Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review Of : The Amazing Spider-man

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I've just watched "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN" in 3D! :)

Directed by Marc Webb

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.


Surprisingly, The Amazing Spider-man was above my expectations. 

Although many people said the story was nothing new & just a reinvention of the previous Spider-man or very predictable story. Maybe many people either expected more from this movie or just preferred the previous one. But what I will say, is that how far can one go to remake a movie without running from its original story. 

In my opinion, Marc Webb did a great job in developing the characters & bringing them to the modern & realistic world. He reinvented the plot to fit a modern world with teenage conflicts without changing much of the original story line. 

Comparing to the previous Spider-man, this newly remake of the film wasn't a breath of fresh air but a re-innovation, a successful one though. (:

The characters in the movies are depicted in a more realistic and believable way.

With a number of debate between Andrew Garfield or Tobey Maguire is a better Peter Parker & Spider-man, many opinions have came out. In my opinion, Andrew did a more teenage and "action-ny" Peter Parker. Who is a better one, solely depends on one's preference. 

And also with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy instead of Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane. Gwen was portrayed as a tougher heroine instead of a typical "damsel-in-distress" as portrayed by Mary Jane. Ona side note, many films these days love re-creating their female protagonist as a much stronger & tougher character. 

So back to the movie, plot-wise, The Amazing Spider-Man is a successful re-innovation. With a number of humourous scenes and action sequences
I also loved the that it as a sort of multi-layered plot (e.g. Peter Parker's life on trying to find about his parents' disappearances , Dr. Curtis' obsession in trying to get his right arm back using cross-species genetics, Gwen & her dad in pursuit to get Spider-man) 

Visual effects, was great. The cinematography & all. If you are planning to watch The Amazing Spider-man, which I'm sure you would, please watch it in 3D. The flyover scenes of the city, the web-swinging scenes, and of course the first-person perspective are all amazing in Digital 3D. 

In a nutshell, The Amazing Spider-Man was an awesome movie. Do watch it especially if you've watched the previous Spider-Man.

P.S - there will be a short scene during the end credits. So, please stay on when the main casts' names start to appear. (: 

My Rating?

Plot : 3.75/5
Storyline : 3/5
Effects** : 5/5
OVERALL : 8.25/10.



JamesKYTan said...

This remake of the amazing spider is more towards the comic script as Peter Parker, being a keen Chemistry student developed a chemical polymer that at flip of his middle finger on a device attached onto his wrist, it shot out a tough string or web. The previous movie showed Peter's hand naturally shot the web. The comic showed that Peter could run out of the polymer chemical, thereby run out of web, resulting in him falling and injuring himself.

Iriene said...

Truly agree with you 100 percent.
I enjoyed this latest SpiderMan very much :)

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@JamesKYTan, yeah, last time I actually thought that the previous Spider-man was based on the comic..until now. :P

@Iriene, Yeah!! :D

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)