Last night, I took a break from editing to have a date night with my hubby. We decided to go see the new Amazing Spiderman movie. I have to admit, the previews did look decent, but I was worried. It looked pretty much like the same basic plot.
I was right.
Despite the wonderful smattering of sarcastic humor, delightful wit and brilliant special effects, I found myself getting bored. In all fairness, they did a fantastic job with this movie. Far superior to the others, which I didn’t enjoy at all. But this felt like a Hollywood redo.
Was it enjoyable? Yes. Will I watch it again? Probably not. It was a bit too violent and intense for me to watch with my 5 year old, despite his endearing pleas to the contrary.
If I were to rate this movie as a stand alone, I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars. But if you add in the fact that they had to redo much of the same plotline my rating goes down to a dismal 3 star. And I think I might be a tad generous with that.
Haven’t seen the original? Then you will probably love this version!
Best part of the movie…preview for Dark Knight Rises. Anyone else psyched about that?
2 thoughts on “The Amazing Spiderman Redo”
I haven’t had any desire to see this movie…I can’t wrap my head around the fact that they’re pretty much ‘re-doing’ the Spiderman that already blew my mind with its awesomeness…why mess with perfection? This movie isn’t for me, and I never saw the point in releasing it. Hmph! (that’s me pouting, HAHA)
I’m in agreement that this shouldn’t have been a remake. Just start with a new villain and move on from where they were. I loved the sarcasm though. This Peter Parker was more to my liking.