Sunday, July 8, 2012

Movie review: "The Amazing Spider-Man"

I'm a loyal fan of superhero movies.. I usually find them entertaining and action-packed... I have to admit the plots are usually lacking but all the crazy fight scenes make up for it...
Since Disney acquired Marvel and all of its characters, I knew a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise was inevitable...it was a risky move and I honestly don't think it paid off entirely....
First off, it's hard to get Tobey Maguire out of my mind as the "original" Spidey, so seeing a different person wearing the red suit really threw me off... Yes, of course Andrew Garfield is super cute, but he did a poor job playing the role of Peter Parker.. he was way too fidgety and totally unconvincing...
The villain in this movie was rather disappointing and the plot was lacking depth and I felt like the story was too repetitive (a crazy scientist wants to take over the world)... I also hated the fact that Spiderman kept revealing his identity to others and the love story simply sucked...I must say that I'm not a big fan of Emma Stone so maybe that's why I didn't "feel the love"...
I know this movie will make a lot of money (it already has!) but I'm not entirely sold on the reboot...Yes there was action, entertainment and fun as in all superhero movies, but I just didn't "get it"...
On the plus side, the movie is way more realistic in the sense that Spiderman gets bumps and bruises and the character is not so animation looking...Great scenery and action sequences...
I give this one 3.5 out of 5 stars.. still worth a trip to the theater...

1 comment:

Amoruccio said...

I haven't seen it yet, but I have the feeling I won't like that much, either. I'm not a big fan of Emma Stone.