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The Amazing Spiderman Review

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I know this is a delayed review. I managed to watched the movie on 2nd July thanks to Ryan who actually couldn't make it to the movie with his friend last minute and asked if I could go instead with C. I asked C whether he could rush out after work ends (He ends around 8.30pm and the movie starts at 9.20pm however, his work may drag overtime), and thankfully, he was out before 9pm and rushed to The Cathay to meet me. 

Enough of my own stuffs, The Amazing Spiderman. I saw its trailer. Yes, there maybe alot of versions of spiderman and even in cartoon form. I've watched it since young! Love spiderman! However, I don't mind watching again. I mean, I haven't watched spiderman for so long! C said he watched the whole cartoon version before. Very similar, but different at some parts! The whole movie started from 9.20pm till 11.30pm, INCLUDING the 10-15mins advertisement in front. Around 2 hours movie!

The synopsis given by IMDb "Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner."

The male lead is super cute! It did started off as himself when he was young. I shall not say what happened, because the show isn't over yet and I don't think I want to give spoilers. Then later on, it showed him during his teenage days. Throughout the whole movie, it really showed how he grow, discover the truth of the disappearance of his parents, exciting moments, as well as TEARS-moments. I seriously did cry -.- Ok I get emotional quite fast. Especially if people die or something sad happen. I can watch dramas or shows and start tearing. Female hormones. But it was really sad. And also, it has alot of SUPER FUNNY PARTS. The whole theatre was practically filled. A lot of them came down after work! Everyone was laughing at the funny parts! There were heart-wrenching moments that you really feel very sad =( I thought C cried too. He said he didn't. He only cried before watching "I not stupid 2" when the grandma died. 

The graphics is good! Oh I didn't watch 3D. I don't really like 3D before cos the glasses keep slipping down -.- too big. Plus very headache after watching in 3D. This is okay! :) Not forgetting Spiderman has a GIRL. I realise superheros always have a damsel to save and be happy ever after kind of thing. However, this story did have a twist.

This is spiderman and his damsel :)

The main point is, I felt that the creator and the team of the amazing spiderman seems to hint that there MAYBE a sequel to this show. PLEASE STAY ON! After the credits, there will be a short continuation! Do not leave. It's the short continuation that seems to hint that the story may continue, and there maybe a 2nd movie. I'm not sure. Just a hunch. I maybe wrong. But I really think this movie is worth watching! 

Passion card has a little discount plus mini popcorn! Let me show u! :) Super worth!

If, you wish to know more of the story, like maybe more into spoiler, wiki always has it. 

DO NOT SCROLL DOWN if you don't want alot spoilers. I will paste exactly what wiki has uploaded for your convenience. Warning: Quite worthy but basically almost tell you a lot of what's going to be expected. almost like a complete spoiler.


A young Peter Parker is playing hide-and-seek with his scientist father Richard when he discovers that his father's (Richard Parker) study has been broken into. Richard gathers up some hidden documents and Peter's parents take him to the home of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben then mysteriously depart. Years later, a teenage Peter attends Midtown Science High School, where he's bullied by Flash Thompson and catches the eye of Gwen Stacy. At home, Peter finds Richard's hidden papers, and learns his father worked with fellow scientist Dr. Curt Connors at Oscorp. Faking his way into Oscorp as part of a new batch of interns, Peter sneaks into a lab where extremely strong "biocable" is being created from genetically-modified spiders, one of which bites him. On the subway ride home, awakening to bystanders on the subway, whom he scuffles with he discovers increased agility, strength, and spider like abilities. At home he discovers the spider that bit him which he stores away.

Parker introduces himself to the one-armed Dr. Connors at his home and gives Connors his father's "decay rate algorithm", the missing piece in Connors' experiments on regenerating limbs. Connors is being pressured by his superior, Dr. Ratha, to devise a cure for the dying Oscorp chief Norman Osborn.

In school, after besting Flash in a basketball match and inadvertedly destroying the hoop, Peter gets in trouble, forcing Uncle Ben to switch a work shift in order to meet with the principal; he tells Peter to pick up May tonight for him. After learning more about his new powers, he meets Dr. Connors at Oscorp, and, ignoring a call from Ben sees the limb-regeneration formula work on a laboratory mouse. When Peter returns home, Ben scolds him for having forgotten to pick up May, reminding him that his father believed that people should always make their responsibility their priority. A distraught Peter storms off, and when Ben goes looking for him. Peter attempts to buy a milk and falls two cents cents short and is refused service by the store clerk, The clerk is then robbed by a man Peter refuses to apprehend. Ben sees the thief running and attempts to stop him. As Ben and the thief wrestle over a gun, Ben is killed before Peter's eyes and the murderer escapes.

Shortly afterward, using a police sketch of the killer. Peter uses his new abilities to hunt criminals matching the killer's description. After attacking a man who fit the description, he is chased by a gang and falls inside an abandoned gym, aluchador wrestling poster inspires him to create a mask. Later, he adds a Spandex suit for mobility and suddenly becomes a folk hero hunted by NYPD Capt. George Stacy, Gwen's father. Peter accepts Gwen's invitation to have dinner with her family and later admits being the masked vigilante to her.

