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Old July 3 2012, 10:38 PM   #66
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Re: The Amazing Spider-Man Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

I voted "good", but it's pretty close to "excellent" for me.

I really liked this one! Yes, spending so much time on the origin again seems superfluous, and the villain's a bit weak, but the cast is brilliant, the visual effects mind blowing, the action inventive and grounded, and the character moments realistic and heartfelt. It probably spent too much time setting up stuff for the sequel, but it also made me pretty excited for part 2, so I'm not complaining too much.
I even liked the 3D quite a bit!

I think I actually liked it more than Raimi's first movie, although that one probably had the better villain. Garfield and Stone are better than Maguire and Dunst, though, and I really liked that the action scenes and vfx didn't feel so fake and over-the-top.
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