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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.
As a big fan of Sam Raimi's films with everyone's favorite wall crawler and web slinger (yes, even the third one), I was more than skeptical when it came to this reboot. Hence it was no surprise I didn't like this film on a first watch and things didn't change with this rewatch either.
Why do the origin story again, just tweaked a bit, when it was already perfectly done by Raimi? Because Sony was afraid to lose the rights to Marvel, if they didn't come up with something. And because it is a reboot so they need to restart the franchise and make some easy money while at it. What they came up with though is half-baked and disappointing…
Kind of expected to hate this, but actually ended up enjoying it. Some of the action was good, but the leads were what really saved it. Garfield and Stone were both great, and because the movie was so much about them, it worked. I'd like to see them work together in something that isn't a superhero film, frankly. Something where they can just joke and flirt and tease each other would be a lot of fun.
As a huge fan of Raimi's trilogy, yes even the well hated third, I was cautious and skeptical about this reboot. That isn't to say that I wasn't excited about it though. I was very much looking forward to Mark Webb's take on the classic lore of such an awesome character. Off the bat, I preferred the casting and cinematography in this film to Raimi's, but I questioned if Webb (who gave us one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies in (500) Days of Summer) could deliver the action that a high-flying acrobatic hero like Spidey should bring. I'm happy to say he did.
There are a good number of Spidey moments and poses that should excite any geek that…
Everything about this is dumb. A dumb plot, and dumb side story, a dumb villain with an even dumber and unoriginal plan. Skip this.
It’s hard to approach this movie on its own merits; it came out only ten years since Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film, and only five years since his series was rounded off in Spider-Man 3. With these films still fresh in the consciousness, one can’t help but to approach this reboot with the forethought that it’s completely frivolous and unnecessary, especially since it covers some of the same ground as the first original Spider-Man film. Chances are that your decision to see and enjoy this film will be entirely biased based on your views on this, and your opinion on the other Spidey films. Hated Tobey McGuire and Sam Raimi’s cartoonish style? Then perhaps this reboot will satisfy you better.…
rushed screenplay. bummer.
Pues si esta es la buena no me quiero imaginar qué clase de inmundicia será la segunda.
Bland, dull, boring I'm surprised I like Spiderman 3 better
Going into this movie, after watching the famous “Sam Raimi” trilogy, I honestly had low expectations. The Raimi trilogy wasn’t at all amazing however it was good popcorn entertainment when each of the films were released. Ok, apart from Spider-Man 3 with the whole “Emo-Spidey” look, not good.
Anyways back to this review. This adaption to the Spider-Man comics is one of a kind, I cannot wait for the sequel. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone take the leads as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively.
Starting out, it shows a young Peter Parker being left with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben when his parents have to go away and take care of some business. These scenes are quite dark…
I actually liked this one better the second time around. Has plenty of problems -- unsatisfying villain, as is often the case in superhero movies; junk science, as is the case in almost any movie; poorly integrated "mythology" subplot that doesn't really serve its purpose of piquing interest but mostly annoys in both its obviousness and its half-assedness (does Irrfan Khan's Osborn lackey survive? How can you just drop a character from the movie like that with no resolution?); bizarre oversights (I guess no one in the police thought to run a check on who's bulk-ordering the Oscorp biocable?); and more -- but most of those problems end up feeling trivial thanks to the ease with which the cast carries…
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