“The Amazing Spider-man”, or, as I like to call it, “Sony Desperately Trying to Hold on to Spider-man Intellectual Property Rights,” came out on Tuesday, July 3rd. By all accounts it has raked in the dough since then despite meeting mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. Well, in case you have not read enough of those reviews yet to decide if you want to see the movie, here is another one.
I will start off by saying that there was not one particular part or aspect of the movie that I either really hated or really liked; it was all pretty lukewarm. The only possible exception was the performance that Emma Stone turned in as Peter Parker’s love interest, Gwen Stacy. Although it was difficult for me to suspend my disbelief and see Ms. Stone as a teenager, she managed to capture the awkwardness and brilliance of being a teenage girl who is both attractive and intelligent. The interactions between Andrew Garfield’s Peter and Gwen Stacy were probably my favorite parts of the movie. Not sure what that says when this is a movie about my personal favorite superhero which did feature a good bit of action in the second half.