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Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy Tackled by Honest Trailers

| 30 Apr 2014 13:50

Honest Trailers has released a new video running through "The Godfather trilogy" of superhero films.

In today's day and age where costumed characters dominate the box office and actors are practically scrambling to attach themselves to a superhero vehicle of some sort, it's almost hard to imagine a world in which the comic book flicks weren't the king. Their current spot spot on top however, owes no so small debt to Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films.

Hitting theaters in 2002, the original Spider-Man raked in more than $800 million worldwide and was regarded by many as the movie that finally imbued a taste for superheroes in moviegoers. It would, in turn, be followed up by a pair of sequels, one of which is considered by many to be one of the best realized superhero films ever made.

That being the case, the trilogy as a whole definitely has its rough edges, a good number of which were the subject of the most recent episode of Honest Trailers. The web series' latest video picked through the films, poking fun at a variety of their less than perfect elements. Chief among these were the nearly identical story structure of the three movies, the less than likely connection that Peter Parker had to seemingly all of his foes and Mary Jane's fairly persistent tendency to get all kissy-faced with someone else besides the person she's dating.

Easily the most hilarious segment of the video however, is its spot on treatment of Spider-Man 3 and its infamous dancing sequences. The narrator's response to them pretty much mirrors what audiences everywhere were feeling as they watched Tobey McGuire do his horrific strut through New York. All in all, the video just does a great job of taking the trilogy's most cringe worthy moments and transforming them into fodder for some genuine laughs. In other words, give it a watch. If nothing else it'll cheer you up after the abomination that is The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Source: Screen Junkies

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