as realistically as possible, and not relying on hand-drawn animation.

I, and others enjoy being entertained when going to a movie theater. I don't want to see so-called 'human dramas' or 'love/romance' on big screens. I like to see loud, explosive movies with great visual effects. If I wanted to watch other genres, I would do it at home. Super hero movies offer great effects, usually.

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I get why they re-made the Hulk movie that starred Eric Bana... but why remake Spiderman? Tobey Maguire was awesome, Kirsten Dunst was awesome, James Franco was awesome, Willem Dafae was awesome... I don't think Andrew Garfield can match up that level of awesomeness. Seriously.

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Hey man is the LIZARD is in this one I am goin ta watch it! LIZARD was my fav!

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The same old sing- and dance number: Come to Japan. Market the movie to the cash strapped Japanese. Actors get so say: Oh yeah, I LUV Japan (without knowing anything about it)!

That Rhys Ifans is a cool guy, though. I wouldn't mind buying him a beer at some tachigui...

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I enjoy reading the comic book stories and seeing different writer and artist takes on characters and scenarios. I think it's fantastic that the movie industry is now open to this kind of creative storytelling, it brings the stories and characters to a whole new audience to enjoy.

As long as the films continue to be entertaining and interesting, with characters and scenarios that are well written and creative, I have no problem with new interpretations of characters being released. The more good films starring characters we know and love, the better, as far as I'm concerned.

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