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Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
The Amazing Spider-Man alights in theaters five years after the final movie in a trio of Spider-Man films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire. The box office take for the latter three films exceeded $1 billion.
Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy may be only five years dormant, but the thing’s not untouchable. It would be more blasphemous to rejuvenate plenty of other franchises.
Atlantic City Weekly
Here is my first impression of The Amazing Spider-Man. It has a terrific cast, headed by Andrew Garfield as Spidy and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, that really captures the angst of being a shy high school loner and the joy of embracing newfound abilities.
Even in this age of Hollywood re-boots, it seems odd that, only five years after “Spider-man 3,” a new Spidey-flick, with a new, but familiar, origin story would be made. But the powers that be at Columbia, seeing how well the “Batman” franchise has...
St. Petersburg Times
The Amazing Spider-Man is trapped in a tangled web, spun 10 years ago by Sam Raimi's Spider-Man that adequately covered much of the same origins material. There isn't a scene in the new, technically improved version that doesn't beg comparison or the...
Christian Science Monitor
Since Tobey Maguire didn’t want to appear in another “Spider-Man” movie, welcome to “The Amazing Spider-Man” starring Andrew Garfield in what Marvel is rather disingenuously calling a “reboot.” There isn’t any particular reason, besides the obvious...
Marc Webb's take on Marvel superhero Spider-Man carries, Atlas-like, a terrible burden. Coming only ten years after Sam Raimi told Spidey's origin story, Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man presses the reset button and tells it again. 2012 audiences may...
Fan The Fire
It’s been five years since Sam Raimi – under reported studio pressure – allowed his Spider-Man trilogy to bow out on a terrible low. Mercifully, Marc Webb’s reimagined origin tale The Amazing Spider-Man, which takes the story back to square one...
Mark Reviews Movies
Comic books have been rebooting their franchises for decades. Spider-Man has been "amazing," "spectacular," "ultimate," and even just plain, old Spider-Man in different incarnations.
Was this remake absolutely necessary? Probably not. With Sam Raimi's well-regarded Spider-Man trilogy just a few years in the rearview mirror, no one was screaming for Sony to start from scratch. But Hollywood politics and some hard clauses in the...
The reason why great comic book superhero movies stand out from the bad ones is simple: if they get the man behind the mask right, the rest of the film will work. We're still talking about how great Christopher Reeve was as Superman because, sure...
New York Post
Poor Spider-Man. His big-screen adventures that set box-office records in the early part of the century have been dwarfed by Batman and his fellow superheroes, the Avengers. The notorious production travails of Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’’
Three Movie Buffs
Despite feeling a little soon for a full reboot of the series, being just 5 years since we last saw Tobey Maguire in the cowl, The Amazing Spider-man is a highly enjoyable superhero movie with only a few minor flaws.
Laramie Movie Scope
The reboot of the Spider Man franchise with “The Amazing Spider-Man” is the second such franchise reboot by Marvel/Disney in recent years. The first reboot was in 2008, with “The Incredible Hulk” which was a reboot of the 2003 film “The Hulk. "
Ten years ago, when Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” hit the screens and broke massive box office records, I was not yet doing movie reviews. However, I caught it in the theater on a double bill with “Men in Black II.”
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
I know- a SPIDER-MAN reboot only ten years after the original film made $800 million dollars, and only five years since the last instalment of the original franchise seemed like an obvious cash-grab, and yeah, I'm sure Sony's going to make a mint off...
With the power of making the reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise comes great responsibility. And the makers of "The Amazing Spider-Man" deliver.
It seems like just yesterday that the Sam Raimi-directed, Tobey Maguire-starring "Spider-Man" was swinging into theaters and wowing audiences. That particular supersaga arrived 10 years ago, in May 2002, but that's the blink of a spidery eye in...
The Amazing Spider-Man is a benign entry in the superhero genre, unnecessary but inoffensive, leaving one wish that such movies were special, anticipated events rather than bimonthly appointments.
I promised myself that I wouldn't take Sam Raimi's Spider-Man into consideration when screening The Amazing Spider-Man. Yes, this reboot tells the character's origin story all over again, even though it was only ten years ago that Raimi did it...
