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Date: May 08 2002


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Well, the summer movie season is almost upon us. One of the first blockbuster action movies to be released will be Spider-Man.
Like the Batman and Superman movies before it, the character of Spider-Man is based on a popular comic book superhero. It is certain to be filled with lots of high-tech special effects, and will almost certainly be one of the highest grossing movies of the season.


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Brett:   You excited for the new Spider-Man movie, Miguel?

Miguel:   I am excited, Brett. It seems like I’ve been seeing previews for, like, a year for that movie.

Brett:   I know, I’ve been looking forward to it coming out for a long time too. I’ve been talking for years about how they should make a Spider-Man movie, so I’m really glad they’re finally going through with it.

Miguel:   Did you read the comic book?

Brett:   No, not really. I’d sometimes read the, uh, the comics that were in the newspaper.

Miguel:   I used to collect comics, so I had a lot of Spider-Man comics.

Brett:   So, since you collected his comic books as a kid, then you know all the storyline and the characters then.

Miguel:   Well, that’s what I’m not sure about. I have no idea what the storyline of the movie is, ‘cuz it could be anything. And, and there’s so many different villains came up over the years, so I don’t, I have no idea.

Brett:   Yeah, that’s true. That’s how it was for, like, the Superman and Batman movies, too. I mean, even if you’re familiar with the main characters, there’s so many other stories that could go through. I mean, you never know what the director’s gonna go with.



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The anticipation is building before the release of Spider-Man. Millions of people in the United States, and perhaps around the world, have grown up reading Spider-Man comics, and even watching the Spider-Man animated series on TV. There has been quite a build up to the release of this movie, so the fans are getting more and more excited to see it. If this movie is a success, we will likely see stars Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire again in future sequels to this film.
Do you think this movie will be a hit? Tell us what you think on the Movie Madness board!
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