Omnipotence Begets Conscientiousness – Spider-Man Redux

I’m a geek. I have no problem admitting that. Anyone who knows me is well aware of my affinity for action figures and cartoons. I also have a thing for Kirsten Dunst. It’s a long story. I’ve sinced moved on to Ellen Page (also a long story) but that’s besides the point. Anyway, you can imagine my excitement when the first Spider-Man movie was announced, featuring the lovely Ms. Dunst as the Red-Headed object of Peter Parker’s devotion, Mary Jane Watson. That was 2002, along with the success of the X-Men movies we were privileged to an explosion of comic book properties on the big screen. The Dark Knight’s successes are well known. Watchmen has ridiculous hype (and fears) behind it. And there are plenty more comic book properties queued up, X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes to mind (Gamibt!). But here’s the thing. As awesome as the Spider-Man trilogy was, I believe it was fatally flawed. If someone gave me a movie-making wand to wave over those three movies, I think I have the master plan to do right by one of Stan Lee’s prized creations. Continue reading