Its superhero time once again …
Peter Parker is back as Spiderman … but thank you for giving Toby the boot! Andrew Garfield is way more interesting to look at. Not necessarily because he’s handsome (which he is!!), but acts with a lot of expressions too.
However, if you have seen the 2002 Spiderman, you will not find anything VERY new in the plotline. Oh ya – there is no “Untold Story” in this movie as the promos promised and Parkers’ parents are a very small part of this flick.
Getting that out of the way … have to say overall this version film is much better casted on the whole. Martin Sheen (Uncle Ben), Sally Field (Aunt May) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) all really work better on the screen and as the story unfolds.
The romance between Peter and Stacy also works better for me … it was more realistic and cute! Can’t wait to see how it develops in the next movie …
Action is good (but non-thrilling) with some beautiful shots. Overall the story is darker and more realistic and every actor did as well as the last. The script and dialogue are a little dull at times, and the comedic approach works only in pieces.
The one thing that didn’t quite work in this film was The Lizard – the costume was just very poorly done (looked goofy!), but more than that the way this character was developed was very weak. Also, Connors’ split-second snap from rational scientist to raving mad super villain does seem a tad rushed.
Bottom line: The Amazing Spiderman works best to a level of entertaining summer blockbuster, and nothing more. It’s not a movie that takes you on a different tangent (like what Nolan did with Batman Begins and the trilogy) and overwhelms you with feelings of great déjà vu. Its good fun and just not very ambitious!!