A review of this — 45 weeks ago
First off- if the film has cgi SFX in it, it doesn’t need to be remade yet. However, Amazing Spider-man is more of a reboot with the plot reflecting more of the Ultimate Spider-man and not the 616 Universe Spidey.
The film starts off really great and the casting of all characters is spot-on. However, it takes about an hour for Peter Parker to don the red and blue tights. During this time, the film decides to build on the Peter and Gwen Stacy relationship. Dozens of teen movie cliches are expounded upon and by that point, I am ready to leave giving the film a C- rating.
Thankfully, the movie really picked up speed just before finally giving up to ask for my money back.
The action is very good and you can tell that the new fad of parquor played a big factor. This Spidey also moves and poses like Spidey does in the comics and cartoons.
I am glad the Lizard finally got his due. However, I feel the animators of the Lizard made him too human. He’s got a more rounded face and his eyes look like Rhys Ifans (the actor playing Dr. Connors) and not a cold-blooded reptile.
Also, this Lizard is highly articulate and just too gosh darn strong. The film makes a point of saying that Spider-man’s webbing is strong enough to tow an airplane. Yet, the Lizard tears these strands with relative ease. Big plot hole here.
Regardless, the film ended strong and had some very enjoyable moments. Stay past the credits as a secret scene sets up the possibility for a sequel.