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This is so not a random sampling... [May. 7th, 2002|06:19 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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But, I'm still curious to see the results. A friend of mine, in reviewing the film, stated his wish that they had skipped the origin, since everyone already knows it. Now, being a comic book geek, and being friends with other comic book geeks, I think our population is rather skewed. But, I'm curious to see how many, if any, disagree with that statement. So, here's a poll.

I knew Spider-Man's origin before I saw the film.

Yes
10(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Kind of, but I'm glad I got a refresher
0(0.0%)
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[User Picture]From: mikester
2002-05-07 11:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I must have skewed the results somehow. :)

I was commenting to the significant other prior to seeing the movie...if you have all the elements in place, it's pretty hard to
screw up any depiction of the origin. I was watching the 1967 cartoon version of the origin and, despite the animation not
having aged well (to say the least), the origin still carries emotional impact.

I don't know what that means, but there it is.›
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From: (Anonymous)
2002-05-08 02:08 am (UTC)

well, I tried to vote, but it wouldn't let me...

I was gonna put a vote on the last one.. "Kind of" but it didn't work out.. dont' know why.. but that's my vote anyway..
~Aurelia
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-05-08 11:30 am (UTC)

That's because...

As with the last poll, you need to have a LiveJournal account and be logged in with it in order to vote...

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: self
2002-05-08 08:29 am (UTC)

knowing the origin is like having spidey-sense in the theatre

The driver of our vehicle kind-of knew the "radioactive spider" part, but had no idea about Uncle Ben.

I was a bit shocked to hear this.

but, in sharp contrast...
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-05-08 12:01 pm (UTC)

My origin-sense is tingling!

That actually doesn't surprise me that much. With the exception of Batman (who really isn't an exception, since he has no powers), the origin of a hero's powers is almost always more interesting to the "layman" than the character's motivation for deciding to become a hero.

If you ask an average person to sum up a character like that, they'll always give you that portion of their origin, and rarely the motivation...

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: euphoricone
2002-05-08 02:03 pm (UTC)
http://www.vh1.com/news/stories/1453818.jhtml
Your livejournals namesake is mentioned..... speedball, eh?

you need to post more often (so do i)
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-05-08 03:23 pm (UTC)

Not that one...

Don't ask me why Steve Ditko created a character whose name was a lethal drug combination, but he did.

Kurt
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