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Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ultimate Spider-Man is best seen whenever it's taking itself seriously, the whole problem, is that it is NOT.
Some people have already compared this to Deadpool, and while I'm not a comic book fan or even watching most of the adaptations on TV, I can totally see how this comparison is spot-on.
Spider-Man just acts as a goofball most of the damn time, his character is supposed to be likable, but even the partners do a better job at it.
Speaking of the partners, it makes you wonder why it isn't called "Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends 2", without the campy feel of the first.
Spider-Man from 1995 was watchable by adults and children alike, this is barely even watchable from the point-of-view of a 20 year old guy, this show is clearly meant for teenagers, but it is too shallow to appeal adults.
It pains me to write this, but even Unlimited Spider-Man which was 13 episodes long and ending up with a cliffhanger has more appeal to me, at least if the plot was... different, it had a serious tone and a refreshing theme. (for the Spider-Man series at least)
There is more ; Ultimate Spider-Man the TV Series, DOES NOT resembles its comic book counterpart nor its video game counterpart, it is clearly another product.
So why is it called "Ultimate Spider-Man" if it's not based on the comic book ? Why is it that the character Spider-Man became a spoof ? The answer is : to appeal to a wider audience.
That's sad, but it could have been much better had they not tried to make Spider-Man more "family friendly", the animation is good, the story is okay, but half of the lines are cringe-inducing and it is just... not the Spider-Man that we know.
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