Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

December 24 2014

spidermanmovie
Review of Amazing Spiderman A Reboot of Spiderman Franchise

Plot: A young boy Peter Parker realizes his life would never become the same after his parent's sudden departure; he or she is raised by his aunt and uncle who are fully supportive and caring but never mention about Parker's past. When Peter learns about his father's research, he seeks Dr. Curt Connors, his father's research partner who may be now testing genetics to locate a cure to numerous fatal ailments. The inquisitive nature of Parker results in his transformation as Spiderman, after being bitten with a rare spider. His newly acquired powers overwhelm him initially but he somehow brings it under gains and control a formidable reputation in college. Parker sets out to find the killer and in the process captures many wanted criminals well before the police does, after his uncle's death. This irks Police Chief Stacy who labels him a public menace and doesn't hold a good opinion about Peter Parker (who's now Chief Stacy's daughter Gwen's boyfriend) as well. On the opposite side, a disastrous self-experiment turns Dr Curt Connors in to a monstrous reptile that unleashes terror inside the city and just Spiderman will bring a conclusion for this unwanted menace. spiderman

After some memorable moments and some not too appetizing ones, could we ride once more with Toby McGuire donning the red suit or would Spiderman must consider it off forever? Mark Webb posseses an answer for us, a reboot that has certain benefits but also raises many questions: Did this truer comic interpretation of Spiderman really transcend for the silver screen? By giving Spidey and the other characters edgier but more caricatural personas, will the franchise really continue? How come Peter Parker's hidden identity must be so blatantly obvious? What's the main difference between this Peter Parker who does astonishing feats at college but gets away, and Miley Stewart who dons a golden wig without any one recognizes her although her father is Billy Ray Cyrus? stop motion

In Amazing Spiderman, a significant difference within the cast is the lack of Mary Jane, who had become among Spiderman's most recognizable faces. We instead have Gwen Stacy, the blonde whom we got a peek of in Spiderman 3, as Peter Parker's love interest. However, Gwen does not sit cozily in the background while Spidey is battling and neither does she sulk much unlike MJ. She throws in some punches and kicks, urges Spiderman to conquer every one of them up and is more thoughtful. It can be hard to accept this spunky, courageous Gwen because we are so used to the lady in distress act. But she may grow on us similar to the fearless Elena or Chloe from Uncharted series. Spiderman is played by Andrew Garfield, who isn't an average geek that Toby were able to be; he or she is an awesome geek, or perhaps an ordinary college guy with great scientific knowledge but poor physique. Therefore, he didn't really take time to win over us with his charisma as Spiderman even though I didn't root for him as much as I did for Toby when he halted the derailed train. Toby's shy and quiet Spidey enjoyed a charm of his very own in a way we take his character's well-being seriously; Garfield's Spidey meanwhile entertains us more but we find it harder to sympathize with him though I have to admit Garfield did nail that scene where he confronted his uncle about his father. By the way, all those who have seen the Indian film Three Idiots may notice a similarity between Andrew Garfield and Indian actor Sharman Joshi's style of acting.

Doc Oc made us tremble at his stature as well as pity his tragic story in Spiderman 2, while Green Goblin's Sandman, son and Venom were potent enough in the third installment but the film itself was enfeebled by the dull love triangle, what also played a major role in deciding the previous Spiderman movies' success or failure was the potential of the nemesis; while Green goblin didn't wield much excitement because of the sketchy latter part of the first film. Rhys Ifans acts well, however his character isn't exactly memorable by any means; in Batman by far the most feared villains are Joker, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Two Face but who really cares for Bane though his strength is equally formidable? What really made his character weak was the character itself, though maybe Ifans couldn't play his character better. My mind went "A reptile since the main villain - have you been kidding me? " and sadly it felt much the same way throughout.

Spiderman is like a filmed comic, that is generally flipped through casually without getting included in the emotional part of the story to some greater extent. If you look the movie this way, you'll say it's the best of the series. People buy lots of Archie comics and study it inside the same perfunctory manner. However, many those who love movies realize that the thing that etches a film in our minds for a long time is actually a moment of tension. This tension happens only if our company is deeply associated with a film and then for that to happen, the movie has to create the audience realize the protagonist's dilemma and desire him/her to overcome it. Which cannot and fails to happen in this breezy, comic book-like adaptation.

Amazing Spiderman will certainly get support from Beyblade-crazy teenagers and children who love saying the phrase 'awesome! ' - It will likely be among the top grossing films of 2012. Having Said That I personally think 230 million dollars are unnecessary for any movie that looks no different from the Spiderman and Beyblade cartoons that can come on the television. The most appropriate word that strikes me for your film after scripting this review is 'filler'.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl