Re: Ultimate Spider-Man animated series discussion thread - Part 1
I don't think Drake Bell sucking as Spidey has much to do with the script. There are some lines that would make me laugh if they were spoken by Josh Keaton or Christopher Daniel Barnes, but Drake Bell misses the mark. The most recent example I can think of is when he says, "I calls em' like I sees em'!" in the Electro episode. An amusing line to me, but poorly delivered by Bell.
My problem with him is not just that everything he says comes out whiny and forced (as though he has to try really hard to achieve that puberty voice he goes for), it's also that he has no variety in his delivery. He delivers most of the lines with the same inflections and rate of speech, so it all sounds the same to me. He's also majorly lacking charisma, which is essential to Spidey quippage.