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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:27:58 pm »
The Amazing Spider-Man




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A little information about how I felt upon hearing the news that they were already rebooting the Spider-Man franchise a mere 5 years after the last Spidey film. I thought it was a horrible idea and completely unwarranted. Way too soon. Let the franchise collect some dust and give fans and people in general time to adjust to a new cast replacing the old one or you are just begging to have the inevitable comparisons and they usually aren't favorable to the new cast.

Well, I finally got my hands on this one tonight. Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? This is definitely Two Thumbs Up. Immediately I knew I was going to like The Amazing Spider-Man just based on the color palate with it's muted tones. Lots of blacks, grays and monochrome which automatically grounds this in "reality" which makes it more inviting to get sucked into the world. The one thing that I really can't stand about most Superhero films and the original Spider-Man franchise is one of the biggest offenders is the candy colored palate that SCREAMS "I'm a comic book movie, look at meeeeeeee". I just love how this film looks.

Okay, visually this looks awesome and the special FX are fantastic, but what about the new cast? I was undecided on the newcomer to the role of Peter Parker / Spidey. But watching Andrew Garfield in the title role, he won me over. Honestly, he is so much better and perfectly cast here and makes for a far more realistic and engaging Peter Parker / Spidey. The movie as a whole just showed a lot more range and depth when it came to human emotion that the other 3 films struggle a lot with. Also, the writing here is way better in depicting a more realistic teenager with new found powers, both as Peter and as Spider-Man. I also dug the casting of Emma Stone, Martin Sheen and my favorite, Sally Field.

I'm the first to admit at being surprised at how much I dug this reboot. From the outset I thought this was doomed. I was wrong. Very wrong. This is definitely worth a Rent if you haven't seen this yet. Fantastic movie and a fun thrill ride. I will explain later why I didn't give it a perfect 5 Stars. It might be obvious as to why. I'll just let you chew on that for awhile.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 10:28:27 pm »
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 05:02:23 am »
So does this movie make you reevaluate the first series? I mean do the Sam Rami/Toby McGuire versions seem different now?
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 05:37:07 am »
So does this movie make you reevaluate the first series? I mean do the Sam Rami/Toby McGuire versions seem different now?

Well, I always thought that the first film was a bit overrated and that the third film wasn't as bad as most people said it was. The Amazing Spider-Man does have it's work cut out to match, let alone exceed Spider-Man 2. It's inevitable that any reboot of a series is going to make you analyze the original series. Just look at Batman. I never thought into the original 4 was the be all end all in comic book films. Ehen the Nolan/Bale Batman films came out, with their darker versions, both in story and palette, you can tell which is the superior versions. If ASM can continue to build off of this one, it can easy outshine the original.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 04:39:32 pm »
I'm seriously hoping that ASM follows the "mad scientist" arc and gets us the Man-Spider and Carnage rather than re-do the Green Goblin arc (which i know is a given given Gwen Stacy, but come on!)

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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 04:42:01 pm »
Carnage is my first choice. When I first heard that they were making ASM, I immediately hoped that it would be Carnage.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 02:17:12 pm »
Who would you cast as Carnage if I can ask?

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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 02:24:10 pm »
Eddie Murphy.







Not.

I have no idea. It's gonna be a CGI-heavy character anyway, so they may go with a lesser-name "star". It would be wasting money if you got a Big name star in the role anyway.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 02:51:30 pm »


...you know what?  Now I can TOTALLY picture him as Mojo... presuming I know who Mojo is, the dude who rules his own universe like it's his TV channel?  Can't you picture him in a fatsuit making crazy suggestions?  "Hey!  I wanna se those guys fight those guys and maybe throw a banana in there!  Yo know who that is?  That is former President Gerald Ford!  Hey, where's my apple pie!?"
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