Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man does not tell us an entirely new story but fairly refines the origin story with a darker note. It’s expected to be compared with Sam Raimi’s 2002 work. The question that would linger in the mind of those who are yet to see it is how does this fair? Why the reboot was indispensable for the Marvel to establish an already successful franchise would still remain a mystery; yet one thing can be assured this movie does deliver some of the goodies which was promised yet unforeseen.

            AndrewGarfield as Peter Parker was the right choice & his take on the affable neighbor-hood spider-man is quite revitalizing. What makes the story so different from its forerunner is the tone how Marc Webb wanted to depict the chain of events in Peter Parker’s life that would put him into the shoes of mask vigilante. Unlike precedent stories we are introduced to the past of Peter, very similar to Bruce Wayne’s early days even though their tragic past is relatively poles apart.

I prefer not to give away the plot but Parker’s adversary proved quite menacing; once the action starts it grabs you by the nose & doesn’t let it go. Choreography is top notch & action sequences are well done; perhaps ever growing technology played much bigger role in this.

Frequent trailers & TV commercials asserted a different approach in the origin of spider-man yet first half of the story does fall into similar track of Raimi’s creation. Fresh faces do bring life to the story especially Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben however Peter’s metamorphosis to super hero gets dragged little bit. Die hard fans will enjoy none the less. One major change within the story is to see Gwen Stacy Emma Stone as Peter’s love interest, how their chemistry appeals to the generic viewers is entirely of personal savor.

2012 proved to be the year of super-heroes; Garfield’s charm would certainly draw viewers however Marvel will have to depend on a sequel to make this reboot memorable.

My Rating : 7/10

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