Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man
Take into account The Amazing Spider-Man. Its director Marc Webb (fitting name) got recognized after his debut (500) Days of Summer premiered three years earlier. The following year, its stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone got recognized from their work in The Social Network and Easy A, respectively.
Now I haven't seen any of Sam Raimi's movies, so I can't provide any comparisons. However, I can say that I was thoroughly entertained with what Webb offered his audience. There were some complaints among those who saw this and Raimi's movies, but I ignored them. You're supposed to enjoy a movie like this, not criticize.
Garfield possesses a certain charisma that's reminiscent of the stars of Hollywood's yesteryear. He plays Peter Parker not as someone who finds himself completely devoted to ridding crime. He plays him as who he is: a teenager. And going by the other work of his that I've seen, I can tell he's sticking around for some time.
Haters say what you want about this. I really liked The Amazing Spider-Man, probably more than I should have. Garfield and Stone have great chemistry, and Webb makes it possible. Try to catch this when it's still in theaters.
My Rating: ****1/2