Critic Review - Film.com

If you've seen half a dozen superhero films, and the box office results suggest you have, then you've also seen what "The Amazing Spider-Man" has to offer.

July 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Film.com | Comments (83)
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Stephen Beckwith

Stephen Beckwith

That's true. But the same can be said about almost any genre. So as a critic, you need to compare it to other comic book films, and i think we can all agree its one of the better ones. It's no Dark Knight, but it's certainly better than the first Raimi Spider-man, as well as 90% of other comic book movies out there.

Jul 8 - 02:17 AM

Kaustubh Tandon

Kaustubh Tandon

the amaing spiderman reminded me why i loved the comics in the first place
peter parker is just like everybody else
hes a normal guy
albeit a normal guy with spidey powers
spiderman 2 was good
but let me remind u that they hav already said that this is the first part of a TRILOGY
this movie has made me want to watch a sequel
and plz dont compare with spidey2
compare with spidey 1 and den speak

Jul 8 - 01:12 PM

Angel Santana

Angel Santana

Tobey Maguire films are the worst thing ever, it even makes me cry when I remember them. This film otherwise is a brilliant version of how a spiderman should be made.

Jul 8 - 08:27 PM

Angel Santana

Angel Santana

Cn't believe how there's actual real people that liked Raimi's movies!!!! they made me cry all 3 of them, specially the 3rd one.

Jul 8 - 08:33 PM

Ronny Cox

Ronny Cox

Just curious what you as critics think of these intelligent, great points?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFInPdUQQpE&feature=related

Jul 9 - 11:46 PM

Tandi Noggle

Tandi Noggle

Why are all the Spidey's lil dorky fellas?

Jul 14 - 06:21 AM

Bryan Hernandez

Bryan Hernandez

I liked the movie but not as much as I wanted to like it. Does that make any sense? Lol I guess what I'm trying to say is, to me the movie had many flaws and would not have received a better score than the original trilogy. I'm a grade A Spider-man fan and he has always been my favorite super hero so I guess we go way back... So to explain myself? Where do I start? Aunt May is a good one I guess. I love Sally Fields but she is not an Aunt May. Then Peter himself. They made him too cool to me- not the bookworm I grew up knowing. And whats a Spider-man movie without ol' JJJ? Rubbish...But enough of the actual characters, let's talk about the movie itself. There wasn't any memorable or great heroic scenes. I'm talking about scenes like when Spider-man had to save Mary Jane AND a bus full of kids. Or how about the fight at school when he first used his spider sense? How about his upside down kiss with Mary Jane? I haven't seen the film for a couple of years now yet I can remember those scenes. It's been a month now and I can't honestly go to someone and say- The scene when he did so and so rocked! Hell, KICK ASS was a better movie in my opinion. Remember when Hit Girl tried to save her dad? Or when Big Daddy entered the warehouse and killed all those henchmen? See what I'm talking about?? The Amazing Spider-man was a good movie- But not great. Since he is my number one super hero, I find that disappointing. =(

Jul 23 - 04:50 PM

Anthony Nelson

Anthony Nelson

When you review a movie, I'd like it if you would review the movie, and not the release date.

Hardly anyone has any critiques on the movie itself. They only criticize that it's a reboot. The movie itself is the best Spider-Man movie we've ever seen, but reviewers dock points merely because they've seen another director's vision in the past. That's ridiculous. Review the MOVIE, and don't bring up the fact that you've seen anything in the past, because, after all, when you go in to see a reboot, you should have already accepted mentally that nothing that happened in the previous franchise has happened here. This movie had totally different pacing, tone, flow . . . it's very, very different from Spider-Man (2002). If you like a more campy version of Spider-Man, there you go. I prefer the Spider-Man that I've always perceived in the comic, and I think this film captures THAT perception of Spider-Man. And that's why I love it.

Sep 8 - 07:31 AM

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