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Short Film Watch : The OTHER Amazing Spider Man

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by Sergio
July 7, 2012 10:47 AM
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Being of the older generation, those who stopped reading comics when they were 12, I had no idea that Peter Parker is dead and the new current Spider Man is a Black Latino kid named Miles Morales. So why then do they keep making Spider Man movies with Peter Parker? Well we all know the reason why.

So in an effort to correct this slight in their own more modest way, a group of filmmakers and Spidey fans, lead by director Wes Armstrong, have made this short trailer for an imagined Spider Man movie with Morales (played by Devin White) in the lead, and they've done a pretty remarkable, solid job.

I wish this was The Amazing Spider Man film currently in theaters, instead of the one with that boring Parker dweeb.

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63 Comments

  • John Walker | July 20, 2012 1:29 AMReply

    This is a good movie . This one is available at http://tinyurl.com/MovieStreamingOnline
    in English, in HQ quality FREE . Plays like youtube .


    This movie is availabe for free in HD at:

    http://tinyurl.com/MovieStreamingOnline


    recommended.

  • Johnnie MD | July 9, 2012 11:56 PMReply

    I think the short was pretty good. I also think that this is Mr. Armstrong's way of advocating for a new Spider Man story instead of rebooting the same old thing. Alternate universe or not, the fact is that Marvel has introduced a new Spider Man character that happens to be black and latino. Why not take the opportunity to use this character to take the film franchise in a new direction? I think if this character does well, maybe 5 or 10 years from now it would be worth doing a good film based on this character.

  • Mr Tony | July 9, 2012 12:02 AMReply

    Wow I hadn't been by in a while but you guys were one of the most civil spaces then. What happened?

  • Sika Fortuna | July 8, 2012 6:16 PMReply

    OK ya'll, calm down. I love comic books and the alternate fantasy they afford us but just cause somebody doesn't share in the passion or understanding of how 'real' this is to us doesn't mean you have to be so outright negative. As others have said if you read this blog then you know Sergio and how he thinks. For those who didn't realize it at the onset, you've been drawn in or as would be more aptly said, "Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly.

    Ahhhh, the tangled web we weave!

  • monkeysuit | July 8, 2012 8:34 PM

    No, he was wrong, and he started the personal attacks. He should correct himself first before talking shit about comic book fans. I've never read a comic book in my life, but real recognize real and Serigo's looking mighty unfamiliar right now. Just sayin....

  • Big Leroy | July 8, 2012 6:10 PMReply

    shoot again…. everytime I come to this site.. I start off happy and then I leave just feeling strange.
    I come to this site to hear about the new films from people of color. I wish there was a way to filter out all of the articles.
    The articles are less about the films and more whining about actors and directors and even talking smack about other actors strictly because they are not of color.
    This site does not have to run on “rant” it could do very well being run on positive energy.

  • Big Leroy | July 11, 2012 1:20 AM

    I am not really concerned about those other sites that may not have a filter. I expect something better than that from this site. Which does an amazing job of keeping me informed!!!!!! I have to give a big thanks for that!!
    This should not be “Well just because others are lowering their standards of writing, we should to”
    We can celebrate the fact of people of color in film roles without stepping on others.

  • Nadine | July 9, 2012 11:16 AM

    ...that being said (I wish with more delicacy on my end but I'm typing on my mobile), my ramblings don't help...luckily, I don't have the time to assail the site like I used to... I'm sure it'll get back on track for you.