Ratha fires Connors for refusing to immediately start human trials of the new drug. He takes a sample of the drug and plans to test it at a Veterans Administration hospital under the guise of flu shots. Desperate, Conners tries the formula on himself, and after passing out and awakening finds his missing arm has regenerated. However, he mutates into a powerful man-lizard hybrid and chases Ratha at Williamsburgh Bridge, sending cars over the side. Peter, now calling himself Spider-Man, saves each fallen car with the biocable "web" he fires from mechanical devices on his wrists.

Spider-Man confronts the Lizard in the sewers, barely escaping alive. Having learned Spider-Man's real identity, the Lizard attacks Peter at school and plans to unleash the drug all over Manhattan to mutate all humans into lizards using a cloud-generating device at Oscorp Tower, unaware that Gwen is there making an antidote for the condition at Peter's request. The police mobilizes to stop both him and Spider-Man, but are delayed when the Lizard infects officers with small dosages of the chemical. In the manhunt, Captain Stacy learns Spider-Man's real identity and allows him to go stop Connors while proceeding to the tower himself. Both of them fight together to delay the Lizard while Spider-Man modifies the machine to disperse the antidote instead, restoring the humanity of Connors and the infected officers, and allowing him to save Peter from a fatal fall from the tower.

Unfortunately, Lizard has mortally wounded Captain Stacy beforehand, and Stacy makes Peter promise to keep Gwen safe by staying away from her before he dies from his wounds. Peter initially does so, which offends Gwen until she realizes his reasons. While in class, Peter is told by a teacher to "not make promises he can't keep" to which Peter replies "but those are the best kind" while looking at Gwen. She smiles, and it is implied that the two resume their relationship. With his first challenge surmounted, Peter officially takes to the streets as a proper hero.

In a scene during the end credits, the now-imprisoned Connors speaks with a mysterious man who appears in his cell, who inquires about Connors divulging information about Peter's father. Connors tells the visitor to leave Parker alone, and the scene abruptly ends with flashes of lightning.


An unpopular adolescent struggling to find his place in life ever since his parents disappeared when he was a young boy.[7][8] Garfield described Parker as someone he can relate to, and claimed the character was an important symbol to him since he was just a little boy.[9][10][11][12]Garfield drew from his life experiences as inspiration for the role, revealing, "I was thinking of my history and thinking of the kid at school who I wasn't as strong as, who behaved badly to a lot of people – including myself – and who I constantly tried to stand up to but never had the physical prowess to".[13] In comparison with the actor who originally portrayed Spider-Man, Garfield said he respects Tobey Maguire as an actor and that when he first saw Maguire play Spider-Man he "was blown away by his interpretation."[13] Garfield said in interviews, including one in which he was interviewed by Maguire, that when he watched the film Spider-Man when he was younger, he would jokingly recite Maguire's lines in the mirror with a friend who would joke that he would never be Spider-Man.[13][14] On taking over the role Garfield explained, "I see it as a massive challenge in many ways.... To make it authentic. To make the character live and breathe in a new way. The audience already has a relationship with many different incarnations of the character. I do, as well. I'm probably going to be the guy in the movie theater shouting abuse at myself. But I have to let that go. No turning back. And I wouldn't want to".[15] After taking the role, Garfield studied the movements of both athletes and spiders and tried to incorporate them, saying Parker is "a boy/spider in terms of how he moves, and not just in the suit."[16][17] He also did yogaand Pilates for the role in order to be as flexible as possible[18] When first wearing the Spider-Man costume Garfield admitted to shedding tears and trying to imagine "a better actor in the suit",[19] which he described as "uncomfortable" and admitted to wearing nothing beneath it since it is skintight.[20] When filming Garfield explained that he had four months of training and described his physical roles on stunts as terribly challenging and exhausting.[21]

A high school classmate and love interest of Peter Parker,[22] a smart, charismatic and rebellious girl who is the chief Intern at Oscorp.[7][8] For the role, Stone dyed her hair blonde, her natural hair color even though she is better recognized with red hair.[23][24] She felt that she had a responsibility to educate herself on Spider-Man, admitting she "hadn't read the comic book growing up, and my experience was with the Sam Raimi movies. . . . I always assumed that Mary Jane was his first love",[25] and having only been familiar with Bryce Dallas Howard's portrayal inSpider-Man 3[26][27][28] Stone said, "There's a part of me that really wants to please people [who] love Spider-Man or Gwen Stacy and want her to be done justice. I hope they'll give me license to interpret her my way."[24]

