Leave me suggestions in the comments. Note: comic characters are not ALWAYS superheroes. Note #2: pre-existing characters only. No Unbreakable…
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…
2 is much better. 2 had a fun balance of surprising originality and expected unoriginality. 1 has far less originality so it ends up being pretty unoriginal. And so many moments were too far fetched or too ridiculous for me to continue overlooking them.
But the characters I love are there.
I was of the impression the Toby Maguire Spider-Mans were not broke, so why would anyone want to fix it? Unless they were going to give it the Dark Knight overhaul, I couldn't see why anyone would. Raimi's Spider-Mans were perfectly sound blockbusters, and Webb's Spider-Mans are just the same. So what's the point? I'm still not sure, but they way Webb's films dealt with the romantic aspect so…
The director of this film is called Marc Webb get it he's last name is Webb. I can only use one word for this movie and that it amazing.the visual effect's in this movie is amazing and the 3-D is good to.
It's a fun movie, I admit. I like Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
But this is the problem with having Netflix... I often reach for the low hanging fruit.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" is still VERY good, but I found a couple of small problems watching it again on Blu-Ray. The pacing wasn't that good, and the Lizard was a weak villain. The rest is great. I am not explaining every good thing because I already went in depth with this before on here. Usually I do, but I just wanted to address a couple of problems I had rewatching it. But overall, "The Amazing Spider-Man" is a great superhero/ comic book movie.
Whilst this summer sees one trilogy close with The Dark Knight Rises, another opens in the form of The Amazing Spider-Man. In summary: Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield). Spider. Bite. ‘Ooh, I can climb walls, I can!’. Swinging. Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Improbable bad guys (Rhys Ifans). New York. Soft rock music.
The last time we had a Spider-Man movie was in 2007 with the underwhelming Spider-Man 3, which saw Sam Raimi bowing to pressure from Marvel to make it even more fan-friendly. This resulted in a poorly sketched attempt to bring Venom into Raimi’s universe, which didn’t fit in with the wide-eyed joy that was Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.
So, what does Mark Webb give us with The Amazing Spider-Man?…
The graphics are better than the Tobey McGuire one.
Uncle Ben: "Oh, come on, how dare you?"
Peter Parker (also known as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man): "HOW DARE I? HOW DARE YOU!"
Better than I expected. Andrew Garfield was a likeable Peter Paker, similar to Toby McGuire, but different enough to make it his own. Was worried another Spider-Man origin story would retread the previous film, but it goes a different way.
At the time of its release, no one seemed to understand why the Spider-Man franchise was being rebooted. Less than a decade after the demise of a fantastic run by Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire, Sony cooked up a film series to compete with Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man fell incredibly short of the mark set by both Raimi and The Avengers.
Of course, there are good things about this film and the franchise it base begun to explode into. Andrew Garfield is phenomenal as Peter Parker. He was born to play Spider-Man and the best moments come when he injects Stan Lee’s signature humor into the character. His on screen chemistry with Emma Stone’s Gwen…
- Superman II
- Swamp Thing
- Superman III
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Batman Returns
- Howard the Duck
- Morning Glory
Everybody has either a film star or character that they had a crush on during their formative years. So which…
- Three Giant Men
- The incredible Paris Incident
- All Superheroes Must Die
- Alter Egos
- Angel Wars: Guardian Force - Mission 1: About…
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…