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v2micca
07-05-2012, 08:12 AM
So, I guess I'm pretty much in the minority on this one. Everything I have seen about the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man reboot has just left me cold. I really can't get into yet another retelling of the Spider-Man origin only 10 years after the last one. From, the cinematography, to the Lizard designs, to Andrew Garfield's emo kid hang-dog face. I just can't get into it.

I also don't get why we needed to see Spider-Man's origin again. Origin movies tend to be the least interesting part of a Superhero story. Batman Begins really only worked because we had never really seen the gestation of the character on screen before. Now that we have, I really don't feel the need to ever see it again, especially this quickly.

So, I'm just curious how out-numbered I am on this one. The Amazing Spider-man was a complete dud for me. One I have no interest in revisiting. You are welcome to begin disagreeing below.

Beantown Bronco
07-05-2012, 08:25 AM
The Amazing Spider-man was a complete dud for me.

I think you should specify that the "idea" of it was a dud for you, but not necessarily the movie itself, since you won't see it.

I caught it yesterday with my dad and son. I loved it. Completely different take on the "origin" of Spiderman from the Raimi version. Very true to the comics IMO. Right amount of action and story line. And the acting was FAR superior.

The only thing I didn't like was the 3-D. And I'm a huge fan of 3-D done right. Prometheus nailed it. Spiderman came up short, until the final act, more or less.

4 out of 5 stars for me. Though I tend to be an easy grader when it comes to superhero movies.

maher_tyler
07-05-2012, 08:29 AM
The Amazing Spider-man was a complete dud for me.

I think you should specify that the "idea" of it was a dud for you, but not necessarily the movie itself, since you won't see it.

I caught it yesterday with my dad and son. I loved it. Completely different take on the "origin" of Spiderman from the Raimi version. Very true to the comics IMO. Right amount of action and story line. And the acting was FAR superior.

The only thing I didn't like was the 3-D. And I'm a huge fan of 3-D done right. Prometheus nailed it. Spiderman came up short, until the final act, more or less.

4 out of 5 stars for me. Though I tend to be an easy grader when it comes to superhero movies.

3D is overrated imo...

Beantown Bronco
07-05-2012, 08:35 AM
3D is overrated imo...

A lot of people hate it, so I wouldn't necessarily say it's overrated. It's extremely subjective and personal. Where it's done well, by a director who knows what he's doing, it can definitely enhance the movie. Where it's done poorly, by a director who doesn't take the time to do it right, it's a waste of time and can actually hurt the movie.

Some love it and some hate it no matter how well or poorly it's done. That's fine. Nobody is right or wrong here. It's all personal preference.

StugotsIII
07-05-2012, 08:36 AM
So, I guess I'm pretty much in the minority on this one. Everything I have seen about the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man reboot has just left me cold. I really can't get into yet another retelling of the Spider-Man origin only 10 years after the last one. From, the cinematography, to the Lizard designs, to Andrew Garfield's emo kid hang-dog face. I just can't get into it.

I also don't get why we needed to see Spider-Man's origin again. Origin movies tend to be the least interesting part of a Superhero story. Batman Begins really only worked because we had never really seen the gestation of the character on screen before. Now that we have, I really don't feel the need to ever see it again, especially this quickly.

So, I'm just curious how out-numbered I am on this one. The Amazing Spider-man was a complete dud for me. One I have no interest in revisiting. You are welcome to begin disagreeing below.

I left exactly the same way….but I got pulled into seeing the movie and really liked it…

It was very well done. The kid that played Spidey was better than Toby.

Requiem
07-05-2012, 08:38 AM
I bet it is a terrible movie, just like the last bunch of them.

Beantown Bronco
07-05-2012, 08:42 AM
I bet it is a terrible movie, just like the last bunch of them.

The last bunch of what? Spiderman movies? Spiderman 2 was universally considered the best comic book movie of all time when it was released. 3 by and large sucked, but that's just one dud out of three.

StugotsIII
07-05-2012, 08:44 AM
I bet it is a terrible movie, just like the last bunch of them.

You would be wrong...

s0phr0syne
07-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Interesting to see such negative "reviews" of a movie that the criticizers haven't watched yet.

I haven't seen yet either, but I really want to. I'm gonna withhold judgement until then ;-)

uplink
07-05-2012, 08:55 AM
when I was a kid reading the spiderman comics I was so bored when they had a segment referring to the origin story and the uncles death. So I hated it even 10 years ago, no way I want to watch it again.

Requiem
07-05-2012, 08:57 AM
You would be wrong...

Let me go get into my Spider-Man underwear and costume, maybe it will change my mind. On the flip side, one of my supervisors has the first edition Spider-Man comic. Worth a butt ton. Want to buy it?

bronco militia
07-05-2012, 08:58 AM
mehh...whatever. I thought spiderman 2 was boring.

The Avengers was fun and so where the two Iron Man movies. Other than that, yawn.

