Jack's Review of The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man(2012)
I wanted to like this movie. I wanted it to blow the other movies out the water! However, I was shown a typical origin story that added nothing new to the genre nor the Spiderman film history. The Amazing Spiderman is not a bad film, but it has many flaws that irritate me. The villain in his lizard form is terrible looking. Also, the rehash of the origin and the twenty minutes of Spiderman trying to find Uncle Ben's killer were stupid. It did not need to be done and it made me miss the original movie. I do have to say the acting was pretty good. Emma Stone IS Gwen Stacy. The chemistry between Peter and Gwen was straight out of the comics and into movie-goers' hearts. Uncle Ben and Aunt May were played with such compassion that most people wanted the actors to be their uncle and aunt. It saddens me that The Amazing Spiderman had better acting and much more easter eggs for fans, but it still feels like a lackadaisical origin story that is a cash grab and set up for a much better sequel.