‘The Amazing Spider Man’ – Movie Review

ImageAll that Hollywood seems to be rolling out these days are prequel after sequel after prequel. When the rumours surfaced of there being yet another ‘Spider- Man’ movie, we found our eyes rolling annoyingly and heads shaking with a grumpy ‘meh’ under our breath.

We questioned who would want to see another CGI action hero flick with cheesy lines, a mediocre plot and a far-too-beautiful-for-words female lead. The mere thought automatically motioned our faces into full blown yawns. The eye watering awkward moan kind. However – we remain steadfast fans of director Marc Webb (famous for his Romantic Comedy ‘500 Days of Summer’) and so we sucked it up and went to watch, regardless of our preconceived notions.

Our thoughts? Unequivocally Awesome. With a capital A.

Yes, you read right. It’s been a short 5 years since not-so-Channing-Tatum-hot-like Tobey Maguirehit our screens in Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Image

ImageLucky for us, this year, Webb’s magnificently crafted rendition of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ takes us all the way back to the beginning, where the journey begins. We get to see baby Spidey and even meet his parents and find out more about their mysterious relation to the plot.

We can’t help but point out the obvious; this storyline and interpretation was far stronger than the efforts before. New scripts, better plotting, stronger actors and even the original title has been restored sticking true to the very first versions of this comic book wonder.

What we love so much about this version is that every last detail has been meticulously thought out, scripted and portrayed. Webb’s storytelling ability surpassed our expectations.  Equally, the actors produced a highly skilled performance to that of this films fantastic cinematic approach and never before seen special effects.

Andrew Garfield, AKA The Amazing Spider Man, was perfectly cast. His interpretation of the character was impressively portrayed and although already 28, we think he pulled off a very plausible performance while playing a 17 year old scrawny science geek. He’s not too hard on the eyes either, ladies (wink wink, nudge nudge).

Emma Stone, the leading lady and photogenic gem, immediately captures your attention at first glance. Her timing and chemistry with co-star Andrew Garfield was magnetic and contributed to a far more captivating story as a whole.

We haven’t seen two characters better suited for each other on screen since the Dirty Dancing “Johnny and Baby” days. Book your tickets today and prepare to be entertained!

We loved it.

Lisa Trublet de Nermont for M1nd The Gap


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