Fusionfrontman
07-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Went to see it Tuesday and while I am a big Spider Man fan, the Rami movies left me forcing myself to say how good it was. I did like Spider Man 2 a lot, but overall, I remember leaving the theatre thinking, eh, that was ok. Toby sucked as SpiderMan. I never liked him and felt like they casted terribly (Kristen Dunce as MJ? Yeah... might as well have casted Mr. Ed).

The Amazing SpiderMan, however, had far superior acting and I felt told a great story. It didn't have your cheesy "With great power..." speach, which with how the movie was told, would have been forced. The Guy who plays PP was VERY believable and it had the right amount of comedy, action, plot, and seriousness.

The Lizard was great too, and they avoided making him a stumbling, moronic bulky bad guy who gets beat by his own lack of brains. At one point, I felt like a 10 year old again, thinking, Wow, I don't know how SpiderMan is going to beat him.

If you can get past the 'emo face' of the kid who plays PP, and realize he is suppossed to be emotional, you know, being a confused 16-18 year old kid with no parents, it's an awesome movie.

Overall, outside of the Dark Knight series, best comic movie of all time, IMO.

BroncoMan4ever
07-05-2012, 09:04 AM
the previews alone for me have been more interesting than the entire Raimi trilogy.

they went with the Ditko version of Lizard which i think is pretty cool

Webb actually cast an attractive leading lady instead of the fugly chicks Raimi always had a penchant for.

they got his web shooters right. never liked that they came out of his wrists in the other trilogy.

the sarcastic tone of Spider-Man is used. i don't know if Raimi wasn't interested in making Spider-Man like that in his trilogy or if Tobey just wasn't a good enough actor to do it.

gyldenlove
07-05-2012, 09:16 AM
I left exactly the same way….but I got pulled into seeing the movie and really liked it…

It was very well done. The kid that played Spidey was better than Toby.

To be honest, I am pretty sure my dads Labrador could be a better spiderman than Toby.

Lestat
07-05-2012, 09:23 AM
i haven't gone to seen it yet but from the previews it looks decidedly less campy and more of a dark telling of the story.
i prefer the dark and geared more toward the adult type of super hero movies.

granted any super hero movie isn't truly geared toward the full on adults because the nature of super heroes is designed to fascinate children and teens. but bringing it into more of a contemporary setting with less cheesy issues helps.

this is why so many like the Dark Knight trilogy by Nolan and the Marvel films currently being made.

StugotsIII
07-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Let me go get into my Spider-Man underwear and costume, maybe it will change my mind. On the flip side, one of my supervisors has the first edition Spider-Man comic. Worth a butt ton. Want to buy it?

I'm not at all a comic book guy….don't care about them.


I wanted nothing to do with this movie….but after actually seeing it I was surprised. It was a really good flick…

broncosteven
07-05-2012, 09:54 AM
All these comments sound like David Ettlestein's(sp?) review on CBS's Sunday Morning.

He also didn't see the need for another Spider Man reboot so soon after the last batch but ended up liking the flick.

Personally I am tired of comic book movies but they are good for Hollywood because most of the US made flicks are just like Comics.

I will watch it when I get it on reserve from the Library.

I did go and see Brave with the Family because it was too hot to do anything else yesterday. I thought it was well rendered but lacking in substance. I thought the spell was underwritten and kinda lame. I was hoping I would like it more the more I thought about it but I haven't.

Kaylore
07-05-2012, 10:02 AM
I think origin movies are the best.

DenverBroncosJM
07-05-2012, 11:14 AM
3D is overrated imo...

I bought a 3d sony tv...its overrated for adults. But my nieces and nephews do get a big kick out of it

Requiem
07-05-2012, 11:32 AM
I received a phone call at roughly 12:00 PM (CST) and will be attending this movie. We will see how it goes.

Hamrob
07-05-2012, 12:46 PM
I saw it on Tuesday at an IMAX theatre in 3D. I thought it was a great experience overall.

I'd give it 3-stars out of 5. It just didn't wow me. I thought the plot was fine, right up to the whole part about gasing the entire town and starting a new race of superior lizzard beings. Pretty stupid actually.

It also took me a while to warm up to the kid....being 6ft and a buck twenty soaking wet.

It was good...but, really just another spiderman movie...nothing spectacular in my opinion.

Chris
07-05-2012, 01:23 PM
****ing spoilers brohamrob!

I was very meh on this... but Andrew Garfield is one of the better young actors out there... so I'm considering checking it out.

Ted was disappointing.

CHANGSTER
07-05-2012, 04:38 PM
I thought it was great. This Peter Parker is a hell of a lot more Peter Parker than toby. Look and personality. And more likable.

Gcver2ver3
07-05-2012, 05:03 PM
surprised on anyone not liking spiderman 2... that was easily one of the best comic movies ever made coming into this year...

i am being told that this amazing spiderman is good to go... we'll see... i will be checking it out this weekend or sooner probably...

hades
07-05-2012, 07:57 PM
3D is overrated imo...

