Watching The Amazing Spider-Man
Date: 6/29/2012 7:55:00 PM
Netflix Summary: The story of Spider-Man takes a turn toward the darker side in this reboot of the hit superhero franchise, which reveals how high school lad Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) learns to wield his newfound powers while facing down archvillain The Lizard (Rhys Ifans).
This is a silly film and you already know the story – after all it is a remake of a film that came just 10 years back. But it is a film done very effectively. You really don't want to hear the spider-man origin story all over again, but you still manage to enjoy this remake.
The sarcastic talk from spider-man has definitely got better, he is more fun to watch. The film shot in 3D looks gorgeous. Marc Webb uses the space beautifully, filling it up with rick-rack. He knows that best use of 3D is to show the details better. Plus he also uses it for giving you a good scare. The Lizard looks horrible
The filmmakers did a nice turn with the female lead. Definitely miles ahead of Mary Jane. As bonus the chemistry between the leads is great, you happily ignore the fact that Andrew Garfield is a bit too old for this role.
The rock music works brilliantly in the second half, not so much in the emotional scenes. And the climatic action set piece is brilliantly choreographed – will impress even the hardest critics of 3D. The sequel seems worth waiting for.
Fun to watch. Though, somewhere in my heart, I wish the smart filming would have been used in a smart film.