Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
After the film's runtime of over two hours, you may be surprised how little of it sticks with you.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
"The Amazing Spider-Man" would be amazing if we didn't just see it a few years ago.
| Original Score: 5/10
For a superhero origin film, it's pretty good, but it's hardly amazing.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Director Marc Webb apparently didn't get the memo that the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink edition is strictly reserved for the DVD.
| Original Score: C-
Doesn't feel like a remake, good or bad... it feels like it already needs to be remade.
| Original Score: 4/10
The Amazing Spiderman completely dilutes any remaining interest and excitement in the franchise. Move onto another character, Marvel Entertainment. Don't look back.
| Original Score: 2/5
As each generation's attention span shortens so does their memory and that's the formula used to reboot your friendly neighbourhood Spider-man, a perilously complicated birth of a new series
The film has a great sense of cinematic power, but little responsibility in making it interesting.
Don't believe the marketing: this is the same old boring origin story all over again. Watch Peter Parker get bitten! Watch him discover his spider-powers! Watch him use them on the "school bully" before taking them to the street to fight crime!
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Garfield is a fine substitute for Maguire, but didn't we already see this film ten years ago?
The directive given to the filmmakers behind The Amazing Spider-Man was undoubtedly: strut that teen angst.
By the time the climactic battle turns out to be yet another showdown atop a huge skyscraper, it's clear that the movie doesn't have a single original idea going for it.
There is fun to be had here as Garfield explores Parker's new powers, but I never felt much for the beloved character. Even the classic death of Uncle Ben becomes a perfunctory exercise.
Horror of Giant Lizard < Horror of Adolescence
It rarely stumbles into "terrible," but this "Spider-Man" never rises to anything, either. Where's the charm, the heart, the humor?
| Original Score: 2/4
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, we expected more of you, Spider-Man.
| Original Score: C
The only thing amazing about this movie is how badly it goes off the rails.
It's almost impossible to watch the film without thinking of what could have -- and what already has -- been, therefore it's extremely difficult to enjoy on its own merit.
There's something inherently depressing about what this movie says about the state of summer blockbusters in general and superhero movies in particular.
This hugely elaborate production is supposed to be the reboot of a foundering franchise, but rebooting a computer wipes the silicon slate clean. In the movie, what's old is old again.