  • Nadine | July 9, 2012 11:04 AM

    WHOA! I hear what you are saying EXCEPT the whole talking smack about actors because they are NOT OF COLOR?!??!? I find that statement outrageous. For every one statement of that sort (that I cannot even think about because "we" seem, in th U.S. at least, to make concessions to every other community while talking smack about each other more than anything else on this site - no charity) there are literally thousands that attack Blacks on the Internet every second of the day. More importantly S&A is one of the most collegial sites having to do with people of the African Diaspora that has not been infected with cowardly non-Blacks who do nothing all day but post inflammatory comments about anything featuring a a Black person. I know if I come here, Leroy, I should not expect someone who looks like me to be called a monkey or a gorilla or have to read, upon hearing tragic news of the death of a Blacck woman or child that she was asking for it/one less "knee grow"... Your pronouncements might better be serviced on. . such . Yahoo and the such. Let's just try to put things into perspective. yeh. It'll probably make you feel more at ease. S&A is respite from such places

  • Fred | July 9, 2012 5:08 AM

    I am with you Big Leroy; no articles and no commentary. In fact, I wish there was a way to filter out all the comments. Positive energy is all they need. I come to this site to **mute** about **mute** from **mute** of **mute*....

  • Agent K | July 8, 2012 10:48 AMReply

    I've never seen so many people butt hurt on a comment section. Lay off the guy.

  • Agent K | July 9, 2012 6:06 PM

    @Monkeysuit
    ...ok

  • monkeysuit | July 9, 2012 9:56 AM

    Ugh, what a lame comeback. This is no longer fun.

  • Agent K | July 9, 2012 7:42 AM

    @Monkesuit Actually my comment got to you otherwise you would not have responded at all.

  • monkeysuit | July 8, 2012 9:40 PM

    No, lazy, defensive bloggers got under my skin. I see my comments got under yours.

  • Agent K | July 8, 2012 9:36 PM

    @Monkesuit I see this post really got under your skin

  • Agent K | July 8, 2012 9:35 PM

    @Monkesuit First of all Peter Parker is dead...in the Marvel Ultimate Universe. Secondly it's just a comic book character.

  • monkeysuit | July 8, 2012 8:32 PM

    What's so sarcastic about "Peter Parker is dead?" That's just plain wrong.

  • Agent K | July 8, 2012 7:01 PM

    @Monkesuit I'm not new here by the way. I'm just wondering how some commenters did not see the sarcasm in the post.

  • CareyCarey | July 8, 2012 6:23 PM

    "Really? Then you must be new here ~ MONKETSUIT". HELLO! And you can say that again... THEY... MUST BE... NEW HERE! From this blog's inception, Sergio has been here. From the beginning, every so often he rolls out one of these "Tick off the nerds" and "comic book geeks" posts. They have all, for the most part, been of the Tongue & Cheek variety. So in this post, when he opened with "Being of the older generation, those who stopped reading comics when they were 12", why would anyone get emotionally disturbed and run to google to prove him wrong!? Geez, don't those words speak to a facetious tone? Anyway, more importantly, if a reader has been around (or googled it :-)) they would be aware that the geeks and nerds come out at night. I mean, every single time (over the past 2 years) Sergio writes one of these comic book superhero to film posts, the youngin' and their co-dependent parents come a runnin' with their first edition of Mega-Man SuperHero In The Ultimate Universe comic book, or something like that. Sergio, that reminds me, if you're planning a trip out west, stay away from San Diego. On Thursday, July 12, 2012, thru Sunday, July 15, Comic-Con International 2012, will be in that city. Consequently, if the comments in this thread are indicative of the mood and hatred you'd receive at that love fest, DON'T GO. There's likely to be a wanted posted at every airport and every hotel, with your mug on it! Caption: APPROACH WITH CAUTION!. This man is known to be ridiculous, stupid, a race baiter, a comic book hater, an idiot, old fashion and does not know how to use google, so shoot on sight. Oh, "And his little hype men are just as silly as him (maybe even worse) for defending this nonsense". OH LORD! Everyone over the age of 16 better runs for the hills and stay away from Comic-Con 2012. *lol*

  • monketsuit | July 8, 2012 4:23 PM

    Really? Then you must be new here.

  • monkeysuit | July 8, 2012 10:05 AMReply

    The short was pretty dope for a fan video though.

  • monkeysuit | July 8, 2012 10:03 AMReply

    Sergio, you're so ridiculous. You were wrong, plain and simple. Stop being a punk and accept the fact that you were too lazy to do basic research. And your little hype men are just as silly as you (maybe even worse) for defending this nonsense. And why do you give a fuck about a grown man or woman liking comic books? The question should be aren't you too old to be making fun of other people's interests? And not knowing how to google for that matter.....

