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The Amazing Spider-Man (with UltraViolet)

Featuring: Andrew Garfield, Denis Leary & Irrfan Khan

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  NOT SO AMAZING

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I won't deny this has some great looking scenes,but I join those that say WHY?
The story has several differences to the recent trio of films in style and basic story,but I didn't care much for the charcters like I did in the others.
The main actor has enough good looks to gain female attention and isn't so dorky looking,but take away the looks and you have a competent actor who just didn't shine in my opinion.
I just don't understand the need to do another version of spiderman when the other recent ones were popular.
Yes,it looks very nice and it's a different take on a much loved charcter,but I found myself looking at the clock quite a bit and was glad when it was over.
I enjoyed some of it,but all in all was left feeling there was no point.

  This is better

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This is the wise cracking Spiderman I knew from my childhood ,he even has the web formula, like in the comics ! I am not sure why they made him in to a skate punk though,

  This is better

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This is the wise cracking Spiderman I knew from my childhood ,he even has the web formula, like in the comics ! I am not sure why they made him in to a skate punk though,

  Average Spider-Man

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This film is a triumph of "Disaster Casting". Andrew Garfield is a decent actor, but he's NOT an action hero and he isn't funny. His misguided reading of the character means that Parker comes off as annoying and obnoxious. Rhys Ifans doesn't fare any better as his nemesis.

  Was a Reboot Needed So Soon?

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With the Sam Raimi directed trilogy still fresh in our minds it is impossible not to make comparisons when watching this latest reboot of the franchise, particularly since the movies opening forty-five minutes again takes us through Spiderman's origin story. Most viewers will be already be familiar with this story and so it is questionable whether so much time needed to be spent on it but it still makes for fairly watchable cinema.

From then on the movie goes in its own direction and in some ways The Amazing Spiderman is an improvement over its predecessor. Being released ten years after the first of the previous trilogy the special effects and CGI are obviously a big improvement with Spiderman himself moving far more convincingly and The Lizard looking very realistic. Emma Stone, as Gwen Stacy, is also far more likable than Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson while Andrew Garfield is close to matching Toby Maguire in the lead role. The plot involving Peter Parkers parents also provides a little more depth to the overall plot of the movie and its future sequels.

On the down side this reboot, while having its moments, was not quite as funny as Raimi's origin story and seeing the Webbed Crusader on screen does not have quite the same impact it once had. This is certainly a decent start to this new franchise however and I am hopeful it will deliver more in the future.

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  Was a Reboot Needed So Soon?

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With the Sam Raimi directed trilogy still fresh in our minds it is impossible not to make comparisons when watching this latest reboot of the franchise, particularly since the movies opening forty-five minutes again takes us through Spiderman's origin story. Most viewers will be already be familiar with this story and so it is questionable whether so much time needed to be spent on it but it still makes for fairly watchable cinema.

From then on the movie goes in its own direction and in some ways The Amazing Spiderman is an improvement over its predecessor. Being released ten years after the first of the previous trilogy the special effects and CGI are obviously a big improvement with Spiderman himself moving far more convincingly and The Lizard looking very realistic. Emma Stone, as Gwen Stacy, is also far more likable than Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson while Andrew Garfield is close to matching Toby Maguire in the lead role. The plot involving Peter Parkers parents also provides a little more depth to the overall plot of the movie and its future sequels.

On the down side this reboot, while having its moments, was not quite as funny as Raimi's origin story and seeing the Webbed Crusader on screen does not have quite the same impact it once had. This is certainly a decent start to this new franchise however and I am hopeful it will deliver more in the future.

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  The best one yet.

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This is what spiderman should have been in the first place it tops the previous ones in every way. I was abit judgmental but i left the cinema happy wanting to see it again. People leaving negative reviews obviously don't know a good film when they see it. This one reminds me of batman in that its more serious than the previous ones probably the best film for 2012.

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  amazing

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well what can i say it is wat it says on the cover ......it is truely amazing if u ask me its the best 1 out off the 4 that has been made just utterly brilliant

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  amazing

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well what can i say it is wat it says on the cover ......it is truely amazing if u ask me its the best 1 out off the 4 that has been made just utterly brilliant

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