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4.0 out of 5 stars The Other Spiderman Movie, November 11, 2012
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10 years after Director Sam Raimi's first Spiderman adaptation, and only 5 years after his final chapter in the Toby Maguire trilogy, comes The Amazing Spiderman...fledgling Director Marc Webb's retelling of young Peter Parker and the birth of Spiderman. The Amazing Spiderman is definitely a different story than the one told in Raimi's initial effort, and it wasn't a bad movie...it was a good movie actually. But did it come too soon on the heels of Raimi's trilogy?

I for one didn't need a retelling of how Peter Parker became Spiderman so soon after the (relatively) recent Maguire Spiderman movie(s). I'd have much preferred a new Spiderman story that just picked up where Raimi left off, albeit with a different guy (Andrew Garfield) in the lead role and a new director. But I guess Webb wanted to make the franchise his, and he sold Marvel on the idea. So, we'll just have to get our brains around that. Perhaps as Webb's continuation of the telling of Spiderman's story continues into sequel (which has been confirmed), the feeling of a little boredom and redundancy that I felt while watching the retelling part of "how Peter became Spidey" will dissipate.

But like I said earlier, The Amazing Spiderman was still a good movie. I was definitely entertained. It was well acted, well directed and fun to watch. However, adding to the redundancy dilemma was a lack of non-stop action in a movie that ran for over 2 hours. Even after the final battle in the movie there was like 10 or 15 minutes of further dialogue and character development. The retelling of the beginning of Spiderman could have been done in way less than two hours...especially so soon after "the other" Spiderman movie(s).

Spiderman fans, superhero movie fans...you've got a new take on Spidey to check out here. It's definitely worth a spot near the top of your queue. But just be prepared to have that slight feeling of déjà vu as you watch.

3˝ stars.
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Initial post: Nov 12, 2012 9:20:32 AM PST
Sadodare says:
They're of a different spiderman series....I realize you didn't want a recap of how he became spiderman, but it's not even supposed to be the same spiderman universe...There had to be a retelling to establish the way things are in his world. Note that there was no mention of a mary-jane, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:54:09 PM PST
Monkdude says:
Hey Sky. I liked this one more than the Raimi ones, but I agree that they should have just made it a sequel with different actors.

MD
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