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Confused Matthew review: The Avengers


Despite initial reluctance, web reviewer Confused Matthew tackles 2012's first comic book film of the summer.


Nick56 - 12/17/2014, 3:11 PM
Absolutely dreadful Parker and Spider-Man. Nothing against the actor himself but his portrayal and the film's characterization did not work in the slightest imo
TexasTwoFace - 12/17/2014, 3:12 PM
I like Garfield as Spider-man. I don't think ASM2's issues were Garfield's fault at all.
Chloefornication - 12/17/2014, 3:13 PM
Yes or no. Whatever. I just think it's a shama Garfield didn't have a chance to do a good spidey and peter because the script sucks.
TDKReturns - 12/17/2014, 3:16 PM
hawkeyevision - 12/17/2014, 3:16 PM
James99201 - 12/17/2014, 3:17 PM
Andrew didn't mess it up the fact it 2 hours of a 3 hour movie made it awful
GodzillaKart - 12/17/2014, 3:17 PM
I like Garfield in the roll, but with a reboot or a move to Marvel, it's probably better to recast.

What a waste of a great cast this reboot has been.
GodzillaKart - 12/17/2014, 3:18 PM
I will add that, although his Spider-Man towered over Toby's version, his PP never felt right to me. I blame that on the writing, however, not Garfield.
Wannabe - 12/17/2014, 3:21 PM
His Spider-Man was spot-on. Garfield did his best with the two garbage scripts Sony gave him and he still nailed it. I wouldn't be opposed to him returning. Hopefully, it'll be when Spidey is under Feige's creative control.
TheNightmareVirus - 12/17/2014, 3:21 PM
I'd like to see what Marvel could do with Garfield's Spider-Man. The fault of ASM2 was by far studio interference and Mark Webb. His idea for all the villains coming from Oscorp is what I believe ultimately ruined the Amazing Spider-Man film franchise. Tying them all into Oscorp is what allowed them to throw too many villains into ASM2.

ASM2 I think would have been an ultimately better film if they would have left out Electro, and focused specifically on CHRIS COOPER, who should have became Green Goblin rather than Dane DeHaan's Harry Osborn. There was nothing wrong with Rhino really, as I think having him in the opening and the ending was more than enough time for him. I really enjoyed Paul Giamatti as Aleksei, to be honest. His performance was hammy, yes, but I never pictured Rhino being a serious villain anyways.

I just hope that whether it's Marvel or Sony that reboots the franchise, they will include Venom at some point. I was so excited for the Venom spin-off, considering Venom is my favourite Marvel character period. The character deserves some justice after Spider-Man 3. As long as Marvel or Sony choose Ryan Kwanten as Brock/Venom, I will forever sleep happy.

(Seriously though, if you haven't seen the Truth in Journalism: Venom short film that stars Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock, go watch it now. It looks cheaply made and it technically really is, especially when you see Venom, but Kwanten's performance as Eddie Brock is fantastic.)

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