Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Amazing Spiderman (2012)

[the best Spiderman movie yet]

The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
IMDB- 7.3
Rottentomatoes- 73%
RJG Rating- 90

Peter Parker ,a normal teenager gets his life turned upside down after a spider bites him.

Starring- Andrew Garfield,Emma Stone ,Rhys Ifans
Director -Mark Webb

The Amazing Spiderman is the reboot of the Spiderman series which was earlier directed by Sam Raimi & starred Tobey Maguire.The reboot however is of a completely different tone compared with the original.

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman is a HUGE improvement over the miscast Tobey from the earlier series.Andrew brings in some guts to his character and is more believable as Spiderman.He does an excellent job.Emma Stone as Gwen too is perfect.Her chemistry with Andrew is another boost for the movie.The villain ,The Lizard, played by Rhys Ifans is again a result of good casting.

The story for Spiderman is a tough job for a reboot.Everyone knows what happens and its been shown countless times in the previous series and in the various spiderman cartoons.Fortunately the writers ,bring about some change to the classic tale.The story is more darker and much more intense than the previous movies.On the downside ,it does leave some storylines open as it rushes towards the end.This might be for the sequels to continue open ,but it would have better if a proper explanation was given at the end.

Mark Webb as the new director totally rocked the movie.His take on the Spiderman tale definitely gives it a much needed freshness to the movie.Theres no cheesy lines or dull moments.Bringing a villain like the Lizard in the first movie itself could have been a disaster ,considering the realistic setting of the movie,but Mark skillfully manages to do it.Scenes with the Lizard were great thrillers.

The cinematography was excellent and captures some superb shots of Spiderman in all his web slinging glory.The visual effects on the Lizard was excellent but could have been better .The switch between first person camera in the web slinging scenes was experimented successfully.

Overall,Mark Webb has given Spiderman a much needed reboot.Its a great superhero movie.A must watch.

Acting- 4/5
Story- 4/5
Direction- 4/5
Action- 5/5
Romance- 4/5
Thriller- 4/5
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