Friday, July 13, 2012

The Amazing Spider-man

SF: I'm divided by this film. Love the comedic wise cracks from Peter Parker, the fact they use Gwen Stacy (as they should), the library scene and Martin Sheen. Didn't like - the terrible score, why is Titanic being recycled? Spider-man's blue fingers (yeah I know that's a weird one), practically no middle to the film and lastly the need for *Spoiler* spidey to use cranes in order to webswing. Despite me wanting to love this at the end of the day it only makes a mediocre movie but it did have a lot to live up to. Sam Raimi still rules. 6/10

50 Eggs: Andrew Garlfield is my favorite actor and he makes a better Spiderman than Toby Maguire. But that's the only aspect of this that beats the original. The tone of the film is all wrong, the action underwhelming and the plot and villain are actually quite boring. Watchable but unnecessary. 5.5/10

DonkeyB: I hate having to do this. Emma Stone and Martin Sheen and Sally Field all great but still only 5/10

Overall: 5.5/10


Dan O. said...

This is a very entertaining film but the whole time I was watching it, I couldn’t stop thinking of the original series that was still bright and fresh in my mind. Then again, how couldn’t you think of Tobey, Kirsten, James, and Willem when you have a story that seems like it was written for the screen, just for them? Either way, it’s still a good movie. Good review.

ShadowFalcon said...

Dan O - thanks for stopping by. I couldn't agree more it really is too soon for a reboot, SF

50 Eggs said...

Agreed Dan O. It's just too similar to the still warm carcass of the original. And if this starts a trend, how long will it be until Batman begins again?