i don't understand what's wrong with the green goblin armor look... i mean, i always thought the actual green goblin was way hokey, and i think the current green goblin they've got offers a credible threat, while still not seeming utterly out of place. but, then again, had they been able to do something with GG like they did with jack nicholson and the joker from batman (i.e. it wasn't joker "armor"), then that would have been especially interesting. maybe that's what you mean? if so, i concur -- jack's joker is still one of my all-time favorite villains. :cool:
i also agree about kirsten in the rain. i didn't want to seem too, um, "male", but daaaaaaaamn...
p.s. regarding substance...
being a log-time follower of comic-book related movies, i have set my standards lower for these movies, not because i don't think the medium doesn't deserve better (read scott mccloud's "understanding comics" or reinventing comics for some incredible insight on comics as a communications medium more unique than any other), but because the super-hero genre of comics are generally based on short episodic events, yet with the budgets of these movies, the studios can't hope to make dozens of spider-man movies for all those episodes to build appropriately, with cliffhangers and the like. so you get a "compressed" timeline in two hours which took, oh, 5 decades to build... not an easy task.
plus, remember, this is a "teaser" - meant to generate interest in the casual passer by AND the hardcore readers who want to see the tell-tale signs they expect from spidey's origin: the spider bite, peter as a geek high school photographer, uncle ben's fateful words, a cute aunt may soundbit here and there.
like a friend of mine said after watching he trailer, "wow, it looks like it won't suck." considering the hype, that's an enormous compliment.
[ 12-14-2001: Message edited by: rok ]</p>