Sunday, July 15, 2012

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN - radioactive entertainment

As far as superhero movies go, this is one to see. In my humble opinion it far surpasses the other three recent attempts by Sam Raimi. 

Andrew Garfield was fantastic as Spiderman. He gets the coy science geek down perfectly. I never have been a big fan of the webbed vigilante but his representation was very well done and well suited to the silver screen - nearly everyone is sure to connect to the unlikely hero. Emma Stone suited the coquettish heroine role quite nicely as well. In fact, the entire cast was superb, leaps and bounds above the others. 

I should not be surprised I guess but in fact I was shocked many times by little reveals in the story and by pleasing character arcs. I was also intrigued by who lived and who died - quite a good script overall. There are, of course, some holes in the plot and ridiculous tidbits they ask us to believe, like a high school intern having the passcode keys to an elite science building, but hey, this is superheroes were talking about after all. This was good mindless escapism that doesn't ask much of you with too much overbearing scientism and too little character development. However, I will say that it's rather interesting that current science discoveries generally influences movies like this and plays upon the public fears of "mad scientists" as it has done since Frankenstein (1931).  At least they curb the bad science with spiderman who wishes to use technology for good. I hope all will aspire to emulate and get caught up in the great web of scientific grandeur. 

By far the best cameo by Stan Lee so far.

PS - I did actually go see Katy Perry: Part Of Me and all you need to know is she a perfect person with a near perfect life. 

Recommended Viewing: The Avengers - The Punisher (1989) - Batman (1989)

              Bob Scale: Objective: 7.5   -   Subjective: 8.2
             MetaCritic: 66
 Rotten Tomatoes: 74
                      IMDB: 7.6

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