Sunday, July 15, 2012
My inevitable Spider-man review
It's the new Spider-Man movie! And I saw it! And enjoyed it!
Okay, enough of the schmaltzy stuff. Garfield as Spidey was great. Watching him figure out his Spider powers and then using them, and his NON-ORGANIC webs was a nice little bit of technology. The guy playing Kurt Conners was okay, a typical movie/comic scientist obsessed with fixing what's wrong with him (missing arm) but in the process losing himself in the SCIENCE and becoming a danger to the city. A little too Hulkey at times. They also had the Spider-Man movie typical New Yorkers helping Spidey in his time of need, including the police. It would have been cooler to have the cops after Spidey the entire time--him taking on the SWAT team was so cool looking. But it made sense to the movie.
It was also a long movie, but kept my attention. Stay a few minutes after the initial credits to see a little scene that sets up the hopefully-inevitable second movie. I didn't stay after that, but I don't think Spidey ever caught the criminal who killed his Uncle Ben (not really a spoiler, people) which spurred his need for justice/revenge in the first place. He probably won't be part of the Avengers, but it would be fairly cool to see Iron Man and Cap show this kid the ropes.