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Originally Posted by Waboman
I give this movie a solid 3/5. This is the sensitive, emo Spidey. The first hour had a bit too much brooding (thanks Twilight), but it eventually picked up. Denis Leary was himself as the surly police Captain. But paled in comparison to JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. I do prefer Garfield as Peter Parker over Tobey's. I'm still not convinced we needed a complete reboot of this. We all know Parker gets bitten by a spider and Uncle Ben dies. Unless you're seeing this at an IMAX, the 3D is unnecessary. However, the final shot in 3D is pretty badass. It was a decent romp, but nowhere near as fun as The Avengers.
Originally Posted by oink
Thanx for that.
I'm still debating whether to buy a ticket...
Oh, since today is July 4...... remember
: M-80s and alcohol don't
mix...............(except on July 4).
Waboman and I agree. I saw The Amazing Spiderman today and gave it 6 Stars out of 10. Its production values are of the highest order, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were both excellent, and one of my favorite character actors, C. Thomas Howell, showed up in a minor role. The bad news is that, at 136 minutes, the film was far too long, which resulted in too little happening over the course of too much time. Seeing The Amazing Spiderman wasn't a wasted afternoon but it wasn't an especially well spent one, either. As you may recall, I don't much like 3D so I saw the film in 2D.
Not to beat a dead horse but I think most would have predicted that a reboot as premature as The Amazing Spider Man was would likely result in a big budget disappointment. The first sixty percent of the film told a familiar story, so it lacked any suspense whatever.
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