Except for a few changes and a new bad guy….this movie is just, to me anyway, a redone Spiderman. Same old same old.
You know the story…a less nerdy Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) gets bitten by a super spider, he gains some really cool powers, beats up his High School bullies, fights evil, and has a new girlfriend, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). I think the super nerdy Peter Parker is better (and true to the comic), to show the difference between pre-bite and after-bite Peter. This Peter looks tough enough to beat up the bullies pre-bite.
Granted, there is a better explanation of how Peter evolved into a crime fighter (according to my daughter, Kristen, as we discussed the need for this movie, other than making money and introducing a new cast), and some interesting new twists that both are true to the comics (Peter made his web throwing devices) and not (Uncle Ben’s death is still not true to the comic).
The Amazing Spider-Man filled the theater, but, Lori kept asking what the point of the movie was….we have seen this before!
“The Amazing Spider-Man” is a good movie. The time went quickly and the audience had fun and clapped at the end, but, we have seen this before (did I say that already?).
OK for kids, no f-words, comic book violence and a good bit of humor. The computer graphics, especially of the Lizard, are outstanding. Emma Stone is fabulous….
I spent about an hour after the movie at Barnes & Noble researching the “Spiderman” comics, now THAT, was interesting. :-)
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