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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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
When I heard the Sam Raimi Spider-Man series was being retired and the film franchise was being rebooted, like many my response was "What? Why?" Content with the origin story starring Tobey Maguire, I gave this film the cold shoulder for three years, only just now begrudgingly giving it a look. Fortunately, I'm glad I did.
I'm not sure that there is anything particularly innovative or ground-breaking about this Spider-Man reboot, but it's none the less an entertaining and well executed story. Does it surpass Raimi's Spider-Man? In some ways, yes.
First, Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy was far more endearing to me than Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson.
Second, a hulk-like lizard guy who wears a lab coat and regenerates…
One of my favorite superhero films of all time in love this film and that's all that's I needed to say :) :) :) overall rating 3.5/4 stars
aww emma stone and andrew garfidld are so cute together
why would they feel the need to make a new one though
Pues si, me ha gustado, los efectos son de puta madre y todo eso, pero ¿hacia falta????.
Que alguien les explique a estos señores que con el dineral que se han gastado se podrían haber inventado otro superheroe, que ya hemos visto demasiadas pelis de Spider-man.
Eso si, Emma Stone le da mil vueltas a Kristen Dunst.
PD:¿Y ahora que toca?, ¿The amazing Spider-man 2?, y después ¿vamos a por la trilogía?.
Andrew Garfield is my favorite Peter Parker. Love this guy. This was a cool origin story with a cool villain as well.
Instead of Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN 4, we received this so-so reboot...
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5/5 because Andrew Garfield is cute as hell
When me and my friends were starting this movie I was talking about that one part where Emma stone talks about getting her kelly syz bitch period to her dad and like two scenes with Emma and her dad come up and my friends were like um??? wtf Ava??? and then my friend sarah XD in the midst of exercising told me that it was happening and I was freaking out and they thought I was crazy but NO!!! Emily Morgan is my wife
The Amazing Spider-Man is a pretty decent reboot to Spider-Man and it was the best they could do after the incredible first two Raimi films and Andrew Garfield was great as Peter Parker and he had great chemistry with Emma Stone, but the origin story was boring and the Lizard was a mediocre villain.
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