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This film's got one major issue that nothing can overcome, and that is a profound feeling of 'been there, done that.'
All I got from this review is that your bashing this film just because it's a reboot and that isn't fair.Even though it's a reboot it still deserves to be watched as a film on it's own.
Jun 27 - 12:53 AM
What's "unfair"? If you're rebooting a movie with a mere 8 years between them, I think it is very fair to ask for a completely different take on the story.
Batman Begins was a reboot, too, but no one would argue that it was too similar to 1989's Batman. Nolan "made it his own."
Jun 27 - 06:00 AM
That's a bingo.
Jun 27 - 06:51 AM
Couldn't agree more.
Jun 27 - 10:14 AM
Same thing with the 2008 Hulk vs the 2003 Hulk. Completely different movies. From what I can see "The Amazing Spiderman" looks pointless since we already have Raimi's (which was awesome)
Jun 27 - 10:29 AM
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!
Jun 27 - 10:45 AM
I for one would agree that a origin story didn't need to be a focus on the first movie. Even still Marc Webb says the difference is that this movie "is a origin of Peter Parker not Spider-Man" so I will leave it that at. Majority of you have valid points though.
Jun 27 - 12:32 PM
And by first movie I meant this movie which will probably the first in a new series.
Jun 27 - 12:34 PM
Predictably, most of the negative reviews amount to cynical whining about the circumstances of this film more than the film as its own entity. Shame.
Jun 27 - 12:54 AM
Predictably, lots of fanboys who haven't seen the movie are whining about reviews that don't say what they want to hear.
Jun 27 - 04:41 AM
The reviews say very little about the merits of the film itself other than to compare it to the first Raimi films, which is simply bad film criticism.
Jun 27 - 04:07 PM
Sadly...still waiting for "good" bad review...so far their biggest issue is that this is a reboot and they don't ike it...I don't know what did they expect...Uncle ben to survive? Spiderman being bitten by a mosquito? Some porn scenes? Really they should be able to look at it as new movie...I never saw anyone complaining about Bruce's Parents death in Batman Begins...I guess we also have to wait for a sequel to see some fair reviews.
Jun 27 - 01:03 AM
Of course I mean that they don't like that it's a reboot.....:P
Its fair to compare. Batman Begins and Batman 89 are very different in how Batman is introduced.
Jun 27 - 01:12 AM
even though i liked batman begins, that part with the parents could have been cut shorter thanks to already knowing the back story in 1989.
Jun 27 - 08:21 AM
Ummm...that's like saying we should look at the Psycho remake with Vince Vaughn completely on it's own terms. That's absurd.
Any remake, reboot or...what's the term Hollywood is using these days?..."reimagining"...will inevitably be compared to the original.
We don't live in a vacuum...there is context to everything. Especially when you consider that the original Spidey movie is barely 10 years old.
X-Men: First Class was completely different from the first X-Men movie, so it didn't invite comparisons. This movie is using many of the same characters, and the same origin story. To suggest that this should be evaluated completely on its own terms is ludicrous.
Jun 27 - 04:55 PM
I still want to see this movie, but to be fair to McWeeny I think he articulates his arguments pretty well beyond just saying "it sucks because it's a reboot." Judging by his description it feels like in trying to tell "the untold story" they ended up jettisoning story elements and beats from the first series that actually worked, which is basically throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
This series, in my opinion, really did need a reboot after the third film, (or, at the very least, a sequel that never made any reference to the third film), and it seems to be there are things Sony, in rebooting, have done right, but like McWeeny and I'm sure many other fans I'm still a little leery of starting all over again from scratch.
I'm excited for the 3-D, though, and James Horner's score, which, based on what I've heard online, sounds awesome.
Jun 27 - 01:08 AM
ive been a fan of horner for a long time
Jun 27 - 06:36 AM
Oh and I never saw "'been there, done that.'" Problem when critics review other movies...and now almost every movie is copy of something...from the top of my head...Avatar...I had that feeling and I didn't compalin about that issue...I saw exact the same thing when I watched Pocahontas when I was a kid...
Jun 27 - 01:10 AM
He's saying it's a copy of the previous spider-man films
Jun 27 - 06:25 AM
And a lot of people did have that problem with Avatar. But Avatar's originality outweighed it.
