Luke's Review of The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man(2012)
It's a sign of age when films you remember attending the midnight screenings to become rebooted. Just 10 years on and it's time for the Spider-Man franchise to become rebooted. Fair enough, I'm not going to hold that against Sony. Unfortunately they went a very long winded way about doing it, and also were too desperate to make their version stand out. The script seems as though it was written on Word and then the writer used the Synonyms function to make minor changes. So we still have your scientist doing the wrong things for the right reasons, who is never truly evil. There's a similar love interest, and lines that wreak of desperation. No longer is it the simple and memorable "With great power comes great responsibility." Now we get the (paraphrasing here) long version of "If you have a gift then you have a moral obligation to use that skill to help others. It's not a choice, it's a responsibility". Doesn't flow as well. The film does have very strong performances, fantastic action sequences, and a pretty stirring score. But if you've seen the previous films, this just seems repetitive. Underground science lab, mentors dying, complicated love affairs, and so on. Never boring, but not exactly interesting either.