Im positive that most people will rate it lower than me.
I think highly of it for these reasons:
1. I never bought Tobey as Spidey. Sure I accepted him since I had no choice but I always felt that he didn't embody the character. Garfield I think was perfect. His frame and size is ideal and his humor matches the comic books. I believe him as Peter Parker when with Tobey I never really bought it.
2. If not for the former trilogy, this movie would be receiving a types of accolades. It has better directing, is more realistic, and utilizes better CGI. Its nostalgia that will make everyone act like it isn't that solid. Truth is that the first flick from the former trilogy was campy, a bit cheesy, and suffered from limited effects.. Does anyone recall how The Goblin looked? Everyone is spoiled now and want bigger and better, never realizing that Te cinematography effects are vastly superior now.
3. You can't compare this first film to Spiderman 2. Whether we like it or not this is a reboot and so it's handicapped by the need to tell the origin story. From what I see, this will be the ideal catalyst for a second film where it can take many different directions. Everyone is so butthurt that they have to reimagine their image of Spidey, that they are resisting for the sake of being tempremental.
4. This version is dark and realistic.. It doesn't pander to people that want pure escapism.. So people are resisting it, since they want the campy, popular style that the previous ones had.
Im pretty sure that I'll be one of very few that really love the direction that the franchise is taking.
The Amazing Spider-Man - 8.75/10. Clearly better than the original origin movie, but not better than S2. You can argue that it's better than Iron Man and X:FC.
Also, I dont know where you got that 'invited to be on the football team' part, because that never happened in the movie.
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The football scene was Gwen and Peter kissing. Peter was talking about what happened between him and Dr. Connors. The night he was talking about was also the night that he revealed to Gwen his true identity.
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When Gwens Dad Become The Green Goblin..blah..blah..etc
Okay this is my fault.. I F*cked Up.. lol
I just asked my bro about that part cause I just couldnt figure out where it happened. I had asked before but he didnt realize what i was talking about. I stepped out to the bathroom for a min. and I so happen to take the amount of time where that scene took place...lol Apparently thats all i had missed.
Very original vampire movie that moved at a great pace. One of the few times when i couldn't predict a lot of what would happen, nor did i try to i guess; but that is a credit to the film keeping me in the moment at every moment. IMDb underrates this movie, but i would give it an easy 8/10
Did not like the new guy as Peter Parker, but did like him as Spider-man. As Peter Parker, the only thing that made him seem nerdy was the way people treated him, but he never actually came across as nerdy. As Spider-man though, he had a good Spidey-voice and made good use of being a smart ass. Movie had several flaws throughout, but overall, the story was solid and came together nicely. Best storyline of the 4 Spider-Man movies to date.
Very much enjoyed this movie despite front row seats in the theater. The buildup was great, especially since there will be more movies to come and it laid a great platform. The action scenes were great, I loved the tweaks in the storyline from the previous series and the characters were all very believable and did well. Can't wait for the sequel!
Fun movie with usual Andersonian quirk. It was great to see some big name actors step out of their comfort zones and tackle this sort of off-beat comedy, nice little cameo by Harvey Keitel. The direction was a bit uneven in the beginning, seemed like a lot of shots were out of focus and they overdid it with the slider shots. But everything was tight and spot on from the establishing shots, the art direction was fantastic.
It was refreshing to see a wide release flick that isn't a remake of an 80s movie or TV show. The bear was hilarious, he had some great lines (especially his interaction with the store manager ), he really carried the film. Original idea but the story was still a bit thin and Mark Wahlberg did nothing but shrug every time he delivered a line. If you don't go in with high expectations, you'll be entertained, it is what it is. Wouldn't be surprised if they do a sequel(s), especially after the bank they made at the box office.