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Grizzly Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

It has a few flaws, but for a first installment of the rebooted Spiderman franchise it is better than any of the original films, especially Spiderman 3! The characters especially where far better this time around with Andrew showing Toby how to play Peter Parker. I will be looking forward to the next films in this great new Spiderman reboot. But I would love to see flaws I found fixed, they are so small though that a sequel would be able to see and fix them.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

To start off let’s talk about the acting. The acting was very passionate which was a little surprising as it’s a super hero film, but you could really feel the emotional responses from its main characters (Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone) when various emotional scenes play out, beyond that would be a spoiler. Now for the main character who’s name I forget, nah only joking its Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) who I must say is the best interpretation of New York’s friendly neighbourhood Spiderman I have seen in a film. But as his competition is a cheap 80s film and Toby Maguire it was an easy win.

The best part about Garfield was that he looked and sounded the part, nerdy kid from Brooklyn. He was a teenager who had enormous power and treated it like a toy as you would. But my main compliment to this Peter Parker was that he made jokes even during battle’s which was always missing from the last Spider-man.

Sadly the thing many of us worried about was it feeling too soon for a reboot and it was lingering about. Mainly I would say in the origin of his powers but I don’t see how it could be avoided, at least with this film they tried to explain a very clever excuse for the radioactive spider what with using spider silk to create super strong cable.

Think I have talked enough about people and their silly human emotions. Now let’s talk about something more fun like the visuals. The special effects, physical props and visual landscape shots where excellent viewing as expected of a web slinger film. There’s nothing quite like being taken around New York through the eyes of Spiderman.

The lizard looked good and I am one those people who commented on him not having a snout but thinking about it now am not sure how they would get him to talk using a snout without it looking absolutely stupid, but at times the lizard looked more creepy than scary (Picture above for example).The best thing I felt about this films look was the way that the set of action scenes and spidey web slinging took place at night which was what Spiderman should be doing since he fights crime and it’s easier to keep a secret identity when you are fighting crime at night (don’t ask me how I know that).

My favorite scene without giving anything away would be the fight scene in the high school between the lizard and Spiderman, because it shows a great physical fight which plays with the effects and also shows a lot of the Spiderman humour whilst in the fight, which was never used in the original Spiderman. But of course this scene also includes my favorite Stan Lee cameo yet (you’ll see) The Avenger cameo was good this one is better.

What I liked about this films origin of the hero and the villain was that both a very much in development today, for example splicing technology used on the lizard has been in development a lot recent with plants to make super strong and big vegetables. Now another good point we see more spider-like creativity with Spiderman, this time for example in the pic above he sends out webbing in all directions and senses for vibrations much like a tarantula does to catch its prey plus he makes his own web shooters, I love clever stuff like that and it’s more true to the comics. Finally it’s a small flaw but it grinds my gear, why didn’t Uncle Ben state the legendary life lesson for Peter “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” to be far there was some variation of those words but I don’t see why they couldn’t just do the damn line! But finally it’s a good film with strong characters.

4.5 grizzlies

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Final “Amazing Spider-Man” Trailer Gives Spidey The Douchiness We All Wanted

Well, it’s that time of Spring again. We’ve gotten three full trailers for The Dark Knight Rises, and now we’ve got our third and final trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, which officially seals the deal for all the biggest trailers of the summer. An extremely anticipated day it is, which is why I’m happy to say, with a large sigh of relief, that the newest Spidey trailer is also the best. Much like The Dark Knight Rises, this latest web-crawling preview shows both the humane and rather hilarious side of a hero that we all know and love.

British actor Andrew Garfield, who plays the title character, has pretty much perfected his American accent at this point, and the little New York touch he adds to the character’s voice is pretty perfect. Take THAT, Tobey Maguire! But all Maguire bashing aside, the trailer is CGI-heavy, which means that the film itself will probably be CGI-heavy, something I can handle if it at least looks somewhat realistic. Granted, the movie’s about a flying kid in tights, but I’m not asking for too much, am I?

I’ve mentioned it before, but by golly I’ll say it again. I love the premise for this damn flick. You might be saying, “But, Joey! It’s the same premise as the original film! Young boy is bitten by a spider, turns into a human spider, and decides to use his powers for good.” Sure, if you want to talk semantics, same plot. But, the idea that Peter Parker is looking for the true identity of his birth parents is something I’ve been waiting to see on film for a long time.

Now, you may or may not have heard about the rumors regarding Sony’s absolute hatred for this film. I say screw them. The director, stars, and story for this film all seem to be top notch, and I see no reason why this can’t be a blockbuster with a brain. Watch this trailer and think what you will, but I can’t wait to see the web-crawler go back into action.

Hero Express – ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Edition

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