The Amazing Spider-Man
The untold story begins.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who 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 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.
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.
First things first, yes I'm a fan of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. Well the first two anyway the third is a steaming shit pile. Spider-Man 2 is one of my favorite comic book films of all time. Before seeing this reboot directed by Marc Webb I'd read several reviews where people said they liked this film better than Raimi's first film, but not better than Spider-Man 2. So going in that's how I was hoping it would turn out for me. It didn't quite work out that way.
One thing I definitely liked better about this film compared to Raimi's films is the casting. I think Andrew Garfield is a better Spider-Man, and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy is well…
Well, it happened. Somehow, I got talked into seeing the latest Spiderman reboot and you know what? Coming from someone who did'nt like the trailers, hated the idea of a reboot, and did'nt want to see this film in the first place, it's actually REALLY good.
I was skeptical about this film not just because it's been so soon since the Sam Raimi films and they're still fresh in my minds, but I did'nt like the fact this was hyped up as a "gritty" reboot. Spiderman does'nt need to be "gritty" because he's not a gritty character like Batman or something. Surprisingly, the gritty approach really works. The human drama works really well and keeps this film contained in reality.…
I am one of the few people in the world that didn’t like the original Raimi trilogy (and yes that includes the second film, officially The Greatest Superhero Film of All Time™) which meant that I was rather looking forward to a new take on the character, even if an origins reboot was a little soon.
I’m pleased to say that for the most part Marc Webb’s take on the iconic hero is the film I have wanted to see since I first read the comics as a kid. What makes this film work for me, where Raimi’s were so flat and off, is in the casting. They aren’t always faithful to the source material (Sally Field as Aunt May…
I'm not really big with super-heroes; the only "hero" movie I like are the Batman trilogy by Christopher Nolan. But I really liked this movie. It made me care about him a lot more than the other spider-man movies.
I really liked it. The comedy/drama were well balanced, and almost zero clichés so that's good.
I recommend it, even if you don't like super-heroes, or you think the other movies were the best, give it a go, it might surprise you.
I really liked this reboot and didn't find it to be unnecessary, as many did. There are a few minor issues, but The Amazing Spider-Man has a solid cast and its terrific combo of action and humor make it a highly entertaining movie. As a fan, I believe it nailed many of the most vital details of the Spider-Man character and mythology.
Strong acting and impressive action sequences are present enough to tolerate The Amazing Spider-Man’s shortcomings. It’s still a needless reboot. But it’s a damn enjoyable one.
Full review here - blog.yinnyang.co.uk/2012/06/film-review-the-amazing-spider-man-3d/
Full disclosure: Part of my distaste for this film comes from my passion for the Spider-Man character. I fully admit that my fandom colors my opinion of the film
I really, really wanted to like this film. and for a third of it I did. The first act does a wonderful job at establishing who Peter Parker is, and why he is one of the most beloved comic book characters of all time. And, even if we are retreding on an origin story everybody knows, it does a fairly good job at explaining why the origin is so important to Peter in particular. The beginning moments of the film also help to establish the great chemistry that Peter Parker and…
Por que hacer un reboot de una historia conocida por todos... te ahorrarías como 40 minutos si obvias que toda la gente conoce el origen de tu super héroe... incluso lo puedes poner como flashback, y ese tiempo que te ahorras lo puedes aprovechar en otras cosas.
¿Que es por que hay cambio de elenco? Por favor, cuantas películas de James Bond se hicieron y cuantos actores han interpretado al agente doble cero y en chingomil películas no nos contaron el origen de James...
Si ya se que recientemente nos contaron el origen en 3 películas... pero, ¿entienden mi punto?
Aún con sus incosistencias y cosas absurdas, esta se me hace una muy buena película, tal vez por la ultima de la trilogía anterior... o por el humor que debe tener Parker y que extrañaba.
After the abysmal Spider-Man 3, the franchise was in need of a shake up. And a shake up it received. New director (the aptly named Marc Webb), new Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), new villain (Rhys Ifans as The Lizard) but, in terms of style, content and tone, things stay pretty much the same. Not a million miles from the Sam Raimi films, this takes us back to the beginning, in an attempt to draw younger viewers in. It means we have to sit through clunky origin scenes that leave a pervading sense of deja vu, but once it's past those the film finds it's feet. The tone is a good mix of humour and darkness, the threat isn't undermined but…
Bad... just bad.
Really liked Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, he is funny and geeky without being the full on nerd, he is portrayed more like in the middle of the totem pole popularity wise. Kinda hated the 3D lizard, and the whole lets make everyone lizard barely comes into play, some cops are transformed, but they just chill waiting for the movie to end. There's emotional resonance and the main romance works great. Really liked the last few lines of the movie.
This film for me was a jumble of hit and misses. I think it did really well in terms of casting: Andrew Garfield deserves major props for embodying the awkward, gawky teenage male that is so recognized from the comics -- much more so than Mr. Maguire (sorry all you Raimi fans). He really understood the role, and with his real life girlfriend and talented actress Emma Stone beside him, both the roles of Peter and Gwen came to life in a way that Maguire and Dunst were never really able to bring. I still had a difficult time enjoying the movie due to its pacing -- I thought the beginning was fascinating and found that the way Parker's slow…