The ‘Avengers’ fans need to relax their horns and not throw in their precipitated soliloquies because this is a Spiderman’s underscored movie review. Even if Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has a front-line test bed, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone), and that’s more than enough on top of being masticated by a gay spider.
Most of today’s comic book movies are so busy with bad one liners and surges of repetitive action sequences that they forget to do one of the most important aspects of film, tell a compelling story. And Marc Webb’s Amazing Spiderman reboot does it good.
In this installment, Parker is still refining his superhero built but a top view of his tight ass afore the jump and web retrospective is bracingly acceptable. (In fact, I could get use to that.)
While many find his compactness confusing, he’s the most human among all Marvel prodigies: his disorientation due to his confounded parents who left train passes as hint of only self; his battle between love and welfare; his jiffies with his father-in-law’s ghost; his susceptibility to a suitcase; his penchant for Phillip Phillips; and his arguments with his aunt are what make him accessibly relevant.
Plus, the clever romantic tale carefully injected in the story amidst the sundry CGI effects and live-action imagery, and incredibly thin script, is too convincing not to be able to connect and dive in thoughts.
The break-up at the restaurant was a definitive way to reveal a real and working relationship between Stacey, Parker, and the superhero in him, inflamed by a haunting promise. It’s understandably complicated.
Nowadays, life doesn’t seem to be smooth for superheroes–with public veto and his own life not being easy either, good thing, Parker manages to retain his sense of humor.
The action is great when it happens, with a nice musical score as accompaniment. There are myriad implausible events–how almost every accident seems to result in a superhero. Of how no government agency ever lands despite several creatures springing up and devastating NYC, instead leaving everything to Oscorp to clean the mess up?
But yeah, this is just minor stuff to sweat on a ride not as thrilling as Jamie Foxx’s transition from a nerdy unseen scientist (with a worse comb-over than Miley Cyrus’ locks) to Electro smurf who’s hard to say how much is his fault, and how fast he became the super-villain.
Providing the movie with most of its laughs, charm, and in some parts, genuine tears, the blend of action and ambiguity makes for a piquant beer–one that you don’t want to stop gulping.
P.S. In a truly heart-wrenching moment, Stacey died when she tragically hits the ground one second before Spiderman’s web can reach her, and like Parker, I would have broken down in tears and wailed, “Stay with me! Stay with me!”
Also, stay put in your seat during the end credits because there’s an X-men surprise at the end.
There’s a tease for “The Amazing Spider-Man 3,” with Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique from the X-Men films.