Originally Posted by DeuceWallaces
I think the fact that it wasn't as good is why it wasn't held in as high regard.
I don't mind if you liked Amazing better but everything that Money just stated is laughable.
The great power great responsibility speech that you call contrived? It's pretty much the basis for Peter Parker's entire motivation.
Speaking of, Garfield's Peter Parker? Terrible. I'm not blaming the actor, I think he's a fine actor, but this version of Parker made me want to punch him. Erasing the Uncle Ben incident erased what Peter Parker is. The result was an attempt to create a new Peter Parker that was neither the one from the comics nor Maguire's. And it sucked. It just played like some teen getting power and abusing it for revenge until he is begrudgingly forced to save the day... because... lecturing?
The Lizard was about as boring a villain as there is. He just goes from possible villain creepy guy, to full on everyone needs to be a lizard... for no raisin
. Contrived? How about making Connors the ex-partner of Parker's father. In fact this whole character reeks of serious problems with writing, I wonder if there's back story there.
You cannot sit there and tell me that the scene with the cranes was not as retarded as Maguire dancing. That's the corniest, cheesiest thing in a long time. Eyes were rolled around the world.
You're right it might have been held in higher regard, because then we'd have nothing to compare it to. Unfortunately for this movie it DOES have something to compare to, and that something just so happens to be widely regarded as a series with 2 of the top 10 comic book films of all time, including Spider Man 2 with is usually in the top 3.
The shots were all trying to be grim and gritty, and it just made it even more boring. My gf and I; I a Spider Man die hard, her a constant drinker of hateraid when it comes to anything comics, both had the exact same reaction. We sat down, next thing we know looked up and the movie was in it's final act and we were cheering for it to be over. I couldn't remember most of the movie not 30 minutes after seeing it.
I suppose if you watch it like the Transformers then yeah, it is better. Shut off your brain, and just watch the movie without thinking about it.
It did have better web swinging action though I'll give it that...