Monday, May 07, 2012

'Spider-Man' at 10

I still remember when Spider-Man came out in May 2002. Summer event movies always seem like a big deal, but this one really seemed like a big deal. Superhero films had gone out of fashion -- you can thank Batman & Robin for that -- but this was an unabashed superhero movie. Adding to its enormity was that fact that it seemed for a while that we'd never get a Spider-Man movie because of insurmountable legal hurdles. Well, you know the rest. For IFC Fix, I wrote about the movie's 10th anniversary and how we're still living in the film world it helped create. Here's the piece.