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Haven Review: Spider-Man Homecoming!

Spider-Man – Homecoming, for me it is the best Spider-Man movie to date, don’t misunderstand me though I did enjoy the Amazing Spider-Man with the actor Andrew Garfield leading the main role of Peter Parker and Tobey Maguire did a great job in the original Spider-Man movies that Sony produced but the most recent Spider-Man that is tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) I think is by far the most accurate portrayal of Peter Parker / Spider-Man. But before we get started as to why, for obvious reasons this is massive spoiler territory so steer clear if you don’t want to hear what I got to say.

The Movie starts with Peter Parker going to Germany to confront Captain America as Spider-Man and does a little self movie journey of his adventure on the way and even during the confrontation with Happy Hogan giving Spider-Man the third degree during the entire thing. This ultimately concludes with Peter being able to keep the new suit Tony Stark has created for him and which makes him really happy about having.

Vulture from Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN™: HOMECOMING.

Flashback, Adrian Toomes is doing the clean up from the Avengers during the incident in New York where Loki was running amuck and he is tasked with clean up of all Alien artifacts. Soon however, the government steps in and hire Damage Control to take over with handling all the clean up and this naturally upsets Toomes and they decide to keep some of the materials they were suppose to turn in.

Thus, the Super Villain’s are born. They then spend the next eight years stealing stuff from damage control in secret and building a arsenal of super powerful deadly weapons, and when I say super Villains I mean Vulture, Shocker, and even early references to The Scorpion and even the future Prowler makes it into the cameo’s scattered about the movie.

Flash forward again and its after Civil War, Peter Parker as Spider-Man is patrolling New York fighting crime, saving old ladies, stopping bike thefts, and eating churro’s that said old lady purchased for him.
He is anxiously awaiting the next big mission so he can join Tony Stark and fight worldwide disasters as a Avenger and Happy and Tony keep brushing him off, so when he is confronted for a chance to fight a Super Villain over the course of the movie, that being Adrian Toomes as the Vulture (played by Micheal Keaton) and his underlings that make appearances throughout the movie such as The Shocker, Scorpion and others.

However it is due to Peters constant inference that his friends are put in to mortal danger and ultimately leads to Tony Stark taking the suit back from Peter stating that “If you are nothing without the suit, than you don’t deserve it.”

Which forces Peter to rethink who he is as not only a person, but as a super hero also when we wish for those immortal words to be echoed. “With great power, comes great responsibility.” But due to reasons for mortal men to ponder we never get that. Instead we get a reflection of Peter looking back at himself when he chooses to fight for what’s right regardless of the threats made to him, his family, and his friends and take a stand even without the suit Tony Stark made him.

As we read the finale of the movie Tony Stark tries to steal the thunder by inviting him to become a full time Avenger and has even produced a new suit for the occasion. But Peter, knowing himself a bit better than he did at the start of the movie when he was so anxious to prove to himself and others that he can be a great Super Hero.  He decides to stick closer to the ground as a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man instead of a Spider-Man fighting for the world and looking for trouble.

The movie in my option is solid, with an excellent cast of characters, with subtle supporting roles done by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Peter Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Happy Hogan not to mention all the cast for his friends, and I am happy to say that with Marvel leading the helm of creative direction for our favorite web-head that we are getting a Peter Parker true to character finally.

I really enjoyed the movie, as did the people I saw it with and not just because I saw it in a Zentai Spider-Man suit and talked about how I remember this scene so well as if I was actually a part of it, although they did get a good chuckle out of it.The best part is the after credits scene, which is best not spoken about and better off being seen.

So go see the movie when you can!

-Daniel Clatworthy

 

 

Haven Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

First up is our disclaimer.  We got this game because we wanted to review it, and as such
all views in this article our are own. No money has been exchanged for this review.ASM2 Night Watch

Taking the roll of Peter Parker once again from the Amazing Spider-Man movie franchise.
You swing heroically thru the city unless your menace meter says otherwise than all of New York hates you. Seriously when it gets late game it gets really annoying as there are so many problems showing up that you can’t handle anymore which basically gives you a reason. Simply not to try helping anyone anymore.

Despite that one major downer the story overall is fairly nice as are the controls although they can be quite buggy at times. Get it?, Buggy? Or was that joke to corny either way the controls tend to bug out mainly if you are trying to climb and it turns into running.original-1

The musical score for the game is fairly good and really enjoyable something you could possibly get away with buying the entire soundtrack for. The game itself is pretty great although the boss battles even on easy mode can be very hard for people even experienced players can have a hard time sometimes.

Another issue in the game is if you stop a crime in progress regardless of the crime you will always get a cut-scene for it and it wastes a good ten to thirty seconds loading up and if you don’t stop crimes in progress it just adds more to your menace bar.img10.jpg Is the game worth it, if you are a fan of the Spider-Man franchise and want to play a Spider-Man game totally go for it. Heck if you are a fan of the Batman Arkham franchise same deal go for it the combat controls are pretty much the same. Only real difference is that Spider-Man has more ranged fighting options compared to Batman’s infinite Batarangs.

-Daniel Clatworthy-ASM_2

Nerd Review: Zentai Spider-Man Suit!

First up, a disclaimer. We got this product because we wanted to review it, and as such
all views in this article our are own, and no money has been exchanged for this review.

Ever wanted to be a Super Hero but could never make the outfit you wanted? I did, and I find it irritating that so many people can cosplay, but I cannot. However an idea came to me, and I realized that there are people who can make it possible for the right price.

True, some outfits like Gundam suits are a bit out of their league, but Super Heroes in general are not! Ever wanted to be Spider-Man, Batman, or even (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) Aqua Man? Then pre-made suits may be the way to go. Even more so if your a talentless hack like myself.
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A bit about the suit in question:  Batman was my first choice. I have the disposition for it, but lack the money. So I ultimately went with Spider-Man. Made entirely of spandex, the suit breathes easy and feels simply amazing. You won’t be gasping for air through the face mask, and the cool breeze wafting through your backside provides comfort, no matter how hot it gets on the convention room floor!

I was worried when I first donned the mask because I could hear some ripping and tearing. But I was later informed that this is normal, as the suit itself is double stitched to improve integrity. The product handles quite nicely overall and I’m happy I can finally enjoy cosplay, even if I am on the “big” side for a Spider-Man.
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Cosplay should not be judged by bodily figure; what you can or can’t “pull off.” It’s about doing what you enjoy. Of course there are purists who will disagree, but ultimately it boils down to having fun, enjoying an outfit you bought or made.

The great part about owning the suit is that I can experience the best of what it means to be a Super Hero. I visit children in the hospital on “free comic book day”, and am able to cheer them up! They get to read the adventures of Spider-Man while hanging out with the ultimate “ordinary” Spidey!

Another great thing about the suit is how customizable it is. You can order it with a piss zipper, as well as with a detachable hood so you can hang from the ceiling and make out with someone, just like in the movies…assuming you can actually hang upside down for any length of time!
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Overall, Zentai suits are worth the price of admission. The quality is amazing and  customer support is great. Not many companies go out of their way to help you into just the right suit.

If it’s within your budget, I definitely recommend geting a Zentai suit.
I have a video of mine in action, but since we were banned from YouTube over a glass of orange juice, I will find another way to post it.

-Daniel Clatworthy-

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