Is Ultimate Spider-Man (Cartoon) as bad as everyone says it is?

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#1 Posted by FiguredOut95 (437 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Avengers earths mightiest heroes and Spectacular Spider-Man .... Ultimate Spider-Man has Bendis and Paul Dini working on it sounds perfect, but it got slammed so i did not watch it, is it worth my time??

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#2 Posted by Squalleon (9731 posts) - - Show Bio

US is decent but its story is a bit boring! It's a kids cartoon, as opposed to YJ which everyone can enjoy watching it.

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#3 Posted by Alchemax_7 (354 posts) - - Show Bio

I love A:EMH and Spectacular Spider-man as well but sadly both were cancelled. A:EMH is now being replaced by Avengers Assemble and there's Hulk: Agents of smash coming out as well which for both I'm not too sure as to what to expect from them at the moment. Ultimate Spider-man is alright, I don't mind sitting through and watching it but it's far below standard of greatness that was deemed Spectacular Spider-man. Go check it out though but don't have your expectations too high.

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#4 Posted by FiguredOut95 (437 posts) - - Show Bio

@Alchemax_7: Yeah its a sin A:EMH and Spectacular Spider-Man got cancelled .... Jeph Loeb just cant stand to see people happy.

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#5 Posted by Alchemax_7 (354 posts) - - Show Bio

@FiguredOut95: Once last year I watched the entire 2 seasons of Spectacular Spider-man on Youtube in good quality (720p at least) over a day and a half. Woke up at 5:00am, but when I finished watching I was sad. If the show was to continue and there was no more episodes at that time. I would've been glad to know there was more coming BUT... I wasn't. Same with A:EMH just as it was getting even better It's gone. If only it wasn't so. (Sorry if my story was boring).

@Squalleon: Young Justice is amazing!

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#6 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (16470 posts) - - Show Bio

@FiguredOut95 said:

I love Avengers earths mightiest heroes and Spectacular Spider-Man .... Ultimate Spider-Man has Bendis and Paul Dini working on it sounds perfect, but it got slammed so i did not watch it, is it worth my time??

Its not as bad as i used to think but its not great.

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#7 Posted by TheCowman (461 posts) - - Show Bio

I rather liked it.

It's definitely more of a comedy show than recent superhero cartoons, but I found that to be a nice change of pace. The action's still good and I thought the jokes were pretty funny as well. Plus it's nice to see the comedy aspect of Spiderman make a return since it's been a bit scarce in both the comics and on-screen.

Its a different type of show from stuff like Justice League and Avengers, so be aware of that going in. But its still a fun little show and I'm glad its gotten picked up for a second season.

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#8 Posted by Squalleon (9731 posts) - - Show Bio

@Alchemax_7 said:

@Squalleon: Young Justice is amazing!

Indeed!

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#9 Posted by Onemoreposter (4329 posts) - - Show Bio

@FiguredOut95: It's definitely not bad, it's just not serious. It's a very light hearted and easy going show. It's much more comical than it is dramatic. Rarely to you feel any sense of urgency or danger surrounding the principle characters. I think if you understand all that going in, you're likely to enjoy this series.

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#11 Edited by PunyParker (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is good.....the rest....NO!

Its written for KIDS SPECIALLY!! i cant blame 'em,but i cant like it either...

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#12 Posted by mk111 (3148 posts) - - Show Bio

Its not so much that Ultimate Spider-Man is an awful show. Its more that its awful when compared to pretty much any other modern comic-based animated show. That, and the humor can be beyond stupid.

But you may as well watch it so that you can judge it yourself.

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#13 Posted by FiguredOut95 (437 posts) - - Show Bio

@Alchemax_7: Yeah I did near the same, I watched both series on YouTube laying in bed at night when I couldn't sleep on my phone over the course of bout three nights good times.

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#14 Posted by Mastercodex (30 posts) - - Show Bio

It has good art work and I like how they had the villains appear in different ways then originally designed, but the actual story line is pretty weak and the jokes make Spiderman act like Deadpool the entire time.

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#15 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon:

Haven't watched Young Justice yet. Only modern cartoon I watch is the new GL series. Watch a lot of Spectacular Spider-Man and Batman TAS/BTNA as well.

