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Just watched this movie last night and it was great. Spidey was my fave superhero growing up. Can't help but to compare this new movie to Tobey's.
Things I like;
more polished CGI(duh..10 years later!)
What I liked about the 2002 version;
Tobey's take on PP; calm, mild mannered, sensitive, shy type (Andrew's was bratty and brash)
better costume and boots (new costume suits captain america better)
more laughs, drama, bgm was better,
Flash was bigger as he really should be
best friend harry
I prefer MJ to Gwen. She's the wife after all
Aunt May is Aunt May
my gf thinks Tobey's hotter
and... it caters to adults as well. Unlike those twilight and hunger game movies that only caters to teens.
Sam Raimi's Spiderman was way more true to the comic book.The amazing spiderman was the best movie of all the installment franchise of Comicbook movie of Spiderman imo. First the movie is more faithful from the original comic book for those who have read it.
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Do you think you need to watch a Spider-Man reboot? Is it even necessary? Only five years have passed since the end of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movie trilogy and yet the Marvel superhero's story starts all over again on the big screen-- this time lanky British actor Andrew Garfield (The Social Network; Never Let Me Go) replacing Tobey Maguire as the webslinger.
In The Amazing Spider-Man, we are told an already familiar story: how Spider-Man came to be...only this time, we are provided with more details. Seventeen-year-old social outcast Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), orphaned at such a young age, grew up with his uncle (Martin Sheen) and aunt (Sally Field) in a quiet suburban neighborhood...but his past is kept a secret from him. One day, Peter discovers a clue about his father's mysterious work, leading him to Oscorp lab to meet the one-armed Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans). There, Peter is bitten by a radioactive spider...that will change his life forever.
Director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) and writers Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, James Vanderbilt weave a Spider-Man story that is more human than superhero, more emotional than showy. And with a more dramatic approach, the film is much more realistic. Here is a Spider-Man movie that is more Peter Parker than Spider-Man-- we are given more insight into Peter's personality, his teenage struggles, his first love experience with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and how he shapes himself to become the amazing Spider-Man. Spider-Man fans will like Garfield as the new webslinger, as the 28-year-old actor gives a more Spidey personality, proving his versatility as an actor by delivering a believable performance as a socially awkward and vulnerable teenager who discover the thrills, the risks, and responsibilities of his newly acquired spider powers.
The film smoothly transitions from a Peter Parker backgrounder into superhero-versus-villain action scenes as Spider-Man eventually finds himself face-to-face with the menacing Lizard...until we are brought to the breathtaking climax of the film where we are treated to watching Spider-Man in a flawless and beautifully choreographed display of aerial spider-acrobatics in night-time Manhattan, including exhilarating shots from his POV. The film score is sometimes off, downplaying some significant scenes but it's nevertheless compensated by a good cinematography and engaging action scenes. Also, a giant lizard and a human-spider going at each other's throats in New York unexpectedly provides a real sense of suspense and danger.
With a streamlined screenplay, unpretentious and clear narrative, The Amazing Spider-Man turns out be a necessary reboot after all, as the film will take fans on a different Spider-Man experience...and this movie might just spawn a whole new and exciting Spider-Man series on the big screen. Fans, prepare to be bitten.
8.5 out of 10 stars
In Philippine theaters June 29, 2012
From the Official PEx Movie Reviews thread.
My take on The Amazing Spiderman:
While Sam Raimi's version can be lauded for pleasing fanboys by sticking to canon, Marc Webb (heheh, what a name for someone tasked to direct a movie named "Spiderman") delivers a total crowd-pleaser that can stand on its own two (skinny) legs. While Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker was a tad too earnest, Andrew Garfield's PP dials up the geeky charm all the way to eleven, presenting a Spidey who's not only more agile than TM's wall-crawler, but a whole lot snarkier as well (hanging out with DeadPool much???). The supporting cast is top-notch (kudos to the casting department for corralling the likes of Campbell Scott, C. Thomas Howell and even Oscar winner Sally Field) Of all the cameos Stan Lee does in his characters' film adaptations, that one has to be one of the best - easily at par with his turn as Baxter Bldg. mail-carrier Willie Lumpkin (the only saving grace from Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer)
Last edited by QT II; Jul 2, 2012 at 02:30 PM.
