I recently re-watched the old Spiderman movies – you know, the ones with Tobey Maguire?
You can see how much those movies have aged, although it’s not so much the CGI that gives it away, but the sets and costumes.
When you watch all three in a row, like we did, you can see that Spiderman 3 was – hands down – the best of the trilogy.
Spiderman 3 was bigger and longer than any of the other movies – and it boasted a host of unique bad guys: Harry Osborn as the new Green Goblin, the Sandman, and Venom.
You can even go so far as to say the symbiote, was another villain, because it created the Black Suit Spiderman and Venom.
Oh, and then there’s Mary Jane.
I first saw Toy Story 3 when it came out in 2010. It was kinda emotional because I had grown up with the series, but it was also very entertaining on its own. I practically had to will myself not to cry as Andy played with the toys one last time…
Upon revisiting the Toy Story series a few weeks ago, I was able to look past the shiny graphics and noticed something deeper:
The main characters are all dealing with issues of identity and inherent value.
Toys having identity crises? Here are a few examples:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars came out in 2008. It’s an animated film that takes place between Episodes II and III.
I first watched the Clone Wars when it came out way back in 2008.
We didn’t go to the movies to see it (at least, I don’t recall going), but we most definitely had a copy of it for a few years. I remember my mother putting the movie on to entertain some kids at the Internet Café we owned, so I’m guessing we must’ve at least had a download somewhere.
It’s hard to know what I thought of the movie when it first came out because I didn’t keep a record of anything like that. I did, however, keep a record of what I thought about the TV series that followed the movie: I hated it.