You're comments are starting to be a retread ;)
@Tara: Wolverine and Beast for sure... beyond that I'm no expert.
@SchederzMoviez: I looks like Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson won't happen in the next film, but in part 3 instead. It's good and bad... it's too bad we won't see her in the film, but too many of…
In the comics Spidey and a few of the X-Men have been part of the Avengers throughout the years. Some sort of weird deal with FOX is actually going to see the character of Quicksilver being used in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers 2... would have been cool if the two studios would just cast the same actor, but that won't happen.
That's probably the biggest downfall of all this, not having the X-Men and Spidey part of this big Cinematic Universe Marvel has created.
This was a better film then any other comic book movie we've had so far this year and that most certainly included Man of Steel :-)
The chemistry between Garfield and Stone put Maguire and Dunst to shame and they had 3 films to work on it. I'm not sure how I feel about Jamie Foxx as Electro, but I'm willing to give it a chance lol. Paul Giamatti as Rhino though is just perfect... but Paul Giamatti playing anything in your film is perfect.
@Frank: That I could not answer... I know that Marvel got the film rights back to Daredevil, Ghost Rider and Punisher in the last year or so. I know that in Daredevil's case, it's because they waited to long before making another film so the rights went back to Marvel.…
anyone who doesn't like Emma Stone has no soul ;)
There has never been a truer statement.
I feel the same way about the movie, while I don't necessarily think it's the best Spider-Man film ever made, it's still my favorite and the main reason for that is, as…
No idea... but... to think positive about this whole thing. I think the first film showed that they were taking a page from Marvel Studios and not simply making one film, but setting up the foundation for it's sequels, like Norman Osbourn, the circumstances of Peter's parents death, ect... so…
I guess Andrew Garfield was considered to the part of the writer at one point which would have made those scenes ever weirder.
@Jonathan White: It's funny I had never heard of this before. Found this when doing a google this morning. Now it looks like Pi Patel is being questioned by the writer about Peter Parker's father and his possible involvement in his disappearance. :P
Ah don't doubt me! When he first said "Richard Parker" me and my better half looked at each and both basically said "That can't be right..." but it was.
Mr. DuLac rewatched
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.
My favorite Spidey film.
This is actually my favorite Spidey film and it's mainly because of the cast.
I'm thinking the script should be better because it'll be more focused from the beginning since I imagine a lot of things were thrown about for the reboot. If it was announced that Marc Webb was coming back as director I'd be even more confident about the whole thing.
It also sets up a great foundation for a new franchise, instead of just churning out a good film without giving any thought to the sequels. I think they took a page from what Marvel Studios did with all the Avengers films.
Mr. DuLac rewatched
There's rumor of a new species in New York. It can be aggressive, if threatened...
-Dr. Curt Connors
Second go around and it's safe to say my initial thoughts haven't changed. Original review can be read here. If anything I enjoyed the Lizard even more this time around, and this is probably my favorite Spider-Man film even if it's not the best one.
I will admit that we liked 500 Days as well.
Yeah, I meant in between that... can't help but think there was more to it. Not a knock on the movie though. Just sayin lol
It's kinda obvious some scenes where cut out though. Like the cops that get turned into lizard men and then you don't see them again.
@Russ: I have no idea if such things are public knowledge.
@MONIROM: I'm just happy The Wolverine has a competent director this time around.
I'll be pretty shocked if we ever see Morbius in a Spider-Man film... although I seem to remember some rumblings about a Morbius film... or did I imagine that? Anyways... in the past I would have said that Electro and Mysterio would never work in a Spider-Man film, but now…
@AdamMcA: Yes that Kraven. Like I said, not the coolest looking villain, but mentally he is. If you read comic books and have never read the Kraven's Last Hunt storyline you need to read it. It's one of Spidey's all time epic stories.
I prefer Venom over Carnage because Venom…
Typeface... otherwise the sequel will suck.
Of course I'm kidding.
I'd love to see Venom properly done, but one villain that I hardly see mentioned that I think would work great in a film is Kraven the Hunter. While other villains are cooler to look at, I think Kraven's mentality makes him an awesome villain especially when you get to "Kraven's Last Hunt".
I just hope the casting for the sequels ends up being just as good.
lol, I'm still trying to find the time to go see it a 2nd time.
I liked it more then the original simply because of the cast. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone really made me love this movie.
I think Sony took notice to what Marvel did. If you're going to set up a franchise why not set up the future films in the current films so everything ties together. Also should have noted that this is the first Spider-Man film where his love interest wasn't kidnapped to lure him into a fight for the finale.
@bennington13: I should have also pointed out that I wouldn't have bothered explaining my point of view if I didn't think you had valid points of your own.
Happy you liked it! After your comment on my review I didn't want to think I'd hyped it too much for you lol.
@bennington13: Whether or not this is supposed to be a tentpole film doesn't effect my rating. The action pales in comparison to Spider-Man 2 yes, but as I noted one of the reasons I liked this movie so much is because it has less action and more character moments, although…
I have an idea, but I can't say that I'm 100% sure that I'm right about what's going on in that scene.
Completely agree. I think it's better then 2002 Spidey.
I think the common theme with people that liked the movie is that they loved the cast. That's easily what I liked the most about it I think.
Wow, I thought it was better then the first one :-(
Saw it tonight. Thought Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were fantastic in it. They have a chemistry that was missing from all the Raimi films (wich I loved by the way). It's going to be hard to go back and watch MacGuire and Dunst, even though Dunst doesn't play the same character.
Mr. DuLac watched
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.
What you do end up with though is a film filled with characters I actually give a damn about compared to the 2002 Spider-Man. Now I want to say I actually quite enjoy Sam Raimi's take on the Wall Crawler, might even love those films, ok the first two anyways. One thing though, remember how the movie lit up when Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson were together on the screen? If you say "yes" you're a liar. Here though Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy are actually fun to watch together on the screen. There's a chemistry there that was totally missing from all the previous films and actually makes you think these two are excited to be together.
The rest of the cast is pretty fantastic too. Rhys Ifans plays a villain that is the most sympathetic since Doc Ock. Sally Field and Martin Sheen play Aunt May and Uncle Ben as real people as opposed to the ideal grand-parent caricatures from the first film. Denis Leary is Denis Leary, and I love him for it.
So the reason I think this is so great is because I feel the characters and acting are superior then all three previous films, with Alfred Molina being the exception. It just feels like a more personal film with much more heart then the original trilogy. I know that's not what people want to hear... they want to hear that it's better because there's more action and special FXs, but just remember the last time we got that we ended up with Spider-Man 3.