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July 7, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"We all have secrets... The ones we keep and the ones that are kept from us..."



Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) was investigating clues that might unveil the mystery of his parents' disappearance... Bitten by a radioactive spider, Parker's genes mutated and that granted him super powers... Though, he was not the only person who have the key to a biologically enhanced human being...


At first, I was rather skeptical on this movie because I simply love Tobey Maguire as Spiderman... I just didn't think that Andrew Garfield would be up for the task of replacing him... 

Fortunately, Andrew was not just up for the task, he nailed it so hard that now I personally think that he's a better Spiderman than Tobey was...

Tobey brought out the nerd in Spiderman but Andrew managed to deliver the nerd, the drama, the rage and the cuteness of Peter Parker... It's those little things that he did that made me think that he's a damn good actor... He's a natural... The way he reacted to everything, the way he smiled, the anger that he portrayed... Ah, I'm turning gay over him...

Basically, this movie is not a Spiderman movie... Instead, it's Peter Parker's... That's why we didn't see Mary Jane as the love interest... Instead, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) took the stage as the masked vigilante's crush... 

Mary Jane fell in love with Spiderman but Gwen had the hots for Peter... 

Ah, the chemistry between Andrew and Emma was very pleasant to watch... Like I said before, Andrew's performance was superb... Emma Stone matched his pace with her usual cute quirky act... Owh, I loved it when they were on screen together because they successfully portray the sweetness of high school love... 

Again, I repeat, this is no Spidey movie... This is Peter Parker's... The heart of the movie was Parker trying to make sense of everything... How he tried to solve the mystery of his parents, how he learned how to control his powers, how he desperately seek vengeance and how he came to a conclusion of the purpose of his vigilant actions... This is the factor of why I love this movie so much...

All the attention given on Peter Parker of course caused Spidey to lose his spotlight... Though the action part was quite impressive mostly because of the visual effects, the fact that Spidey unmasked himself for so many times made me think that hey, it's not Spiderman fighting the Lizard... It's Peter Parker...






Here comes the verdict... Do I like the movie? Yes, yes, yes, I love this movie...

Do I think that it's better than Raimi and Tobey's version?? Yes, I would prefer this over the previous ones... 

I love this version of Spiderman so much because it shows the human side of Spidey... The one who's underneath the mask... A brave, kind and a bit immature teenage boy... Owh, and of course, because Andrew and Emma were so cute together... Made my heart melt... 


4 out of 5 stars



P/S - I was hoping to see Nick Fury at the end credit :-P

4 comments:

asrap virtuoso said...

Emma Stone definitely makes a better love interest but I think Raimi's version has more memorable quotes and scenes. i.e: the upside down kissing, etc.

Zulfahmi said...

Yeah, you're right about that one... I wished that uncle Ben would just say, "With great powers, comes great responsibilities..."

I guess that's the downside of having it rebooted too soon...

I hope Gwen Stacy will still be in the next one :-)

Though I'm also interested on who would take Kirsten as Mary Jane

Dan O. said...

Totally unnecessary re-boot, but it was still very fun and entertaining. Also, Garfield was a nice choice for Peter Parker even if I do miss Tobey Maguire just a tad bit. Just a tad, though. Good review.

Az said...

Yeah, this version of Peter Parker is cute, but he came across to me like a horny and rude guy (I am referring to the argument on the dinner table scene and also the little "dessert" they had on the roof top). I still prefer Tobey. But movie was entertaining.

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