It’s the most anticipated super hero movie that everyone has waited for a web slinging re-launch of the Spider-Man franchise starting right from the beginning of The Amazing Spider-Man legend.
Way back in 2002, director, Sam Raimi took on the task of bringing the masked teenager on to our big screens with Toby Maguire donning the red and blue “Spidey” suit, now Brit actor, Andrew Garfield has taken on the role. Originally this movie was going to be the fourth in the series, but with Sam Raimi leaving the franchise, it was up to director Marc Webb to add his touch to Spider-Man, so how did he do.
The Amazing Spider-Man – Blazing Minds Film Review
What we have here with this new “reboot” for the franchise is a new take on the legend, Spidey now has the web slinging cartridges (yeah!) and is a more cheerful looking teenager than the slightly depressed and dark one from Sam Raimi’s 2002 version.
As with most reboots of a franchise The Amazing Spider-Man has a slow start with the build up to the point of the spider bite, leading to our hero swinging from tall building to tall building fighting baddies and saving the day.
The problem I have with The Amazing Spider-Man is we’ve seen this all before, OK, we now have The Lizard, Doctor Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), as the main villain, where previously this part was just a glimpse, but to start all over again and bring us what we already know is a bit of a downside for this movie.
In my personal opinion, we should have carried on with the Peter Parker character and brought in some of the other villains for him to go up against such as Mysterio, Shocker or Rhino (my favourite), instead we are told how Peter became Spider-Man yet again!
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Never have true words been spoken and with The Amazing Spider-Man, it’s all nicely packaged together, some fantastic special effects, great stunts and Andrew Garfield really suits the part of Peter Parker, Rhys Ifans is great as Doctor Curt Connors and Emma Stone does play the part of Gwen Stacy.
Marc Webb has done a superb job of directing the movie, but as I said earlier, it’s nothing new!
The other issue with the film is it’s long, there is so much that could have probably been dropped to make The Amazing Spider-Man not only shortly but faster paced and not so dragged out all the time.
Now don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the film, what can I say I love super-hero movies and Spider-Man has always been a favourite of mine and with most Marvel movies, it’s always fun to catch Stan Lee in his cameo rolls and this one is really funny, keep an eye out for him
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D!
Hmmmm the 3D, now that’s a bit of a let down I’m afraid, though there are soe fairly good moments in the movie, such as Spidey swinging through the streets of New York, that’s about it really, most of the 3D seems a little “flat” with a lacklustre use of depth, which is a real shame as I’ve seen other films (no I won’t mention Avatar – whoops already have) that have had some amazing 3D, but sadly this doesn’t, so really the 2D version will just be as good.
Overall Thoughts For The Amazing Spider-Man
If you love Spider-Man and are a fan of the Marvel films then this is one for you, if you’re not too hot on the super-hero movies then you’ll probably give it a miss. But hey, there is a love story thrown in to the mix as well, so it’s an excuse to take a date to your local cinema