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04 July 2004 @ 03:55 pm
Spider-Man: the little things  
  • The hospital scene where Doc Ock's cybernetic arms go berserk and attack the doctors - Pure Evil Dead, with quick cuts, sudden zooms in on faces, and high speed shaky-cam dollying. The chainsaw even seemed to be a reference to Evil Dead 2. A fun bit of self-indulgence and self-reference by Raimi, and proof that he hasn't lost his knack for hyperkinetic horror after all these years.
  • The obnoxious usher - Bruce Campbell = awesome.
  • Stan Lee saves the day! - Blink and you'll miss him, but during the fight outside of the bank, Stan Lee grabs a woman and pulls her out of the way of a falling chunk of masonry. Sadly, this is the coolest thing Lee has done in years.
  • Pete's landlord - Check the last name. Heh heh heh heh...

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(Anonymous) on July 4th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
If you see SM2 with a freind, make sure they're a fan of Raimi or the film's little bits won't be appreciated. I leaned over when Peter walked into the playhouse's foyer and said, 'There's Bruce!' His response, 'Where's the chainsaw?' Perfect. The lovely chromed saws in the operating room were a hoot.

Didn't spot Stan's cameo or the landlord's name, guess I'll have to see it again...and again...and again.

Gotta love Doc Oc's sense of style. The man wears a fedora well.


- Wing'
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on July 4th, 2004 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, what was the landlord's name?

Vorn
gwalla: magmagwalla on July 5th, 2004 03:01 am (UTC)
Mr. Ditkovitch

Spider-Man was, of course, co-created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Alun Clewealun_clewe on July 4th, 2004 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, I did spot Stan Lee, but didn't recognize Bruce Campbell - though now that you mention that in retrospect I can see that was him.

Didn't catch the reference in the landlord's name, either, but I guess that one's more obvious seeing the name in writing (I just checked the IMDB listing) than hearing it spoken. Though even seeing the name in writing I'm not sure I would have gotten it had I not known there was something to "get". Oh, well.
gwallagwalla on July 4th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
I only noticed the landlord's name during the end credits.
maggie*marmalademaggiemarmalade on July 5th, 2004 02:10 am (UTC)
OMG, you are SO right!

I didn't even recognize Bruce Campell - he's put on some weight. ;)

And the Dcotor scene was a *great* flahsback to ED. :)

Heehee!