“The Amazing Spider-Man” has been billed as a reboot of the “Spider-Man” franchise, which got off to such a promising start in 2002 with Tobey Maguire in the lead role. Ten years later, Maguire and his director, Sam Raimi, have parted ways with...
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
There are many ways to spin a familiar fantasy – but this webslinger is decided different from Sam Raimi’s previous Marvel Comics-based trilogy. While the plot – revolving around a teenager bitten by a genetically modified spider, developing incredible...
How quickly generations come and go. If you’re old enough to remember seeing Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man, and thought Tobey Maguire would carry Spider-Man’s mantle far into the 21st century, Hollywood is here to tell you your time has passed.
Ten years and two months after Sam Raimi's Spider-Man dominated theaters and advanced the comic book movie genre to a whole new level, the web slinger is back, restarting from scratch with a new origin story that is strangely reminiscent of the...
The A.V. Club
While it might seem odd for a movie to offer a new take on Spider-Man just five years after Spider-Man 3, the final Sam Raimi-directed film in a series that began in 2002, that sort of quick change isn’t unprecedented in the web-slinger’s history.
As with Marvel’s previous release The Avengers, I had my doubts with The Amazing Spider-Man. Where do I even begin? It has been only five short years since Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire concluded their trilogy (and just so you know, Raimi was first to...
How many times can you retell the same story? If it's an origin, apparently the answer is "quite a few". From Casino Royale to Batman Begins to Star Trek, we just love seeing a fresh take on how our heroes got started.
With all due respect to the earlier films, the web-slinging reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man,” opening Tuesday, should have come first.
Even if you don't automatically recoil at the words "reboot," "sequel" or "franchise," it's hard not to roll your eyes a little at The Amazing Spider-Man, which revives the cinematic saga of Peter Parker exactly 10 years after Sam Raimi's Spider-Man...
Big Picture Big Sound
All the classic moments are there. The spider bite, the discovery of new powers, Uncle Ben's untimely death. And oddly, it's in these pivotal moments that the film falters. Particularly, the death of Uncle Ben...
In this day and age, “adults” are also big kids who still see Spider-Man movies, and The Amazing Spider-Man faces the challenge of making both the old and new generations satisfied with a revised vision of an iconic hero.
Was there a need for a “Spider-Man” reboot just ten years after the first Sam Raimi film starring Tobey Maguire and just five years after that series concluded? No, not really, except for the fact that if Columbia Pictures didn’t make another one they...
The decision by Sony to reboot the Spider-Man franchise so soon after the three movies directed by Sam Raimi makes it impossible not to compare it to what came before, and it doesn't help that post-"Dark Knight" and post-"Avengers," there are far...
It’s only been ten years since Sam Raimi cast Toby Maguire as legendary web-slinger Peter Parker, generating a mighty hit with 2002’s “Spider-Man”. An excellent 2004 sequel arrived in the form of “Spider-Man 2”, but things ground to a halt with 2007’s...
Eric D. Snider
Every movie needs to stand on its own two feet, and you could argue that there's no reason to compare a remake to the original if the original is old, obscure, or otherwise unlikely to have been seen by your audience.
Five minutes into The Amazing Spider-Man, I got bitten. With pleasure. A friskier, sweeter-natured variation on the story Sam Raimi told in his recent trilogy, with greater emphasis on human relations than on special effects, this Spidey reboot...
To call it pointless wouldn't be unfair. The last Spider-Man movie was only five years ago. Is it possible to forget the trilogy director Sam Raimi built with Tobey Maguire as the webslinger and Kirsten Dunst as his teen love? I don't think so.
They could have called it “The Meh Spider-man.” While Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Sally Field, and Martin Sheen do their absolute best to elevate one of the most generic and uninspired superhero screenplays since men first put on spandex...
Long ago... in the year 2002. It was coming. Tickets were being sold out, lines were big, and the rooms were full. The first ever live action film to the most famous Marvel hero of them all... Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man"! That film blew me away.
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, which leads him to Oscorp and Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father's former partner. Bitten by a lab spider, Peter begins to develop powers that change his life.
