One Sentence: Why does The Lizard’s face look like a Goomba from the Super Mario Bros. movie.
Release Date: 03-July-2012
I can not think of too many super hero movies I was less excited about than The Amazing Spider-Man. Ghost Rider 2 comes to mind. I didn’t think there was anything really wrong with how it looked, or that it was a reboot. I just don’t think there has been enough time since Spider-Man 1 and 2. Also I might still have PSD from Spider-Man 3. So I wasn’t really looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man. I was going to go see it, even if I wasn’t a movie critic, but I wasn’t going to line up at midnight for it.
After having seen it, I probably still would not line up for it at midnight…last night, when this movie came out…before this movie review. However that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a good movie, but when you stand it up next to The Avengers, and Spider-Man 1 and 2, I think you have a good movie but not an amazing movie. The story building of Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy was awesome, good movie making, good story telling, and good acting by both leads. All of this was great, and was leading up to a great movie, but then we got this…Lizard. Who was a threat? Maybe? I didn’t feel like the danger was built up at all, it was a story, and then there was suddenly a lot of danger that needed to be saved by Spider-Man. At 2 and a half hours I understand why it ended up that way, they were already in a very long movie, but it all just kind of fell flat at the end. Felt sort of anti-climatic. So it was good but it wasn’t great. I also hated the score, hated it, it stood out as awkward and weird. I don’t think it is good when you notice a score is bad. Also The Lizard’s face was just horrible.
I saw this movie in IMAX 3-D and I thought that for the most part it looked amazing, so I would say that if you are thinking about paying to see it in IMAX 3-D it is probably worth it. It made the move feel more epic. I would go see it today or tomorrow, but I do not think this is better than the ones from 2000.