Welcome to another installment of Marvelous Mondays. Rob is back and this time he is telling us what he thought about the Amazing Spiderman. Thanks for being such a big part in this Rob!
Peter? I know things have been difficult lately and I’m sorry about that. I think I know what you’re feeling. Ever since you were a little boy, you’ve been living with so many unresolved things. Well, take it from an old man. Those things send us down a road… they make us who we are. And if anyone’s destined for greatness, it’s you, son. You owe the world your gifts. You just have to figure out how to use them and know that wherever they take you, we’ll always be here. So, come on home, Peter. You’re my hero… and I love you! ” – Ben Parker
Number of Times Seen – 3 (21 Oct 2012, 24 Jul 2014 and13 Feb 2015)
Brief Synopsis – After a high school student is bitten by a radioactive spider, he begins to experience strange unexplained changes that give him spider-like powers
My Take on it – I am in the camp of moviegoers who think that Tobey Maguire was a better Spiderman than Andrew Garfield. Maguire played the role in a more mature manner while Garfield’s version seemed too pompous.
I’m still not sure why there was a need within such a short time frame to create a new origin story for Spiderman.
As interesting as this version is, the storyline and villains just aren’t as good as in the previous trilogy. The Lizard just isn’t as good a foe as The Green Goblin and this movie suffers a bit because of that, but it still has some thrilling scenes and effects.
I’m really glad that this franchise will now be a part of the larger Marvel Universe series because of the direction this seemed to be going.
I’m very interested to see where they will take these characters and merge them in the overall Marvel storyline.
Bottom Line – Interesting origin story but was done too soon after the Tobey Maguire trilogy. The previous trilogy worked better with its storyline. Glad to see that this franchise will now be part of the Marvel superhero franchise. Villains aren’t very worthy of the Spiderman series, but still fit well within the framework created here. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After Denis Leary was cast, his friend Jeff Garlin, a Spider-Man fan, said “I knew you would get the part.” To which Leary replied “Why? Because I’m such a great actor?” Garlin then said, “no, because you look just like Captain Stacy.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)