Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man
People were really surprised to hear about a reboot of this so soon after the recent Spider-Man movies. I gotta say, while it didn't exactly prove a case for the necessity of a reboot, it did a great job to distinguish itself from the first. I really enjoyed it, in a lot of ways more than the first. I did have some problems, like the concept for the suit coming out of basically nowhere and being the first suit the first try. But I loved how he made his own webs rather than have inexplicable organs develop inside his body to make webs somehow come out of his wrists. I really loved the updated Ben Parker death scene, as well as the slightly changed moral. Emma Stone was really great, as was the rest of the cast. But no one shined as bright as Andrew Garfield, who absolutely nailed the perfect Peter Parker. He distinguished his sweet, nerdy side from his smart-ass crime fighter side really well. It had just enough comic book silliness for it to be a fun summer movie, but enough seriousness for me to really believe it and want to follow it. Definitely one to check out, and have fun with it. And keep an eye open for the occasional nod to the first spider-man movie.