First Official Review For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Is Four Stars; Plus Hint Of After Credits Scene
A Belgian website has posted the first official review for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. They also share a spoiler about the after credits scene that hints at the sequel's next villain.
I'm actually glad Spider-Man received a quick reboot. I was never much of a fan of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man franchise. I may be in the minority but the first film was rather dull to me. Willem Dafoe's great villainous performance is the only thing in it that holds my interest. Now, the second film is actually pretty damn good, but much of that movie borrows from Superman II. Although it's great it's not winning points for originality. While the third film feels like you went to a classy Italian restaurant and all they served you was Chef Boyardee.
Also Tobey Maguire never came across physically as Peter Parker/Spider-Man to me. He was short, not thin and wiry like I had always imagined him to be. After seeing Andrew Garfield in The Social Network and Never Let Me Go I know that we aren't just getting an actor that looks the part better than Tobey, but were also going to get a more elaborate performance.
The copy below has been translated to English.
Andrew Garfield is the perfect Peter Parker. He has the gift to us both in emotion and bring us up to laugh. He is slim, yet muscular, he possesses both a fragile and a dark side. He is awkward in his interaction with other people (especially girls), but has many other talents (he is wise and can be awfully good skateboarding). His action scenes are convincing and when the emotion becomes too great and the tears in his eyes pop feel that the emotion comes from the belly and not the makeup artist.
And like the Sam Raimi films Webb attempts the comic very realistically translate to the big screen. Some of the changes work as well as the way Peter Parker on the idea comes from the Spider-Man outfit, but other things than work a lot better. The scene where the uncle's life is now better connect with the story. The gangster who shot dead namely has a tattoo on his wrist and there's Spider-Man looking through a large piece of the story. It also motivates his actions and we see him gradually evolve. Second, the scene where Peter Parker becomes aware of his super powers a masterpiece with a nod to the works of Charlie Chaplin. Everything takes place in a small subway car and the scene is to feast on. The physical humor that bring about changes in the subsequent scenes are perfectly timed and works pretty well as a whole.
The Amazing Spider-Man succeeds in an interesting and innovative mix between intelligent dialogues, humorous ideas, breathtaking action, moving drama and a focus on the humanity of the characters. But the general tone of the film still has a dark side.
AFTER CREDITS SCENE: (Highlight Text) "Stay certainly are in the building for after the credits you get a piece of film where we are the dark side of Irrfan Khan may behold. Speculations have been doing the rounds for a while that he would be the Green Goblin in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) , but nothing is yet confirmed." Sounds like Irrfan Khan will be the Proto-Goblin. Hmmm. (End Of Spoiler)
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The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field, the films swings into theaters July 3, 2012 in 3D!
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