What's your favorite Sam Raimi non-horror movie?

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What is your favorite Sam Raimi non-horror film?

  1. Crimewave (1985)

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. The Quick and the Dead (1995)

    7 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. A Simple Plan (1998)

    18 vote(s)
    32.7%
  4. For The Love of the Game (1999)

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Spider-Man (2002)

    5 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    17 vote(s)
    30.9%
  7. I don't like any of his non-horror flicks.

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    The big problem I had with SPIDERMAN 2 [other than the obvious debt to SUPERMAN 2, with the "giving up his powers for a normal life" scenario] was that they just went too far from the scope of the original charcter's abilities, especially regarding his resistance to injury, etc. In the comics, Spidey can be physically injured the same as anyone else, it's his heightened speed and senses that allow him to get out of the way. In the sequel, he was going things [I'm thinking of one scene in particular] that would have killed the original character, and that are more in the realm of a Superman-type hero with some kind of superhuman invulnerability.

    My favorite superhero movie is probably still the original SUPERMAN.

    [/comic geek mode]
     
  2. Bobbywoodhogan

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    Spider-man 2
     
  3. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I liked the first SPIDER-MAN (the 2nd one didn't impress me so much, not sure why--but I doubt I'll waste two more hours of my life giving it a second chance). I also enjoyed A SIMPLE PLAN. Other than that, I haven't seen the others.
     
  4. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    I'm a big fan of A Simple Plan...kinda depressing but a very well done flick.I gets my vote.
     
  5. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I liked A SIMPLE PLAN, but the movie works mainly because the book on which it was based works. I had forgotten Sam Raimi had even directed it until seeing this poll.
     
  6. h8sh8

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    A Simple Plan for me too, though I really liked Spider-Man 2 and thought Spider-Man and Quick and the Dead were both good.

    hehe - what, no one thinks For The Love of the Game is his best??
     
  7. CoachPeaches

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    I didn't care for the Spiderman movies myself. However, I don't really care for superhero movies in general. The effects in those movies are very poor considering the budget. The CGI Spiderman leaping from building to building is simply not convincing. The Gift was an interesting little film and I must admit Keanu Reeves gives a surprisingly convincing performance. I didn't care for The Quick and the Dead either. I really like Gene Hackman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Keith David and Lance Henriksen. I also like Russell Crowe and Sharon Stone.
    I'm a huge fan of westerns as well. However, this was not a good movie.
    The flashback scene where she shoots her dad in the head is supposed to be sad, but instead comes off as hilarious. Hackman's death sequence is beyond laughable. The shadow with the bullet hole is flat out ridiculous. Its like something you would see in a Looney Tunes cartoon. The backflip is also too ridiculous to be taken seriously.
    I have no vote.
     
  8. kain

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    The Quick and the Dead
     
  9. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Big fan of Spidey 2, although the screenplay/story with a little help from Michael Chabon didn't hurt. I really disliked the first Spidey film, though. The Gift is great, A Simple Plan is cool, but it's been a while since I saw Quick and the Dead. Crimewave is up next on my Netflix queue.
     
  10. satans-sadists

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    A Simple Plan.
     
  11. Ash J. Williams

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    I mistakenly picked Quick and the Dead. Count that as a vote for Spider-Man 2. I love every film of his that I've seen, though.
     
  12. maybrick

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    Darkman
     
  13. Criswell

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    Quick and the Dead for sure. Great cast, AMAZING photography and Stones tits!

    Great film.
     
  14. fattyjoe37

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    A Simple Plan by far. It might actually be my favorite Raimi.
     

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