Spider-Man Saves CNN's Anderson Cooper From The Green Goblin In New York's Times Square

Spider-Man Saves CNN's Anderson Cooper From The Green Goblin In New York's Times Square

Couldn't make it to NYC on New Year's Eve? Well then you missed Spider-Man and Green Goblin on the JumboTron.

Here's a shorter albeit better quality version of the video courtesy of CNN.

Apparently, this was a taste of what it's like to attend the Broadway play, Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark. What do you guys think? Is it as bad as all the reviewers said it was?

Despite poor reviews and bad publicity, Spider-Man has been very successful at the Broadway box office. Ticket sales the day after the first preview on November 28, 2010, were more than one million dollars. During the first full week of 2011, Spider-Man had the highest box-office gross on Broadway, with a total of $1,588,514.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin. The show includes highly technical stunts, such as actors swinging from "webs" and several aerial combat scenes. At the first preview performance, these technical challenges caused several lengthy interruptions. Several actors were injured during rehearsals and previews.

Spider Man is the most expensive Broadway production and had the longest preview period (182 preview performances) in history. Although the musical began performances in November 2010, the official opening was postponed several times. After receiving feedback from preview audiences and scathing reviews from critics, previews were suspended in April 2011. Director Julie Taymor left the production, as co-director Philip William McKinley was brought in to redirect portions of the show. The musical's book was revised, and new previews began May 12, with the official opening on June 14, 2011. Critical reception of the opening was better than for the earlier version, but mixed at best, with praise for the visual effects but little enthusiasm for the book and score.

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BroboT800 - 1/2/2012, 5:54 AM
this is so damn painful to watch...
Mk616 - 1/2/2012, 6:03 AM
SpiderParker - 1/2/2012, 6:06 AM
Goblin sounds more like Joker and by the way that totally sucked.
SpiderParker - 1/2/2012, 6:08 AM
Whoa, just noticed the delete button has been added to the new look. Nice.
Kaedus - 1/2/2012, 6:10 AM
What was with that big ball?
MarVell - 1/2/2012, 6:12 AM
As bad as this is, at least he wasn't dancing or strutting around, like in Spider-Man 3.
dahamma - 1/2/2012, 6:14 AM
LMBO That goblin has me crackin up! Thats lady an gentlemen how you TROLL in real life! but yeah it did draw out for a bit lol
Jolt17 - 1/2/2012, 6:21 AM
Man, that Green Goblin is horrible. And I was hoping Spidey would actually jump out and swing away from the building (or at least make him looks like so)...but well. If it had been that way, it would've been better in my eyes.
HavocPrime - 1/2/2012, 6:30 AM
Excuse me, I am going to sue the prodction company for wasting seven minutes of my life
Action - 1/2/2012, 6:34 AM
Spiderman does not work as a broadway play. The two good things about that vid was the music and the banter between Anderson Cooper and goblin.
skullboy - 1/2/2012, 6:34 AM
Misterfan - 1/2/2012, 6:37 AM
arguing with Grif Ninja Jesus? are u New here?
xmen145 - 1/2/2012, 6:49 AM
At first it was creepy and i thought little kids would be scared, but then that stupid, gay, spider-man that people in tv shows and read-along books came onto it and ruined it. And we have Anderson Cooper say "OH Spider-man, u r such a hero!"- One Word.....

dixon1987 - 1/2/2012, 6:55 AM
it felt like this

sarahsatire - 1/2/2012, 7:00 AM
I'd MUCH rather watch fail Spider-Man/Green Goblin instead of Kathy Griffin ramble on in a hoarse voice about her vagina.

