Saturday, July 14, 2012
Movie Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
I loved the actors they chose for this one. Andrew Garfield is the perfect combination of snark and awkwardness. I enjoyed his embarrassing moments with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey at the beginning. I also found it refreshing that he wasn't the "geek" in the high school being force-fed a disgusting lunch by the school hotshot. That story was used up in the first series, and I'm glad they wrote his character a little differently this time. Peter Parker wasn't the geek or the cool kid, he was somewhere in between--someone with the guts to stand up for what is right.
This movie was a perfect combination of character development, action, and back story. I liked the bits they included about Peter's past and his parents. I liked how the villain wasn't black-and-white evil. And even though you sometimes knew what was coming (certain character deaths, for example), the scenes were played out so well that they were still emotionally jarring. This is one of the best movies I've seen this year (after The Avengers, of course). Definitely worth seeing in theaters.