The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review

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One Sentence: Why does The Lizard’s face look like a Goomba from the Super Mario Bros. movie.

Rated: PG-13

Release Date: 03-July-2012

Nudity: None

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.

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