Re: The Official "I Loved Raimi's Spider-Man' Thread - Part 1 of 99 Luft - Par
In the case of Batman '89 though, it was also fan response. It was the first film after the Star Wars trilogy that had folks going to the movies only to see the trailer. I remember at the time seeing on the news how folks were buying tickets to see the trailer and then walking out on the films they ran with. WB knew that had a monster on their hands after that and they kicked the promotions into high gear.
Same with Spidey '02. I think there's simply a newness factor involved. I was at a bar a few weeks back and started talking movies with a guy there. When we got to TASM he made the standard response. He didn't see it because there was no point in retreading old material.
Kwai Cheng: Old man, how is it that you hear these things?
Master Po: Young man, how is it that you do not?