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#16 Posted by joshmightbe (27412 posts) - - Show Bio

Its kind of like crack, you know its bad for you but you just keep watching, but you feel ashamed of yourself afterwards

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#17 Posted by Squalleon (9731 posts) - - Show Bio

@SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 said:

@Squalleon:

Haven't watched Young Justice yet. Only modern cartoon I watch is the new GL series. Watch a lot of Spectacular Spider-Man and Batman TAS/BTNA as well.

definetely watch YJ its great!

SS was awesome!

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#18 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon:

SS was indeed a great show. Didn't like the theme song, but that can be fixed by watching this before every episode instead of the intro.

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#19 Posted by mariioow (46 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Its kind of like crack, you know its bad for you but you just keep watching, but you feel ashamed of yourself afterwards

This is pretty much what I felt after forcing myself to watch a few episodes.

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#20 Edited by PunyParker (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

Spectacular Spiderman had everything awesome....voice acting=fantastic,writing=awesome(damn,Weisman!!)

i dont watch till they make a mature SPiderman show,like SS or some of the fantastic Batman Animation....

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#21 Posted by JakeN7 (15179 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCowman said:

I rather liked it.

It's definitely more of a comedy show than recent superhero cartoons, but I found that to be a nice change of pace. The action's still good and I thought the jokes were pretty funny as well. Plus it's nice to see the comedy aspect of Spiderman make a return since it's been a bit scarce in both the comics and on-screen.

Its a different type of show from stuff like Justice League and Avengers, so be aware of that going in. But its still a fun little show and I'm glad its gotten picked up for a second season.

This

It's nowhere near as bad as people say and I rather enjoy it.

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#22 Posted by PaperDemon (685 posts) - - Show Bio

Its awful. "Nuff said"

- Stan lee

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#23 Posted by batfan1939 (402 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the the Weekenders starring superheroes and the Teen Titans "goofy anime" moments.

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#24 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

It is that bad.

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#25 Posted by The Stegman (34939 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't say I'm a fan...at all.

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#26 Posted by ALFMutant (186 posts) - - Show Bio

Ultimate Spider-Man gets the same hate people had towards Batman The Brave and The Bold except this time, it is more justified. When this show was running, many people were complaining about the silly tone it had and the way Batman was portrayed in these goofy adventures. But it was more an homage to the silver age, we had great team-ups with many different heroes, great humor and great voice-acting

Ultimate Spider-Man doesn't have anything worth watching right now, personally, I can't stand the ''stop the action , there is a joke right now'', Spider-Man breaking the fourth wall all the time. It would have been more appropriated to have Deadpool instead of Spider-Man as the main character.

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#27 Posted by TerryBogard2014 (483 posts) - - Show Bio

I think The animation is top notch but they blow it with the weak sauce story lines.not really following the U comic line.and what we get are episodes that fall flat.It felt like he had to keep on learning to trust his team over and over again >>.and like others have said.the stop times when he breaks the forth wall or has some kind of scrubs day dream flash tend to get annoying.Although i did find that one flash in the captain america episode funny

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Overall I find it disappointing But im not its target audience and every now and then i see something midly funny to me so its whatever.That new Avengers Assemble cartoon there working on better not be Like this though or i'll really be saddened

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#28 Posted by growup (571 posts) - - Show Bio

yes it is that bad

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#29 Posted by symbiotic (53 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy it. It's not strictly based on any particular Marvel reality, although it does borrow heavily from the ultimate universe. It's certainly not a serious show and it's meant for kids, but it's fun and it has some pretty funny moments.

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#30 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1701 posts) - - Show Bio

@PunyParker: Am I the only person in this world that really really enjoyed watching Spiderman Unlimited? Do I have to pay a visit to a doctor for this? About Ultimate Spiderman...hm hm hm hm hm...that's all.

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#31 Posted by RogueJuggernaut (102 posts) - - Show Bio

It is a kids show and no need to get hyped up about it because it is not worth watching.

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#32 Edited by PunyParker (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr: No no....i really didnt had any particular problem with Spiderman Unlimited.....

As about Ultimate,i think things are clear....

