Thursday, July 3, 2008

Maybe I'm Just Cranky Today...

Many of the reviews for the new Will Smith flick, Hancock, mention how they like how the movie shows that superhero actions have consequences, like what happens with all that property destruction. (Is that really the biggest problem they had with Ghostrider?)

What does Ebert wanna see, a scene, maybe after the credits, of the city council debating whether to raise taxes to fix the subway cars destroyed due to Spidey's battle with Doc Ock?

Maybe they can show the conundrum of whether it will be in the form of a fare increase, since after it, it is commuters that use the subway, or an increase in property taxes, on the basis that Spiderman's mere presence increases property values.

That doesn't even get into the fact that while they complain these movies ignore the real-life aftermath, and yet, are willing to buy the whole "A radioactive spider bit a human and now said human has superhuman powers and can spin webs."

If it were up to them, the next Spiderman will open with someone cleaning up the webs that Spiderman has left in his wake.

Rock On,

Aitch

3 comments:

Caitlin said...

He must have loved The Incredibles.

Sarah Brooks said...

Yep, I think you are definitely cranky today.

Harris said...

hey caitlin,

and Godzilla - he's prolly like to see what the city (if we're talking Matthew Broderick version) did after Godzilla was finally killed.

hey sarah brooks,

baaaaaaaahhh!!!!

rock on,

aitch