Written June 01, 2016
This is one of the most superior re-boots I've seen an quite some time! The lead is believable and while doing a great job as coming off as a Nerdy kid come mutated superhero, but he also was not whiny!!! After 20 minutes I was hooked!!!! No wasted time and filler back story like the other superhero movie. The female lead is beautiful AND comes of likable!!! The best money I've spent in a long time!!!!! Really make the other three male on male cry-fests even more unwatchable.
Written February 11, 2016
Sorry to all of those who loved the original movie series with Toby. I did at one time as well. But Spider Man 3 was sub par for me bad acting and just some down right awkward moments. This reboot was done just right. Although the 3D effects did make it a little "video gameish"...if you will. Other then that I thought it was awesome! There is way more emotion and heart put into the critical moments of the movie. And a sense or realism as well. You really feel for Parker when he was up against the lizard. Like oh S$%T there is no way he is going to do this. I really enjoyed the action scenes nothing to far fetched. Spiderman did everything Spiderman would have really done if he were here today. As for the chemistry between gwen and peter I felt was very emotional and very heart felt. Way better then Dunst and McGwire.
Written July 04, 2012
Overall a good movie but not the original feel of Spider-Man or the other Marvel movies. Some special effects were cheesy. My son liked it so that was good enough for me.
Written February 13, 2016
It had so many mistakes that I thought would be bad. The story arc for example:
The story arc is an alternate story of Peter Parker where his parents were Russian spies (such as Black Widow from the Avengers movie) and his dad worked with Dr. Kurt Connors (who essentially is missing his arm because of an accident in his past). I expected them to actually try and make the Lizard like Abomination (from the Hulk) and just be a science miscalculation (typical yet so lovable Marvel).
The actors picked in this movie were so out of character (appearance wise [excluding Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy]). Spider-Mans costume looks amazing (hence the name!), but Andrew Garfield made Peter Parker his own little 'Skater-Boy'.
I was so wrong. Everything was perfect, excluding a few bad jokes, Peter Parker is the same nerd and Spider-Man is the same cocky Spider-Man. 8/10
Written July 04, 2012
Though I am a big fan of movies like this, and was very much looking forward to seeing it, I was a bit underwhelmed. It seemed a little flat. And the fact that it was rebooted so close to the previous film franchise made it impossible to watch it without doing a constant, running cross-reference back to the Rami films. I thought Garfield and Stone had fine chemistry, and I liked Sally Field and Martin Sheen as the Parkers. And it did have some entertaining moments. But over all the action sequences are so computer-generated that I could not shake the feeling that nothing I was seeing was actually happening. Plus there were continuity errors and plot holes. The audience I saw it with seemed subdued afterwards, as well. No excitement. No chattering. No applause. Sort of "been there, done that." I imagine children will like it, and maybe some fan-boys. But it just wasn't strong and consistent enough for adults. Generally speaking I was disappointed because I wanted to LOVE it and didn't.