If you are a comic book reader of a certain age then you have fond memories of the ads for Hostess snacks that used to appear in the comics of the day. Super-heroes would face off against all manner of villains and defeat them by using the sugary goodness of a Twinkie, Ho Ho or fruit pie. All the heroes got in on the act but the most prolific were Batman and Spider-Man. So it was a sad day indeed when I read that Hostess Spidey was going to get deaded as part of this “Spider-Verse” currently crossover running through the Spider-Man books.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 54% (Critics) / 77% (Audience)
Directed By: Marc Webb
Written By: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Sally Field
Studio: Sony Pictures
Synopsis: Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. – (Source)
Synopsis:The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS! The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO! – (Source)
Still not sold on the design for this character and have to say I liked the pre-post-production photos that leaked a few months ago more than I am liking the finished product.
and is it just me or is there a bit of an “homage” to other big screen villains from the past? Click onward to see who I am talking about.
The 411: The Amazing Spider-Man is the reboot of the recent successful Spider-Man films (the last of which, Spider-Man 3, was released in 2007). Sony has to make a Spider-Man movie every couple of years in order to keep the rights to the character from reverting to Marvel/Disney so that is why we got a full on re-imagining of the web crawler’s tale instead of Spider-Man 4.