The Amazing Spider-man
Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, pointed out that "the truly amazing thing is that most of what happens to Peter Parker in the first half of the film has already happened in previous chapters of the Spidey saga", that "what's old is old again." However, Randy Myers from the San Jose Mercury News found it "the best Spidey yet", describing it as "strong, bold and well-acted." He felt that a viewer couldn't help but feel déjà vu, but that the work shows greater "dimension". Dana Stevens at Slate magazine believed that the film was an "absolutely unnecessary" retelling of the origin story, although it avoided "the common comic-book adaptation trap of gloomy self-seriousness". Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also opined that the "unnecessary" reboot pulled stellar performances from Garfield and Stone and touches the heart.
The Amazing Spider-man
Parents need to know that The Amazing Spider-Man sticks pretty closely to the standard superhero template. There's an average guy (Andrew Garfield) who mysteriously receives amazing powers and is suddenly thrust into the unfamiliar role of savior, some tame romance (kissing, flirting), mild swearing ("damn," "hell"), and lots of comic book-style action -- cars getting thrown off bridges, villains throwing heroes through walls, and assorted other mayhem, some with weapons and a bit of blood. Popular actress Emma Stone co-stars as Spidey's love interest, and Martin Sheen adds gravitas in the tragic role of Peter Parker's kind Uncle Ben.
He gives chase, also showing an increased sense of humor. He knocks on the drivers door and says,"Hello? Mister criminal!" (Aleksei Sytsevich rolls down window) "Hey there, I'm Spider-Man. You can call me web-head, you can call me amazing, just don't call me late for dinner, get it?" When a citizen named Max Dillon was in trouble, Spider-Man Dillon from an incoming taxi.
As the native Spider-Man asked what kind of villains they had faced besides the current ones, the older Spider-Man discussed having fought a black symbiote. The native Spider-Man then told them about fighting a purple alien (Thanos) in space and on Earth. Parker remarked him being lame since he fought Rhino and never encountered an alien before. However, his older counterpart told he is still amazing, which Parker thanked.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Garfield doesn't miss a beat, hiding the pain of Gwen's death with false confidence that slowly breaks down as he gets to know the other versions of himself. As Maguire's Peter tells him, "you're amazing," Garfield's variant can't bring himself to say it, and isn't that the most Peter Parker thing... This, Garfield's uncanny ability to get into the mind of the tortured Peter Parker, is why Andrew Garfield is the best Spider-Man, and why it's time to revisit his tenure under the mask.
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In an attempt to cash in on the cinematic universe trend kicked off by The Avengers, Sony planted the seeds for The Amazing Spider-Man to kick off a whole new world of characters that would lead to a battle with the Sinister Six. This crossover is hinted at in the second film when Gustav Fiers (the Gentleman) walks down a hallway lined with weapons used by Spidey's greatest villains, including Doctor Octopus's tentacles and Vulture's wings. Even though Marc Webb's films had many glaring issues, it still would've been amazing to see Spider-Man battle all these villains onscreen. At least we still got No Way Home. 041b061a72