The Amazing Spider-Man details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Chris Zylka, Max Charles, Sally Field|
|Collections:||Comic Book Heroes on DVD, The Biggest and Best, Top Must See Movies|
The Amazing Spider-Man
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Dec 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Andrew Garfield breathes new life into this comic-book franchise, but it's still an overly familiar story.
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Superior to the other Spiderman filmsBy tez4444 (1 review) from Farnborough , 04 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I think this reboot is far superior to the Sam Raimi take on Spiderman. For one thing Andrew Garfield IS spiderman. Its how Spiderman is in the comics. The sarcasm Spiderman has is all there, and although its different in some ways to the canon Spiderman origin its still a really great film. Although not a contender against Avengers or the Dark Knight Rises. Sequels will have greater potential though.
As a fan of the comics the directors should atleast try to keep to the characters. Spiderman without wit isnt Spiderman. I'm so glad they did reboot Spiderman. Why on earth do critics seem to think Sam Raimis take on Spiderman is any good? The films are full of flaws, the chinese girls rendition of spiderman theme anyone? I was hoping that Sam Raimi would capture the fun banter between Venom and Spidey. That proved to be a horrific dissapointment. Tobey Maguire is geek in a suit. No fun banter from the Spiderman we all know and love. Watching the Spiderman films and comparing them to the reboot is just painful.
This is a great film to all those that have lost faith in the Spiderman franchise. Well done Mark Webb! Now lets hope you can be bold enough to implement Carnage as the main villian in a future film. Cos that done right would be on level pegging with Avengers.
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Unecessary rebootBy davidginsberg (113 reviews) from London , 14 Oct 2013This film suffers from a lot of problems which it doesnt seem to overcome successfully. Firstly the storyline about the High School geek becoming a super hero has been done a lot more interestingly recently in Chronicle and totally subverted in Kick-*ss, this feels superfluous. We have been here before and the film spends an awful lot of time explaining this to us. Having said that Andrew Garfield is good as Peter Parker though Emma Stone as gorgeous as she is is way too old to be playing his 17 year old girlfriend. Secondly the plot is as creaky as anything and only gets started about an hour into the film. It features the worst bit of sign posting in a film since the infamous I can fly a helicopter you know from Angels & Demons. As the main dramatic conflict takes so long to get going once it is up and running it feels far too rushed. The ending is a real mess. It feels heavily re-edited possibly after test screening. However I didnt have too many problems with Rhys Ifans Lizard, I think he was a good nemesis you just dont see enough of him. Third major problem with this film is it is far too long in view of the content. Some good action set pieces are let down by some very dull scenes linking them. As mentioned before the ending is terrible, you think you are done and there is another 10 odd minutes to go. Its going for the Nolan Batman feel but lacks the drama and tight plotting of those films. The original Spiderman was no masterpiece but Sam Raimi made a much more entertaining film that overcame its central problem of a dull nemesis. This version should have been a lot better than it turned out. Having said that it was less of an ordeal to watch than The Avengers Assemble
Spiderman with a differenceBy Reado (9 reviews) , 12 Oct 2013The Amazing Spiderman impressed me as a stand alone film. I was disapproving of this remake when it was first released, however after seeing the film I think its a great portrayal of the character Spiderman. In my opinion I prefer Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker but Andrew Garfield did a great job as Spidey by showing his confident, naive and reckless side which Spiderman should have. A lot of funny parts which I liked and FINALLY he got those eggs!!!
Oh dear - yet another quick cash re-hashBy Hoodster (7 reviews) from Liverpool , 12 Oct 2013I can see only 1 reason to have remade Spiderman (which was only 10 years old when this was released) and that's quick cash, just like so many other re-hashes. This seems to be a Spiderman for the current generation and I found it a major disappointment. The only 2 names of any real worth here are Martin Sheen and Sally Field. Cliff Robertson and Rosemary Harris were superior, as was Toby Maguire in the lead which leads me to Andrew Garfield. Never heard of him, probably never will again - with any luck. Adequate acting with very little personality and Emma Stone (who?????) was very unmemorable compared to Kirsten Dunst. The only other face I recognised was Dennis Leary, the rest just seemed like extras from a TV movie. The whole thing went along far too quickly and I found it far too mediocre to watch the ending - a rarity with my choice of watches. Rent the previous incarnations again instead - they're just as much fun the 2nd time around
Finally Spiderman done rightBy a customer , 11 Oct 2013Major improvement over the previous franchise. This is exactly what I expected from a Spiderman movie! Full of action and a much more believable Peter Parker.
Better than othersBy Chantal (1127 reviews) from London , 11 Oct 2013Some humour here and there makes it more bearable than usual spiderman stories. Peter Parker is a likable person for once.