While we’re still hot on the Spiderman talk, I revisited my old Amazing Spiderman review. An entry I didn’t rate so well. The contrast is interesting.
Stunning special effects and 3D trickery does not a good movie make.
Certainly made it watchable BUT with a gushy teen romance subplot dominating an overlong screen time, villains that hardly threatened or entertained and a plot that was nothing more than build up for another inevitable installment, you can’t help but question why they bothered rebooting it in the first place?
Now, I loved the Sam Raimi trilogy (well Spiderman 3 was watchable. Seen a lot worse. Let’s not forget Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin, guys).
Tobey Maguire was an excellent Peter Parker (although he has been subject to some hilarious memes for his infamous face pulling).
When I heard there was going to be a reboot, I was baffled. Why? No need. Just carry on from Raimi and replace the cast if they want to leave. However, Marc Webb’s first installment was actually quite good. For an…
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