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Old July 1 2012, 05:11 PM   #43
davejames
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

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A few more reviews....

critics are divided down the middle on Sony's 'Spider-Man' reboot: The consensus is not unlike Parker's own superhero career: rocky at points, healthy at times and flat-out "amazing" in other areas.

Spidey Peters out: hardly awful but not coming close to living up to that adjective in the title either. Sometimes dull and mostly uninspired, it’s much less a satisfying reboot like “Batman Begins’’ than a pointless rehash in the mode of “Superman Returns.’’

Marc Webb's new Spider-Man is the superhero film for the Twilight generation: On paper Gwen might be the love interest, but in many ways she’s the main character, giving us a human perspective on the superhuman drama.


Looks like there are some positive reviews but the fact this is being viewed as essentially a remake of a ten year old film is doing the production no favors.
Nothing I read there is encouraging. I'm still left with the same sense of ambivalence.
Well yeah, but those are the negative reviews. The movie is still sitting at around 78% - 80% overall, with MOST critics saying the movie still works really well despite the rebooted storyline.
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