  • incrediblejeff | July 8, 2012 1:14 AMReply

    If I were to guess I would think Sergio is baiting people?

  • Mark & Darla | July 8, 2012 11:09 AM

    That's his specialty.

  • Bohemian Princess | July 7, 2012 9:58 PMReply

    Some of these comments....seriously you all need to just stop and save yourselves any further embarrassment. *SMH*

  • Nadine | July 8, 2012 3:09 PM

    ...I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant in that way... methinks, since neither of us asked that anyone refrain from commenting.

  • Bohemian princess | July 8, 2012 1:27 PM

    @not taking sides, I hope your comment was not directed at me. Nowhere in my OP did I tell anyone to stop commenting, the vitriol, negativity, and just plain nastiness was unnecessary an immature, not from everyone just some. Have a blessed day.

  • Not Taking Sides | July 8, 2012 10:16 AM

    ...telling people to stop commenting in the comments section. Go play elsewhere.

  • Nadine | July 7, 2012 10:31 PM

    Yeah... waaaay too vitriolic. Give the man a break.

  • James | July 7, 2012 8:38 PMReply

    Fantastic!

  • kid chaos | July 7, 2012 8:34 PMReply

    Change my training pants Laura what you need to do is take the tampon out your ass.It will make you think twice about going aganist me.

  • Laura | July 7, 2012 9:39 PM

    Oh looky here. Kiddie Kid Chaos learn some nasty nasty from his retarded mama when she tried to change her tampons. Please tell your mama again, the tampon doesn't go in her behind, goes in between her legs, only during her menstrual cycle. Make sure she takes off the plastic applicator this time. ***I know you you both get off changing each other.***

  • Violet Eyed Dragon | July 7, 2012 6:53 PMReply

    Spider-man is only dead in the Ultimate (or alternate) Marvel Universe. In regular comics he is still alive and Miles Morales isn't even a character. It is just a less popular alternate universe.

  • JustAHumanBeing | July 7, 2012 5:13 PMReply

    Sergio, you are simply an idiot. Not everything has to be about race, I honestly don't care what color spiderman is. Or any other fictional character for that matter. Part of being a contributor to a site that thrives on pop culture actually means that you should be on the up and up on pop culture. Instead of making snide remarks about how "people hate this race" and then you respond by attacking fans by calling them nerds and losers, how about you create a fictional black superhero that can be the actual underdog. By that I mean the complete opposite of yourself. Honestly Sergio do you get off over being a cynical person. You are the one who is racist because you like something only because it features a member of another race that isn't white. It's fine that you are a racist Sergio, but don't act like you have a reason for your hate. You only get what you give man, you understand what I am getting at man ?

  • CareyCarey | July 7, 2012 11:45 PM

    Here's what I don't understand, who doesn't know that Sergio rests his hat on sarcasm? I mean, anyone who has been visiting this blog knows that he loves mocking these types of films ( Tis what he do). Seriously, I question anyone who gets all hot and bothered by his -- OBVIOUSLY -- facetious comments? Believe me, Sergio is not ticked off in the least, he's laughing and loving this. Heck, his joke about the weepy grown man is the funniest comment of the month.

  • CareyCarey | July 7, 2012 11:30 PM

    @Laura, listen, first, SonOfBaldwin has been riding me for over a year. And for reasons beyound my understanding, he has even dropped my name on his Twitter sccount. So yeah Laura, I have reason to believe it's the "real" SonOfBaldwin. See, it's no secret that I am not "pro-gay", so I believe since _________**I'm not going to drop his real name** is a gay man, I think he has a problem with that. Now I may have went a little left, but I have to let him know that he will not make his lunch here. In other words, sometimes you have to teach a person how to treat you. Anyway, now I have to go back and settle down these 10 knuckleheads as we watch Journey 2. And then I am going to cap-off the night by reading a story to them. Any suggestions? Y'all have my number.

