Ever want to be a superhero? Well, Quentin certainly did, dreaming about being a hero like his idol, the "Arachnid Avenger." He found himself very inadequate in real life, however, with his job as a lowly security guard at a biotech company not allowing him to live his dreams. He couldn't stop local crime in his neighborhood, get the dream girl living in the apartment next door, or even feel good about himself. Still, all of this changes when the company he works for is infiltrated and things go terribly wrong, leaving him with a dead partner, a former occupation, and the chance to inject himself with a secret weapons research project involving extracts from spiders. That's when things go wonderfully wrong.
To me, this movie felt like a classical superhero story at first, with the challenges of life inflicting someone who found themselves in a position of inferiority. Then, out of the blue, a chance to become more presents itself and Quentin, being obsessed with the idea of having superpowers, can't pass it up. With them comes instant gratification, and he finds himself becoming something he never dreamed of, a man with strength, speed, and other, stranger (spider-like) abilities. Still, the bubble bursts soon enough when he finds that Stan Winston isn't interested in a superhero at all, and that Creature Features are just that.
Having seen all the hype behind Spiderman's impending release, I found this movie a bit too fun to pass up. I know how Winston gets with his monsters, and I knew that the "boy wonder" wouldn't have that happy ending he had been longing for. Despite being a bit predictable, the movie still had a lot to offer, and you can actually taste everything going wrong at first and began to wonder when everything would stop going wrong by the end. I really wasn't disappointed in the least, except in one small regard, the fact that I could have used a bit more of that wonderful finished monster product. Still, its a worthy "remake" and definitely worth buying.