Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

“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.

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Movie Review: The Avengers

I have been looking forward to watching “The Avengers” ever since I found out that was the ultimate plan during Iron Man II. Every trailer that I saw was great and I even liked Joss Whedon for the director (despite Dollhouse – that awful, awful turd of a show). I watched both Ultimate Avengers cartoons in order to brush up on the Chitauri when I found out they were Loki’s army. In case you were wondering, the studio used the Chitauri instead of the Skrull because the intellectual movie rights to the Skrull are tied up with Fantastic Four, which is currently owned by Fox Studios. So, to say that I had high expectation was an understatement, but I was not disappointed. Before I go any further, I am telling you to go see this movie as soon as you can. There is a reason “The Avengers” is breaking box office records wordwide: it is freaking awesome. Continue reading “Movie Review: The Avengers”