youre gonna look so goddamn cool
If you’re a Spider-Man fan and you’re not watching Ultimate Spider-Man, you need to.
Thank you. I now have a new show to waste my life with.
I recently started watching this and it is GOLDEN
That is a fucking lie
So far, I think this is the best Spidey show they’ve ever done. From the mental cutaways, to the diverse cast, to the snark. Oh the snark.
I think people need to get over the fact that Ultimate Spider-Man exists instead of Spectacular Spider-Man. Looking at the latter series recently and it felt … blah. It was a CW drama, just animated. It’s a good series, but it was schlocky teen drama wrapped in a superhero shell. Weisman did a better job with teen issues on Young Justice than Spectacular Spider-Man, and I’ve taken off the fanboy goggles on both shows a long time ago.
That said, I like Ultimate Spider-Man. It’s a silly, yet straightforward action series. Great diverse cast of characters and firmly a part of the larger animated equivalent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (moreso than any previous Spider-Man series), this show is pretty entertaining despite being buried on a lame channel like Disney XD. Unfortunately, not unlike The Batman, Ultimate Spider-Man came out after an extremely popular series whose fanbase is still bitter and whose biases blind them from enjoying, let alone looking at the newer series. I dig it.
It’s easy to write off people who don’t praise Ultimate Spider-Man as bitter and “biased” toward Spectacular as opposed to admitting that some people just have a bias toward good cartoon shows. If you like USM, fine, you got a right to, but to dismiss people who don’t enjoy it as bitter or close-minded is kind of insulting especially if you’re someone like me who gave it a fair chance and desperately wanted to like it but was met with disappointment at each and every single turn. Only just NOW in it’s third season has it become more bearable and whether that’s because it toned down the obnoxiousness of it or the stupidity just wore me down I’m not entirely sure.
Sure, some people can’t let go of SSM to give USM a chance (those fools just can’t get over their well written storylines, high stakes, and talented voice casting.), but other people may just not like what USM has to offer. It’s crowning achievement at least is that it’s diverse which is greatly appreciated, and at points it has really well done animation. But it’s ‘snarkiness’ and cutaways don’t hit everyone’s funny bone and the first two seasons’ writing seemed at several times insulting to its audience (but I guess that’s ok because kids are supposed to be idiots?). It’s a straightforward action show with little substance or stakes, I guess ultimately kids don’t really care about that but some people want cartoons to at least have the illusion that it doesn’t purely exist to sell toys.
Though like I said the third season of USM finally started to grow on me, most likely because of the introduction of other new characters and not because of anything Spider-Man has done. If you like it: good; if you don’t like it: good. But just like with Man of Steel or The Amazing Spider-Man, one size superhero doesn’t fit all. You can still be a fan of Spider-Man and hate this show.