Friday, 6 July 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

I haven't got time to write a proper review of The Amazing Spider-Man because I'm going to Wales in a minute, but let me just say that if you're going to reboot a still-warm film series that everyone over the age of ten still remembers quite clearly, then you'd better have a bloody good reason for doing so. When people like Joss Whedon and Chris Nolan are taking superheroes to places that didn't exist a few years ago, your film needs to do something pretty spectacular with the genre and the character, not just parp out another hour-long origin story followed by a tedious punch-up with a weak, unconvincing CG villain.

The Amazing Spider-Man fails at all of this and more. And I, for one, am not happy about it.


  1. I thought Amazing Spider-Man was better than Avengers Assemble. It both had more emotional depth and it made me laugh more.

    Needless to say, it was better than all Sam Raimi's cheesy films.

  2. I don't think they could have continued the stinking turd-fest that Sam Raimi made of Spider-Man without a reboot. It's a shame they had to start over again but I think the new film is the Spidey film we should have had in the first place. Why couldn't they go on? Because a hayseed Peter Parker is lame. Because Spider-Man doesn't shoot webs out of his wrists or pine away for Mary Jane like some pathetic apple doll of a man. Because Spider-man doesn't have a dark, emo/Jim Carrey side when the Venom alien gets on him. Because Doc Ock doesn't die. Because Spider-man is a smart ass from day one. Because they omitted so much of the lore (from the original series & the Ultimate series) that there was no snap and nowhere authentic to go.


  3. That said, the Lizard *was* under-written and lame.

  4. The amazing look alike picture to your picture is one of Beaker from the Muppet Show.

  5. Seen it, it was terrible. I fell asleep. Origin story? ohh thats what we wanted!! Thanks!!