  • Akimbo | July 7, 2012 9:44 PM

    I'm a grown woman who knows what someone trying to deflect attention looks like. No one even snapped on Sergio, they simply corrected him, and he lost his shit, implying that anyone who knew the facts was a loser comic book nerd. I wouldn't date a dude who cried over comical but since you're asking, wouldn't date a guy who can't just accept when he's wrong and keep it moving either.

  • Laura | July 7, 2012 9:43 PM

    @CareyCarey. Do you really think that's SonofBaldwin commenting? Lately a lot of people been using other people handle to insult people. Just my observation.

  • CareyCarey | July 7, 2012 9:00 PM

    @ SonOfBaldwin, damn man, you see all these comic book kids in the house, so why you gotta talk so nasty? Anyway, my phone number is 563-499-5317 (true number), so call before you come. I mean, on any other night you could possibly drop by, but not tonight. I am hosting a going away party for an 8 year old little boy. There will be about ten other little fellows so I can't take the risk of you playing Jerry Sandusky. I know, I know, all homosexual's are not pedophiles or perverts but you do like young men. Now excuse me SonOfBaldwin.... if my words make me a homophobic, sign me up for that train because I don't understand how you find pleasure from digging in another man's ass. Seriously, what's loving and right about two musty mouth men bumping nut sacks - huh? I know, it's not politically correct to call you guys faggots of booty bandits, but I just don't understand. And hey, btw, how did you know I was fat? Anyway, that is my real number, so when you feel the urge, put you lips together and blow... I am sure you know how to do that. Opps, shame on me, I mean, call before you drop by.

  • SonofBaldwin | July 7, 2012 7:07 PM

    @ CareyCarey - Another childish, longwinded, and incoherent post from the cretin who sits at his computer all day because he has no life. No matter, I know where you live and I'm coming for your family soon. Say heller to your wife for me, you fat fuck.

  • CareyCarey | July 7, 2012 6:33 PM

    HOLLY SMOKES! Hey tambay, call the police. The Geek Squad, Marvel Maniacs and Harry Potheads have broke out of their mother's basement. It looks like they've hacked S&A's security in an effort to find comic books with white faces on the cover. You better hurry Tambay, because one is going into withdrawals. Sergio is trying to help him but he pushes him away and screams "Quidizzlefoshizzle, bring me my magical bong and where is my mommy!? ".

  • sergio | July 7, 2012 6:28 PM

    So let me get this straight, you guys are (I assume) adult men and you're getting all upset, emotional and weepy over a fictional CARTOON character? Seriously? Ladies here's a question just for you. Raise your hands if any of you would date a guy who gets all emotional and weepy over a fictional CARTOON character.

  • Howard | July 7, 2012 5:43 PM

    Exactly, why did Tambay hire this jackass out of all people for this blog? He abuses his "job" like a childish piece of crap.

  • sergio | July 7, 2012 5:28 PM

    No

  • drt | July 7, 2012 4:37 PMReply

    I enjoyed it and posted The OTHER Amazing Spider Man on my Facebook movie site.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-N-Chronicles-the-movie/312593662091562

  • KING HARDCORE | July 7, 2012 4:08 PMReply

    Why is race always a issue? Did we really need Nick Fury to be black in the other Marvel movies? It is a marketing move to get everyone's money. They don't care about black rights, but the green bucks in their wallets.

  • kid chaos | July 7, 2012 3:28 PMReply

    Sergio i told you if you dont know anything about current events stop writing about them.

  • Laura | July 7, 2012 3:52 PM

    @KIDCHAOS. Boy, didn't I tell to get up from the table and go to the Kiddie table. Grown folks ain't got for your mess. Oh. I see. You need someone to change your training pants. Can someone come over here and change this boy?

