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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…
Much has already been said about the hastiness with which the Spider-Man franchise has been rebooted, The Amazing Spider-Man having been released only 5 years after Sam Raimi’s disappointing Spider-Man 3. Had Marc Webb’s Spidey been a reinvention in the vein of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy the criticism would be short-lived. However while we do get a darker, improved version of Raimi’s original Spider-Man once you scratch the surface there’s not a great deal of difference between the two films. This time round it’s Andrew Garfield pulling on the spider-mask as Peter Parker. Less doe-eyed and carrying more awkward teenage cynicism than Tobey Maguire, Garfield’s Parker has clearly been informed by the geek-chic renaissance that has most flourished through…
Can't go wrong with Spiderman, with action, to romantic, and even funny scenes. The remake of this cool superhero had great actors and was action packed, this movie in my opinion was really great to watch it and was fun to see with the family.
I have a lot of respect for Marc Webb - 500 Days of Summer is fantastic, really great rom-com, surprising how only a year after the success of '500', he was on board to direct a reboot of the loved 'Spider-Man' franchise.
So, in the summer of 2012, I went to see The Amazing Spider-Man, admittedly, my hopes were not high, with Raimi's Spider-Man 3 releasing only 5 years prior - and we all know how that turned out (Emo Peter Parker). Yet, as I began to feel familiar deja vu, re-experiencing the spider bite, and death of Uncle Ben, it somehow felt like a refreshing take on the origin story.
I somehow, enjoyed this film far more than I…
I can deal with the major plot holes. The lack of character development in every ancillary character I can stomach. I was okay with the many glaring flaws of the movie. But, changing the quote that makes Peter Parker and Spider Man who they are, well that's just unforgivable.
I enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man, I liked it, despite the fact that it borrows a lot from the first Spider-Man movie, I felt like they shouldn't have told the origin story again, they should don't it like The Incredible Hulk and just told the origin story in the first two minutes of the movie. Andrew Garfield is perfect as Spider-Man and I felt like the Lizard could have been a better villain.
This is the best of the spider-man films I've seen, but it can't hold a candle to the the Dark Knight series.
Goede herinterpretatie (nu maar mee stoppen dacht ik zo) van het Spider-Man verhaal. Was wat huiverig voor de hoofdrolspeler (Andrew Garfield) maar dat viel reuze mee. Spannend!
Marc Webb knows how to frame a love story well. He might also know a thing or two about coming-of-age storytelling.
But this isn't a superhero movie as much as it is not of quality. This is a worthless reboot.
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