I really enjoyed it, the effects were pretty good.
Andrew Garfield is a much better Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire was. I loved Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. She looked gorgeous, and played the part so, so well. Denis Leary, for the brief time he was in the film, was good as Captain Stacy, and Stan Lee's cameo was his best one to date.
Something was a bit off though, although I can't figure out what. It was still great though.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Emma Stone/Yvonne Strahovski/Elizabeth Olsen/Sophia Bush/Emmy Rossum Jennifer Lawrence/Jenna-Louise Coleman/Kate Upton/Hayden Panettiere
Liked it, didn't love it. Emma Stone is fantastic, and whoever did costume design for her is even better.
I like that Garfield played Peter as just kind of a weird, awkward kid.
I LOVED Flash and Peter's dynamic.
What I want for part 2
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First of all, name it The Spectacular Spider-Man, not Amazing Spider-man 2. Second, Peter and Gwen go to Empire State, Gwen has a hot red-head theatre major roommate named Mary Jane Watson. Flash also goes there, on an athletic scholarship, possibly as Pete's roommate. Meet Harry at some point. Do NOT pull the trigger on Norman as Green Goblin yet (if it was up to me, they hold off on Goblin until part 3). Maybe re-use Doc Ock. Flash joins the army, inspired by Spidey. Peter/Gwen and Harry/MJ double dates.
I can see an argument for it being better than Spider-Man, although I think the first one still did the origin better. Definitely not in the league of Spider-Man 2, but, then, not much is.
I think the first Spider-Man has aged somewhat poorly because the post-origin story stuff before the big fight with Norman at the end has just been eclipsed by so many better done films. Not just the effects, but the actual storytelling. It seemed amazing then, because nothing like it had made it to screen then.
I still maintain the first 45 minutes or so is the best job I've seen of doing a superhero origin on screen, though. After that, it's kind of not great for most of the middle of the film. Goblin's costume is awful, the CGI is really dated, Dunst just isn't very good... But then the final fight is all kinds of awesome.
Spider-Man 2 (well, 2.1 too be technical, but what's an extra 9 minutes) is just flat out fucking perfect though. It has always been one of my favorites. But having re-watched all 3 Spider-Man movies, Hulk, Iron Man all fairly recently, and having just seen The Avengers a few weeks ago... Spider-Man 2 is easily the best superhero movie ever. It has better action than Iron Man, moves at a better pace than The Hulk... The Avengers gives it it's best run, but James Franco's performance (which is probably rivaled only be Eckhart in TDK and maybe Downey Jr. for my favorite performance in a superhero movie ever) gives it a bit of an edge. Dunst is a little more dialed in on this one, still not great, but she gets the job done. Alfred Molina is fabulous. It has a handful of legitimately perfect scenes and moments, including Aunt May insisting that Peter takes the money, the "Rain Drops Keep Falling"/Spider-Man No More montage, a sadly only in the 2.1 extended cut scene of MJ and her female co-star from The Importance Of Being Earnest discussing love, the entire party sequence where Peter's life falls apart, and, of course, the train fight. Literally, the only thing I would change about the movie is flipping the last two scenes, so it ends on Harry finding out his dad was the Goblin.
Spider-Man 3 is actually better than people give it credit for. There's some bad stuff in it, and the story is a bit of a mess, and it goes too long... (Wow, this praise is coming all backhanded now) but there are some really strong points. The Peter/Harry fight in the mansion is the best scene of the entire trilogy. I know a lot of people hated the jazz club scene, but I think it's fucking awesome. It's Peter being a king sized dick to MJ, Gwen being beautiful, then realizing what's going on, all with an absurdly over the top dance sequence. I never understood why that was the scene everyone hated, when it was one of the few highlights of the film.
Bryce Dallas Howard is really good. Topher Grace... I like Topher. I loved That 70's Show. They could not have done a worse job of miscasting than Topher Grace as Brock/Venom. There's just no menace in him. Thomas Haden Church and, per usual, James Franco are both fantastic.
It was flawed, but it wasn't nearly as bad as people remember it being.
I only wanted to watch it to see Big Kev steal the show, and Holly Valance half naked, I wasn't dissappointed. I also got to see Jaime Pressly half naked as well.
9/10 is sarcasm, yes? that movie was so horribly bad in every way except seeing sarah carter all wet and hot.
Nope. I didn't give a shit how bad the movie may have been. All I wanted was Big Sexy being awesome and half naked chicks, and cared about fuck all else. The movie delivered what I wanted so I give it 9/10. It would have got the full 10/10 if Kev was half naked too.