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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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The Amazing Spider-Man


Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone
Rhys Ifans
Denis Leary

Directed by Marc Webb

Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Not so amazing but as you get over the first 30 minutes bore of, “I have seen this before…” you get sucked in to the fun and the bumpy drive of Spidy getting started all over again.

The movie to me is more of a money making franchise and a keep the character right scheme than a plan to entertain. But if I look at what is being dished out this year some movies have been more on a making money agenda than entertaining.

Sony debunked the Spider-Man 4 idea, maybe because of cast or could it be because the story will cost too much to be made. The trio of Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and Sam Raimi (as director) has been replaced with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Marc Webb (as director).  Now Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy in this flick and I figured we got an intro to our new Mary J. Watson in the movie.

Sony decided to reboot the Spidy series with Garfield as Peter Parker / Spiderman. The movie goes back a little as we get to see Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) and with Connors comes the “The Lizard” something I was eager to see and I have to give credit to the CGI as the Lizard had a lot of close ups and still looked good.

A little change in things concerning the web slinger and some more addition in story that was never there before, that is why the 30 minutes intro will make you feel, “what the heck!”

Another thing I have to give credit to the director for is the well-choreographed introduction to the web slinger’s powers. He discovered his power in a train that led to a series of accidents that saw him beat guys up, and kept apologizing each time. 

Unlike the conventional shy and laid back Parker of Maguire, Garfield’s Parker is a little sly and dark and wears a hood as much times as possible.

He is left behind by his parents and his father could be alive, as Dr. Connors somehow knew him.

Conventionally we know the story; Peter leaves with Uncle Ben and Aunt May, he gets beaten by a radioactive spider and voila! But here Peter actually disobeys rules and sneaks into the lab where he got beaten, and after Ben was gone we get to see a dark Parker walking around in a hood.

Then when the director got bored I guess he throws down the hood, puts aside the revenge persona and changed into a hero.

And as usual Dr Connors was trying to grow back his hand which led to "The Lizard", he then decides to turn the whole city into creatures like him and then he was stopped by our hero. (Sorry, Spoiler)

Was Marc Webb better than Raimi as the director? 

Well wouldn’t say so because Webb had to make me like what I have seen before, and in a way he did. 

Was Garfield better that Maguire? That I will live for you to point out yourself and you can then tell me what you think.

But the movie is not a total waste, but it is obviously unnecessary but I still say go see it.


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