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I don't really see why the Spidey reboot was needed right now, but The Amazing Spider-Man has its virtues. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are stellar and director Marc Webb has crafted a Spider-Man that touches the heart.
Hi Peter. So on its own merits, you think it's well done as an origin flick?
Jun 28 - 03:23 PM
DON'T GO SEE SONY'S SPIDERMAN MOVIE IF YOU WANT TO SEE SPIDEY IN AVENGERS!!! Sony owns the "movie rights" to Spiderman and ONLY if the movie fails would sell the rights back to Marvel Films (Disney Division) allowing Spidey to be in Avengers. Ask yourself if you'd rather see Spidey bitten by a Spider again or see him team up with Thor, Hulk, and Cap? Please spread this message and make it viral so people are informed and will know to stay away. Please join the crusade.
Jul 2 - 12:09 PM
K I'm I the only one who is very excited about Andrew Garfield's performance? These reviews seem to always praise him.
Jun 28 - 03:25 PM
So you knocked a point and a half off because...it's a reboot?
Jun 28 - 03:29 PM
I'm glad he liked it though.
Jun 28 - 03:30 PM
Stop complaining bro! remember everywhere they told us this was "the untold story" everybody was expecting a new an fresh spiderman movie but was basically the same movie with different actors and villian. This movie has to be judged for being a reboot because they saw the original movie, they saw the little flaws and they had to improve them in the reboot, so if this was the first spidey film ever it wouldn't even be good enough. Most important the impact this movie has is not as big as the other movies.
Jun 29 - 08:13 PM
In many ways, it is the untold story. For example, instead of going all the way to MJW, it starts with the original love interest Gwen Stacy. It also grounds Peter in high school instead of adulthood. It even touches upon something completely omitted in the Raimi films: Spidey's parents. Given how the film turned out, this will most likely be a continuing story arc.
Yes, the template is similar but they changed some details (the nature of the spider that bit him and what it was, inspiration and creation of the costume, etc)
It was more a reimagining than a straight re-telling. Basically, it was a different version of his origin story. It's like comparing the original one Stan wrote and the one for Ultimate Spider-Man.
Lastly, certain things can't be changed about Spidey's story. These are the trademarks of his character. It's like getting annoyed that movies of Jesus' life show him dying of crucifixion instead of something else.
Jun 30 - 06:12 AM
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"Webb never loses touch with the film's emotional through line. And he allows time and space for Garfield and Stone, both stellar, to turn a high-flying adventure into something impassioned and moving. A Spider-Man that touches the heart. Now that really is amazing."
LOVE this part.
Jun 28 - 03:38 PM
Is the score suppose to change?
Jun 28 - 03:41 PM
Yea that's weird. Maybe RT is runnin a little slow right now.
Jun 28 - 03:52 PM
My math seems wrong i put it in calculator I got .31 so I don't think that's right.
Jun 28 - 04:25 PM
Three stars for me. Better than "Spider-Man 3". Then again, so are most movies.
Jun 28 - 05:04 PM
...damn it Travers.
Jun 28 - 09:29 PM
I like travers as a reviewer but he also gave sm3 a positive review when it came out
Jun 29 - 07:11 AM
Same thing with "Iron Man 2". Ridiculous. He's one of my favorite critics, but this is far better than either of those two films.
Jun 29 - 07:42 AM
A film reporter should know exactly why a film reboot occurred:
Sony's Spidey movie rights would revert to Disney/Marvel if they didn't have something in theaters and they weren't willing to give up such a cash cow! Neither did they want to spend half the budget to get the cast and director back from the last trilogy so they made a clean start that opened up the Spidey world to endless possibilities rather than the Raimi telling that had painted the franchise into an unsatisfying corner. That's why.
The reasons are definitely cynical, however they seem to have pulled it off with quality. I'm anxious to see it.
Jun 29 - 11:12 AM
They should have gave Sam the time he wanted then. Because although the movie is good i think is just starting over to fix what happened with spiderman 3, in other words they are probably gonna make 5 or more movies. The other movies didn't need a reboot, Sony ruined spiderman 3 for putting venom in the last minute, Sam could had fixed the franchise with the 4th film.
Jun 29 - 08:17 PM
Yeah, I'm sure Raimi could have pulled off a good 4th film, but getting him and the cast back would have cost a millions more than recasting. Reportedly Toby was getting $50M! Plus, Gwen Stacy now makes sense.
Jun 29 - 10:50 PM
There is one really good reason for a reboot. Something needs to redeem Spider-Man's good name after that god-awful musical opened on Broadway.
Jun 29 - 10:05 PM