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Old June 18 2012, 10:15 PM   #1606
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Interesting comments from Robbie Collins who is the film critic for The Telegraph after watching the film:

The Amazing Spider-Man is Hollywood's first superhero franchise aimed primarily at teenage girls.

It's Twilight in spandex, and that's sincerely meant as a compliment.

It has very little in common with the Sam Raimi films, which were for all the teenage boys who used to dress up as Spidey.

It's aimed at young women who'll soon be asking their boyfriends to dress up as Spidey for them.

I should stress these are all v good things. Absolutely no point in covering old ground. The Avengers brigade are already well catered for.

Looks incredible, too - 3D deep and silky-smooth, used to sensational effect to show off Manhattan and Andrew Garfield's buttocks.
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Old June 18 2012, 11:43 PM   #1607
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Saw this as well.

Reviewer Boyd Hilton tweeted: "Enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man. Stone & Garfield terrific. In fact whole cast great. Origins stuff a bit blah but from then on it just works."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/f...y-special.html



And this guy really liked it too. Surprisingly, he says there's more comedy in this than in the Raimi films.

http://letterboxd.com/londonmoviefan...er-man-2012/1/
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Old June 18 2012, 11:55 PM   #1608
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It's Twilight in spandex, and that's sincerely meant as a compliment.

You and I have very different ideas as to what constitutes a compliment.

When you say Twilight I think of a badly written, poorly acted and shoddily produced sack of crap aimed at broads whose idea of a hot date is a Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa.
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Old June 18 2012, 11:57 PM   #1609
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I think by "Twilight" the review means that it is reminiscent of the relationship stuff that is a trademark of that franchise. It seems to have become the normal description of that type of emotional character story now, good or bad. Still...probably not a comparison descriptor a Spider-Man fan wants to read or hear about lol. Nor a Marc Webb fan for that matter. I still look at what he stated as positive.
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Old June 19 2012, 12:37 AM   #1610
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Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post

It's Twilight in spandex, and that's sincerely meant as a compliment.

You and I have very different ideas as to what constitutes a compliment.

When you say Twilight I think of a badly written, poorly acted and shoddily produced sack of crap aimed at broads whose idea of a hot date is a Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa.
This. As for me, the previews for this movie just haven't done it for me. To my eyes it looks... cheap compared to the Raimi movies. I just can't build any enthusiasm for this movie. The "Twilight" comparisons don't help.
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Old June 19 2012, 12:44 AM   #1611
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Don't get me wrong, I am excited about this movie. It's just the Twilight comparison I wasn't thrilled with.
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Old June 19 2012, 02:46 AM   #1612
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The one who said: "The origin stuff is just blah, then gets better."

Duh, you don't improve on Stan's origin--it works for a reason(s). That was a no brainer.

Also, I'm sorry no comparison to Twilight is a good thing.
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Old June 19 2012, 04:07 AM   #1613
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Yeah a lot of fans think his writing hasn't been the same since Sam Loeb died...the quality hasn't been there since that happened that's for sure. It is very sad indeed.
I think Loeb's decline goes back further than his son's death. I don't disagree that Sam's death was a blow -- the earlier poster who said he lost "a part of his soul" is, I think, not unfair -- but I really think that the real turning point for Loeb was Archie Goodwin's death in 1998. Loeb lost a collaborator who was willing and able to push him, and his work after Goodwin (such as Dark Victory, the Marvel "color" books, Superman/Batman) has moments of brilliance, but those moments are like the needle in the proverbial haystack.

Also, and some may find this a heretical viewpoint, I think that Loeb and Sale reached their peak with A Superman for All Seasons and they should have let their collaboration go because it's been diminishing returns since. (Though the zero issue of Captain America: White showed some real promise, even if the series itself has been MIA for years.)
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Old June 19 2012, 06:53 AM   #1614
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Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post

It's Twilight in spandex, and that's sincerely meant as a compliment.

You and I have very different ideas as to what constitutes a compliment.

When you say Twilight I think of a badly written, poorly acted and shoddily produced sack of crap aimed at broads whose idea of a hot date is a Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa.
It's a quote.
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Old June 19 2012, 09:20 AM   #1615
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Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post

It's Twilight in spandex, and that's sincerely meant as a compliment.

You and I have very different ideas as to what constitutes a compliment.

When you say Twilight I think of a badly written, poorly acted and shoddily produced sack of crap aimed at broads whose idea of a hot date is a Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa.
It's a quote.
I'm aware.
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Old June 19 2012, 10:29 AM   #1616
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Full review:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/f...st-review.html
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Old June 19 2012, 04:26 PM   #1617
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Total Film gives it 4 out of 5:

http://www.totalfilm.com/reviews/cin...ing-spider-man


It's still early, but most of the reviews seem to be saying the same thing-- the casting and action are great, but the origin story is a little dull and "been there, done that".

Which is pretty much the impression I was getting from the trailers.
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Old June 19 2012, 08:02 PM   #1618
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4/5 from the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/...der-man-review

Marc Webb's successful synthesis of action and emotion, together with a terrific performance by Andrew Garfield, means that this Spider-Man is as enjoyable as it is impressive
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Old June 19 2012, 09:16 PM   #1619
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Apparently the score is supposed to be really strong as well, with one of the best superhero themes we've heard in a while.

Very cool, if true.
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Old June 19 2012, 09:17 PM   #1620
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The score has leaked and is available on youtube. It's pretty impressive, and I wasn't expecting it to be from James Horner. There are a few repeated cues as is the case from Horner, but nothing overt this time like his "Avatar" score. Here's the link to the first track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onip5bpd3C0
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