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The Amazing Spider-Man
The untold story begins.
Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance—leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
I got a lot of grief when this opened from Spider-Man fans for giving it a 2.5 star review.
I was WAY too generous.
Garfield and Stone do have legitimate chemistry. They're terrific together. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN does not make me excited for the sequel, but it does make me wish these two would star in an old school Tracy and Hepburn-style romantic comedy. That would be very interesting.
Y'know what's NOT interesting? This movie. It's ugly, sloppy, dumb, and slow, and a huge step down from all three of the Raimi movies (yes, even the third one). It's just one bad choice after another. There's a slo-mo skateboarding montage. There's characters who show up, do nothing, and vanish. (Irrfan Khan,…
I don't care what anyone says, this is my Spidey and I love it, warts and all.
Before I continue I feel the need to emphasise that I in no way factor in the debate about the necessity of a reboot this soon, nor will I compare them to Raimi's three films as I consider these factors irrelevant to my opinion of this film. Films should be judged in their own right, if they're good, they're good, if not, too bad.
This film has some problems that lie mainly within the script and the pacing. It tells the origin of Spider-Man well enough, but it skirts over some of the 'getting to know you power' bits too quickly. The focus…
Your father was a very secretive man, Peter.
I am in shock at how good this film was and at the decisions that were made in doing the reboot. Those decisions are what makes the film so good. I have to say that I think this film is better then the first Spider-Man. Was a reboot necessary? No, but who cares. I don't watch films because they are necessary, I watch them to be entertained.
The decisions made that surprised me is that the film probably has less action, less villains and less characters in general then Spider-Man 3. So obviously if all you want is more action and villains you're not going to like this much.
I'll remind you what happened. Richard Parker said just about the same thing then that you are saying now. The clock is ticking, Dr. Connors.
My original review can be read here.
This is the first time I've rewatched Amazing Spider-Man since seeing Life of Pi. I forgot that Irrfan Khan was in Amazing Spider-Man. I forgot that Peter Parker's father was named Richard. Every time Khan said "Richard Parker" I was looking for the tiger.
Not quite as good as Spider-Man 2, but I would say this is the second best Spider-Man film.
Two or three minutes into the "The Amazing Spider-Man," I shifted in my seat, worried that the film was about to make no connection with me whatsoever. My shifting was for not as "The Amazing Spider-Man" is an excellent superhero film. Providing a personal, emotionally resonant, and somewhat low-key origin to the beloved-by-many character, the film is solidly-crafted, ideally-cast, exhilarating, and moving. Though it slips into well-worn, super hero operatics in its final act, this film, with its heart of a quieter film and its soul of a monster movie, is an undeniable pleasure.
Why is this movie so damn long?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There's a lot of dumb, but, it's still good. If they HAD to reboot the whole franchise, they could've done it better, but this is what we got, and it's pretty good.
The whole third act is pretty bad, but whatever. I don't know.
Look, that's not what I wanted to talk to you about. Your mother and I are splitting up. We still love you and we still love each other, but we just can't be together anymore.
I'm moving to Milwaukee. I have a job there. You can visit any time you want. This doesn't mean that I love you any less. I'm proud of you everyday.
I had huge expectations and lots of excitement when I first heard about them making The Amazing Spiderman back in 2010. I'm a huge fan of Spiderman in general, and I'm a huge fan of Andrew Garfield, so I didn't think anything bad could happen, It was a match made in heaven right!? Wrong!
Now if I watch this as just a movie and detach myself from my Spiderman fangirling, then it's a sort of decent movie. Maybe a solid 3.5/5. It has some cool moments,Spiderman swinging through NYC looks cool, and the banter between Gwen and Peter is one of the more solid aspects of the movie. It's what Marc Webb is really good at! But that's all it…
My second time logging this film.
My 2nd viewing of this since it's release on blu and I enjoyed it much more this time around.
Even before Spider-Man becomes the hero I feel concerned about his plight to find out about his missing parents and to undercover their mystery. Andrew Garfield is a fantastic actor whose facial expressions convey the rich inner life of the character. Martin Sheen and Sally Fields are also fantastic choices for his aunt and uncle who are concerned about the emotional changes their nephew goes through as he becomes a man. When things get emotional it really feels like it matters and I found a stark contrast with Raimi's first movie where Uncle Ben suddenly and unexpectedly announces that "with great power comes great responsibility" (seriously: cheesiest line ever) only to be instantly killed without ever having been properly developed.…
A much better take on the modern Spider Man. A lot of people don't agree with Garfield as the Webhead, but I think he does a wonderful job.
Not bad for a reboot. I personally would have liked to see a different villain, but everyone did their job well enough. Garfield is pretty good as an "ultimate" spider-man.
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