The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Directed by: Marc Webb (I enjoyed his (500) Days of Summer well enough)

Written by: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves, based off of the Marvel Comics character

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, C. Thomas Howell and Michael Massee

What it’s about: a reboot of the barely 10-years old Spider-Man franchise, retelling the origin story of the boring super-hero Spider-Man

B-Movie Alternate Title: The New Spider-Man!

Movie Mash Up: Spider-Man – a believable and not annoying Peter Parker

What I liked: Not a helluva lot, that’s for sure.  Let’s see, I liked Rhys Ifans, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Denis Leary.  The Lizard looked cool.  Okay, that’s about it.

What I disliked:  I hated Andrew Garfield.  He was the smuggiest Peter Parker that I have ever seen in any form of media.  He sucked.  He was terrible, and therefore I also hated the direction of Marc Webb because he allowed it to happen.    The only good thing about Garfield’s Parker was that it was better than Spider-Man 3‘s Parker, which is damning it with faint praise.  It doesn’t help that I also don’t think much of Spider-Man as a super-hero.  It’s like a perfect storm of suck.  It was a comic book movie in the most cartoonish fashion.

Would I recommend this to anyone?: No, but I wouldn’t really recommend any Spider-Man movie to anyone, either.  Yeah, the first two were decent enough (the second one, near perfect), but I don’t think much of the character and there are better comic book movies or just regular movies to watch instead.

Rating: 2 / 5

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About SkoochXC
Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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