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The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

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The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"The Amazing Spider-Man" (Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen)

Release Date:
7/3/2012

Rating:
PG-13 (for sequences of action and violence throughout)

Running Time:
136min. (2h. 16m.)

Budget:
$215 million (estimated)

IMDb Synopsis:
Spoiler:
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.


IMDb Info and Rating:
7.8 (5,963 votes as of 7/2/12)

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:73 Rotten:21 (78% as of 7/3/12)

Metacritic:
71 metascore ('Generally favorable reviews' as of 7/3/12)

Trailer:
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Eh.. maybe I should have waited to vote after seeing a final print. I'm basing it off a roughly 150 min cut that may not include some reshoots. Oh well.

My main gripe is Connors/Lizard motivation and that it's abrupt in dealing with Uncle Ben's killer (which is never resolved). For all the talk about how Webb films relationships, I felt the weakest relationship was between Peter, Uncle Ben and Aunt May, which to me is the most important. Their guidance is what ultimately gives Peter that sense of what responsibility means, not one incident.

And why does C Thomas Howell act like his character from Southland?
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Anyone who gives this film more than one star is a studio plant!!
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

It obviously looks like shit.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

7.8 on IMDB, but most of the user reviews are pretty bad. Common complaints are that the film is boring with little action. Sounds like a rental at best for me. Sigh.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

I will report back tonight.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

78% on RT after 85 reviews.

I like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, so I think I might check this out.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
7.8 on IMDB, but most of the user reviews are pretty bad. Common complaints are that the film is boring with little action. Sounds like a rental at best for me. Sigh.
Sounds like comments from 12 year old kids. IMDB is the last place I'd go for user reviews.
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I just noticed the poll options call this Spider-Man 4. That isn't accurate since this a reboot.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
Sounds like comments from 12 year old kids. IMDB is the last place I'd go for user reviews.
Agreed. The IMDB forums are like a nightmare of being back in elementary school.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Ebert gave it 3 1/2 stars. Christy Lemire (AP) gave it a thumbs up as well, as did USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone.

So while it may not be "great" it certainly doesn't sound like it's bad.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

anything post-credits?
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Originally Posted by achau9598 View Post
anything post-credits?
I know there is something after the Credits, but I do not know what it is yet.

Heard it was a setup for the Sequel.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Jesus Christ, what more could you possibly ask for from a Spider-man movie?

I mean I love Spider-man 2, but there were a ton of plot holes, and seeing Peter cry for most of the movie was just annoying. Also, the ending was such a stupid way to set up the third movie.

I like the actors better in this one. Kirsten Dunst made a terrible Mary Jane. She has the acting range of a block of wood.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by achau9598 View Post
anything post-credits?
According to some people over on the CBR forums, yes there is.

I can't confirm it, but this is what they said:

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A figure hidden in shadow talks. All that can be seen of him is his cornrow haircut. Anyone that reads the comics will instantly recognize it as Norman Osborn. Apparently he is dying and is trying to find something that will save him. Ten bucks says it will be the Goblin formula... and Green Goblin will be the next villain.
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Jesus Christ, what more could you possibly ask for from a Spider-man movie?

I mean I love Spider-man 2, but there were a ton of plot holes, and seeing Peter cry for most of the movie was just annoying. Also, the ending was such a stupid way to set up the third movie.

I like the actors better in this one. Kirsten Dunst made a terrible Mary Jane. She has the acting range of a block of wood.
While I'm not a Dunst fan for the most part, she was pretty good in Melancholia. I also agree that she was a horrible MJ. Even worse is that they made that character a very stupid girl.

I also love SM2 but goddamn is it flawed as fuck. Really? You can't concentrate and you're losing your powers?! jesus, man.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

I didn't mind Dunst as Mary Jane. She had big hooters with hard nipples when necessary, and she can act, Raimi's spider-man films are seemingly intentionally stilted to give it a more comic book feel.
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She can act..but her character was horribly written in the films. Cliche, man. Cliche as fuck.
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Wasn't that the point tho. At least she wasn't like Basinger's Vicky Vale.
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The bitch was the damsel in distress in all 3 films. Wouldn't someone ask the 3rd time, "hrmm...that's that's the 3rd time the bad guy has gotten a red head. The same one. Wonder who the fuck she is?"
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Not sure how or why the change was made in the 3rd film, but originally it was to be Gwen in Venom's webbing and not MJ. I'm just saying at least she had lines and motives. Unlike Vicky Vale who just had a set of lungs to scream each time she was on camera.
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Saw this off of YT. Popular guy who edits videos, you should see his other works.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aP_a90UvUGI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Raimi had some Grade A stuff in the uh...Original Spider-Man Trilogy but then he had some corny ass shit too.


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Let's just put it this way:

Spider-man does not sing and dance to a jazz number.

He does not dance down a street harassing women.

The ending does not involve Harry coming to his rescue going "I'M COMING PETE! I'LL SAVE YOU OL' BUDDY OL' PAL! YOU'RE THE BESTEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!".
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man (Webb, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Superboy View Post
Let's just put it this way:

Spider-man does not sing and dance to a jazz number.

He does not dance down a street harassing women.

The ending does not involve Harry coming to his rescue going "I'M COMING PETE! I'LL SAVE YOU OL' BUDDY OL' PAL! YOU'RE THE BESTEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!".
I'll take that over what I've seen of the new Spiderman so far.
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Oh God, that video had that cheesy scene where he jumps in front of the American Flag. I remember the audience bursting into laughter when that scene happened.

Thank God Raimi's hands can't stain this series anymore.

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