She makes anything look like Shakespeare in comparison.
TheRaven20 - 1/2/2012, 7:06 AM
Well they actually did drop the ball with this one...
AutobotCommander84 - 1/2/2012, 7:12 AM
Wow, everyone here is a total fanboy. I actually enjoyed the whole thing.
JDUKE25 - 1/2/2012, 7:21 AM
that.....was terrible
GUNSMITH - 1/2/2012, 7:31 AM
spidey1994 - 1/2/2012, 7:33 AM
That was painful to watch.
krooklyndodger - 1/2/2012, 7:46 AM
Ok, Kathy Griffin definitely expresses what I was thinking about that stupid NYE performance. That Green Goblin costume is the absolute worst.
avengingson - 1/2/2012, 7:46 AM
Wow, Goblin has sort of a Cajun accent. Hate his costume design..
OtakuPapi - 1/2/2012, 8:07 AM
That Green Goblin persona was the best persona thus far they really need to take notes from his performance.But the costume did suck but that was amazing acting. That was a great performance. It was a bit long winded though but with refinement that could be a awesome Goblin persona
Ancar - 1/2/2012, 8:25 AM
That remindes me Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin - in the worst possible sense!
BlanketMan - 1/2/2012, 9:06 AM
I finally saw the show on 12/30. Sure, the script is mediocre (but easy enough to follow, which I heard was not the case with the original version), the songs are just so-so, and the villains are ultra-camp. But the wire-work and acrobatics are amazing, and really make the whole show worth seeing. Seeing Spidey swinging all over the theater was jaw-dropping at times!

Oh, and the giant ball that Anderson Cooper was stuck in is the device the Goblin uses to transform regular folks into super-mutants. Aren't you sorry you asked? :)
Boyle360 - 1/2/2012, 9:10 AM
^ learn to spell.
loki668 - 1/2/2012, 9:12 AM
Wow. That was [frick]ing awful. That "taste" was enough to make me ill. How this stupid, [frick]ing, glacier of shit play makes any money is beyond me. The only way this would have had any entertainment value would have been if another cable had snapped and sent "spidey" (lowercase because that "actor" pranced like an imbecile) plummeting to the street below.

Lord Loki has spoken
SotNatt - 1/2/2012, 9:21 AM
...But wwwhy?

@CloneKev Dude, not cool.
genesis609 - 1/2/2012, 9:43 AM
seein spidey up there at the end was pretti sick though
stumbleMaster57 - 1/2/2012, 9:49 AM
did he shit a load of webs there at the end?
headlopper - 1/2/2012, 9:54 AM
Saved him? Should have helped Gobby. Guy's a hack.
Bread - 1/2/2012, 9:57 AM
i was thinking about seeing this play

but that video just demolished any chance of me going
EtriganTheDemon - 1/2/2012, 9:58 AM
yeah it was bad, but for a live spectacle it might have been pretty good.
SmokinIndo - 1/2/2012, 9:59 AM
I second @AutobotCommanders comment! I see A bunch of sensitive crybabies on this site. I'm a huge Spiderman fan, and I loved this
its obvious it wasn't taking itself, which is fine for an entertaining new years shindig. Its also obvious that the crowd enjoyed it. free publicity 4 spidey. and that's also the best live action goblin that we've seen.
AutobotCommander84 - 1/2/2012, 10:16 AM
@indoraptor12 Thank you! You're the first sane person on this site that isn't bawling like a toddler over the fact that there was a musical made about Spidey. And I agree with you that that Goblin costume is better than the Sam Raimi Power Ranger suit.
aduder - 1/2/2012, 10:24 AM
The Green Goblin on this was [frick]ing terrible, didn't look or sound right. I won't be watching turn off the dark if it ever comes to the west end.
Greengo - 1/2/2012, 10:31 AM
Anderson Cooper made that gay more than anything.
Mikfly - 1/2/2012, 10:33 AM
This is terrible! 7 minutes too many. "Now the man whose head of hair you love to run your fingers through" <-- The Goblin clearly has wood for Anderson Cooper.
Jordanstine - 1/2/2012, 10:35 AM
Green Goblin > Green Lantern

TF2Weeboo - 1/2/2012, 10:47 AM
This is pretty cool when I saw it. And also on a side note, I think some of these people are abusing the report comments,
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