My opinion on the upcoming film, The Amazing Spiderman

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By Moonwalker1991 - 12/2/2011
Ever since the bomb that was Spider-man 3, somewhere in the back of my mind, I've been hoping that along the road there would be a Spiderman series that wouldn't let me down. The Spiderman reboot titled, The Amazing Spiderman is a dream come true. Andrew Garfield is a significant improvement over the poor excuse for a super-hero actor, Tobey Maguire. I honestly don't think I've seen a super-hero cry and complain as much as he did. Honestly I'm glad that trilogy is done and he's no longer part of this series it's just such a relief to know that Spiderman will be done right this time. Gwen Stacy. I always admired her in the comics and honestly preferred her over Mary Jane Watson. I always had the impression that Peter and Gwen were always meant to be, but they never got that chance to explore their romance because the Goblin came between them and killed her. Mary Jane... now despite my admiration for redheads and white girls in general, I never really liked her. It's not so much that I wouldn't want to see her on the big screen again as central love interest, but after the lousy performance Kirsten Dunst brought to the character, which honestly destroyed everything about Mary Jane that makes her diverse from Parker's former lovers, I'm glad that Marc Webb, the director, is going back to Peter's roots, starting with Gwen. I think most of us fans who read the comics know Peter doesn't meet Gwen or Mary Jane until college, but thinking back to the Spectacular Spiderman TV show, easily the best Spiderman cartoon ever, and Ultimate Spiderman, I feel this is where most of the inspiration is taken from for this film. Web Shooters. At the time of the first Spiderman film, I don't think Peter having unlimited webs bothered me as much, until the movies progressed. With an unlimited supply of webs, how is it possible for Peter to use his brains to get himself out of a jam? In the comics, he's always using his smarts, actually illustrating his intelligence rather than saying a bunch of random words and claiming that makes him a genius. Yeah, not even close. That's one of many other things that bothered me about this trilogy. Everyone says he's a genius. I know he's supposed to be really smart, based on the comics, but in the movies, it's never shown. At all. Yeah good riddance to Maguire, I welcome the reboot with open arms. I'd like to have a Spiderman film that I can pop into my DVD player more than once a year. Seriously. Now, onto the Amazing Spiderman. The first trailer immediately brought pleasant feelings into my heart. I'm interested to see where the storyline involving Peter's parents, Richard and Mary, goes. Considering how they're not mentioned at all, or barely in the comics, not counting Ultimate, I think this subplot has potential. By now, we've all seen the early concept art of the Lizard, and honestly, honestly I'm not impressed. The Lizard should be creepy, not something from the Disney Channel. This ain't the damn Mickey Mouse House of Mouse. Seriously. I remember watching the 90's Spiderman cartoon, that version of the Lizard used to creep me out. Even the Lizard from Spectacular Spiderman was a little creepy. In general, I'm pleased that the Lizard is going to finally be on the big screen, hopefully done justice. I'm hoping that the final draft of Lizard looks way better cause right now, honestly I think it looks like the twin of Killer Croc. I have been looking forward to news about this film since it was first announced. But I have no doubt that this film will not fail to impress me. In general, let's just all be grateful that Spiderman 4, which would have easily been worse than 3, didn't get made, because there would be no way in hell that I would pay to see Spiderman fight an old guy with wings, let alone some made up bitch called Vultress. WTF?
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MarVell - 12/2/2011, 5:17 PM
Let me start by saying that Spiderman 3 was terrible, that being said I have to say, in my opinion that Spiderman 1 & 2 are two of the best CBMs and are in my top ten list.

Your entitled to your own opinion but I think it's unfair to compare a finished trilogy to an unreleased film, to which you've only seen conceptual art, set photos and a trailer. How do you know for sure that it will be "done right this time" ? As you state in your article.

I have reservations about Spiderman's costume and some other small nit pics but I thought the trailer was good and I'm very interested in seeing Amazing Spiderman, though anything is possible, I can't say that it will definitly be better than Sam Raimi's version at such an early stage. Let's not forget that without the success of the Sam Raimi Spiderman films, Amazing Spiderman wouldn't be possible.

