Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Director: Marc Webb. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Sally Field, Campbell Scott. 136 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Fantasy.

More of the same ... more of the same. If you're going to remake a movie (that was just made 10 years ago!), you need to improve upon what you already have. Now how in the world were the filmmakers expecting to top the train sequence or the character development of Spider-man 2? Copying the brilliant Dock Ock for the villain here shows how desperate they were. The only captivating moments, were the rare human interactions between Garfield and Stone, and the newly innovated point-of-view shots of Spidey flying through Manhattan. And of course, the hilarious 2-second Stan Lee cameo.

Update: I'm appalled at why this remake was made. According to ComicBookGirl19:  

"The reason is because if Sony didn't make another Spider Man movie soon, the rights to the franchise would revert back to Marvel/Disney, and Sony couldn't have that".

Mo says:


  1. I really don't feel like seeing this at all. Another "origin" of Spiderman. I guess we will have to go through this again in 10-12 years time.

  2. You won't miss much if you don't. These studios are really milking us.

  3. Which one is more boring? Watching a premature low-quality remake of a successful movie or enduring the old cliche of movie's female character being immaturely rejected by the male character just for protecting her? I thought this was worn out.
    I'm wondering why Roger Ebert and other critics (73% by Rotten Tomatoes) praised this movie!?

    1. Agree. I was surprised too. And other than a cool villain, the sequel had nothing much to add either.

      Btw, check out the comment posted on my review of the sequel. I later found out the comment was written by my former radiology attending!!! Hahaha.