Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

By | July 6, 2012

As a big Spider-man fan I’ve been waiting for movie four to come out for sometimes now. Then I learned that the fourth Spider-man movie is NOT the fourth movie in the original Spider-man series. Its a complete reboot of Spider-man on the big screen. Starting all over with all new actors.

I don’t really see why would they do that after three movies of Spider-man. Why the reboot? Why can’t Hollywood make up its mind and stick to something?  Or at least wait a while until they reintroduced the entire thing? Such as the case with Superman y3ni?

Anyway I couldn’t wait to see the movie. The best way, the modern way, to watch it is in 3D on an IMAX screen and so we did and I really enjoyed it. The new Spider-man stars Andrew Garfield as Spider-man instead of Toby Maguire. I like Garfield a lot but I personally think that Maguire was more suitable playing the geeky teenage outcast than  Garfield. Garfield is too cool for the role.

The movie is good, at some point I almost cried (near the end, with the cranes). I missed the angry editor from The Daily Bugle who hated Spider-man. I missed MJ but in this installment of Spider-man they are going with Peter Parker’s first love, Gwen, starring Emma Stone who is actually Garfield’s real life girlfriend. I also missed Harry Osbourne who is said to appear in the sequel of this movie. Aunt May is played by Oscar winning Sally Field! Didn’t see that one coming!

By sheer chance, I was watching Spider-man 1 on OSN and when it ended I went to watch The Amazing Spider-man. I have to say I prefer the first Spider-man triology so far but that doesn’t mean the new thing is not good. Its more modern, more sleek, and barely a repeat of the original. I can now finally buy the first triology as DVD as I was waiting for all 6 promised films to come out and wait out this new Spider-Man collection which I do hope will last more than 3 movies. Highly recommended especially in 3D Imax