The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman

The Weekly Stuff #252 – Revisiting Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, News Catch-Up, and more!

Episode Summary

With Insomniac’s highly-anticipated Spider-Man game swinging onto the PS4 next month, we thought now would be the perfect time to revisit some of our favorite superhero films of all time: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy from the early 2000s, starting this week with the original Spider-Man from 2002.

Episode Notes

With Insomniac’s highly-anticipated Spider-Man game swinging onto the PS4 next month, we thought now would be the perfect time to revisit some of our favorite superhero films of all time: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy from the early 2000s, starting this week with the original Spider-Man from 2002. In many ways, this film is the template for the superhero boom we’re living in right now, so thoroughly did Raimi embrace the character’s comic-book origins, but the film is also a product of a different time, and while it’s become fashionable to dismiss Raimi’s films as ‘outdated,’ we would argue that the first two, at least, deserve serious consideration amongst any discussion of the best films the genre has to offer. It’s a great, in-depth conversation on a film worthy of reconsideration, and before that, we also catch-up on a month’s worth of news, Jonathan’s recent move to Iowa and first encounter with Shenmue, Sean’s continuing Monster Hunter adventures, and more.

Enjoy!

Time Chart:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:08:55
Stuff: 0:08:55 – 0:31:30
News: 0:31:30 – 1:04:10
Revisiting Spider-Man: 1:04:10 – 3:07:29

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