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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.
This was my second run-in with The Amazing Spider-Man, and I really wanted to like it. I think Spider-Man is one of the better superhero characters and it's a real shame that he has decreased in popularity over the years. If you'd have told me ten years ago that most kids, and a bunch of the adult population, would recognise Iron Man over Spider-Man as a household superhero, I would have laughed right in your god damned face. But I'm not laughing now, because this film is a right turd.
I just couldn't get into it for a whole heap of reasons. I like Andrew Garfield, and I think he's an alright Spider-Man, but a lousy Peter Parker. I don't…
Well, well..well Andrew Garfield is a shining actor, I first saw him in The Social Network, I knew than, that he possesses striking characteristics, and vigor to show off. I heard his interview at Bafta ceremony last year, where he disclosed his casting in this superhero movie.
Marc Webb is intelligent director he summarizes the whole previous events and concepts in the life of Peter Parker. Ultimately he assigns great action sequences but as a matter of fact all this looked typical. Sally Field and Martin Sheen were great choices to play May Parker and Ben Parker respectively. Movie is lengthy and talky, I know it is somewhat reboot, but this doesn't give certificate to director to take audience for…
Its impossible to fault the cast, and some scenes are show that they have been well executed by Marc Webb's direction, but the "too soon" factor of another origins story deprives the film of much of its novelty.
Was this a superhero movie??
Esta peli es un placer culpable, me gusta pero a sabiendas de lo mala que es, no supera a las de Raimi, por poco.
Que Peter sea un youtuber molongui con un millón de suscriptores y doce vídeos de flechipollas es lo de menos, lo que importa es la cara de mierda que arrastra Lagarto en toda la peli, joder, da mucho asco, parece los aliens esos de Avatar sin la coleta-pene que les cuelga, me cago en todo, parece un diseño de una peli de serie B rancia de los 90, a saber cuantos tripis se tomaron para cuando dieron con el diseño que más les parecía adecuado.
En cuanto a la trama, pues unos cuantos Deus Ex Machina por aquí, unos cuantos personajes de relleno para matar y overpowear al prota y TACHÁN, tenemos un blockbuster muy así asá, más así que asá, sin muchas pretensiones.
DIdnt see the second one. I dont like super hero movies. this is no exception.
Except for his uncanny resemblance to Hayden Christiansen (down to the voice!), Garfield makes a great Spidey. I think the switch from nerd to loner works for the superhero, and I was super excited to see the lizard as the main villain. I wasn't thrilled to hear about the reboot, but they did a good job of making it fresh. Martin sheen was great as uncle Ben, and it was nice to see his character developed more. Emma stone was great as Gwen--I'll hate to see them kill her off in the next film or the one after. Definitely a top 5 superhero film.
A recent addition to my DVD collection, The Amazing Spider-Man is a good superhero movie, and even with its flaws, still manages to entertain for the entire run time. Andrew Garfield is great as Peter Parker, pulling off the shy quality of the character, while also doing a fantastic job as Spider-Man. Emma Stone is also great and the two have great chemistry. The villian played by Rhys Ifans is good, but the villian is so one-dimensional and his motives are never clear enough for the audience to tell. The first two acts of this movie are honestly great and I would have loved the movie if the third act could have measured up, but sadly it just gets too…
Being a big Amazing-Spiderman comic book collector, I really appreciated this film. It actually followed the comics unlike the first 3 Spiderman movies. Garfield played a great Peter Parker and I am excited to see how many of the movies they make because I would be happy more then 5, in my opinion.
Visually, this iteration of Spider-Man is much better looking than the 2002 version, which looks decidedly dated 10 years later. (To be fair, Spider-Man 2 & 3 look dated as soon as they came out.) And while Tobey Maguire brought a shy and quirky flavor to Spidey, I enjoyed Andrew Garfield's more confident take on the character.
It's been a while since I've seen the original Spider-Man, but I feel like Emma Stone & Garfield have better on screen chemistry than Kirsten Dunst and Maguire. Plus, I've always preferred Gwen Stacy to Mary Jane.
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