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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.
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…
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.
Great storyline with Andrew Garfield (who is super hot).
3D incredible detail, because originally filmed in 4k if I remember correctly. After the other remakes of Spiderman I was not expecting this to be of any good or interest, but the lead male actor gave a different angle to the character which made it enjoyable to watch. Martin Sheen does a great short impression of young Spiderman's uncle. Nice family entertainment. Very cool 1st person sensation when watching Spiderman swing through the city scape in 3D. I might have given higher star rating if it were something other than an established industry character, plus I am not certain how often I will care to watch this again and again.
Yes! That's the Spider-Man for me! Liked it much more than Sam Raimi's.
I was really psyched when i heard they were doing a new Spider-Man movie. He has always been my favorite Marvel character from the comics to the animated series of the '90's, which as awesome btw, and the Sam Raimi movies. I hoped they would do a more stick to the great source material kind of thing. Then i saw it in theatres and was really dissapointed and angry they changed so much. Most angry i was at the fact the most important quote of the whole SM lore was missing: "With great power comes great responsibility". I have no problem with changing some stuff to make it work in movies, but some thing you just can't leave out. Also…
Garfield fit into this Spider-Man perfectly. The High Scool physical and look. The funny dialogues. The fighting scenes, and the overall story, everything well done for less than a two hours movie. I think thi movies does the job, the best Spider-Man film on my opinion (including all 3 of Toby Maguire).
Garfield and Stone were good, but Denis Leary was the best thing about this movie. And there were a few cool visuals here and there too. But the writing was really sloppy; the villain incredibly weak.
The skateboard montage and first-person web-slinging scenes tell you everything you need to know about this movie and what it's going for.
I liked Andrew Garfield's take on Peter Parker, and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy is cool.
This movie can be summarized with one word:
My rating 2.5/5
The amazing Spider-Man movie review.
Now iam not a big fan of the amazing Spider-Man series, and what I mean by that is I personally hate the amazing Spider-Man 2 and the amazing Spider-Man 1 is just ok but again nothing more than just decent nothing great. But I am a super big fan of Spider-Man in general.
The good. The action is pretty cool, but the problem is there not enough of it. The chemistry of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is truly fantastic, I just love there chemistry that they have with each other is just so fantastic, but the problem is that they get together so fast it's actually very rushed in the film.…
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