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2002 - Spider-Man
9th November 2022 • Movie of the Year •
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Movie of the Year: 2002


The Taste Buds dip into some deep comic lore to talk about little-known 2002 property, Spider-Man!

Put this one in the category of what was 2002 smoking? Some kid gets bitten by a radioactive spider, and we all know what happens next, right? He gets cancer and dies screaming, I can almost hear you shouting at your computer. (I'm in here, but I can't hear over the fan.) You'd think that because that's how it would go down now, but in 2002 we were still thinking good things might come out of terrible tragedies.

Instead, this wacky kid gets all these zany powers is how it actually goes down in the movie. He's an OK kid, but he's a little homophobic. Also, he has some of that incel energy we've gotten better at noticing lately. And by being a jerk he basically puts a gun to his uncle's head and pull the trigger himself, if you think about it.

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