“*Unfortunately, after such a slow build-up, the show-down between Det.
“Add in a surprising amount of community theater level supporting work and a boring love interest.
“ As an animal lover, especially beagles, I was happy his dog escaped his wrath, however, even that pacifying concept presented by the writers is trite.
“ Heinle is OK but nothing happens around her to help her, meanwhile John Cho is just a curio find rather than being any good or funny.
“ I can't believe four people worked on the screenplay as it's rather disjointed, somewhat slow & predictable.
“ boring .
“ There is a definite David Lynch influence as Quentin begins his transformation, but it's all so flawlessly executed that the whole thing is quite enjoyable to watch.
“Save your money.
“ Rather than simply being a long, drawn-out process of discovery, this has the full realization of the powers pretty quickly and easily.
“ This is a very good and thrilling film.
“ The movie is also painfully slow.
“ The slow transformation of Quentin into a spider slightly recalls the dramatic situation of "The Fly".
“ The final half-hour, when things really start to heat up and the action gets far more intense, are the best parts.
“ the Spider is way too pretentious for a film of middling scale like this.
“ But the movie is just too slow for my taste, and the misleading title kind of ruins it for me.
“ The monster/superhero does make an appearance in the final ten minutes but I was really to bored to care and director Ziehl was still wrapping up boring love triangles instead of focusing on the good stuff.
“ It's a long, incredibly drawn-out scene with all the clichés about a suspenseful scene played out to it's best potential, and is a really impressive sequence.
“ Senses become heightened to the point that the ticking of the clock is overwhelming during insomnia.
“ The writers have done an excellent job of crafting an interesting and compelling story line.
“ It occurs around the half-hour mark, far too long into the movie for this sort of revelation.
“ The ensuing chase scene is pretty nice, but the real kicker is the suspenseful walk-through of the building with no lights and just a flashlight.
“ the Spider is bland & forgettable as most of these made-for-TV films are, having said that it's still well made with decent production values, music & photography.
“ As it is, the beginning of the film is much to slow, as the main event is far too long coming and then a long, drawn-out realization of what's going on makes this a really long sit-through, especially in comparison to the rapid-fire and spectacular conclusion.
“On the other hand, film fascinating enough and places even ridiculous.
“ I really enjoyed it and theres a funny in-joke at the very end.
“ the Spider is a very slowly paced movie.
“ It's typical B-flick build and has the slow reveal of the hideous man/spider monster, which is well worth the wait, in the usual grand Stan Winston fashion (or his assistants perhaps).
“ The director and writers created a wonderful comic book feel that made this movie all the more enjoyable.
“ A cross between "Spiderman" and "The Fly", this uninspired and boring time-waster has a weak script, poor sets and a barely adequate cast.
“the story moves along nicely, even though it get s a little predictable.
“ I thoroughly enjoyed it.
“ Absolutely one of the worst movies that I've seen.
“Sadly, the ending falls flat and comes way to abruptly, and is also cliche, and confusing to boot.
“ The plot goes just where you expect it to and, without any real character or interest, Kemmer's transformation is totally physical and totally dull.
“ but then, when he got more and more a spider the film bored and sucked.
“ It's entertaining enough with decent effects.