The Amazing Spider-Man is a film that, up until actually watching it, I'd have tried to give it as fair an assessment as I could have, but I mostly agreed that we probably didn't need another retelling of Spider-Man's origin this close after the last one. The one real way the movie was gonna change my mind on that fact was if the movie was really good.
The Amazing Spider-Man is really good. It's just as good as the originals. Yes, it is a reboot. Yes it does change the origin story a little. And it works. Very well. This time around Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man is played by Andrew Garfield. He undeniably hits it out of the park. He not better that Tobey Maguire, but he isn't any worse either. He brings charm to the role and acts just like you'd imagine Peter Parker would. Gwen Stacy is the love interest this time, played by the always great Emma Stone. She is much better that Mary Jane in the last films. She seems to actually like Peter in this film. I don't know about Mary Jane. She always seemed like she could take or leave Peter.
The villain this time around in Doctor Curt Connors AKA The Lizard. He isn't as good as the previous Spidey villains, but he holds his own and Rhys Ifans does a good job playing him. The CGI on him is actually pretty good too. Those worried about the changing of Spider-man origin need not worry. In fact, this is actually a much closer origin that the previous films. Spider-Man has his web shooters. He's still looks like he could be in high school. Gwen is the love interest. Captain Stacy shows up. (Played by Denis Leary!) Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) still dies and Aunt May (Sally Field) still loves Peter.
|If I had a nickle for every time I heard|
The key to enjoying The Amazing Spider-Man is not to be closed-minded. Odds are, anyone who says they truly hated this film probably made up there minds to hate it long before they saw the film. Fanboys who don't like even the simplest chance in an origin. Who think that the film trying to be darker is the equivalent to it becoming Twilight. Who will nitpick the entire film to justify their "It will always suck" mindset. But, if you are willing to have an open-mind, then you will probably like the film. Director Marc Webb has made something truly special. The emotions it brings to the origin are just as good as the fantastic web-slinging action. Hell, there's even a cheesy scene involving cranes that is meant to remind most people of the bridge scene from the first Spider-Man film. And it's awesome.
|How does that work with his shoes on?|