Jun 27 - 06:30 AM
Jeff van Welij
Funny enough, I watched Pocahontas as well when I was a kid, and I don't recall any blue people, science fiction, avatar body transfers, giant battleships, flying on dragon-like birds, alien-esque mechs, giant dog creatures or anything like that.
It had a tree.
Jun 27 - 12:10 PM
With a name like Drew McWeeny you know he was bullied nearly to death in school.
Jun 27 - 01:37 AM
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Jun 27 - 05:52 PM
people who watch spiderman movies are fans of spiderman.
fans of spiderman have seen the original film.
im not saying its going to be bad, however ill admit that I'm not necessarily anxious to see a remake of a movie that i still watch on a frequent basis (it came free with my ps3). ill still go see it in theatres. just cuz its spiderman and i need to pay my respects. on the 3rd or 4th week of release, only though.
Jun 27 - 02:26 AM
Well When I watched first trilogy for the first time I thought it was pretty good...I even graded 1:8 2:9 3:7 or something like that...lately I watched it again and my grades changed drastically... 1:4, 2:6 and 3:2 so I'm tahtnkful for this reboot. It's first movie in the series and I'll wait for the sequel even more. It might be new begining for Spiderman movies and it can do a lot of good for the franchise...like Nolan's Batman. And I don't see a problem in making reboot after 10 years...it's not short period of time...I don't think I would be excited for this movie if I would be in my 40's.
Jun 27 - 04:53 AM
"For example, one of the cornerstones of the Spider-Man story involves the death of his Uncle Ben and the events that lead up to that moment. It's one of the easiest elements of the story to get right, and somehow, in trying to find a new way to do it, this movie totally fumbles the beat. Poorly conceived and poorly staged, it's an emotional zero, a moment that should serve as the thing that motivates everything else Peter does on his journey."
maybe he criticize for emotional zero.
Jun 27 - 05:33 AM
I Am The Vast UNIVERSE I Am The Vast UNIVERSE
The Amazing Spider-Man will never reach the great heights of the first two films but if anything else hopefully it can be entertaining.
Jun 27 - 06:08 AM
Jun 27 - 06:57 AM
What I find comical is your ridiculous name..cheers.
Jun 27 - 11:15 AM
I don't think the first movie would have been that much of a milestone honestly.
Jun 27 - 07:22 AM
How is a C+ considered rotten? Wouldn't that technically be in the high 70%'s?
Jun 27 - 07:56 AM
Yeah...isn't it like 4+/6?
Jun 27 - 01:01 PM
In Drew's defense I have been reading his reviews for years (Even at Aint it Cool). This is not a troll negative review.
Jun 27 - 12:38 PM
This reviewer does a good job explaining his thoughts on what he felt was wrong with the movie. If some of you would take off your rose-tinted glasses and read it for what it is, you would see that. His comments about Uncle Ben's death, the excessive use of angst, and how he evokes Bendis' work on the Ultimate comic are valid and succinct enough for me. The parallel he makes with the new film's Parker family and the Skywalkers sounds spot on as well. Read, and more importantly, COMPREHEND the bloody review, people, this is actually one of the more well-written commentaries on the film, and you can tell by how the author writes that he's well versed in all things Spider-Man.
What most of you spastic fanboys aren't paying attention to is the fact that MOST reviews, both positive and negative, do a terrible job explaining their criticisms and praise. The funny thing is; however, that I never see any of you neurotic buffoons storming the gates of the beaming reviews with the same accusations i.e. "The reasons they give for praising this movie are ridiculous!!!!11111oneone11!!"
Save yourselves the embarrassment you hypocrites, and quit while you're ahead. Some of you talk a good game and feign as though you're fighting the good fight for that one well-written, articulate negative review, but your facade is readily transparent, so quit polluting the comments of every review with your nonsense already. The same accusations you levy at all the negative reviewers(You made up your mind before you saw the movie!!!!) apply to yourselves just as well.
Jun 27 - 05:14 PM
U mad, are you his mother?
Jun 27 - 06:04 PM
In my opinion this movie is too good.
Jul 3 - 07:15 AM