  • Sergio | July 7, 2012 3:41 PM

    O.K. for all you over aged comic book geeks past the age of 16 out there try to do the following: 1) Throw out all those Hellboy, Star Wars and Avengers collectables you've been saving, 2) move out of your parents' basement and 3) try to find some really nice and understanding hooker and get laid for the first time. And if any of you get upset by what I said then it must be true

  • Kevin Sorrell | July 7, 2012 2:52 PMReply

    As for the film itself, I dug it. A quick, breezy version of Miles' origin. Really sharp for a fan film. I'd love so see what this could do in a longer format with more spacious storytelling.

  • Kevin Sorrell | July 7, 2012 2:45 PMReply

    Thank you, Micah and Ghost, for setting the record straight. I'm into comics, so when I read that first paragraph, my eyes bugged and my mouth dropped. SMH. I'm not trying to start a flame war, but we seriously have to do better...

  • Micah | July 7, 2012 1:28 PMReply

    Sergio this is another exampleof crying racism for no reason. Peter Parker is still alive in the comics. Miles Morales is in a seperate 'universe'. It took me two seconds of research to find that out. I realize this is nobody's main gig but it would benefit the site if posts could strive for some accuracy. Aside from that I'm glad these guys decided to make this short. Hopefully it will lead to bigger and better things for them.

  • Dizzle | July 8, 2012 12:12 PM

    Sergio, you should also note the difference between lead (plumbum on the atomic table) and led (which is what you actually should have written.)

  • Akimbo | July 7, 2012 4:40 PM

    You can know about something, especially information previously reported on this very site, without being a comic book nerd. No need to get mad and insult people because you're wrong.

  • Sergio | July 7, 2012 3:09 PM

    Like a friend of mine said to me once to be aware of those comic book geeks "They're like those crazy Scientology cult members. They go all nuts when you say anything negative about their heroes in tights."

  • Akimbo | July 7, 2012 2:10 PM

    Hahaha, yeah and the Miles character was only JUST introduced in the last year or so. I wanted to like this but the writing and editing just weren't there. All the lines seemed ad-libbed, there was no plot, and the Spidey moves needed editing/further treatment to make them look impressive. The special effects & production value were good, though.

  • Ghost | July 7, 2012 1:20 PMReply

    The Peter Parker that is dead in Marvel is from Marvel's Ultimate Universe. That is who Miles Morales replaced and it was planned 2 years in advance and the choice to make him back was based on the white writer who has black children and Donald Glover's teaser of being Spider-Man on NBC's Community. The real Peter Parker is alive and currently in a crossover with Miles in Spider-Men. And with the way Marvel is pushing Miles-who has more things than in less than a year 2 action figures, 2 video game appearances and slated to appear in a few Marvel cartoons.

  • AccidenalVisitor | July 7, 2012 1:05 PMReply

    >>


    Because Peter Parker is the only Spiderman that counts. You have to be careful with modern comic books. They often try to mix things up, keep series fresh, by temporarily pushing aside the original characters. This is what happens when you have 40, 50 sometimes 70 years of backstory that took place in dozens of titles. What is even worse is that the writers are dealing with characters who for the most part don't age. So you have DC having Bane break Batman's back (putting Bruce Wayne out of commission for a bit) and some other character killing of Superman. But these characters don't stay injured or dead for long. They always come back. And comic writers/editors find a way to explain why superhero characters who fought during WW2 are still in their 20s or 30s as they fight bad guys in 2012. So you can bet Peter Parker won't stay dead if he hasn't "come back" already. He is too much of a household name and cash cow for Marvel.

  • guyver | July 7, 2012 12:48 PMReply

    I applaud their efforts to inject something new and different into the industry as far as African American images are concerned... more superheroes, less drag is what I say. instead of saying it's whack allen, why don't you offer to lend a hand and show them how it's done.

  • B | July 7, 2012 12:26 PMReply

    Yeah, nice try. I actually think the new Spiderman is miles better than the crappy Maguire films. I'm looking forward to when the studios do the Miles Morales Spiderman for the big screen.

  • ALLEN | July 7, 2012 11:42 AMReply

    Honestly this short looked wack but nice try.

  • Vanessa Martinez | July 7, 2012 11:34 AMReply

    This was pretty amazing! Great special effects and editing..Loving this..

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