Executive Producers:Joe Quesada Joeph Loeb.....and Creative Consultant:Paul Dini ......Clearly all the Bat-guys are here to ruin Spider-man!....( :P )

But seriously,why is DC animation is going GREAT (Young Justice,Dark Kingh Returns,and im sure the new Batman show will be great too...) and Marvel is pointing on the kids audience?

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#33 Posted by Macabre_Machinations (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Ultimate Spider-man is a wasted opportunity the animation is nice but the enjoyability just isn't there which is a shame they could have just adapted the USM book

As things stand if Young Justice is a 10, then USM is a 3

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#34 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1701 posts) - - Show Bio

@PunyParker: It's a bat-conspiracy then! And what can we say about Quesada? Definitely he's been bat-washed against Parker, that's why he's been chasing him in every universe.

Warner Bros got the message really soon. No need for childish animations. On the other hand, Marvel's disney-fication won't be very helpful...

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#35 Posted by PunyParker (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

@Phaedrusgr: Yeah....just for that i started Spectacular Spider-Man again!! its the 4th time i watch it and its still AWESOME.....shame,really....

Moving on to Season 1 Ep.2!

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#36 Posted by Alchemax_7 (354 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved the scene from season 2 of Spectacular Spider-man where the villains are at the opera, and they proceed to fight and opera music is playing in the background. Pure awesomeness.

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#37 Edited by Vaccine (278 posts) - - Show Bio

First off, Spectacular SM was insanely good. The art may be average but story line-wise, it is untouchable (IMO). I was deeply saddened to hear that season 2 would be its last and not even a full season, mind you.

*sigh*

For it to be replaced by Ultimate SM makes the whole situation even worse than it already is. The new show is catered to kids so, I can't say whether it's bad or not since it's not even made for my genre.

If only they could make Ultimate without cancelling Spectacular. Right now, the only animated superhero series that I'm keeping tabs on is Young Justice. Hopefully, that doesn't share the same fate as Spectacular SM. :\

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#38 Posted by PunyParker (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vaccine:

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Awesome show....excellent voice-acting,awesome story/dialog....average art,but noone cared for that.....like noone cares about the geat Ultimate art,cause the show is awful....

Young Justice,is written by Greg Weisman,Producer and writer of Spectacular,so,of cource its good!....

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#39 Posted by Vaccine (278 posts) - - Show Bio

@PunyParker: Oh wow! I did not know that. Thanks for the info. My love for both shows have just increased significantly. :)

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#40 Posted by PunyParker (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vaccine: its a really,really,REALLY big shame,it got cancelled.....i still hope we get a 3rd season somewhen....

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#41 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (2966 posts) - - Show Bio

It's decent, but truly nothing special. The fact it's coming after and even taking over for Spectacular Spider-Man certainly doesn't help the show any. I've found that this interpretation tends to focus on the comedy aspect, more than a little to much. To the point that it's annoying and i'll be tempted to just stop watching. That being said some of the character portrayals are pretty cool.

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#42 Posted by DaemonTheDemon (126 posts) - - Show Bio

it's a complete insult to spider-man. Marvel is doing this on purpose and they don't care what the consequences are.

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#43 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3255 posts) - - Show Bio

Well in an interview, I think it was Jeph loeb, said if the second season does bad, US will be cancelled and replaced by a different Spidey show. Hopefully as good as Spectacular and the 90's show.

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#44 Posted by GunGunW (1020 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

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#45 Posted by Vaccine (278 posts) - - Show Bio

@PunyParker: You're not alone in that thought, my friend. Perhaps one day....:\

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#46 Posted by sumafatrider (77 posts) - - Show Bio

marvel are crazy why did they cancel spectecular spider and all the other good marvel animation series like wolverine and the x men

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#47 Posted by Teerack (10230 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not very good at all sadly.

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#48 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3255 posts) - - Show Bio

@sumafatrider said:

marvel are crazy why did they cancel spectecular spider and all the other good marvel animation series like wolverine and the x men

because they spend too much time on there movies

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#49 Posted by Earth616 (181 posts) - - Show Bio

Its ok

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#50 Posted by sammystorm75 (222 posts) - - Show Bio

They wanted to make it diffrent from the other spider man cartoons and most of them were pretty dark at major story arcs while this not really i hope they will realize that they made a big mistake for doing this and they might have a chance to change their mind to replace ANOTHER one or change it little to little every episode.

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