On being excited about Spiderman…

I’m so excited about Spiderman I might burst. And of course it doesn’t hurt that Webb and Jones have both said vaguely positive things about it. What I might take umbrage at – if I were inclined – is the suggestion that “Coates is going to absolutely love this movie, in a really unhealthy way”. God only knows what that means, but it either means my adolescent wish-fulfilment fantasies will all be fulfilled. Or I suspect – more accurately – Matt is commenting on the innate attractiveness of geeks.

Either way, I’m not totally convinced by the world ‘unhealthy’ – there’s too much native alarm in my system about that word. Too many contexts in which it isn’t entirely appropriate.