[spoiler start]namatay yung tatay ni Gwen[spoiler end] sa ending
Btw, yung isang executive ng Oscorp na nagtratrabaho with Dr. Connors, yung kumuha ng formula, ano na nangyari sa kanya after the Lizard's failed attempt to kill him? Sino ba yung tinutukoy nilang mamamatay kapag hindi pa nakagawa ng tamang formula kaagad si Dr. Connors?
^ yung head ng Oscorp na si Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) yung mamamatay kapag wala yung formula
I'm so glad I don't know anything about the comics, I think it ruins it for some people.
So far, I haven't read any negative review on Andrew Garfield. Good job Andrew! Happy for him! Been a fan since Lion for Lambs. Loved him in Never Let Me Go, and of course The Social Network.
According to Jessica Zafra,
2. Andrew Garfield is brilliant. He’s about half the circumference of Chris Hemsworth’s wrist but he carries this movie on his skinny *** and rubber lips.
Her full review here.
I never expected to like it but boy it was better than three Toby movies combined, at least story-wise.
And Emma Stone. I re-watched the movie because of her.
The new release of the franchise certainly did not disappoint! While I think that the previous releases (the ones with Toby Maguire) had more depth and more suspense/"excite" factor, I commend the new release for its easy-to-follow story and its breathtaking visuals.
Andrew Garfield is such a brilliant actor. His take on the dramatic highlights are very raw and at times unconventional but it works. Those acting chops do not look rehearsed at all.
Emma Stone was also great here but I have to get used seeing her in a role of a damsel in distress that's too goody-goody and angst-free. I almost felt she was a miscast in the movie even though she is really good in tackling Gwen Stacy. Well, this is my problem. I really am not just used to her tackling this type of role.
But overall, there's undeniable chemistry between the two leads. And I think this has more "heart' as compared to those Tobey Maguire-led releases.
I give it an 8/10.
mas maganda pa din yung spiderman ni tobey maguire... walang boring na scenes, ma aapreciate mo yung story (hindi nakakaantok) more action packed...
saka iba yung pagkakaportray sa character ni parker dito sya yung bully type lol....
at wala yung editor in chief ng daily bugle!!!!!!!!! nakaktawang character pa naman yun....
this new spiderman is the darker version of the 2002 movie...
maganda lang sa ngayon yung laban astig dun lang ako ginanahan manood ng husto...
This on-screen and off-screen couple is soooo adorable! (whether it's a promo or not, i still love them). They really look great together.. *giggles* LOL! The movie is more fun to watch because of this chemistry that they have.. The scene where Peter wanted to invite Gwen somewhere but end up losing his words and kept on stuttering was really funny.. Best wishes for the both of themm!
Watched it last night. Naging prob ko lang e yung editing.
It was good. May chemistry si Emma and Andrew ah.
Naiyak ako from [spoiler start]the promise made to the dad of Gwen until dun sa pumunta si Gwen sa house nila Peter.[spoiler end]
Bilin lang, don't leave the cinemas until matapos credits, may extra scene for the sequel e.
AND FTW talaga yung cameo ni Stan Lee hahaha!
bakit parating naka boots si emma? kahit sa ibang pelikula
Spider-Man dominates Subic Bay's Harbor Point Ayala Mall cinema.
Kwela lang sakin yung scene na he's hunting Lizard at the subway/tunnel then biglang tumawag si Ema. Si Spider Man may cellphone. Also the part where Peter and his Uncle had an argument. Galing ni Andrew dun!
Ganda ng chemistry ni Andrew and Emma. Yum! Yum! Yum si Emma dito!
Mukhang makikita pa natin si Lizard sa Part 2!
Only downside is comic fans knows how its all gonna end...
extra scene is just so-so... a bit vague... (SPOILER: not sure if that shady character is for real or figment of the imagination...)
Funny thing pala... after the brief credits and that extra scene you're talking about... we stayed to see the complete credits through... some people in the moviehouse also had the same thought and a few stayed while most already left... ang haba haba haba ng credits and little by little umalis na mga tao sa inip.. in the end, theres about 3 or 4 groups including us left to see the end of the credits and we were rewarded with.... nothing. Wala na pala
tawanan kaming lahat on the way out " Kala nyo rin may AVENGERS CAMEO no?" hehe
May speculation kasi online baka mag cameo si Nick Fury na naman and baka i-tie in si Spiderman sa Avengers Universe.
There was an interview kasi with Avengers producers or director na they almost put in the OSCORP TOWER (seen in Spiderman) as part of the Newyork Skyline in AVENGERS as an "Easter Egg".