cover"Spider-Man" is brighter, jumpier, younger and peppier than its rival "Batman" or even "Superman" movie series. And why the hell not? After all, this is a superhero we're talking about, so why pretend there's a dark undercurrent of moral ambiguity and/or a tortured hero under the mask? Peter Parker's too young for that. Sure, Spidey must in the end choose between the girl and the job, but it's an adolescent kind of tough choice.
Anyway, before that, there's fun to be had; New York is a great backdrop for all this webslinging. The bad guy looks slightly stupid sometimes, though.

Posted by cronopio at 01:06 AM, January 16, 2003