3/24/2014


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - Electro (Jamie Foxx)
Why are fans furious about the look of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 villains? Check out the pictures and see for yourself if it's worth all the fuss.

Last week Sony released the final trailer and some promotional pictures from the Amazing Spider-Man sequel and we finally get a good clear look at the villains. Some fans are angry about the changes. Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) look nothing like the comic book versions. The one that bothers me is Green Goblin (or Hobgoblin considering he's Harry instead of Norman).  Ok, it would look silly to have a fright mask. But wait? Why was Chrisopther Nolan able to create truly frightening characters like Scarecrow and Joker without changing the concept?

Check out the new look of these classic villains from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 final trailer screncaps and see the shock and awe.

First, I'll show what they looked like in the original comics and then I'll show what they look like in the new Spider-Man movie.

Electro








Rhino






Green Goblin (Hobgoblin)









The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field. It comes to US theaters on May 2, 2014.

What do you think? Does it make a difference what the characters look like?



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15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can understand why die-hard fans would protest. Maybe they were just trying to do something really different from the last trilogy?

Pat Dilloway said...

Fans always get pissed about these things. They got mad about Catwoman and Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and that worked out fine.

spacerguy said...

Out with the old in with the new. They did this with Star Trek and it was a success.

John Garrett said...

I'm not a fan of this reboot, so I'll likely never see this movie, however I like the mech style of the new Rhino suit, it looks pretty cool. Also, 3 villains in this movie seems a little desperate. It didn't work out very well for Spider-Man 3.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Three villains in one movie is a stretch John. Three origins. Three plotlines. Three goals. We'll see.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Yeah, Foxx made fun of the pointy lightning bolts on his head. LOL

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks David!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks Tony. My brother's the writer in the family, but I can string a few words together too. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

I was talking to someone this morning that is still furious about Bane. I say it's better than "Batman & Robin." I still think a direct comic translation of Bane would work, but we'll probably never get one. Catwoman was amazing.

Maurice Mitchell said...

That's probably the biggest challenge Alex. How do you set it apart while still staying true to the comics? It's a tough balance. I still want the goblin mask though.

Tony Laplume said...

I'm glad they went back to the drawing board with them.

Maurice Mitchell said...

That could not happen Alex.

Liesel Hill said...

It's one of those things: either you'll love or hate what they do with the film, but I kind of think fans should expect this. Film makers will always try to make it their own in some way. I think they look fine, but I don't have an opinion of the comics one way or the other, so I probably don't count. :D

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's getting more common Liesel and the fans are getting more vocal. Unfortunately it's impossible to translate spandex with audiences these days. We'll see!

Kaden Quinn Smidt said...

Hathaway was completely forgettable... and at the very least you have to admit that Bane;s mask was fucking stupid.

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