One of Oscorp's leading scientific minds, who attempts to engineer a revolutionary regeneration serum to help regrow limbs and human tissue. Something goes wrong and he is transformed into the monster known as the Lizard.[7][8] In a September 2011 interview, Ifans said his character spends the majority of the film as a human. While filming for the 9-foot tall Lizard, Ifans was required to wear a CGI suit. Initially, a large stunt-double was used as a stand-in for the role, but Ifans insisted on portraying the transformed character, to which Webb agreed. Commenting on the technology used to bring his character to life, Ifans continued, "I had a green suit on, and then this cardboard head, and these big claws... Each and every time you see the Lizard, the technology is so advanced now that when the Lizard's eyes move, they're my eyes. If I frown or show any emotion, they're my emotions. That's how spectacularly advanced technology is."[31] Ifans also said that he voiced the Lizard as well explaining, "I'm sure the voice will be toyed with in the eventual edits, but when I was shooting the CGI moments, when I wasn't actually human, when I was Lizard, I looked like a crash-test dummy in a green leotard thing. There were many moments when I had to speak to Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as the Lizard."[32]

"This is a Denis Leary you've never seen before — he's not the cool cat bucking the system, he is the system. He's got wit, he's got an attitude, and he's got 500 officers looking for Spider-Man — who just happens to be dating his daughter."
—Matt Tolmach explaining Leary's character.[33]
Gwen's father and a New York City Police Department captain who hunts both Spider-Man out of distrust and the Lizard for his rampage.[34] Leary explained that he did not know much about Spider-Man in the comics and as "more of a Batman guy. Not the '60s [TV version] but the really dark Batman. But my wife was a Spider-Man nut, which was why I went to Tobey Maguire ones."[35] He added that long before he was cast as George Stacy his friend Jeff Garlin, a Spider-Man fan, "said to me, 'The first time I met you, I thought you were George Stacy!' This was like 30 years ago. I was like, 'What?!'"[35] Director Webb said of his casting, "[W]e all trust Denis Leary. He's got this attitude, but you love him. In this movie, he puts pressure on Peter Parker. He's on Spider-Man’s case, but you understand him. I've said this before, but good drama comes from competing ideas of what's good." [36]

Peter Parker's uncle.[37] Sheen admitted he was unfamiliar with Spider-Man other than through seeing Tobey Maguire's portrayal in Spider-Man 2, and knew little of the character Ben Parker except for knowing Cliff Robertson had played the part.[38] Sheen described his character as a surrogate father, saying, "I'm dealing with this adolescent who is having problems with changes, with hormones changing and his getting out of hand. I have to give him the marching orders and so forth."[39] Webb said, "You think of Martin Sheen as President Bartlet [of TV's The West Wing]. He has that sense of benevolent authority, but there's something else that's important, in terms of the dynamic that I wanted to explore, vis-à-vis Peter's relationship with his absent parents." Webb feels that unlike the scientifically inclined Peter, Uncle Ben represented the blue collar working man, a gap that could create a dynamic between the characters.[36]

Ben Parker's wife, and Peter Parker's aunt.[40][41] Field said the main reason she felt she had to be in the film is because of producer Laura Ziskin (who they both worked together on the 1989 film Murphy's Romance) because she had an instinct that this was going to be her last film to produce. After Ziskin's death Field expressed her gratitude of being a part of both her first and last film to work on.[42] Director Webb felt that "when you cast someone like Sally, they come with a certain level of awareness and real genuine affection, which for Aunt May is an incredibly important thing to have." Webb said that while "we all love Aunt May", he wanted to create a tension between May and Peter. "He’s got bruises on his face, and what happens in that moment? That can create some tension, but you want there to be love there. That's what someone like Sally Field gives you."[36]

A depicted employee of Oscorp (a company that director Webb admitted to be owned by Norman Osborn in the film universe[44]) and boss of Doctor Connors who provides pressure for the character.[44] Khan said he was offered what he described as this "pivotal role" after appearing in the TV drama series In Treatment.[45][46] Webb even described himself as a fan of the actor when watching the series along with the films The Namesake and The Warrior.[44] Khan said he was uninterested in the project at first but that both of his sons were excited about it and insisted he take the role.[47]

A high school nemesis who picks on Parker.[48] Of playing the role, Zylka said, "You just try to focus. As an artist or as an actor, you just try to focus and stay in that world and block it all out."[49]

Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz portray Peter's parents, Richard and Mary Parker.[50][51] C. Thomas Howell plays a character named Ray.[52] Hannah Marks portrays Missy Kallenback, an unpopular girl who has a crush on Peter.[53] Kelsey Chow has a small role she named in an interview as high-school classmate Sally Avril[54] but who is unnamed in the film and credited solely as "Hot girl". Unlike the previous films, J. Jonah Jameson does not appear.[55] Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee has a cameo appearance, as he did in the previous films. At the 2011 DallasComic Con, Lee detailed that he plays a librarian listening to music on his headphones while stamping books, oblivious to the ongoing fight between Spider-Man and the Lizard.[56] Annie Parisse was reported to play "the villain's wife"[50] and Miles Elliot was reported to portray Billy Connors, son of Dr. Connors,[30] but neither appear.

You can read the rest on wiki, like the themes, and developments etc :)

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