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Review of The Amazing Spider-Man   

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This was quite frankly, a terrible movie. It wasn't as bad some of the Marvel movies from last year (Thor leading the way here) but it's terrible nonetheless.

Problem 1: It's constructed like a video game - several action scenes strung together with cut-scenes that move the story along. The cut-scenes have all the emotional shallowness of their video game counterparts.

Problem 2: Every plot development moves along so quickly that nothings sinks in. This is the direct result of problem 1 above. While video games bring a level of immersion just because you're playing the damn thing, getting immersed in a movie requires a different sort of story-telling.

Problem 3: The motivations of the characters often made little sense to me. The cardinal rule of making a good sci-fi movie is the the only things that don't need to make sense are the sci-fi bits. The characters, their emotions, their motivations, their actions MUST make sense like in every other good non sci-fi movie.

Examples:
1) Why the fuck was Uncle Ben leaving Peter such a long and clearly well-prepared speech as a voicemail message?
2) How does Gwen, an intern have access to all the high security equipment and data in the lab?
3) Why didn't anyone ask Peter for identification when he was swiping the other intern's badge? And why didn't they ask the other guy for identification before throwing him out?
4) Why do the police officers ignore the massive green lizard that was attacking police officers and causing mayhem (so obviously the bugger threat) and start to pursue Spiderman instead?
5) Why does Captain Stacy completely change his mind about Spiderman after unmasking him as Peter?
6) How did they get all the crane operators in Manhattan to co-ordinate??

So much nonsensical garbage throughout the movie. Anything for a good cut-scene, I suppose. At times I felt like I was watching a movie by Michael Bay.

Problem 4: The story and the characters were too similar to the last Spiderman trilogy, and inferior in almost every way.

4/10
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on 11 August 2012 07:54

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