Spider man - gayboot
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- Krans 26/7/12
Oh good I get to watch Uncle Ben kick the bucket again. Because there wasn't another Spiderman origin story recently.
Reboot? No, recycle.
Well, saw it last night. I have to eat my words and my hat honesty, I really enjoyed it. They spend a lot more time getting to know the characters again, and actually Peter is kind of a new character compared to the previous movies, he's less downtrodden and pathetic. He has a life before he gets his spider powers. The relationship with Gwen Stacy is done really well, just full of teenage awkwardness until they finally get it on. It's touching without being soppy, and Emma Stone is a far better actress than Kirsten Dunst. Gwen is also not some helpless damsel in distress, she's smart as hell and helps save Peter a couple times.
So it does take a while before he finally puts on the suit, the 'training montage' bits are pretty fun though. The suit looks really good, it's got the shiny compound bug eyes, and it's less primary-coloured than before. I think Garfield looks better in it, he's kind of lanky and lean, he moves more like a spider and just suits the character more than the chunkier version they did previously. The mechanical web shooters are really good, and he actually does a lot more with his webs than just swinging on them, it's pretty inventive. There's some great scenes of him webbing people up into a cocoon and crawling round them like a spider.
The action scenes are pretty amazing honesty, there's not a huge amount of them since they spend more time on the character parts, but the ones that are there are pretty fantastic. It feels a lot more kinetic, Spidey is a lot faster and more creative in his movement. They also bring back some of the wisecracking, taking the piss Spidey from the comics and 90's cartoon- which is fun, but it does feel a little incongruous at times.
Rhys Ifans is pretty good as Dr Connors, although once he starts turning into The Lizard, it's kinda eeh. The duality between the two sides of him is more interesting than the huge lizard man rampaging around. His big diabolic scheme is kind of corny, we've seen it before, but it doesn't spoil things because we're focusing more on Spidey at that point anyway.
So overall, it's a really fun movie. It has some cheesy bits of course, and the tone and pacing are kind of all over the place sometimes, but I think it's probably my favourite Spidey movie so far. Sure maybe we didn't need to see the origin story again, but the characters are just done way better, the acting and script/dialogue is a lot better. The romance between Peter and Gwen is adorable, Marc Webb (best name) previously directed 500 Days of Summer, and that kind of shows through in their scenes.
I'll have to go see it again, see if it holds up on repeat viewings. One thing I did notice that amused me was that there were way more women in the cinema for this than for the Avengers. Can't say I blame them, Garfield is pretty cute.
Last edited by Al Simmons; July 4 2012 at 01:12:10 PM.
The Amazing Spiderman was great film, I really enjoyed it a lot, Andrew Garfield was good as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Emma Stone was also adorable.
Saw this last Sunday. It was good, probably my favourite of the modern superhero films (although I haven't seen the last Batman.) Emma Stone fucking rocks. Garfield has one face, but he moves well as Spidey (or at least his stunt guy does.) Martin Sheen is great as Uncle Ben. Rhys Ifans is great as well (sexy Welshman who gives no fucks? Yes, please! (Would also do Emma Stone.))
I saw it in 2d but it actually looks like one of the few films that might be worth seeing in 3d.