The Amazing Spider-Man Review
My family and I rarely go to the theater to see movies. It takes something special for us to forsake watching our latest Netflix offereing Like The Avengers before it, The Amazing Spider-Man got me in the theater this year for the second time.
Many people much more qualified than me have given their reviews of Spidey. However, there are a couple of scenes I want to mention.
I thought Andrew Garfield captured the pure joy that a teenager would have in exploring his new-found powers. Garfield’s Peter Parker relished his new abilities and his web-shooting ability. Add in his believable nerdiness and I could almost feel Lee’s and Ditko’s 60′s incarnation of Peter/Spidey swinging from the screen.
The other things I want to mention was the new take on the whole responsibility thing. No, we didn’t hear the “With great power comes great responsiblity” speech. I loved, though, that Uncle Ben pressed the moral responsiblity to help others.
The greatest endorsement I can give this film comes from my lovely wife, Jan. She is fairly neutral about superhero movies. She watches them with me because I watch many chick flicks with her. She came away from The Amazing Spider-Man saying she loved this movie.
Have you seen this movie? Do you go to the movies often? What other movies have you seen lately that you like? What are you looking forward to?