Moviefile - The Amazing Spiderman Review

The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man, wounded, is covered in a spider web with New York City in the background and as a reflection in his mask. Text at the bottom of the reveals the title, release date, official site of the film, rating and production credits. 

Directed by Marc Webb
Produced by Avi Arad
Laura Ziskin
Matt Tolmach
Screenplay by James Vanderbilt
Alvin Sargent
Steve Kloves
Story by James Vanderbilt
Based on The Amazing Spider-Man by
Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Starring Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone
Rhys Ifans
Denis Leary
Campbell Scott
Irrfan Khan
Martin Sheen
Sally Field
Music by James Horner
Cinematography John Schwartzman
Editing by Alan Edward Bell
Pietro Scalia
Studio Marvel Entertainment[1]
Laura Ziskin Productions[2]
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s)
  • June 30, 2012 (Tokyo premiere[3])
  • July 3, 2012 (United States)
Running time 136 minutes[4]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $230 million[5]
Box office $751,951,848[5]

Even though its been only four years since the Toby Mcguire shitfest that is Spiderman 3, but there is something Odd about a reboot that attempts to focus more on the darker aspects of Spiderman's life.

Initially i was excited with the initial reveal showing a much younger Andrew Garfield donning the the Marvel Heroes red and blue costume, my excitement dwindled when i actually watched the fourth offering in the Marvel Franchise.

This movie is a different animal compared to the Sam Raimi trilogy, it's tone is darker, the character's are more relate able compared to their counterparts and i feel that the acting in general is more crisp, in comparison to Mcguires more Cartoonie Spiderman Garfield plays the character of Peter Parker rather straight, a troubled teen, Gwen seems more assertive, Emma Stone's portrayal seems like a wise choice and distance's the character from Kirsten Dunst's portrayal of Mary Jane Watson who seemed too much like a damsel in distress.

The worst part of the movie is writing, it seemed rushed, the plot, the character development, the fact that their were two many stories going on at once, Dr Curt Conners has a link to the Parkers (not known), Norman Osborne is dying (not explored), Captain Stacey finds out that Parker and Spiderman are the same people (killed off), the worst part is that they attempted to make Uncle Ben into a complete Jackass, pushing the character further and further away from Peter distancing himself from his nephew and not allowing him to state the one line that Peter would use his whole life "with great power, comes great responsibility", It just seemed like a waste.

Overall there needed to be more time, more expression, more character development, there is no reason why this movie couldn't have been great but the studio instead wanted to rush a movie that was half the film it should have been.

Damn shame.


4 Out of 10

Lets hope the sequel improves upon the formula instead of continuing to bastardise the legacy of a great character.

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