The Amazing Spiderman review.

For the fourth time in a decade, a Spiderman film hits the cinema screen.  In the process, The Amazing Spiderman completely dilutes any remaining interest and excitement in the franchise.

A reboot of one of the most recognisable superheroes, in such a short period of time, is an insult to film goers and clearly indicates that money and only money was the main driver.   This film wasn’t made to entertain, it wasn’t made for a new audience, it was made simply to cash in on the continual saturation of superhero movies.

The only redeeming feature of The Amazing Spiderman is Andrew Garfield’s portrayal as Peter Parker (not as Spiderman).  Because Garfield is a stronger actor than his predecessor Tobey McGuire, he delivers deeper meaning to the character.  There were some really interesting insights, nuances, movements that Garfield did that gave something extra to the character and reinvigorated him for me.

However, like some of the previous Spiderman films,  the animation of the villain continues to be a disappointment.  The CGI looks corny, childish and completely out of place (even in a superhero film).  In direct contrast the aerial movement of Spiderman through the city is smooth and visually splendid.  For the fourth time, the franchise just can’t get the look and feel of the film right.

It’s time to leave this franchise alone.   Garfield single handedly saved it from complete embarrassment.  Move onto another character, Marvel Entertainment.  Don’t look back.

Rating: 2 stars / 5.

Rhett Bartlett



  1. What a quack. Your opinion is your opinion and I am not criticizing it, but you say “move onto another character, Marvel Entertainment” as if your opinion is the only one that counts. You failed to realize that this movie has a 74% critic approval rate and so far it’s been successful. Most people are enjoying this movie and it has a 7.6 IMDB rating, higher than Raimi’s Spider-man trilogy. This movie is way better than the first three. The reason they did a reboot is so Sony and Columbia wouldn’t lose the rights to the character. They had to do something and I say what they did is the right move. So you are in for a disappointment when you find out that a sequel and a third movie are on their way. I guess the studios won’t be moving on after all. Your opinion is your own, but seriously don’t put aside everyone else’s.

  2. Marvel Entertainment can’t move on they don’t own the rights to Spider-Man, I kind of expect a movie reviewer to know this basic fact.

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