Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Raimi and Maguire Leave Spiderman Series

Here are just a few thoughts that I had when I heard that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire were leaving the Spiderman series.

SpidermanPro:  I’m glad to hear that Tobey Maguire is leaving.  I’ve always disliked the way that Maguire played Peter Parker.  He always came off as a bit too whiney.

Con:  The big problem that I see is loss of continuity.  One of my favorite film series is the Lethal Weapon series.  The reason I like these films is the continuity what exists because the films have all the same actors.  Even Murtaugh’s children are played by the same actors and actresses for all four films.  An example of a film series that is the exact opposite is the Darkman series.  In the Darkman series, Liam Neeson played Peyton Westlake/Darkman.  In the following two films, the character was played by a different actor.

Another downside of Raimi leaving the series is that it mean the end of Bruce Campbell cameos.  They were short, but they added something fun to the film.


All this being said, I’m looking forward to see how the new Spiderman series turns out.