Sacramento News & Review
Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios reboot the Spider-Man franchise, hoping to compensate for the loss of director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire. Retelling the whole story from square one was a mistake; the clunky script by James Vanderbilt...
The latest in a seemingly never-ending flood of Hollywood remakes, director Marc Webb's 215 million dollar (!!!) remake of the 2002 version of Spiderman's iconic origin story is ... a slightly different version of that iconic origin story.
Where to go with Spider-Man? That's the billion dollar question that has plagued Sony Pictures. One of their flagship franchises, Spider-Man is a proven money-maker that could not be allowed to lie fallow simply because the creative engine ran out of...
First, the good: The Amazing Spider-Man is superior in several ways to most of Sam Raimi's previous films. Garfield is an extremely talented actor and brings a wiseass element to Spidey that Tobey Maguire lacked, Stone is better than Kirsten Dunst in...
Look up in the sky! It's not a bird nor a plane—on that skyscraper is a teenager in full Spider-Man spandex holding a denim backpack and cellphone and promising his aunt he'll bring home a dozen organic eggs. Meet the new face of superheroes: Marc Webb's
An unnecessary reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man is more average than awesome; more "meh" than "woo hoo". Not that it's a bad film, far from it. It's just that it fails to excite as much as The Avengers did back in April.
Just as formidable as fighting crime Spidey's way in the new and occasionally different The Amazing Spider-Man, is spinning a tale that captivates in a really crowded field of comic book derived action blockbusters.
Cross-species genetic superpowers eliminate the need for eyeglasses in The Amazing Spider-Man, though no mutation is necessary to clearly see that Marvel's "reboot" of their signature franchise is an unimaginative remake of Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man.
Maybe it's the screenwriters' way of justifying their deja-vu-all-over-again reboot of a still-familiar franchise: In The Amazing Spider-Man, a high school English teacher looks over her class of twentysomethings disguised as pimply teens and puts the...
When a new actor slips on the Spandex for a superhero franchise reboot, we should, you know, notice. And we do with Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker in director Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man."
That old thing you bought is old now. It was new for a while but now it's old. So you need a new one. You just do. And it's okay. You're helping the economy if you just go out and buy the new thing. Stop worrying that the old thing was just fine and...
Monsters and Critics
They got it right. The Amazing Spider-Man can take its place in the summer blockbuster Hall of Fame, as entertaining and thrilling as any films of the superhero canon, and set the stage for sequels. There is a release date for the first sequel but no...
The Film Yap
Let’s just get this out of the way: No, there was absolutely no need for this reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise. The first film came out just a decade ago, and the last one was a mere five years ago — and was underwhelming at that.
Peter Parker has it glued to his ear for much of the movie, even when he’s Spider-Man. Either that, or he’s playing games on it. It’s in those moments, when he’s lounging on a giant web passing time with a puzzle app, or crouched on a parapet thousands...
ABC Radio (Australia)
There was a spate in the late 1970s, that carried right through the 1980s, when cheesy - and sometimes not even cheesy - action and thriller movies allowed the convention that New York City was full of alleyways with dumpsters, and in these alleyways...
Science Fiction Flim
Was there a need for a Spider-Man reboot just ten years after the first Sam Raimi film starring Tobey Maguire and just five years after that series concluded?
“The untold story,” gushed the hype. There’s only one story, shrugs someone in the film, accompanied by what sounds like back-pedalling: “Who am I?” So what is it? New story, or same-old repackaged? Both and neither, as it happens.
THE Amazing Spider-Man falls a little short of the adjective in its title, but The Pretty Good Spider-Man wouldn't have sounded as catchy.
Still brave, still vulnerable – rather like the England football team! – web-slinging superhero Spider-Man is celebrating his half-century this year.
All the gnashing of teeth regarding how unnecessary it seems to “reboot” the Spider-Man franchise given that the last entry in Sam Raimi’s trilogy (2002–2007) was released only five years ago is a lot of sound and fury signifying absolutely nothing...
In the decade since Tobey Maguire got all emo in Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man pic there have now been four Spidey films. Too many, too soon? I think so, especially given not that much is really that different here, just a bit better.
