The amazing Spiderman
Many people have said that its way too early in the game for a Spiderman reboot. Afterall, it was only 10 years ago that we had Sam Raimi’s Spiderman, and only 2007 that we had Spiderman 3.
Still%rC I’m glad Sony Pictures went with the reboot instead of Spiderman 4 with more of Tobey Maguire’s wide-eyed stares and wimpy voice that’s supposed to come off as nerdy and vulnerable but in reality is just reflective of his entire acting range. And then there’s Kirsten. Maybe its just down to Sam Raimi’s penchant for over-acting. But for me, the chemistry between Tobey and Kirsten was just non-existent
So yes, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Marc Webb brought a much needed breath of fresh air into one of the most beloved superheroes of all time.
Marc Webb, who’s only other notable work was (500) Days of Summer, seem%d a weird choice at first. But he turned out to be a good choice, especially in the more tender moments in the film between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey. Yes. Before Mary Jane, there was Gwen Stacey.
Other than Gwen Stacey and the antagonist being the lizard, most of the other plotpoints are pretty standard spiderman origins fare. Peter’s parents gave him away at a young age under the care of Uncle Ben and Aunt May as they seek to protect him from dangers he couldn’t have understood then.
He lives with Uncle Ben and Aunt May, while harboring deeply hidden abandonment issues. When he finds out that his father used to work with Dr Curt Connors at Oscorp, he sneaks in to find out more.
Spider bites | Powers grow | Uncle Ben dies | Revenge | Power vs Responsibility
Same story, but with a wise-cracking Spidey this time. A more suave Peter Parker. An infinitely hotter love interest.
Sounds like a good upgrade to me!
Oh, and who can withhold a sigh of “awwwww” when you find out that onscreen lovebirds Peter and Gwen made way for the real life romance of Andrew and Emma?
In an interview on the daily show, Andrew Garfield told Jon Stewart that wearing the spidey suit was so uncomfortable, frustrating and vulnerable (cos its literally just him, inside) that one day, he and a photographer just took off and did an impromptu shoot of a “Day in the life of Spiderman”.
And Emma. Oh. Emma.
She reminds me of a what-if scenario: What if Lindsay Lohan hadn’t gone bad?