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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…
Der neue Spider-Man ist schon nicht schlecht, hat mir auf jeden Fall ein wenig besser gefallen, als der erste mit Tobey Maguire. Andrew Garfield wirkt auf mich auch ein wenig sympathischer.
Genau da sieht mein Erstgeborener das Problem, Andrew Garfield ist zu cool, um den Schuldeppen zu verkörpern, da passte Tobey besser rein.
Mir gefällt der erste Amazing Spider-Man auch definitiv besser als der Zweite und denke, der hat vier Sterne verdient.
I can't rate this. Second viewing and it still feels like a fish strawberry sandwich.
Where is Toby....!?!?
Better than I remembered. Is much more light-hearted and more in line with the cartoon series than any of the previous adaptations. Garfield and Stone are undeniable, and the actual shots and special effects are impressive. Still finding reasons to justify the existence of this new franchise...
Sam Raimi is the creator of The Evil Dead and Darkman! Due to being both a lifelong horror and superhero fan, I was fully behind the idea of Sam Raimi being in control of the Spider-Man franchise. The first two installments directed by Sam Raimi scored high critically and were enjoyed by the majority of audiences. While the third fell somewhat short of overwhelming positive reception, it was not deemed a total failure and it is currently scored fresh on major review sites. When the franchise required rebooting and 500 Days of Summer's Marc Webb received the directing chair for The Amazing Spider-Man, it made me wonder why he was chosen for the role. Not really fitting right? I maintained…
Pretty good. Was a little cheesy and the music was off in some parts though.
The Average Spider-Man.
A fairly weak, unessesercary reboot of a much better set of films. Although they are some positives (like Andrew Garfield, who was born to play Peter Parker), the bad outweighs the good in The Amazing Spider-Man.
The untold story........ Now....... Where do I get started ok I'm talking about the smaller issues first, actually no I don't know ill just do what I do. The cast sucks. Gwen Stacy isn't believable how can a high school girl work at Osborp . Andrew Garfield I don't think he's a bad actor but he's just unlikable as either, the scenes where he's at all trying to be funny fail. I hate the dark tone that every superhero movie has to have now. The uncle Ben storyline is happened horribly. who ever plays his uncle and aunt don't aren't likeable as there characters or should I say characterisations because that's all the think about them. Only good action was at the school, other then that it's a bad movie.
The concern with this reboot happening so close after Sam Raimi's own take on Spider-man, specially one which covers Spider-Man's origin story, is repetitiveness and a lack of freshness. Alas, Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man goes through the same motions as the 2002 movie: uncle Ben's death, Peter Parker bullied at school, high school sweetheart, good scientist turned mad (and monstrous) by science experiments gone awry, and pretty much the same emotional denouement as the 2002 film after a cemetery scene. IT's just a little more serious in tone. That said, it's a competently made superhero actioner, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone making for likable leads, even if Garfield comes across more emo than geek. Rhys Ifan's villainous Lizard is a fine performance let down by rather iffy CG.
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