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The Wedding
Review And Media by Amazing Spidey

Episode #53 - The Wedding
Original Airdate September 12, 1997

Peter and MJ's big day arrives, but things aren't going to go to plan if Harry Osborn gets his way. With guests including Flash Thompson, Liz, Aunt May, Anna Watson, Felicia Hardy, J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson and Wilson Fisk!? Along with gate crashers including the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Alistair Smythe, the Scorpion, the Black Cat, Herbert Landon, the Mega-Slayer, Norman Osborn, and an army of robot Goblin Warriors, it'll certainly be a day to remember!

Story By: John Semper
Written By: John Semper and Meg McLaughlin
Music Composed By: Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi
Animation Services By: Toyko Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Guest Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Maxwell Caulfield as Smythe, Neil Ross as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, Richard Moll as Scorpion, Gary Imhoff as Harry Osborn/Green Goblin, Jennifer Hale as Black Cat and Roscoe Lee Browne as The Kingpin.

Note: The image's below are in the correct order of the story.

The episode itself is entertaining enough but suffers from one or two needless characters and the main villain is once again nothing short of a joke. Considering how interesting the comic version of Harry as The Green Goblin was (Spectacular Spider-Man #200 immediately springs to mind) this version was completely retarded. I found Ďnormalí Harry to be as dull as church. A ugly design, a terrible voice and flat characterisation leaves Harry as the worst of the supporting cast in this show. He was even worse as a villain. His supervillian voice lackedÖ everything that Neil Ross brought to the role and made Harry come across as really, really annoying.

It was nice seeing Black Cat again. Itís cool that she attended Peterís wedding but man, there was a lost of wasted characters here. Smythe (at this point in the series, Smythe been wasted was a given. He wasnít needed after The Ultimate Slayer) and Scorpion, who became so overexposed it wasnít funny. His whole angle of wanting to be human again was a lot harder to feel for when heís shown committing this many crimes, this often. I think of it as similar to Batman: The Animated Seriesí take on Mr. Freeze. If he becomes a villain of the week, heís wasted and youíre taking away from his great characterisation.

Other than that, the episode was entertaining enough. It doesnít come close to being one of the seriesí best but not one of itís worst.