The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone brought to life the story of one of the greatest super heroes in the world of fantasy and action. The Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters last July 3rd 2012 and is directed by Marc Webb. This new super hero film garnered 73% fresh ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and gave audiences a new thrill in the Spider-Man series. Let’s take a look at the movie review brought to us by Chris Vognar:
“The Great Fizz In The Amazing Spider-Man
Superhero movies are flying off the studio shelves like multimillion-dollar widgets, and it seems new franchises alone can’t fill all those seats. Reboots are inevitable, if not necessary, even when the franchise in question expired a mere five years ago.
And so the three previous Spider-Man movies, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire, give way to The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield. At least the change is more than semantic: This is a grittier webslinger saga, led by a Peter Parker with swagger and angst and a tone defined more by emotional resonance than wide-eyed wonder. It still has plenty of fizz.
It all starts with Garfield, a fine English actor on his way to becoming an American movie star should he choose. Sporting a hoodie and an appealing sense of nervous distraction, Garfield’s Peter Parker is both vulnerable and edgy. Obsessed with finding his missing parents, smitten with high school crush Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone, also excellent), this Peter is more tormented than the previous model, and, as a result, easier to care about. When Peter and Gwen flirt, they sound refreshingly like actual, awkward teens.
He has a worthy foe in Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), a one-armed scientist with a thing for species splicing and an old connection to Peter’s dad. Like many scientists in such movies, he pushes nature’s limits a little too far and becomes the Lizard, a character I remember from the old Spider-Man as a sort of snarling upright crocodile. He’s bigger now, and meaner, and thanks to 2012 digital effects, he wreaks loud and significant havoc upon fair New York. (He also designs a fiendish terrorist scheme very similar to the one that concludes Batman Begins, but we’ll let that slide for now.)
There’s a lot to like about this Spider-Man, including a superhero who bleeds, bruises and comes slinking home to his Aunt May (Sally Field) with a sheepish self-effacing grin. There’s also a trade-off here.
Even with all the action, including the requisite grand finale that doesn’t drag on as long as some (What’s up, Avengers?), the decidedly human scale takes a little something away from the fantastic voyage that all superhero movies need. The strengths of The Amazing Spider-Man, specifically its insistence on crafting characters you might recognize in everyday life, also contribute to its minor weaknesses. It doesn’t always feel … super.
But it’s still a success. We like superheroes partially because they represent the unattainable, but it never hurts when they give us something we can relate to. Peter learns the extent of his new powers in a subway ride marked by wicked comic timing; as he takes out passengers almost accidentally, one by one, he can’t stop muttering his heartfelt apologies. He’s a bumbling teenager who doesn’t know what to make of his new identity. In other words, he could be almost anyone sitting in the audience to watch this movie.”
The original article can be read at Dallas News
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