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Old 07-05-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Amazing Spider-Man: Or, how I know that Superhero films are no longer marketed to me.

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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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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...
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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I bet it is a terrible movie, just like the last bunch of them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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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.
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I bet it is a terrible movie, just like the last bunch of them.
You would be wrong...
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #9
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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 ;-)
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:55 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #11
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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?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #12
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mehh...whatever. I thought spiderman 2 was boring.

The Avengers was fun and so where the two Iron Man movies. Other than that, yawn.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #16
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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.
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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…
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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.
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I think origin movies are the best.
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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
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #21
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I received a phone call at roughly 12:00 PM (CST) and will be attending this movie. We will see how it goes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #22
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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.
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****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.
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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.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #25
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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...
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