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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film)

The 2012 film directed by Marc Webb Based on the Marvel comics character

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  • Jul 3, 2012
You'll laugh at some moments, but the movie then constantly reminds you that it's supposed to be serious.  It's like the kid who puts on his father's tie so that he can say he's a grown up.  That's often how The Amazing Spider-Man comes across.  It just about begs you to take it seriously, especially in the latter half of the movie where they really play up the gritty realism.  At least the 2002 movie embraced it's goofiness and cheesiness.  This one makes a joke and then goes right back to putting on the serious face as though to remind you it doesn't have much time to joke around.
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July 05, 2012
the Spidey character may be for the most part a little funny as in cracking jokes and everything, but the source material had several areas that it felt really dark and realistic. My problems with this movie is its script, and it unnecessarily rebooted the franchise without really expanding on it. Maybe they have a different new idea, and it remains to be seen. I liked the tempo and dynamics but the plotting and direction were a little clumsy.

I'll be visiting your long review shortly.
July 05, 2012
I'm not concerned about the comics in that regard that's fine.  But the movie's tone is constantly clashing with itself because it just all too often cracks a joke only to try so very hard to say, "Joke time over we're supposed to be serious now!"  I know the comics were like that, but that doesn't mean the movie does that well in the slightest.  It wasn't the most annoying thing about it.  But I do think the movie tries way too hard to get its audience to take it seriously where as with the 2002 film you could actually take it seriously despite it's tone not being quite so much that.  It's not the biggest problem but it definitely sticks out (I'd say my biggest problem is that almost nothing goes well in terms of story... so many moments the movie glosses over and then forgets... the script was just... terrible).  I kind of like the idea of a darker Spider-Man movie... I just wonder why some moments here tried so hard...
July 05, 2012
yeah, I had major issues with Spidey going out to find his uncle's shooter, and then all of sudden that plot point was forgotten. Gwen knowing to make the cure was also a little too undeveloped. I also have issues with the way the lab with all the spiders was set up...that may mean that anyone can be bit by any spider. The script is a clumsy mess--they should've just forgotten about rebooting the origin and went ahead with the story of Peter's parents, and that may have been the more coherent script.
July 05, 2012
I was so bothered by what they did with Uncle Ben here...
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review by . July 04, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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review by . November 19, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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review by . July 08, 2012
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review by . July 03, 2012
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review by . July 03, 2012
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review by . July 16, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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review by . June 28, 2012
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review by . July 20, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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review by . July 06, 2012
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review by . July 04, 2012
It is impossible to not compare The Amazing Spider-Man to Spider-Man which has a 10 year difference in release date.  It is a bit frustrating watching the entire origin story retold when most of America already knows what occurred.  But here we are re hashing an old story.  But to the credit of the movie's stars, director, and creative team they are able to create an interesting and engaging story.  The Amazing Spider-Man is a solid summer blockbuster that has enough …
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Director: Marc Webb
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Release Date: July 3, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios
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