The Amazing Spider-Man, Film Review.
I love what Sam Raimi did with Spider-Man back in 2002.
When I first heard that Spider-Man was getting a reboot so soon after Raimi films I was filled with dread, luckily The Amazing Spider-Man turned out to be far better than I expected.
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and directed by Mark Web.
Web stay close to the source martial on how Peter Parker gets his power to become Spider-Man, while at the same time taking it in a different direction to the way Raimi did it. This is a good thing as straight way it makes both films different. Web has also decided to have Peter parents disappearing/ killed play a larger roll while not giving much away. It is hinted at the end of the film this will also play a part in the sequel that has been green lighted.
Andrew Garfield captures Peter and Spider-Man perfectly and you can see he is having fun with the role. His wise cracking as Spider-Man is not forced and is very entertaining, which was something that was very lacking form Raimi version.
Mary-Jane Watson has been replaced with Peter first true love Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone.
Rhys Ifans played Dr. Curt Conner, who welcomes Peter. Conner lost his arm and is trying to use gene slicing of a lizard to re-grow it back. Unfortunately this turns him into the lizard, one of Spider-Man most brutal foes.
The story is a little predictable but then I am a huge fan of the comic I was expecting this. You can’t really compare it with Raimi films as it like comparing Tim Burtons Batman with Batman Begins. Both films are good but have done different things.
The only great shame with The Amazing Spider-Man is that it has been made by Columbia Pictures so any cross-over with the Marvel cinematic universe is unlikely, unless Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios can come up with some sort of deal. But don’t expect it.
The Amazing Spider-Man is a fun wise creaking film with a mystery running in the background that leads into the next film.
I give this film 4.5 out 5.
Spider-Man: Oh, no! You have found my weakness. Small knives!