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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.
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.
When Sony Pictures decided to reboot the Spider-Man franchise, I wondered if there really was a need for it considering that not much time had passed since Spider-Man 3 came out & overall, this franchise hadn't fared as worse as others to justify a reboot. Anyway, moving on... The Amazing Spider-Man tries to bring on screen the story of our friendly neighbourhood from its origins. Everyone must already be aware of the premise but in case you're not, it tells the story of Peter Parker & how he became Spider-Man. Also, an ugly & stupid villain is thrown in here who unintentionally turned out to be more funny than scary.
Director Marc Webb tries very hard to take this movie away from Sam…
Garfield and Stone make for a better couple than the last pair and the story line doesn't get as silly as Spider-man 1 or 3. Overall, I was pleasantly impressed!
Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker was a little too cool for my tastes. However, this Spider-Man incarnation seemed more spider-like than any I've seen before, which was cool and I liked Emma Stone as the smart and charming, Gwen Stacy. I think I'll always prefer Sam Raimi's version, but I'd watch this again.
Not amazing. Commits the cardinal sin of being boring. Bad guy has zero motivation for what he does and Spider-Man has zero motivation for stopping him.
A good movie. However, this movie makes me yearn for the films with Tobey Macguire.
rewatched late last night while editing stuff in my notebook and thinking about what happened that day
It's too bad they aren't finishing this story
I am now sort of excitedly but dissapointedly awaiting the arrival of the MCU relaunch
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Andrew Garfield made this movie for me. I was iffy about him at first but then realized his facial expression were very nuanced. He'd look from under his brows and wow! The setup was very tight, only the most necessary bits and not done in a contrived way. In fact, that was the movie's greatest strength - it was in no way contrived.
I loved Sheen as the uncle and Sally Fields as the aunt. They seemed to go with Peter in ways Tobey McGuire didn't with his versions. They updated what didn't work and kept what did. Like when his old-fashioned uncle went out after Peter stormed off. Instead of letting Peter come home on his own like a…
I was entertained, but light-weight fluff trying to reboot a scarcely ten-year-old franchise feels pretty unnecessary, regardless of what it does right.
Though it has the overall "we gotta keep the rights" feel, Marc Webb's confident direction and the chemistry with the leads make this rights-keeper at least watchable.
I only watched this because my 8-year-old son asked nicely and I had a coupon for a free Redbox rental.
I set a low bar for comic book movies, and this one was decent. generally well-made with a few egregiously stupid scenes. The main problem is that it's completely unnecessary, whereas the first two Sam Raimi movies were charming and fun.
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