I propose a 75 minute time limit on these ridiculous comic book adaptations. This shit was interminably long. Just do your unimaginative 3 act narrative, 25 minutes per act. Get to the action and the CGI and let me leave.
I was ready to sign a notarized apology for all my vocal antagonism against The Amazing Spider-Man by the end of the second act, but between a shiity-looking Lizard and tediously predictable final act (which killed the entire movie for me) I opted to wipe my ass with said apology the same way the hack who wrote this fucking turd opted with scrape his crack with the screenplay before trying to pass it off as a story.
I had no intention of seeing this movie whatsoever, but my roommate rented it so I stuck it through and it turned out to be better in every way than the Raimi's -- despite how much I enjoyed Raimi's. A stronger, tighter, more interesting character with better chemistry between Garfield and Stone and inventive action sequences utilizing all three physical dimensions. --DiB
Self pitying emo BS. It also doesn't have a story. Seriously I'm not kidding there was no structure, self-contradicting characters, and self-contradicting themes. The movie's ending also undoes everything that came before. POS
Though it seemed unnecessary for reboot in 2012, Webb's take on the web slinger is a very well cast and exciting one that mostly succeeds due to young Andrew Garfield's take on Peter Parker. Raimi's trilogy had just ended and this seemed like such a cash grab yet one can't argue the star's charisma or the electricity between him and Emma Stone. The villain of the story still seems a little underwritten but a quibble.
I had faith in Webb--particularly because of (500) Days of Summer, which I really dug--and this was at least competently made. The two lead actors were great, and I think Garfield has serious potential in the role. But other than that, it didn't have personality, unlike the previous three films. And the more grounded tone clashed with the pulp comic book premise. This movie never moved me like Sam Raimi's ones did.
This movie really surprised me. I liked this better than the Sam Raimi films. Andrew Garfield was far better than Tobey Maguire and Emma Stone was incredible. Dennis Leary was also badass. All in all a great film.