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 February 22, 2017
The movie was great I would pay to see it again. I loved how it told the story from the begining the actors and actresses did an awsome job. Will buy it when it comes out on dvd.
Written February 21, 2017
I saw no reason to reboot this, but they did a moderately decent job. The choice for Spiderman is too good looking and charming to be a proper Peter Parker -- Parker is a nerd and this one just isn't going to be one no matter how much they sell him as being otherwise.
One thing I do note about this is their use of his fighting style is very effective in terms of "Spiderman", much more so than previous efforts -- he climbs over his oversized nemesis as a spider might, and uses his webbing in a very effective and appropriate manner to avoid attacks. A particular and specific "two thumbs up" for the fight choreography.
Written July 03, 2012
Is the real Stan Lee dead? Was this movie meant to be a sarcastic slap to the face of the real Spider- Man fans? I wont get into the lack of true Imax footage, which was maybe 10 minutes if that. Yes it was very upsetting to see, at World Golf Village the largest Imax in the Southeast, 2 feet of black bars at the top and the bottom of the screen except for a few short minutes. That could have been over looked if the movie was actually good but it wasnt. To be fair let me say, if you have never heard of Spider Man or just dont get into the Super Hero type movies that much, you will probably enjoy this movie. If you have been a TRUE fan of Spidey since the beginning you will be let down. The only thing worse than this would be akin to the Star Wars disasters. After the first two original movies, maybe the best ever made, George Lucas ruined it by catering to little children instead of the true diehard fans. I couldnt believe how many changes Stan lee allowed to the Spider Man character.
Written May 22, 2017
I never understood the need for a reboot of a good franchise. After watching it, I'm glad they did. I was very impressed w/ Garfield & of course Stone rocked it. Better acted, more emotional depth than the previous 3, and better story. Definitely worth seeing in the theater.