Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Spider-Man (the 60's cartoon)

Spider-Man.

The show is about Spider-Man.


I remember watching the show as a kid and I have a few qualms with it.

First they reuse the same footage a lot.

Secondly some of the story's were just plain weird! Dinosaurs, underground city's, conquistadors, ice monsters, giant robots, time travel, magicians, demons, tribesmen and gods!

Thirdly it had long drawn out shots of Spider Man swinging on his web... on and on it went as if it was suppose to be the most amazing thing in the world and they had to show you as much of it as they could so you could get the full enjoyment of life from it! I'm serious! It went on longer then I'm going on about it! Some times five or six minutes would be taken up with these shots of spider man swinging through the air. Through the city, the forest, a desert! He'd swing through anything! He didn't even need his webs to attach to things! Swing past a plane! Swing above buildings! He could have swung to the moon if he'd wanted to!

Fourthly they reuse the same footage a lot. (kind of a lame joke but what can I say, its kind of a lame show.)

Fifthly (what the hell) Its kind of a lame show! I mean sure spidey's cool and all but what makes spidey cool is his failing personal life, his troubles that never go away and the fact that so much happens at once. The TV show has none of that!

And that's that. Oh and to beat a dead horse, I also hate how they reuse the same footage a lot!

26 comments:

  1. Hah, the second part made me lol. You are right, it doesn't make any sense

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  2. Even as a smallish child, I just could not get into the cartoon. I would watch it, damn straight I would, but I would simply be meh'ing the moments away until the D&D cartoon came on, or Inspector Gadget...

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  3. So.... friking...... awesome!!

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  4. haha yea spider man can indeed swing through anything xDD!!

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  5. The sixties were a wonderful but awful time for animated cartoons. The latest Spidey cartoons are pretty good. The movies are good too, shame they never made a third.

    They never made a third and nothing you say will convince me they did.

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  6. one of the best theme songs ever.

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  7. Not sure if I've seen the 60's cartoon - I probably have and just don't know it.

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  8. I don't think i've seen on of the 60s ones, gotta love Spiderman <3

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  9. What I loved about this cartoon was the part where they reused the same shots!

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  10. @To Tipota Hey I never thought of that! Your right they did use the same shots a lot!

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  11. recently saw x-men again, amazing

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  12. What's so wrong about dinosaurs? Radioactive dinosaurs on the other hand...

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  13. That's just how easy it was to be entertained as a kid in the 60's.

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  14. Don't you dare mess with the spiderman. Also Ramones cover of his song, was one of the happiest moments of my youth :)

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  15. There's something about old cartoons that makes them more endearing than recent ones.

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  16. The poses they gave him were kind of hilarious though.

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  17. I'm loving spiderman. have watched the new movies the last years.
    but the comics are so great

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  18. @Mark

    hahahahaha, I agree, I never heard of a third movie, or an emo swoop...

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  19. The tricks to save time were very annoying. I'm with you on that one!

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  20. Give the animators a break. it was the 60s! they didn't have the technology that we have today. it probably took them weeks to make an episode.

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  21. that song will haunt me forever. So catchy.

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  22. oh man, who would've guessed that old spiderman would become a internet pop culture phenomenon someday

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  23. I only saw the nineties Spidey show and I've liked that one.

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