Jack Goes Confidential: Web-Slinging Andrew Garfield Wows as ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’

I’ll be perfectly honest, attending THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN didn’t rank very high on my excitement meter…

After all, this was not a sequel or prequel, but rather a completely recast reboot of director Sam Raimi‘s original.

And only 10 years after Tobey Maguire first flew.

But guess what? I was pleasantly surprised as this fresh approach to cross breeding genetics put more emphasis on Peter Parker’s back story as the webbed one. The complexities of his persona and humanity of his character.

The chemistry between new girlfriend Emma Stone and the spider guy really works as they struggle with love, commitment—and their secret! Andrew (‘The Social Network’) Garfield takes the franchise in a more dramatic, yet touching direction as he attempts to understand his parents’ disappearance and the lab of Dr. Curt Conners who was his father’s partner.

There’s some interesting casting in the supporting roles as well.

Including Martin Sheen as uncle Ben, Sally Field—as aunt May and Denis Leary playing the police chief who also just happens to be Emma Stone’s super protective father.

The C.G.I. effects in this reboot are top notch and the 3-D definitely worth the upcharge.

Here the 3-D enhances instead of overshadowing the production.

The bottom line: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN feels less like watching a comic book. It puts Peter Parker’s spider phenomenon on sort of a collision course with the lizard who’s Oscorp’s Dr. Conner’s—alter ego.

Let’s keep it there and give this re-webbing a thumbs up. Or actually, 3-1/2 web slinging fingers.

JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES Friday mornings at 6:40 a.m. on KMBZ Fm & Am / Also anytime on Time-Warner Cable’s K.C. ON DEMAND, Channel 411 / And throughout Nebraska on NEBRASKA ON DEMAND, Channel 411.

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6 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: Web-Slinging Andrew Garfield Wows as ‘AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’

  1. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Gee I wish they’d make more comic books into movies; they just don’t do enough of that these days. I also applaud Hollywood for abandoning the ridiculous notion of writing new, original scripts and instead continuing to recycle old ideas. Bravo!

  2. Batman says:

    money money money is the reason for this movie
    Spider-Man 3 was so horrible they didn’t want to do a fourth. Plus the actors could demand more money.

    But if Sony doesn

  3. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Interesting. I didn’t know the contract issues with the franchise but on the surface it’s still pathetic to re-boot something less than 10 years old. Speaking of re-makes and how pathetic Hollywood has become, look at this list of re-makes coming down the pike:

    Point Break
    Short Circuit
    The Birds
    Drop Dead Fred (no I’m not kidding)
    American Psycho (sacrilege to even touch this)
    Romancing the Stone
    The Bodyguard
    The Crow
    The Wild Bunch (what?!?!?!)
    Death Wish
    Lethal Weapon
    Red Dawn (The re-writes on this are hilarious – google the details for a laugh. First it was written and shot as a Chinese invasion, then the studio panicked and brought in a new writer to nix that, demanded they change it to North Koreans, re-shot it, then brought in another writer, re-wrote it and re-shot it again. Chances this is DOA – 99.9%)

  4. the dude says:

    I iz all
    pider-manned out, only have money for KU basketball weed transactions and Funyuns.

  5. Merle Tagladucci says:

    “KU basketball weed transactions”

    Maybe if you spot MU some of your stash they too can make a Final Four someday –

  6. the dude says:

    I’ll tell harlinator
    to get on top of that asap, Merle the Pearl.

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