Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Film) Review

 While I was big fan of the original Spider-Man films, I almost felt like The Amazing Spider-Man came too soon until I realized Spider-Man 3 came out five years ago in 2007. While I didn't see it in theaters (due to other superhero movies I wanted to see more) but I finally had the chance to see the all-new amazing Spider-Man.
 This film is not a continuation of Spider-Man 3, but a fresh reboot of the story. Which is good and bad in a way. Most of the story in the first half is typical. Peter's parents die, Uncle Ben gets shot, Peter gets bit by spider, etc. 
 But I did like how they were a bit truer to the comics by making Gwen Stacy the first love of Spider-Man. I thought Emma Stone did a wonderful job, and I was surprised by Denis Leary's role as her father Captain George Stacy. 
 I also thought that the film's villain The Lizard was much better than I imagined. He's not exactly the most well-known Spider-Man bad guy, but they stayed pretty sure to his story-line. Like how his human self Dr. Curt Conners has no hatred for Peter Parker/Spider-Man. 
It may be a little cheesy, but I'm looking forward to the next sequel even if they say the next villain will be Electro. When comparing it to the original Spider-Man film I can't say I can pick a favorite. They're different and good in their own ways. Ironically though even though Spider-Man is my favorite superhero, I thought The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were much better movies. I did think those movies were pretty awesome, but The Amazing Spider-Man is still a great film regardless. 

7 comments:

  1. I liked it. It's been since 2007 since Spiderman 3? That's still two hours out of my life that I won't get back.

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  2. I HATE that they keep doing the damn origin story over and over again. If people don't know by now, screw em.

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  3. I'll admit to having never seen any of the Spiderman movies--this one sounds pretty good, though. Thanks for the review!

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  4. I love super hero movies. These are all great family movies and I wish they would make more like them. A bit of fantasy, a bit of reality, a bit of heroism, a bit of action, a bit of romance
    It's all there. :)

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  5. I loved this one way more than the other...I never really bought Toby McGuire as Peter Parker. And Emma Stone is just awesome!

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  6. honestly i loved the first trilogy of spiderman than this

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    1. I haven't seen this movie, but the original trilogy of Spiderman movies were some of my favourite movies of all time! I liked the complications for Spiderman outside the normal "being a superhero" business and preferred its less action-centric plot to the one in The Avengers, which was all over the place. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie!

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