We begin our dive of Spider-man on film with a look at the first big-budget production of the ol' web head. This film helped to launch the whole superhero genre, so let's take a look and see just how heroic it really is.
The first film in the series was such a big success that Sony brought everyone back, director and actors, for another stab at the superhero gold. We find out if it's a superheroic sequel or kind of a dud.
Take a journey with us into the third, and arguably weakest, of the Raimi run of
Spider films. Amazing Spider-verse
The Amazing Spider-man
Spider-man 3 sucked, so Sony decided to go back to the well and try again. From scratch. We take a dive into Sony's first attempt at rebooting the Spider-man film franchise, this time in a quote/unqote Amazing way.
The Amazing Spider-man 2
After the reasonable success of Sony's
Spider-reboot, the studio went all-in on Spidey once more, attempting with this film to start up a whole Spider-franchise. Instead, they created one of the worst films in the whole Spider-verse. Marvel Cinematic Universe
Captain America: Civil War (MCU 13)
It's Cap v Iron Man is the superhero battle of the century. We take a look at the film to see how it all shakes out when friend fights friend. Will the Avengers be able to stand against internal strife?
Spider-man: Homecoming (MCU 16)
With a new reboot of Spider-man out, we review the third iteration of the web-head in 16 years. Is he more hero than insect? Let's find out.
Avengers: Infinity War (MCU 19)
Marvel's back at it again, smashing their superheroes up against a powerful villain looking to eradicate life across the universe. Can the Avengers stop this new threat, and will the film be any good? We review it and see.
Avengers: Endgame (MCU 22)
And this is it, the end of an era as everything from the last eleven years comes together in a gigantic, series-crossing, three-hour epic. You've made it this far so we have no doubt you're in for this movie as well.
Spider-man: Far From Home (MCU 23)
Following the rousing success of the
Spider-reboot, and two big Avengers movies, Sony and Marvel return to the web-head with a second, Tom Holland-starring solo adventure. Sadly, lightning just couldn't strike twice as this film is decent but not great.
What If...? (MCU 28)
We explore the multiverse from the perspective of various alternate character as we ponder the question... "What If...?"
Spider-man: No Way Home (MCU 32)
Peter's identity is revealed so, with the help of Doctor Strange, he tries to use magic to fix it, which only causes a multiverse of problems instead.
Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse
Even though Sony has a totally awesome Spider-man on the Silver Screen courtesy of Marvel, Sony still wants to try and get a "Spider-Verse" connected universe of their very own. Thus we have the first animated, big screen film, and it just so happens to star Miles Morales. Let's take a look.
Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse
Miles is back, battling an inter-dimensional foe who could spell the end of the whole spider-verse, and it'll take even more Spider-people to save the day.
Sony's Spider-Man Universe
We take a look at Sony's attempt as a "
Spider-verse without Spider-man" in this vaguely related film about Spidey's most famous nemesis.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Venom is back, battling against a new symbiote (fan-favorite Carnage) in this sequel that doesn't really have anything new to say about, well, anything.
Morbius, the Living Vampire, is unleashed on an unsuspecting New York and, man, the city is never going to be able to stay awake to cringe back in fear.
Kraven the Hunter
A kid raised to be a hunter fails to gain his father's approval, but ends up gaining the powers of animals to fight the kinds of hunters his daddy always wanted him to be.
The earliest attempt at bringing Spider-man to home consoles came from Parker Brothers but it's a really annoying game to play.
Questprobe: Featuring Spider-man
A text adventure with visual elements, this game purported to put you in the shoes of Spider-man, but all it really did was bored players.
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!
One of the worst games ever made, this title tries to be a rip-roaring fighting adventure for Spidey and Captain America but fails on every level.
The Amazing Spider-Man (1990 PC Game)
Mysterio kidnaps Mary Jane and Spider-man is stuck venturing into his castle filled with switches, switches, and more switches in this tedious adventure.
The Amazing Spider-Man (1990 Game Boy Game)
1990 saw two unrelated
Amazing Spider-man, and this one comes from Rare on the Game Boy... but that doesn't make for a better game.
Spider-man vs. the Kingpin
Spider-man has to battle his greatest foes, and also mediocre game play, in this average action platforming experience.
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!
The Punisher takes to the streets, killing bad guys (with, oddly, a little help from Spider-man) in this on-rails shooter.
Spider-man: The Video Game
Spider-man teams up with Black Cat, Namor, and Hawkeye, to take on the Sinister Six and Doctor Doom in this brawling adventure.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (1992 Game Boy Game)
Spider-man returned to the Game Boy for a second utterly underwhelming adventure that surely annoyed anyone who purchased it.
Spider-man: Return of the Sinister Six
Bits comes at us with a second Spidey game, this time on the NES, and it's not really any better than their previous effort.
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge
Spider-man witnesses the kidnapping of the X-Men and has to go to their rescue in this rather bland platforming adventure.
The Amazing Spider-man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
Bits gets another crack at a Spider-man Game Boy adventure and it may just be the worst game from them yet.
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
Spider-man and Venom have to team up, with assists from other Marvel heroes, to take on their greatest foe, Carnage, in this decent street brawler.
Acclaim gives us one of their last attempts at sucking money out of kids, once again with a boring title no one should play
Venom/Spider-man: Separation Anxiety
Spider-man and Venom are back, fighting together again against a set of new symbiotes out to kill them both.
The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes
Spider-man has to take on his most dangerous enemies to save New York City in this pretty decent Japan-only release.
The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Fire
Sega returns with a new adventure for Spidey on their 32X expansion, but the game is about as good as the expansion itself.
Top 10 Movies (2018): An updated look at our favorite films, this time from 2018. The MCU once gets high marks on the list.
2018 Fall/Winter Movie Preview, Part 1: We take a look at upcoming films for the last quarter of 2018, including Spider-man not-spin-off, Venom.
2018 Fall/Winter Movie Preview, Part 2: And then there were more films coming out in the last quarter of 2018, including the new animated Spider film, Into the Spider-verse.
Academy Awards 2019: A look at some of the winners from this year's special, include a certain alternate-universe Spider-person...
Summer 2019 Movie Preview: A look at upcoming films for the Summer season.
Winter 2021 Movie Preview: A look at upcoming films for the Winter season.
Summer 2021 Movie Preview: A preview of upcoming movies for the third quarter of 2021, including Venom and Carnage.
How to Shepherd a Franchise: Discovery is taking over Time-Warner, and we discuss how they might just be able to salvage DC and the DCEU.
How Much Continuity is Too Much Continuity?: We take a look at complaints about the second Dooctor Strange film and discuss how a franchise needs to pay off its long continuity (with examples).
Top 10 Movies (2024): My list of favorite movies, once again updated after a six year break because, well, more cool stuff has come out. Podcasts:
The Many Mans (and Womans) of the Spider, (Not So) Live from Asteroid G, Episode #10
Spider-man, Ep II: Who Mans the Spider for the Spider-mans, (Not So) Live from Asteroid G, Episode #26
Witcher Switcher Watcher Woo, (Not So) Live Nerd News
Spider-man Conquers All, (Not So) Live Nerd News
All Your Spider-mans Are Belong to Us, (Not So) Live from Asteroid G, Episode #05-01
The Asteroid G Awards 2023, (Not So) Live from Asteroid G, Episode 06-01
Second Verse, Better Than the First, (Not So) Live from Asteroid G, Episode #06-25