Jul 9, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2012)
Spidey is spicy than ever! Ready or not, here he comes. They take Spider-Man to ”The Dark Knight” (2008) level. Darker! More realistic! And more serious! But don’t get me wrong, thiz rebooted version has its own original style and identity. I hate to compare thiz one to the previous Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007) but I have to say something here. I have been a comic fan since I was a little boy. I’m certainly not a fan of the previous version. In fact, I have lots of disappointments and even more tons of complaints about it. I remember when the movie came out, I said to everyone, “Why they made Peter Parker to be some kind of Clark Kent’s character? The eye color should be hazel instead of blue. Peter Parker has thiz slang language thing, some kind of skateboard boy look-alike, and he is surely not geeky!” Well, they make up for it thiz time. “The Amazing Spider-Man” has better costume, better camera angles and even better hairstyle. Thiz is what Peter Parker should look like! Andrew Garfield is definitely a better Peter Parker, Garfield reveals the dark side of thiz character and it looks just amazing and humble at the same time. Emma Stone is solid as a rock, another perfect choice to represent Peter’s first true love Gwen Stacy. The Director Marc Webb creatively spreads his web all over these two characters. You can see there is something there between the interaction of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. There is a beautiful chemistry and sincere love between them! Just exactly what he has shown us in “(500) Days of Summer” (2009). The supporting Cast members also look amazing, Sally Field and Charlie Sheen as Aunt May and Uncle Ben, Denis Leary as Gwen’s father Captain George Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr.Curt Connors and his alter-ego The Lizard. And guess what? I think Marvel comic book creator Stan Lee finally makes his best cameo ever in thiz movie when he’s just listening to music on his headphones in the library fight scene. I’m also fascinated by how they pay homage not only to comic version but also to previous Spider-Man’s movies, Spoiler Alert! Only if you realize there’s a scene when Uncle Ben advises Peter, there is kind of “With great power comes great responsibilty” thing but in different words. And there is also a scene when Spider-Man has to choose to save a car from falling off a bridge or chase the bad guy. It simply makes everybody happy. I notice that they keep the Lizard’s figure to remain mysterious for almost half the length of the film and suddenly boom! The full appearance of Lizard comes out and it’s so frightening. Whether you realize it or not, most of the Spider-Man’s action scenes take place at night. There are a lot of night scenes, more than ever. It makes thiz version even more mysterious. I love how they capture those famous Spider-Man swingings with roller-coasting camera angle, it looks wow! And those Spider-Man’s cheesy lines just like in comics, “Hey watch out, I’m swinging here, I’m swinging here!” or “If you’re gonna steal cars, don’t dress like a car thief, man.” That’s the real Spider-Man! Well, One more thing to spoil. I just want to say, at the end of the movie, Spider-Man makes one great pose.
Stars : 7,5/10
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