Genre: Science Fiction
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
MY Rating: Two thumbs Up!
But I'm also a huge Andrew Garfield fan and so my instant next thought was, "Okay, I can do that!" And I didn't really care that they, the movie people, had decided it was already time for another Spider-man reincarnation. I mean, so what, right?
Still, I was worried about it, that it wouldn't measure up, that people would bash it, that Andrew Garfield really couldn't pull it off, that it would be stupid, etc. etc. You know... all those really deep important movie questions that we all love to ponder.
However, after having seen it yesterday as part of our holiday celebrations, I can report that, at least for me, none of that was an issue. I loved the movie! I loved Andrew Garfield in the title role, I loved the story, I loved the effects, I loved it all. Granted, I'm easy to please, but yes, I loved it.
We saw it at the IMAX theater... in 3D... so if that's your thing, you should do it. Flying around with Spider-man was pretty cool and tickled my stomach several times. Yeah, I'm a sucker for this stuff, does that make me geeky? I'm afraid so. Yeah, the louder, the more bone jarring, the bigger, the brighter... the better!
This version of Spider-man gave us more insight into Peter Parker's background and what was going on with his dad. It gave us sympathetic villain with a back story that had meaning. It felt real and human, in and among the superhero stuff. I really liked that.
But mostly I totally loved Andrew Garfield's portrayal of this character. In a word, he was awesome. If you've had reservations, you should just go see it and see what you think. Besides, the music is also awesome.
My only complaints were stupid things like... how can a school get nearly destroyed by some pretty massive fighting and yet they are back there going to school again the next day with no visible evidence. Same with getting shot in the leg and then bam... back at school! Same with destroying your bathroom, and then... everything is okay? See, these are the strange things I think about! But nothing very distracting.
Bottom line: Loved it!
Here's the trailer if you haven't yet seen it: