Spider-man must rescue the beautiful daughter of the evil Dr. Lightning.
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It is a performances centric movie
A different way of telling a story
SPIDER-MAN is the last of Donald F. Glut's amateur home movies made throughout the 1960s. The cast and crew are a little older and wiser here so the special effects and action is better conceived than previously. Spider-Man and his cohorts battle the usual master villains in a story packed with action and effects, all of it told in a cheap but fun style. Elements of narrative structure and character show just how far Glut came since he started out making movies nearly 20 years previously.
In this day and age, fan films are everywhere, and exists for many franchises. This is one of them, but because it is so old, and more importantly, because it's the first live action version of Spider-Man, it has gotten some attention.Do not mistake this for anything more than it is, though. The editing, the effects (including some spastic stop motion), the acting, the voice over, the locations, etc. all have a distinct air of home made fan movies. Obviously this was a much bigger achievement in 1969, due to the technical limits (especially for home productions) - and it is admittedly a bit fun to see how Glut solved some SFX problems. But other than that, this movie hare little to offer. Being 11 minutes, it's a fun novelty for fans of film making, spider-man fans, and fans of live action super hero movies' early beginnings.