Very well photographed. Story lost touch with plausibility though, unfortunately, as the guards almost all became too wicked, too fast, without enough provocation from inmates or experimenters. Could have explored the psychology of charismatic leadership that leads people astray but the leader here was particularly uncharismatic.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm not so concerned about reboots, remakes or sequels as they don't take away from other versions, but could potentially add a new spin on a good story. So with that in mind, I watched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and had a good time. Most of the time.
The early school scenes had a lightness of touch in the dialogue and performances that was charming, but the contrivances of the story were pretty tough to take. The Lizard and Spider-Man made…
Trivial and asinine. Shocking, only in its mediocrity.
What would really be shocking at this point, is to have a film with characters that the audience can care about. Not some flippant and superficial scumbags, prancing around in some nonsense action scenes, interacting with some other equally superficial scumbags. If being a superhero means justifying the instant judgement and execution of people they don't know through moral superiority, then I'll pass.
Okay we're dealing with comedic action film and comic…