JackDexx - 12/3/2011, 12:57 AM
agree. cool bro article for the most part.
but as for the lizard: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/spider-man_movies/news/?a=50531
TrueRedBlue - 12/3/2011, 6:18 AM
I loved Tobey MaGuire as Peter Parker. I loved the whole trilogy in general. I grew up with it all. Honestly, seeing Spider-Man 2 in theaters was probably the peak of my childhood. I'm 16 now and I still love them. Yeah, Spider-Man 3 was the least liked of the 3, but I still loved it. Just certainly not as much as the other 2. When I found out they were rebooting it last year I was extremely saddened and pissed. Then I started thinking... Peter's in his late 30's. He's a dad now. He's too old to be Spidey/Peter. Same with the rest of the cast. They were all young when SM1 and SM2 came out, but times have changed.
I gladly welcome this new reboot, mainly because it's headed by genius director Marc Webb and our faithful role of Peter Parker is in the wonderful hands of Andrew Garfield. There's absolutely no way this movie won't turn out incredible (:
Moonwalker1991 - 12/3/2011, 6:49 AM
Thanks for the comments, gentlemen. - - @Fitz3241: I agree. Still, after the bomb that was Spiderman 3, I'm relieved we're getting a fresh start. Spiderman 2 will always be an epic comic book film, one of the best, as will the first. I'm comparing the previous trilogy to this new film for a few reasons. First, while Raimi's trilogy started off well with two amazing movies, it eventually fell apart, and strayed from the comics. It became its own universe. Second, though this might not be a big deal, maybe to an average fan, it is important, I think that the actors/actresses portraying these comic characters have at least some knowledge on their parts. Third, I just feel that Garfield, even though it is a bit early for judgments, I feel he is going to deliver. He understands the character, that speech he made at comic con... I can just tell he's passionate about Spiderman, everything he represents. Maguire on the other hand, it just seemed like after a while, he could care less. With the exception of Spiderman 1 and 2. This new film, there is so much more material being used from the comics, such as Parker finally having web-shooters, an actual sense of humor, which is essential to his character, mostly as Spidey, and of course Gwen Stacy. How do I know for sure The Amazing Spiderman is going to be awesome? Faith.
MarVell - 12/3/2011, 8:30 AM
@Moonwalker1991 - Thanks for stating your case clearer. The statements you made in your comment should be in your article. You stated in the above article ("I've been hoping that along the road there would be a Spiderman series that wouldn't let me down".) which makes it sound as if you dissatisfied with Sam Raimi's entire Spiderman trilogy. Knowing something to be true and having faith are two different things, but I get your drift. I have faith in the Amazing Spiderman too.
Moonwalker1991 - 12/3/2011, 10:11 AM
@Fitz: I was disappointed in certain aspects of the Raimi trilogy. There just seemed to be too many things left out that are essential to Peter Parker's character. I know film making involves reaching out beyond comic fans, but seriously. No web-shooters, or jokes, at all, I mean, he wasn't funny at all. Tony Stark cracks more jokes than Spidey and Parker, as Spiderman is known for his humor, and intelligence. His enemies hate him mostly because he doesn't shut up, let alone, get in their way. Showing him being smart, for example making his web shooters, being a scientist, which is what he is, as his father before him was, I feel is important. Would the Iron Man films be the same if it wasn't shown how smart Stark is, building his armor in that cave? Considering how there are more concepts taken from the comics in this new film, I think Marc Webb is going to improve where Raimi failed. Raimi made some good films, but at the same time, fell short of expectations. I will always cherish the first two films, but Spiderman needs to be done justice. He is the face of Marvel after all.
MarVell - 12/3/2011, 10:56 AM
@Moonwalker1991 - There are things that I wanted to see in the original Spiderman films also, that never happened, but that will be the case with Amazing Spiderman too. Unfortunatly, as much as we'd like there to be, there will never be a perfect comic book movie and no matter how close one comes, someone will always complain or have a different opinion then his, hers or ours. Your friendly neighborhood Fitz3241!!
Moonwalker1991 - 12/3/2011, 3:22 PM
@Fitz: Agreed. Can't wait for this film.
superbatspiderman - 12/3/2011, 3:54 PM
I just don't have very much excitement for this movie I don't know why tho.
TheRaven20 - 12/4/2011, 5:28 AM
I am really excited too, but the lizard has got me worried. If that's what he looks like for most of the movie (even if it's not the final design), I am going to be disappointed. It's really only the face. Looks nothing like the lizard even the Ditko version.
Moonwalker1991 - 12/4/2011, 10:30 AM
@TheRaven20: I concur.
killman1221 - 12/4/2011, 11:17 AM
i love spiderman!!! and i cant wait for this movie to come out. Honestly i don't know why everybody is hating on this film like the POV scene, Andrew Garfield and more. Just picture yourself being spiderman in those POV scene, same thing you see in the movie will happen if you were spiderman in real life so yea. I wish they changed the title to Spectacular Spiderman because that show was the shit!! i wish they never canceled it. GO Spiderman!!! cant wait for july 2012
killman1221 - 12/4/2011, 11:19 AM
@TheRaven20: so true man. i hope the final design is something creepy and scarier
Moonwalker1991 - 12/4/2011, 5:06 PM
@Killman: Yes, well said. Maybe the sequel could be called Spectacular Spiderman. And yeah that show was amazing, easily the best cartoon about Spidey.

Movie Title Ideas: Amazing. Spectacular. Sensational. Web of Spiderman.
AutobotCommander84 - 12/6/2011, 3:52 AM
@Moonwalker1991 I would rather have a 2 in the title so just in case they reboot it, AGAIN, it could be called Spectacular.
killman1221 - 12/6/2011, 7:56 PM
@Moonwalker1991: That is so true. The Amazing Spider man 2 meh i dont know maybe some other title

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