Mania Review: The Amazing Spider-Man Comments -


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sportwarrior 7/4/2012 12:28:28 AM

Personally, I was pretty apathetic towards this one. Mcguire/Dunst really turned me off to Spiderman. I don't like either of them. So I wasn't too excited to watch this one. But I did anyway, when my buddy called me up and asked if I wanted to see the midnight showing. I did... and I loved it. There were definite flaws in the movie itself, but for me, Andrew Garfield was what I want in a live action big screen Spiderman. Mcguire NEVER was, and never will be. This movie was just... I dunno. So much more enjoyable than the first three for me. Part of it was going in with little or no expectations, to be sure. But more importantly I was entertained for the entire movie. I felt like I was watching Spiderman, not some weiner actor pretending to be Spiderman (which, of course, was the biggest problem for me with the first three). Without even reading the review, I can say that B  is just the right grade for this one.

KLA1A 7/4/2012 12:42:59 AM

If you go to see Amazing Spiderman, don't leave before the credits are over; there is a scene after the credits are rolling. Great movie. I was very pleasantly surprised.

TheMovieGuy28 7/4/2012 12:52:06 AM

 Okay, so I'm goin against the grain here and saying this new Spidey was meh at best.

I give the film the merits, and the actors their due credit; they all played the parts with charisma, comedy, and villiany. The sets were good, the effects were all over the place, and overall I suppose it will pass as entertaining.

Here's my thing though-it felt all done before for some reason. Kind of in the means of how 'Knight and Day' with Tom Cruise would have made more sense 5-7 years ago. I just felt like the film was flat, like as if some Disney exec went over the film with a checklist and made sure his chart was fully marked. It was very paint by numbers to me.

And the other thing is Peter Parker/Spiderman. He's not some half-cool kid, he's an almost outsider. Here he seems like he's playing Josh Hartnet's role from The Faculty, only faster and looser. As for his one-liners, I felt like it was a younger version of Tony Stark, zings away. There were points in the film when the liners became forced, too silly at certain points.

I think the Lizard himself, I'm sorry to say, and yes I know it looked real, but it reminded me of a more thought-out Scorpion King from the Mummy Returns, when it looked like a cheap video game. This film, at times, looked like a video game and maybe that's why I was never afraid of the LIzard or wowed by it, if you will.

Lastly, our midnight showings had a surprisingly small crowd for 2 and 3D. But effing Magic Mike, it drew a total of 860 people, 43 of which were men. F*ck that film man! but I do thank all the horny women for flirting with me, it's a nice thing to know I could get some.


Happy 4th all!

ElBaz13 7/4/2012 4:41:25 AM

Ah yes, 4th of July. That explains the Tuesday release.

Happy Independance Day to my Ameri-friends!

Wiseguy 7/4/2012 5:38:12 AM

I would have added two things, 1-more point of view sequences and 2-more city web slinging. Both just looked awesome in 3D and I could've used more

Wiseguy 7/4/2012 6:29:40 AM

Just reading on the guy playing the unseen character. It's Michael Mssee, the guy that killed Brandon Lee.

And he does have a slight resemblance to Willem Dafoe. Guess he could be Mysterio or the Chameleon like it's been speculated. I'm sticking to  him being Osborn

zipahead 7/4/2012 6:59:19 AM

It was alright i guess... but it had the same problems the Raimi version had, Spidey can't keep his mask on and to many dead parents. kinda depressing. I found the editing a bit annoying, in that they cut away so quick from each action sequence...I found it hard to see what was going on.I wanted to see the Lizard in his lab coat more often.

What's the deal with Garfield? Is he on meth...the way he was grinding his teeth and grinning like a tweeker.Looked kinda wierd.

gopherblaster 7/4/2012 7:00:54 AM




What was up with Spiderman getting shot. It seemed like he didn't have spider sense the second half of the movie.  And the lizard pulling him up fom the side of the building?  He couldn't stick to walls at that point?  I give this movie a C. 

gopherblaster 7/4/2012 7:15:28 AM

 Can someone clear up what the so called "untold" story is?  His parents were spies or something in the comics correct?  Sort of fits into this movie but doesn't seem "untold". 

Higgy 7/4/2012 10:58:08 AM

That's the after credits scene?  They showed that in the is that an after credit scene?  That's stupid.

El6ments, Avengers is NOT tied into Spiderman.  Avengers is Disney/Marvel, Spiderman is Sony.  Same to you MovieGuy...not Disney exec...Sony exec.  COME ON PEOPLE...You know who owns what by now if you frequent this site.  :)

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