“The Amazing Spider-Man” Movie Review

Now this was a reboot I didn’t know we needed!

I saw The Amazing Spider-Man opening night which was this past Tuesday and I have to say…it was…amazing! It stuck to it’s roots from the comics with Gwen Stacey as Peter Parker’s first love interest. There were hilarious moments mostly on the Peter Parker end of things and it laid the ground work for future movies of the the franchise. Most of it is set while Petey is in high school which, again, is in the comics. The visuals were amazing, the fight scenes weren’t as populated as the past Spidey films but when they did happen they  were great and the cast was great but there were things that disappointed me a bit (there could be spoilers so don’t continue if you haven’t seen it):

The first issue I had was that the famous line that Uncle Ben utters to Peter, “With great power comes great responsibility,” was nowhere in site. I mean…he said something that had the word responsibility in it but it’s not exactly the same thing.

The second thing I was disappointed by was that J. Jonah Jameson, our favourite Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, wasn’t in the film which sucks because he provides the hilarity that equals Spider-Man (Gwen made up for that with her own humour). I hope they use J.K. Simmons (as seen below) as J. Jonah Jameson again. 🙂

Still of J.K. Simmons in Spider-Man 2

But all in all, I really liked the movie and it was everything Spider-Man should be. The chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield was adorable and made the chemistry between Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire look stale. In fact, when watching the old Spider-Man movies, you can’t help but notice how old Maguire is when the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man is supposed to be young and fresh.

Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man

Still of Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man

I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.

Next movie? The Dark Knight Rises and I’ve already got my tickets!

A. A. Omer

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