I’ve said ad nauseam that the biggest problem with the early 90s Batman films was that Jack Nicholson’s Joker is a great Riddler, while Jim Carrey’s Riddler is one of the best Jokers ever committed to live-action film. Oddly enough, a quick perusal of ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ shows me a Gwen Stacy who bears a LOT of resemblance to the modern portrayals of Mary Jane Watson, while Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane felt very Gwen-ish. There’s irony in that fact, however, given that the comic versions of the two girls had already swapped their positions on the comic side as well, with Gwen starting out as the worldly haughty girl he met in college, only to eventually retroactively become the girl next door/Betty-archetype to Mary Jane’s Veronica. It’s really exhausting to try and figure all this out, so I just like to focus on red-haired Emma Stone smiling like she’s missed me terribly and wants to give me a big kiss before we go hold hands by a riverbank. (The fact that she looks like a young version of my wife buys me only a little bit of slack in this celebirity crush, by the way…)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) finds it awesome that the wild and slutty Mary Jane of yore has been both Betty and Veronica in her time, finally settling on whatever her current role is (Miss Grundy?), asking: In your opinion, is Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson Spider-Man’s true love?