Movie Weekend: The Amazing Spider-Man

Post duty movie date!

I have been waiting for this since ever, even though I couldn’t let go of the old Spidey aka Tobey Maguire’s Spidey in my head. And the feeling that these people are not doing their homeworks and has chosen to recycle old blockbusters in hopes of making profit. But oh well, I’m still going to see the movie, whatever shit I say. :))

Yes, Tobey, you’re amazing, too.

Check out The Amazing Spider-man’s Movie poster:

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Poster 2012

Synopsis (From IMDB):
Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Andrew Garfield, who played Eduardo Saverin, Zuckerberg’s bestrfriend in The Social Network, played Peter Parker, alonside Emma Stone who played the role of Gwen Stacy.

What I loved about the movie are (Let’s start with the superficial ones first, shall we?):

  1. Andrew Garfield was really cute, in a neanderthal sort of way :)) It’s the teeth, and the smile, and the bushy eyebrows. But I love him just the same.
Really cute

2.  Emma Stone was just sparkling as Gwen Stacy. This natural blonde really played the part well, although I have very little idea as to how Gwen is in the comics.

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Gwen, the head intern for Oscorp

3. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone has good chemistry together, on-screen and off-screen. Really. They’re a beautiful OTP.

Seen together PDA-ing in the streets of NY.

4. We saw more of Peter Parker’s humor and wit in this movie. My dad, who’s a big Spidey fan, would always say how talkative and funny Spiderman/Peter Parker is. And we didn’t see much of that in the first version, because it always seemed as if Peter Parker, in that version, always struggled with words. Webb’s Amazing Spiderman had amazing wit as well, which is why it’s such a treat to the moviegoers.

“You’ve found my weakness! It’s small knives!” Classic.

5. Andrew Garfield’s Pater Parker was stronger and more bad-ass than Tobey Maguire’s. Yeah, it’s like Andrew Garfield can hold me in his arms and I’d feel ten thousand times safer than being protected by Tobey Maguire’s. It’s the protrayal of Peter Parker, I guess. He was presented here in the Amazing Spider-man as a free-spirit, discovering what he can do with his powers. Tobey just got stuck to being a geek, i guess. I can’t help compare, but Andrew Garfield as Spiderman is hotter than Tobey’s. Nevertheless, I loved the old Spiderman, but this served as a breath of fresh air to the Spiderman we were once used to.

Storywise, what I didn’t like is that I felt something was left unanswered. It’s like the cliffhanged the answer to the question, “What is the untold story, really?” to give us something to look forward to for the sequel, which will be shown a year from now, the soonest. For me, The Amazing Spiderman let me in on Peter Parker’s relationship with Gwen Stacy, which is a big unknown to me. In Spiderman 3, Gwen Stacy was only a side character, more of a rebound love for Peter Parker.

You should see this movie. It’s Sunday today, and it’s the first opening weekend. Go grab yourself a ticket reservation online, and come early to the cinemas. Most malls have 7/8 cinemas showing The Amazing Spiderman, yet the lines are still incredibly long. Get a good seat, chew on popcorn (quietly!) and enjoy the show. -ED

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