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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.
The amazing Spider-Man has a few good things going for it: An improved performance by Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider, A better love interest in Gwen Stacy as played by Emma Stone, Better chemistry between the two of them, A stylish and slick look for the entire film and a surprisingly good score to accompany the climax.
However, the bad's heavily out-way the good, as the film also has to contend with: Retelling the Origin Story just 10 years after the last onscreen retelling and not being able to feel fresh because of it, trying to find a different and better way to say 'with great power comes great responsibility' and failing, Rhys Ifans on autopilot as The Lizard, The…
Pretty amazing as the title says
These days, it has to be said, not many are really all that into reboots or remakes at all but honestly, I am really all for them, I don't see much of a problem with them as I agree with some people on this view and that is if it's bad, you still have the original and if it's good, then GREAT! You have another good movie to put on your shelf.
That's what I thought of this film, I thought this was a very solid and enjoyable re-telling of the story but finally getting around to re-watching this film, It's unfortunately not as great as I once remembered as I noticed more flaws in the film when watching it again but saying that, I still think this is a very enjoyable film with some great performances all around in a neat, more modern take on this iconic superhero, really enjoy this film for the most part!
This was a better origin story I think than the Sam Raimi one.
I liked Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, and I love Emma Stone so I had no problem with her being Gwen Stacy.
Too bad this series means nothing now. NOTHING.
With the new Spider-man movies that came out far too soon, Sony released yet another standard Spider-man movie, with Peter Parker looking more like a 30 year old versus a high school student, that's just one of some problems this movie has.
Si no fuera porque nos cuenta algo que Sam Raimi ya nos contó de forma algo mejor, hablaríamos de la mejor película del personaje. Gastar tanto tiempo en volver a contar el origen de Spidey lastra la película, que se esfuerza demasiado en dejar una tábula rasa lo suficientemente distinta de la anterior versión. Aún con esto y alguna escena realmente estúpida, la película sale adelante tranquilamente, apoyada en estupendas interpretaciones, un tono realista en lo emocional pero fantasioso en lo referente a las mallas y los saltos, y un lagarto humanoide dándose de palos con un estupendo Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield, salvo algún detalle puntual, construye un estupendo Peter Parker y un perfecto Spidey. Y qué preciosa es Emma Stone, caray. Por no mencionar que su personaje, Gwen Stacy, a diferencia de MJ en la anterior versión de la franquicia, fue a mejor en la siguiente entrega, y no al revés.
"I don't spoil anything on this review,but I am talking and I am explaining about a lot of storylines in this film,so it's better not to read this review if you haven't seen the film.
" You should see the other guy. The other guy, in this instance, being a giant mutant lizard."
I love this film.I absolutely love this film.I don't give a shit about all the things that the fanboys are talking about,I consider The Amazing Spider-Man being my favourite Spider-Man film of all time.This film,did everything right.The casting,the direction,the soundtack,the origin story,the action...everything is amazing,just like the title says!!!
As I said the casting is amazing.Andrew Garfield is the perfect Peter Parker/Spider-Man for me.Now,wait a second...I know…
Garfield craps bigger than Maguire. And Stone is even better. Frankly I passed on this film when it came out - it just seemed so UNNECCESSARY. And in many ways it is...the origin plot is sometimes scene-for-scene with the Raimi version. But Webb (OMG, that NAME!) gives this version a far less cheesy edge...weird, right?....LESS cheesy...in a movie with a Lizardman for the villian. But it works. It's not exactly fresh or patriculary thrilling (except for a great bridge scene) but it is relatively tight and all it needs to be. Garfield makes Parker far more contemporary (and thus relatable) than Maguire's goodie-two-shoes. Stone steals every scene she's in. Their chemistry elevates the film to...well, not amazing, but far more than adequate.
Staggeringly bad. Mawkish, trite, dull, forced, stupid and soul crushing.
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