The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Like X-Men: First Class this flick manages to fall flat. It too suffers from poor character development and a lack of acting range. Martin Sheen gave a notable performance but this was in spite of the script. Spider-Man is angry and out for vengeance, seemingly more like Batman, versus the actual guilt-ridden teen he is meant to be. He is also far too cool compared to the nerdy exterior Pete is meant to exhibit– or maybe that’s just the skateboard tricks talking. I’m not sure why they recycled a movie only to literally recycle the Green Goblin manic craziness into the Lizard. Rhy Ifans ain’t no Willem Defoe and that’s OK; but why try to copy the schtick of the first Spider-Man film? In summation: entertaining overall, pales in comparison to the Tobey Maguire version, and becomes a turd if you think about it too much.

I think it needed more CGI


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