Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 4|
Actors: Spider-Man, Chameleon
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Witness the original web-slinger's mythology from the beginning! Peter Parker is a not so typical high school junior, fresh off an exciting summer engaging common criminals with his new found powers. But now he must concea... more »
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Two boys' review: Good Spider-man entertainment, bad value
Jared Castle | Roseburg, Oregon United States | 02/28/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My sons (ages 6 and 4) love this new animated series, The Spectacular Spider-Man. The show is much better suited for younger audiences than Spider-Man's last animated series, which lasted only one season on MTV in 2003.
This series features all of Spider-Man's most famous villians, including the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Vulture, Rhino and Electro.
In Volume 4, Peter Parker dons the black suit, faces the Sinister Six (Vulture, Electro, Shocker, Sandman, Rhino, and Doctor Octopus) and ends the first season against his deadliest foe, Venom/Eddie Brock. Volume 4 has four episodes: Episode 10: "Persona"; Episode 11: "Group Therapy"; Episode 12: "Intervention" and Episode 13: "Nature vs. Nurture".
If you absolutely must buy a DVD right now (birthday present, etc.) this is a good choice for Spider-Man fans. Amazon has the DVD priced $5 below suggested retail price ($19.95) and this is a good choice for young children who love Spider-Man.
The more economical decision is to wait for a DVD set release of all 26 episodes from Seasons 1 and 2, which should be priced around $30. It was announced earlier this year that Season 2 would move from the CW network to Disney XD. Season 2 is scheduled to begin in March 2009. However, the Spectacular Spider-Man ended production after completing the 26th episode (the end of Season 2). A third season might happen, depending on the ratings Season 2 gets on Disney XD.
In summary, I'd rate The Spectacular Spider-Man series five stars based on the entertainment value for young superhero fans. The shows are accessible without being too scary or adult for the under-10 audience. However, by marketing the first season into four DVDs, I deduct two stars. The series is overpriced, especially in light of the current economy."
Grace loves Spidey!
Carol D. Cote | 07/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My four year old granddaughter Grace loves Spider-Man so I rented this DVD for her. She was mad when she came to my house and I didn't have it so I bought it. Now she watches it everytime she visits. I find myself watching it with her. The characters are nicely portrayed with pleasant voices and even though there is some violence it is not dark and menacing. This DVD has only four episodes of the first season so I have ordered the DVD with the whole first season. I will definitely get the 2nd season when it comes out, hopefully on one DVD!"