[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…
This movie gets worse every time I watch it, but I still can't deny its a decent enough flick and I'll admit the sequel kind of soured my taste for this movie but on its own it's a fine reboot with decent potential.. Too bad they didn't go anywhere with it.
I re-watched this film for the first time since it first came out. Its hard not to compare it to the Sam Raimi version but its hard not to. They were just too similar. 5 years was not long enough to wait to reboot a franchise. You have to at least wait for people to forget about the previous one or even better, wait for a new generation to be born. However, Andrew Garfield is a great Spider-man. I didn't realized how much better he was that Toby Maguire until I watched them back to back.
Andrew Garfield made me fall in love with Spider-Man. I cannot believe I use to dislike Spider-Man as a Superhero... that is what the Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man did to me.
The main thing I have to say about this film is that Andrew Garfield's adorkable-ness & Emma Stone's quirkiness made this movie fantastic. I really did not even care about the rest of the characters because their chemistry alone made this movie for me.
Reviews of The Amazing Spider-Man have always perplexed me, because almost all of them criticize the movie to a certain extent just because it was a reboot. I don't think that's fair to hold against it. Rather, I criticize The Amazing Spider-Man for not being a good film.
While certainly not the worst attempt at a superhero origin story, Marc Webb's film is one of the most uninspired, in that the development of its main character is not only unevenly paced, but doesn't engage because it lacks a coherent sense of itself. Peter Parker in this film is an enigma, somehow being portrayed as both asocial and charming, smart and moronic, and as being a hero while also being a…
The amazing spider-man 1 form 2012 is a great origin story film, and its also a great spider-man film in genrel.
The amazing spider-man 1 form 2012 is a great spider-man film, and its also a truly great spider-man film in genrel. The amazing spider-man 1 is a film that is pretty much posetive, and what i mean by that is the fans of spider-man and the critics think this film is good or great, but some people do hate it but again that is there opinion. So without futher ado lets start the review for the amazing spider-man 1 a 2012 film. The plot/story peter parker is a teenage kid hows in high school and he gets bullyed alot…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
1. This movie isn't perfect but, unlike the standard 2 blockbusters Marvel Studios churn out per year, it has a lot of heart. Some parts are cliche or a bit silly but it's not cold and autonomous.
2. It's genuinely funny.
3. Great performances from the leads.
4. Garfield and Stone have excellent chemistry. Like, really excellent chemistry.
5. What kind of teenager invites a school-friend to their home for dinner and expects them to wear a formal suit? Wtf, Gwen?
6. He throws his fucking girlfriend out of a window.
7. Despite it not being technically flawless, I enjoyed this movie enough that I would watch it again. Unlike any of the latest MCU efforts.
Probably the most cliche superhero movie I've seen. Was this a remake or a reboot because I couldn't tell the difference. We know Spider-Man's origin story already you don't need to tell it again!
In 2005 Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins came out. This was ten years after Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever. I think this is an important thing to bring up because it can be amazing what a franchise can do to evolve over the course of ten years. Styles change, new stories can be told, themes evolve based on the world outside of the movie. Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man came out ten years after Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. The latter was an incredible achievement in superhero filmmaking with emotional sincerity and a visionary filmmaker behind the camera. With TASM we have the reverse effect of the Batman scenario. The franchise has gone backwards. TASM is a boring slog of a movie and four…
i'm a damn mess!!!!!!
also i want to point out the director's last name is webb
Complete list. :-(
there is... NO REASON for me to do this and yet
shoutout to jay's funhaus list for giving me this…