JT Film Review

Upcoming Movies – The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Upcoming Movies – The Amazing Spider-Man
(Opening July 3, 2012)

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A new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man debuted today. Directed by Marc Webb, it stars Andrew Garfield as the titular character. Filling out the cast are Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Denis Leary. Watch the trailer below.

That’s quite an eclectic cast, really, and they all seem to fit like a glove into their roles. And who would have though to put Marc Webb in the director’s chair? His biggest previous movie was the whimsical romantic dramedy 500 Days of Summer, although he does have an extensive career with music videos.

That a reboot was fast tracked so soon after Sam Raimi’s very succesful franchise has been a bit controversial, not to mention with the seemingly odd choice of director. On top of that the movie sends Peter Parker back to high school, and goes with a different girl friend. Despite all that I was kinda looking forward to this version, mainly because I flat out didn’t like Raimi’s films. It was too shiny and plastic (in both look and story), with forced humor and wooden acting. This version (at least in the trailer) seems to have more going or it.

Here is the first trailer released for the movie. Check out that awesome final shot!

And so, the reign of the superhero movie continues. Superhero movies have been the moneymaking force in cinema for the last decade, since X-Men started it all in 2000. I don’t know if this is necessarily a bad thing, as they are getting better and are in general decent movies. But this is a huge bubble, and it must break sometime. I mean, it has to, right?

Tomatometer Rating Guess: 82%
(Current Tomatometer Rating: 71%. Quite  aways off again!)

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