To be totally fair about it, my overall opinions on the new Amazing Spider-Man movie haven’t changed too much from when I talked about it months ago. I’m still not sure about this whole Untold story or that from this latest trailer I get the hint that Peter Parker was always met to be spider-man? Um what? I’m pretty sure it happened by a mistake, he was doing something he shouldn’t have been.. no one plan for him to be bitten by a spider-like that.
But you never know when it comes to Hollywood and their crazy ideas to make something that works already better. Just like the first series of movies that focus too much on Peter’s life and not on spider-man. I hope that this movie, focusing on what Spider-man is. Lets look at this, now I’m no comic book nerd an nor do I pretend that I know every last detail of the comics.
What I do know is that Peter’s life is a living hell for him, he has a girlfriend, he goes to college. He’s really smart so everyone expects him to get good grades, he has his aunt who he feels guilty that she is alone now because he blames himself for his uncle’s death. Plus he needs a job to make his rent and have food and all that to live on. All of this is stressful for him and becoming spider-man is his stress release. This is why spider-man is a wise-cracker.
It may just be my opinion, but to he honest from the number of media I’ve watched and read (not counting the movies) he is Spider-man most of the time. The only time he wasn’t spider-man was when he went to see his aunt or was going to school which I know he sometimes missed in his early years. But for the most part, he was spider-man because he felt free of the stress. So I never understood that in the movies why they kept him as peter all the time. Maybe it was a budget issue, but maybe if they took the risk and had him be spider-man most of the movie, people would love it and it would more than likely make a lot of money.
After seeing the film yesterday I can say that the most fun I had been the spider-man parts. I personally feel they got the character right in how he acted, everything else sort of just seem the same. They didn’t try to do anything new with the film which is sad. Basically if you’ve seen the first Spider-man film then you’ve pretty much seen this one. The movies are way close in terms of how it plays out.
The one major difference is that it keeps Peter in High School and follows more of the themes of the comics and is darker, there where in fact more Spider-Man action and focus on that then it was of anything else. That was a plus for me, and the emotional parts we’re really well done and wasn’t at all too over the top. The only thing I can really say bad about this was the ending credit scene make no sense what so ever.