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What Is Madame Web?


No, I’m not actually asking. I gather that Madame Web is a Spider-Man-universe character who is now the star of a movie from Sony.


This movie is 13% at Rotten Tomatoes. That is really hard to do. Just “average bad” will get you into the 30s. But 13% basically means eight of nine critics state outright, “This sucks.” And the ninth is usually like, “It’s terrible but I had fun anyway.”


As movie and comic geeks know, Sony is in the peculiar situation of having the cinematic rights to the Spider-Man comics—but because they licensed Spider-Man himself back to Marvel, then can only do the various supporting characters who fought with or against Spidey over the years.



Whatever the case, this has resulted in a movie called Madame Web being released this weekend, which nobody likes (though some people are trying), and which I, a lifelong Marvel fan, is lazily mocking on my blog.


When I have a general meeting with Sony three years from now and they mention this blog column, the joke will be on me!

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It's horrendously bad, but at least FUN bad due to the mountain of inexplicable elements in it.

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Thanks for the link to the review written by the person who is trying to like the film. Now I know who the character in the pseudo Miles Morales costume is, and I have confirmation that this film does indeed take place in the past. Not that I had any interest in seeing this film in the first place but, it's good to know these things.

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