Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Amazing Spider Man

So i really enjoyed this movie. This is an brand new re-telling of the story of Spider Man. It doesn't recognize that the other movies existed. Kind of like what Christopher Nolan did with the Dark Knight movies. I thought that this movie was better than the original Spider Man movies.

Get rid of Tobey Maguire and Kristen Dunst and cheesy villains. Replace them with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and.....well....a cheesy villain. But you still get a better movie. It's a better story. It doesn't fast forward through the character of Peter Parker's life in 30 minutes. He actually stays in high school throughout the entire movie. It also incorporates how he came to live with Uncle Ben and Aunt May. The neat thing that they did with the story is take away his ability to make webs. Instead he uses this type of machinery on his wrists. His abilities are strength, speed, and heightened senses. Mary Jane also doesn't exist yet. Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy. The daughter of the Police Chief. And she's a much better actor than Kirsten Dunst. It's a better choice all around. Andrew Garfield is a much better choice for Pater Parker. Tobey's interpretation was good but Andrew's was better. Peter Parker is a less than ordinary guy who gets extra-ordinary abilities. So you want an actor like Andrew Garfield because he played the character with a sense of timidness. And there is also no awkward Peter Parker, Harry Osbourne friendship. No offense to James Franco but that whole relationship was just weird. Like I said, these are better choices all around.

The Amazing Spider-Man is a fresh new look at the comic series. Some might say that this movie was not needed but I think that it is much better than the others. This movies seems less comic booky while still incorporating the comic. Hopefully that makes sense. It's a refreshing take on the series and I'm excited for more to come. Yes indeed.

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