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Which do you prefer?

Natural Webs (ie. Toby Maguire)
10 (58.8%)
Synthetic (ie. All The Rest)
7 (41.2%)

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Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:29:52 PM »
I much prefer the natural webs.  I feel it fits better and more in-line with how he's got spider abilities.

I feel the synthetic ones are disingenuous to the idea of Spider-Man.  If they are man-made then why aren't they being used everywhere and/or by anyone?  What's to stop Joe Villain from using them also?  They are probably really expensive so prior to Stark getting involved how would he be able to afford them?  What's their power source, again, before Stark getting involved?

A natural web would be affected by Parker's well-being and health, as seen in the second Maguire movie where he doubts himself and starts to lose his abilities.  As he gets tired and low on energy his webs will also lose strength and provide a more genuine feeling of danger and peril whereas now it feels like he's invincible.*

*Sadly, I find this is the case with most super hero movies these days.  They are never really in danger of losing.  Even non-supers like Hawkeye or Legolas never seem to miss their shots.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 03:20:00 AM »
I grew up on the synthetic webs of the comic books but I do think it was a good change Raimi did for his movies making it natural.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 06:25:59 AM »
It makes no sense that natural webs would come out of his arms though. It should come out near his ass. That would be pretty amusing actually.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 11:04:06 PM »
It makes no sense that natural webs would come out of his arms though. It should come out near his ass. That would be pretty amusing actually.

Gross.  Maybe if he were in a Jay & Silent Bob movie they could do it.

What if he forgets his web-makers on the bus or something?  What if Aunt May finds them and goes to town?  Do they ever run out of juice (not that I know of)?  What if Joe Villain breaks them while fighting?

Having natural webs just makes more sense to me.  Bleh.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 05:29:08 AM »
I'm completely with PetFish on this one. The natural does seem to make far more sense from a "bitten by a radioactive spider" point of view.

Although I could have sworn there was an incarnation in the comics where it was natural?
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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 08:51:02 AM »
It makes no sense that natural webs would come out of his arms though. It should come out near his ass. That would be pretty amusing actually.

Gross.  Maybe if he were in a Jay & Silent Bob movie they could do it.

What if he forgets his web-makers on the bus or something?  What if Aunt May finds them and goes to town?  Do they ever run out of juice (not that I know of)?  What if Joe Villain breaks them while fighting?

Having natural webs just makes more sense to me.  Bleh.

In the cartoon, Green Goblin crushed them, and I believe they've been shorted out a few times.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 09:00:10 AM »
Artificial webs because it also highlights how Peter is a scientific genius and not just a lucky kid.
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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 10:45:10 AM »
Artificial webs because it also highlights how Peter is a scientific genius and not just a lucky kid.

This is a great answer.
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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2018, 11:35:20 AM »
Artificial webs because it also highlights how Peter is a scientific genius and not just a lucky kid.

This is a great answer.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2018, 01:15:42 PM »
Snd you sucker me in even more with Bender.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2018, 03:15:13 AM »
Snd you sucker me in even more with Bender.

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Any reason why you don't proof read?

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2018, 10:41:07 AM »
Snd you sucker me in even more with Bender.

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Any reason why you don't proof read?

Are you loosing any sleep over it?  I thought you were tougher than this Zook?
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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2018, 12:50:40 PM »
Snd you sucker me in even more with Bender.

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Any reason why you don't proof read?

Are you loosing any sleep over it?  I thought you were tougher than this Zook?

So there isn't any reason?

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2018, 02:57:37 PM »
Yeah, I don't spell check.  I'm a terrible human being.
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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2018, 03:02:24 PM »
King-Man uses natural spelling, not synthetic spelling.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2018, 04:26:28 PM »
King-Man uses natural spelling, not synthetic spelling.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2018, 05:05:25 PM »
Yeah, I don't spell check.  I'm a terrible human being.

You could simply say you don't care. It would at least answer my question. Just trying to understand. I know its the joke around here that you always have typos, but I pride myself in making sure I never have errors, and still make them sometimes. I won't derail the thread anymore.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2018, 05:08:07 PM »
Yeah, I don't spell check.  I'm a terrible human being.

You could simply say you don't care. It would at least answer my question. Just trying to understand. I know it's the joke around here that you always have typos, but I pride myself in making sure I never have errors, and still make them sometimes. I won't derail the thread anymore.

Fixed.
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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2018, 05:11:47 PM »
I don't have an answer. I just never check.  Not that I don't care.   Subconsciously I might want to spite my cousin who makes it seem like the worst thing possible.

I always say to someone, "Not spelling correctly or not proofreading does not represent the kind of person I am."

Though people seem to correlate the 2.


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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2018, 06:41:09 PM »
Yeah, I don't spell check.  I'm a terrible human being.

You could simply say you don't care. It would at least answer my question. Just trying to understand. I know it's the joke around here that you always have typos, but I pride myself in making sure I never have errors, and still make them sometimes. I won't derail the thread anymore.

Fixed.

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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2018, 06:58:20 PM »
 :lol


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Re: Spider-Man: Natural Webs v. Synthetic Webs
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2018, 02:44:02 PM »
Artificial.  The bite didn't give him 8 arms or 8 eyes, so it doesn't make sense that it would give him natural webs, either.

The mutation gave him powers, but not new body parts (i.e., web glands).  That's why he had to create artificial web shooters. 
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