GIFTS AND CURSES


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2012)

4 and a half out of 5 stars

Yup, it seems too early for a reboot but it was a different approach to the beginnings of Spider-man (Andrew Garfield, who looks like he needs protection himself). There’s this mystery surrounding Peter’s father and his work in Oscorp,  Spidey makes his own web-shooter and his love interest is Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Pity I couldn’t find a nice poster to represent the Garfield ass. Oops.

While everyone knows what happens to Uncle Ben before Peter Parker became Spider-man, I’m sad to say I didn’t feel as sad as I did in the previous Spider-man movie – sorry Martin Sheen. However, I cried when the construction workers helped Spider-man when he was injured. The crew, led by Thomas Howell, deserves thumbs up all around.

Cringe-worthy parts include the one where many, many spiders start to fall on Peter Parker and the other scene where there were many, many lizards. While I’m slightly more familiar with The Lizard than the other villains we’ve been introduced to in the past (Sandman, Green Goblin etc.), I won’t say this Spider-man movie blows my mind. In my heart, Spider-man 2 is still my favourite Spider-man movie ever. Best soundtrack too.

STAY FOR AN EXTRA SCENE DURING THE CREDITS!

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