Tuesday, July 24, 2012


One of the few event movies that are eagerly anticipated this year would have to be the reboot of the "Spiderman" franchise thus the birth of a new franchise starting with "The Amazing Spiderman". The new spidey suits up for a retelling of the beloved superhero story. This time Andrew Garfield dons the suit and her love interest is Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone.

The story focuses on Peter Parker's beginning as he struggles to find his parents and himself. Silent most of time but always upholds the right, he was raised by his uncle and aunt and had a lot of questions growing up. As most fans would notice, there was a slight difference in the storyline of the initial Spidey flick and this new one, but hey the story arcs in the comics itself change a lot. Still, what was presented was the inner emotion of a young boy who turned out one day having special abilities. His morals have caused him to take charge and become a hero. Despite having that motive of revenge, he kept on helping due to pureness in his heart.

Peter's main adversary this time is The Lizard played by Rhys Ifan. I personally did not like the way "The Lizard" was presented. He looked more like Killer Croc than a lizard but still the fight scenes with the web slinger were good. When not transformed as a monster the doctor shows cunning looks that could pass well foe a villain.

The story also focused on the start of love story between Peter and Gwen which had its own twists and turns. The on screen chemistry of the two was good but the sad developments towards the film's end made fans of the film quite depressed. But hey, that's how the story goes.

"The Amazing Spiderman" was a fresh take on the friendly neighborhood hero. It did bring a fresh air on a franchise but I don't know, the geeky Tobey Maguire still lingers in my head and Mary Jane as the leading lady is still my cup of tea. Take note, one thing to look forward is the usual Stan Lee cameo on all Marvel films. Nice one as the librarian with the headsets. :) Story, effects, drama and all, this film deserves to be on everyone's watchlist. Great but not jaw-dropping. A good 4.5 out of 5 popcorns.

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