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Things that I let slide simply because it was my first time seeing the movie were now glaring me in the eye. And, unlike the first time, it just wasn’t fun.
Andrew Garfield, although I love him and think he’s hot as hell, played Peter Parker as such a dick from the beginning of the movie right to the end. I just didn’t give a fuck what happened to him. Which is difficult because it’s Andrew Garfield. And the Lizard was even worse than before and the whole movie I was wondering why the fuck he was doing what he was doing. It just didn’t make sense at all!
And then my sister and cousin wouldn’t stop making fun of me after i said I wasn’t crazy about this one and liked the first two originals better. and I don’t know. Normally I would play along but I was kind of bored and restless during this movie and it just tired me out, so I wasn’t really in the mood.
The only saving graces were Gwen Stacy and Captain Stacy, and I found myself way more interested in them than anything else that was happening in the story. Especially Captain Stacy.
But, yeah, it’s cool if you read this and still like the movie. I mean, everyone has different tastes. But I just wasn’t a fan. Which makes me sad, Spider-Man being my favorite superhero and all.
I read this in an article somewhere and I totally agree. It just felt like this movie wanted all the power, but none of the responsibility. Especially Peter Parker. And because of that, nothing really stayed with me as a moviegoer and story-lover.
But end of rant. And now I’m not going to think about this movie anymore. And just look forward to The Dark Knight Rises and all its glory!
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The Cast Of 2002’s “Spider-Man”
Love Andrew Garfield. And Spider-Man. But ironic that he’s saying this since the new movie pretty much did none of this for the character. #jaded
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I miss the old Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. Yup. Just said it.
Deal with it, haters.
I miss action scenes that actually felt dangerous and had emotion.
I miss the cheesy dialogue under the mask.
And the cheesy dialogue without the mask.
And scenes like this.
And especially this.
And that Peter Parker had actual consequences for his actions.
So, yeah, The Amazing Spider-Man was okay. But it doesn’t hold a candle to the first two Sam Raimi originals.
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I met an old friend in the city, and us both being huge fans of the original Spider-Man movies (first two anyway), we decided to go see The Amazing Spider-Man. Before the movie, we got into a whole conversation of all the stuff we loved about the first two original movies and it was great. But we still decided to go into the theater with an open mind, even though it was a lot more difficult than we expected.
So, here’s what I have to say about the movie.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
First of all, I liked it. It was a fun movie, no better or worse than I thought it was gonna be. I made a prediction the day before I saw it that I wouldn’t like it as much as Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, but I’d like it a lot more than Spider-Man 3, which is exactly what happened. I loved the leads, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, having been a fan of them before this movie came out, and thought their chemistry was awesome. And the supporting cast was pretty cool: Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, you get the deal. And Andrew Garfield played Peter Parker really well, with a certain charisma that I definitely enjoyed. But, still, at the same time, I had a lot of problems with it.
I felt like they glossed over Uncle Ben’s death, and didn’t really get to it again until the end of the movie. And Peter’s transformation into Spider-Man just wasn’t as powerful as the original. Also, the villain, Curt Conners AKA The Lizard just felt like a mix between the Green Goblin (first admiring Peter and then going evil and trying to kill him) and Doc Ock (evil them turning good again and saving Peter’s life.) The fight scenes were also a lot more confusing than the Raimi versions. Nothing can beat that train scene from the sequel. And it just felt really disjointed.
But the script was good and fast-paced. And the special effects (minus the Lizard) were very good.
But at the same time, it just wasn’t as good as Spider-Man. It just didn’t feel as vibrant and fun as the original first two, and felt like it was trying too hard to be cool and edgy and I feel like it’s gonna get dated a lot more than the originals. I also just felt like Peter didn’t really learn anything in the end. I don’t know. This is gonna sound totally lame, and I realize how cheesy the original films were, but they also just felt a lot more honest. I still love curling up and watching them every once in awhile, no matter what mood I’m in.
And it’s scenes like this that made the first two so powerful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DYodUX4sJU
So, I have to say that, even though I think Andrew Garfield is a very good-looking charismatic guy, Tobey Magire will always be my Spider-Man. And I’m always gonna miss Kirsten Dunst and James Franco and the rest of the original cast. I’m also excited, as my friend and I are planning to watch the first two back-to-back again later this summer! So that’s gonna be fun.
But I will be seeing The Amazing Spider-Man again this weekend with my family. And now that I know what problems I had with it the first time, I’m going to try to keep an open mind again this time.
And Spider-Man’s my favorite superhero and the one I most look up to, so I’m definitely excited to see it again.
As the webcrawler once taught me: “With great power, comes great responsibility.”
Presenting TIME’s “Battle of the Spidermen” verdict.
Obviously, Andrew Garfield wins all the awards.
Okay, I’m super excited for the new Spider-Man film and absolutely love Andrew Garfield, but getting so tired of how now everyone’s just denouncing Tobey Maguire’s acting and forgetting about him and everything. I have no doubt in my mind that I’m gonna love Andrew Garfield as Spidey, but Tobey Maguire was kick-ass too!
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In the past few days, I’ve watched Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 to gear up for The Amazing Spider-Man; the end of season one of Psych; and Star Trek (XI aka the 2009 reboot).
I’d say this was a pretty good week!
And even got some writing in. I’m on a roll!
please. just. let me fangirl in peace
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