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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 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.
First things first, yes I'm a fan of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. Well the first two anyway the third is a steaming shit pile. Spider-Man 2 is one of my favorite comic book films of all time. Before seeing this reboot directed by Marc Webb I'd read several reviews where people said they liked this film better than Raimi's first film, but not better than Spider-Man 2. So going in that's how I was hoping it would turn out for me. It didn't quite work out that way.
One thing I definitely liked better about this film compared to Raimi's films is the casting. I think Andrew Garfield is a better Spider-Man, and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy is well…
I am one of the few people in the world that didn’t like the original Raimi trilogy (and yes that includes the second film, officially The Greatest Superhero Film of All Time™) which meant that I was rather looking forward to a new take on the character, even if an origins reboot was a little soon.
I’m pleased to say that for the most part Marc Webb’s take on the iconic hero is the film I have wanted to see since I first read the comics as a kid. What makes this film work for me, where Raimi’s were so flat and off, is in the casting. They aren’t always faithful to the source material (Sally Field as Aunt May…
what a joke
I watched this twice on the same Disney Cruise, just because of how hard I fell for Andrew Garfield.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
andrew garfield & emma stone were pretty tight
Viendo con la familia "The Amazing Spider Man" (Webb, 2012), preferida por mis hijas a las anteriores, debido al chico...
En esta peli, al menos, la novia de Parker es pieza clave en la victoria del héroe, no la clásica dumb bimbo del género.
Does a great job of addressing the problems of first developing powers and it was okay in regards to the comic books, depending on which ones it was. The crane guy made me start tearing up out of nowhere.
First hour: Respectable comic-book-hero origin movie which humanises the story a lot more than expected. Andrew Garfield makes for an appealing lead, while the likes of Martin Sheen and Emma Stone provide charming support.
Second hour: Shame about the lizard dude.
As much as I enjoy the original Spider-Man movies, this one I enjoy even more - Marc Webb brings something to the series that is fundamentally different from Sam Raimi's traditional campy fun. This Spider-Man is slicker, cleverer, and more true to the spirit of the original comic. Andrew Garfield is brilliant, and Martin Sheen's Uncle Ben will break your heart.
Garfield is still a way better Spider-Man than Maguire could ever have hoped to be.
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