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 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.
Written August 03, 2012
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 July 06, 2012
Spidey is my husband's favorite comic book hero so it's always tricky when there's a Spidey movie out. Recently, our 6 year old daughter started getting into the "superhero" craze. We all went to see it last night and loved it!!!! Really awesome!!!! Totally loved the suit!!!!!
Written July 07, 2012
I was skeptical whether the latest version of the Spiderman story would be good. How wrong I was! Andrew Garfield did a terrific job as Peter Parker, actually embuing the teen orphan with more emotion and angst than Toby McGuire ever did. One of my daughter's male friends commented how Garfield's Peter is more like a realistic high school teen, especially with the skateboarding and fashion. The CGI, while prevalent, did not detract from the film. In fact, I found out after the movie that the Spidey web swinging scenes were done by a real stuntperson, which impressed me all the more!! Emma Stone was a tough yet tenderhearted Gwen Stacy. Comedian Denis Leary played Gwen's stern but loving police chief father. I was surprised to see screen veterans Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May; the pair providing balance and heart to the Peter Parker family storyline. Of course, there is the cameo of the ever present Stan Lee!!! A Spidey film not to be missed!