Sound Off: Marc Webb's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
July 3, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The untold story begins. He's back! Our neighborhood Spider-Man returns to the big screen (only 5 years after Raimi's trilogy) in a fresh new take on the Marvel superhero, this time with Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) at the helm, directing Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. He brings Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Sally Field as Aunt May, plus Denis Leary, Irrfan Khan and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Connors. So how is it? Better than the last series? Worth all of this? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Amazing Spider-Man.
To fuel Spidey's fire, I've only been able to catch The Amazing Spider-Man once, in IMAX 3D, and while it looked fantastic, I wasn't that impressed with the film itself. Something about it just felt a little too forced as a reboot, too forced to "go in the other direction" (as Brandon touches upon here), and never enough of its own identity, not enough to stand out on its own. There are some awesome moments—I love the scene when he rescues the kid in the flaming car, amazing; and I love the final CG swinging shots, the best in the movie. But it's hard to love much else in it, and I felt like it was lacking. Andrew Garfield does an excellent job, I'm happy with him and Emma Stone, but other than that I wasn't "amazed", even though I wanted to be.
What did you think of Webb's Amazing Spider-Man? Fantastic new reboot, or failed attempt? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!