The Amazing Spiderman is the latest adaptation of the Spiderman story. Joining Peter Parker in his adolescent years the film shows his infection of and subsequent discovery of his super human powers. As well as the development of his Spiderman crime fighting character and alter ego.
Spiderman is now a well known story and was most recently adapted for cinemas in 2007 with Spiderman 3 starring Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in the lead roles. With the last version of the character and story shown only 5 years ago it does strike me as odd that Marvel would allow this film to be made. However despite this I was still eager to see two of my favourite actors, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, together in the film.
Especially with the release of Spiderman 3 not so long ago I did expect there to be a bit more to the film to make it stand out a bit more. We all already know the story of how Peter is orphaned and accidentally bitten but a radioactive spider giving him his spidey powers. However there really wasn't anything new bought to the table here, not in terms of plot, but in terms of the actors on screen I really did enjoy seeing Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone together. They are young, current and popular and served well to update the film for the teenage generation.
The Amazing Spiderman really did unashamedly give you exactly what you expect. Peter Parker is still a very awkward and geeky photographer. Bullied by his classmates who he then turns the tables on when he discovers his super powers. A story of transformation as old as time there really was nothing unique about it whatsoever. But that's exactly what I loved most about it. It was completely escapist, allowing you to suspend your disbelief and just enjoy the inevitably predictable triumph of good over evil mixed in with a feel good love story.
All in all yes the film gave us exactly what we expected and what we wanted to see. The beginning of the story of Spiderman, the underdog's story, a defeated antagonist, the beginnings of a love story, star power from favourite names Garfield and Stone but mostly hope and anticipation for the next film in the much loved series.
What did everyone else think of The Amazing Spiderman?
|And finally... Gratuitous picture of Andrew Garfield's behind...|