japanese-spiderman

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Okay this is something I’ve never seen people talk about Japanese Spiderman, which is the fact not only is it one of the first depictions of Spider-Man’s powers onscreen, but it does so with real stunt actors.

Shots you see here? They got a real person, in the Spider-suit, doing Spider-Man action (the climbing, the web-slinging) and goddamn it looks impressive.

The sheer guts it must take to actually do this stuff is nothing short of admirable, especially considering how modern live-action stuff generally use CGI (for completely understandable reasons, mind).
In terms of live-action depiction of western superheroes, this was far ahead of its contemporaries, and is an important contributor to how the genre’s history.