Real Talk By: El Padrino
In his second major picture Marc Webb the director of 500 Days of Summer brings us The Amazing Spider-man. A reboot very much-needed after Spider-man 3 destroyed the trilogy. Many were skeptical that Webb would not really understand how to bring this to life especially with the success (gross) of the original and his lack of experience. But all doubt is laid to rest, Webb brings an amazing fresh take on Parker and his alter-ego Spider-man.
The Amazing Spider-man is truer to the comics in a sense and incredibly fun. The chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield is what shines and makes the movie more enjoyable and believable then the Maguire/ Dunst trilogy. Rhys Evans the actor who plays The Lizard/ Dr. Curt Connors (Little Nicky’s evil brother Adrian)did a good job for the villain role. I was a little disappointed there wasn’t more battles between Spidey and The Lizard especially on the bridge scene which was a big let down, I was hoping for more destruction (damn you Christopher Nolan). To me the key factor that makes The Amazing Spider-man far better than its predecessor, was the heart set in the dialogue.
Andrew Garfield who was perfectly cast understood how to show off Peter Parkers struggles coping with death and unanswered questions. At times nerdy but never soft as Tobey’s portrayal. Peter Parker is a relatable character which is the reason he is one of the most liked hero’s in the world of Marvel. There is much to look forward to in the sequel if Marc Webb continues in this successful direction. As long as he doesn’t experiment like Sam Raimi did in the Spider Man trilogy. I believe we have found a competitor against The Avengers future box office sequel and look forward to what’s to come.
The Amazing Spider-Man gets
4.5 Out of five
+The “comedian” known as Spider-Man
+Better origin story
+The fight scene in the sewer
+Great acting from cast
-Unnecessary ending scene
-Over the top Stan Lee appearance (Again)
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