Thursday, July 5, 2012

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

On Tuesday night, Marc and I headed to the movie theater after work and saw The Amazing Spider-Man. Here's a preview in case you haven't caught one yet:

As a (super nerdy) fan of superhero movies, I'm always a little worried they won't live up to all the hype. Spider-man definitely didn't disappoint, though! Marc and I were thoroughly entertained for the full 136 minutes.

When the first Spider-Man came out ten years ago, I was blown away by the special effects. I didn't realize at the time how much the focus on CGI detracted from the story, though. The Amazing Spider-Man focused a lot more on the characters and the plot and a lot less on the technology.

The thing that really won me over in the new version was Andrew Garfield. Toby Maguire was a decent Spider-Man, but he didn't play a very believable teenager. He's a great actor, but he just didn't seem the perfect fit for the part. Garfield, however, nailed the character. He captured the awkward and angsty teenage traits perfectly, and he brought just the right amount of drama to the role. His body language was also spot on.

Also, you can never go wrong with Emma Stone. I love her. I think I want to be her when I grow up. You can be someone who's younger than you when you grow up, right? It totally makes sense.

Anyway, I definitely recommend The Amazing Spider-Man. It had good action, good comedy, and an interesting storyline. And I promise you won't feel like you're watching the old Spider-Man again. Especially the third one, that one was kind of a bust.

So bring it on Batman! The superhero movies are on a roll this summer, and you're next.

Have you seen the new Spider-Man yet? I'd love to hear what you thought of it!


  1. i haven't seen it yet but i want to! now i can't WAIT for batman. i LOVEEEE the dark knight series!!

    still being [molly]

  2. I will have to see this one once we get back home! Iam tons more excited for the dark knight rises though.

  3. I am quite eager to see this...I hated the first spiderman sequence (crappy acting got to me), but these look way more profesh! I like Spiderman's character and can't wait to see what this movie does for him :)

    <3 Cambria


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