5 Fresh, exciting, realistic & with it's changes, quite bold!raizwan | 22/05/2007 | See all raizwan's reviews (3)Yes, it's very different (but not quite an alternative take on it). Harry's a blonde and MJ has short hair and like the Daredevil movie, Kingpin is black (one of the few Hollywood comic book changes that I think worked out great). However, I really did like all the changes introduced to each and every character and this is coming from a US comic book Spider-Man fan from the 1980/90's. The changes in this series are certainly no where near as insulting as the changes/treatment Venom was given in the recent Spider-Man 3 movie. In any case, following on loosely from the first Spider-Man movie, each episode was a treat to watch and the final two parter was 'kick ass', right down to its very depressing ending (so Spider-Man!). It's much more adult orientated (in terms of language, humour and sexual content) then the series from the 1990's and certainly (for that reason) more realistic (e.g. unlike the 1990's series, the Police are not equipped with laser guns! People bleed...they also die and on many occasions Spider-Man, after intense fight/explosion scenes has his classic costume torn/shredded look). My gripe with the series would be (aside from the final two parter) that each episode was a stand-alone (no season long story arc), lack of established super villains (though the new ones and altered ones were by no means poor) and the bizarre tendency for Parker to turn into Spider-Man in a blink of an eye but really these are very minor problems for me and I've only included them in order to make this look like a balanced critique. All in all, an excellent series and a very damn shame there are no plans for a second series.