[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
There’s a scene in this movie where Peter Parker goes to see Dr. Curt Connors for some help catching a giant lizard. (Connors IS the giant lizard, but Peter doesn’t know that yet because some science prodigies are also really stupid.) Connors is in a foul mood because he’s slowly becoming a 10-foot-tall hellbeast, and he tells Peter he doesn’t have time to help him with his problem. He’s got a “new project” he’s working on and he needs “to be alone.” “If you’ll excuse me,” Connors continues, “I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to leave.”
He holds the door of his office to let Peter out, but then Connors is the one who actually leaves. He…
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…
I liked this movie quite well the first time I saw it, but I will say the more I watch it I find myself less into it. I know some people act like if you don't like this movie as well as the Sam Raimi ones then you're just automatically a whiny fanboy of Raimi's films or something, but that opinion is just so blisteringly ridiculous and one-sided it's not even funny. In fairness I will say this movie is a tad bit better than Spider-Man 3 because it's a bit less all-over-the-place, but I do feel that what should've been just a simple origin story here gets bogged down by too much of a bizarre attempt to throw in…
I don't give a f*ck about no lizards I just wanna see stonefield in their prime :'(
The picture of Donald glover is my favorite part
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't want this to turn into a Raimi/Webb comparison, so I won't.
This movie is good, despite it's flaws. The villain is alright, Garfield, Stone and the rest of the cast turn in stellar performances. VFX are solid. It's good. It's a good movie.
It's a very comic book movie. It just has a very comic book feel, especially if you've read the Spider-Man comics before. The action, the story, everything feels like it's been pulled straight from the pages of a comic. The casting of Martin Sheen and Sally Field is wonderful. Mostly everything works in this movie. The background on Peter's parents is a nice touch. It's a part of Spider-Man's story that's rarely touched on.
I loved this movie before this rewatch, but after watching the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies then watching this it just doesn't compare.
I prefer Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 1 & 2, but it's still an entertaining movie. Emma Stone is my favorite thing about these movies.
Better than I thought it would be, but still... A bit cheesy and shouldn't Spider-Man be like... 18 and not 28?
I love Emma Stone and there was like a couple of funny and beautiful scenes.
My sister said "this is the most boring one", and she has a point. It's dull and literally grey (the "digital" look is obvious and horrible in this particular movie), and it takes a very long time to get going.
But despite everything, this is a step up from the previous one. Andrew Garfield makes a great Peter and Spidey. He may not be nerdy in the old 60's way, but he has a charm and charisma and he's a talented actor. I like the scenes between him and Emma Stone. I like that he builds his own webshooters and we see him take to the streets. I like that the film tries to be a little more serious than…
Complete list. :-(
i know -- you don't agree