Since its inception, this film has been slammed by the internet. People bitched and moaned about it being too soon for a reboot, angry that it’s going back to high school, and even angrier that it’s another origin story. As images of Andrew Garfield in costume released, the word “Twilight” was thrown around for months. It’s clear that right out of the gate The Amazing Spider-Man has plenty of people it needs to prove wrong. With a young, fresh cast that is actually passionate about the source material, a director who has proven his ability to tell a character driven story (500 Days of Summer), and a story that’s inspired by the Ultimate version of the character (my personal favorite), I really think this movie could be everything I’ve ever wanted.
I am so happy that Spidey’s “wise ass” attitude is finally accounted for. We get to see Peter build his web shooters, actually showing the audience he is intelligent rather than his peers constantly bringing it up. I also love that the film itself doesn’t look like just another superhero movie. It has grit to it. New York looks real, not like a cartoony Hollywood set. Spider-man isn’t welcome in this universe. He’s a vigilante, and it looks like he’s going to be hunted down like one.
It’s good to have you back Spidey!