What I really found interesting though the film doesn't end in the spirit of action but lingers on a bit to emphasise on Spider-Man's growth and realisations. And after a brief roll of closing credits, there's a sly suggestion of a possibility.
Whatever The Amazing Spider-Man gets wrong and for all that it gets right, there is one massive hurdle that it struggles to overcome: Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, which covered much the same ground, came out all of a decade ago.
CAN it really be ten years this month since Tobey Maguire was bitten by a spider in the opening film of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy?
Ten years might seem too soon to reboot a franchise, but after the bloated and lacklustre ‘Spiderman 3’, going back to basics isn’t that bad an idea after all. That’s exactly what ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ does, booting out previous franchise stalwarts...
The Sydney Morning Herald
It makes sense, in a way. Spider-Man, is after all, at its heart a story of adolescence, of a character dramatically transformed by physical changes - catapulted into new expectations and responsibilities, feeling surges of...
The Amazing Spider-Man is very much what defines the jingbang of follow-up flicks in Hollywood - loaded with smarter SFX and a little more edgy than what you have already seen.
A desperate battle for survival. How else does one describe "The Amazing Spider-Man", the reboot of a franchise that began hardly a decade back and which, despite its best intentions has only regressed the original story?
Marvel celebrates half a century of Spider-Man this year, but does that warrant another big-screen re-spin, only ten years after the last one?
Five years in Hollywood is an age at the best of times, but if your studio is sitting on one of the world’s most popular comic-book franchises while lesser superheroes break box-office records like so many henchmen’s heads, it must feel like forever.
Shadows on the Wall
It's a mystery why Marvel remade this origin tale only 10 years after Sam Raimi's version. Sure, this is a slightly different mythology, but it's impossible to engage in a story that can't surprise us. Fortunately, the rom-com subplot is thoroughly...
JUST a decade after the release of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire comes a “reboot” of the franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man, with Brit Andrew Garfield in the spandex.
The fourth Spiderman is not the fourth instalment in the ongoing saga of the webbed superhero; it is a reboot. Which is to say, it is the same story, done with different actors, and a different director. So the crucial question is : how different it is?..
There's only one story, says the teacher near the end of this take-two of the Spider-Man franchise: who am I? I already knew that because it had been repeated throughout the movie. But Peter Parker's confusion is understandable, not only because a...
If Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man is still fresh in your memory, there's a good chance the new reboot might feel boringly familiar. This is after all the origin story all over again - Peter Parker gets bitten, he discovers his 'spider powers', he uses...
The Amazing Spider-Man is a hugely enjoyable, genuinely thrilling superhero adventure that ticks all the right boxes and justifies the decision to reboot the franchise in the first place. Highly recommended.
Graced with great performances from Garfield and Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man is a rare comic-book flick that is better at examining relationships than superheroism. If it doesn’t approach the current benchmark of Avengers Assemble, it still...
We live in an age of speed-up, which may explain why the Spider-Man franchise feels the need for a reboot only 10 years after its first film, and five years after the most recent one.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” คือภาพยนตร์ซุปเปอร์ฮีโร่ไอ้แมงมุมฉบับใหม่โดยผู้กำกับ Marc Webb (เจ้าของงานโรแมนติกขึ้นหึ้งอีกเรื่องแห่งยุคอย่าง (500) Days of Summer) ที่หันมาทำหนังแอกชั่นฟอร์มยักษ์ทุนสูงเรื่องแรกได้อย่างยอดเยี่ยมน่าชื่นชม...
เป็นการรีบูทฉบับภาพยนตร์ของไอ้แมงมุมหลังจากไตรภาคของ Sam Raimi จบไปเมื่อปี 2007 โดยการเปิดปฐมบทใหม่ครั้งนี้ได้ Marc Webb ที่เคยฝากผลงานเด็ดๆอย่าง (500) Days of Summer มาทำหน้าที่กำกับ แม้ว่าจะเป็นเรื่องยากที่จะทำภาคใหม่ขึ้นมาเท่าไตรภาคเก่า เพราะยังไม่ทัน