It is, and since I can only see out of one eye, it's totally useless to me!

Los Broncos
07-05-2012, 08:02 PM
Cool story bro

extralife
07-05-2012, 08:02 PM
The Amazing Spider-man was a complete dud for me. One I have no interest in revisiting.

I hate to break it to you bro, but if you saw it, it's for you.

BroncsCheer
07-05-2012, 08:08 PM
IMAX 3d is the only way to see 3d IMO. Looking forward to Ang Lee's Life of Pi tho.

Requiem
07-06-2012, 05:57 AM
Didn't have high expectations (as demonstrated earlier) but I came away pleasantly surprised, although I think that the feud/battle in the movie could have went on a little longer. I think the actor who played Spider-Man was more engaging and enjoyable to follow than that dude who was him before. I give this movie a solid B.

bronco militia
07-06-2012, 06:49 AM
Didn't have high expectations (as demonstrated earlier) but I came away pleasantly surprised, although I think that the feud/battle in the movie could have went on a little longer. I think the actor who played Spider-Man was more engaging and enjoyable to follow than that dude who was him before. I give this movie a solid B.

sounds like a good rental.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
07-06-2012, 09:19 PM
So, I guess I'm pretty much in the minority on this one. Everything I have seen about the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man reboot has just left me cold. I really can't get into yet another retelling of the Spider-Man origin only 10 years after the last one. From, the cinematography, to the Lizard designs, to Andrew Garfield's emo kid hang-dog face. I just can't get into it.

I also don't get why we needed to see Spider-Man's origin again. Origin movies tend to be the least interesting part of a Superhero story. Batman Begins really only worked because we had never really seen the gestation of the character on screen before. Now that we have, I really don't feel the need to ever see it again, especially this quickly.

So, I'm just curious how out-numbered I am on this one. The Amazing Spider-man was a complete dud for me. One I have no interest in revisiting. You are welcome to begin disagreeing below.

Who do you think Peter Parker is, a jock? Of course Peter Parker is an Emo. What else could he have been. Think about it back in those days, it was the jock, the stoners, slackers, nerds, dorks, and drama club. Back then they did have a word for it. Now they call them "Emo". At Least he wasn't dressed in all black and multiple rings in his face.

As for the re-telling of the origin story. It was a new actor people how didn't like or watch the first three would have been left out. And I don't know if you missed it but they missed the whole "great power, comes great responsibility" bit, which I wanted in there.

McDman
07-06-2012, 09:30 PM
Super hero movies are just bleh anyways. They're all the same and they all follow the same story.

The new Batman movies are different but I still don't think they're as good as everyone thinks they are.

The one random movie I really really enjoyed was X2. I don't know why, it was just awesome.

Orange4Life
07-06-2012, 11:38 PM
I liked the new Spiderman movie much better than the old Spiderman movie. I thought it was a solid pic. Stuck with the old fashioned 2D though.

KCStud
07-06-2012, 11:48 PM
If you want to see a movie with solid writing and great actors, watch Moonrise Kingdom. It's great.

KevinJames
07-07-2012, 02:24 AM
I saw it and I thought it was by far the best Spiderman movie to date, and a top 5 superhero movie they got it right thats for sure and emma stone is smoking hot.

this is one of the few superhero movies done right, what a breathe of fresh air

you must see this movie if you like anything spiderman related even if its just slightly.

OrangeSe7en
07-07-2012, 05:00 AM
3D is overrated imo...

Not when it's done well. The problem is, it's too often just an excuse just to charge more money. They're more interested in charging more money than doing 3D well.

And all of this highlights one of the problems with movies now. They're too expensive. Not every movie is a home run. Some are doubles and triples but you're usually paying (in most theatres) to see a home run.

Jay3
07-07-2012, 06:27 AM
Saw it last night -- liked it much better than the Raimi ones. I don't see any problems with this flick. I really liked it without reservation.

Crushaholic
07-08-2012, 01:35 AM
The final battle was pretty cool, but the origin story was pretty underwhelming. This certainly wasn't my favorite, but I'm still looking forward to Part 2. I like where they are headed...

Boobs McGee
07-08-2012, 07:57 AM
Havent seen it yet, but all of my comic loving friends have come out with high praise. in their opinion, THIS Spiderman is spot on, especially when it comes to the sarcasm. To me, that's one of Spideys most recognizable traits, hopefully gonna see it tonight!

Jason in LA
07-08-2012, 10:09 AM
The Amazing Spiderman was really good. Not Dark Knight great, but well worth watching.

I could have done without them retelling the story on how he became Spiderman or watching his Uncle die. Seeing that those story lines accounted for about half the movie, and that story line was already told in the last series, I felt they could have skipped over that and just got into the story.