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Spider-Man (2002)

We decided to go out after work and catch the last matinee priced session of Spider-Man(tm), which just opened today. At the Century Theatre at Santa Fe, they had already sold out!

After some discussion in the car park, we decided that we didn't want to go back home, but rather, we'd drive down to Universal on Rainbow, get tickets for a 7:00pm showing, and have dinner at the Buckingham Roadside Barbecue, a place that we'd been meaning to try out. It got a good write-up in the local paper, but sounded like they weren't doing too well in terms of attracting clientele.

We had no trouble getting tickets for Spider-Man, and then it was just a walk around the corner to the BBQ place. They have a nice copper-and-pecan wood kind of decor going, but the food was not something I'd go out of my way for. BBQ is a style that I don't crave much, so normally unless we find (or are recommended) a top-notch example of the cuisine, it's not the kind of place we seek out.

Spider-Man, on the other hand, was a lot of fun. It lost momentum towards the end, and suffers a little in comparison to Tim Burton's original _Batman_ film, but is still pretty good. Willem Dafoe steals every scene he's in, except when he is in the Green Goblin outfit, which is too much of a handicap for him to overcome.

I'll give it a B+.