|The Amazing Spider-Man|
|Directed by||Marc Webb|
|Produced by||Avi Arad |
|Screenplay by||James Vanderbilt |
|Story by||James Vanderbilt|
|Based on||The Amazing Spider-Man by |
|Starring||Andrew Garfield |
|Music by||James Horner|
|Editing by||Alan Edward Bell |
|Studio||Marvel Entertainment |
Laura Ziskin Productions
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)|| |
|Running time||136 minutes|
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.
4 Out of 10
Lets hope the sequel improves upon the formula instead of continuing to bastardise the legacy of a great character.