With no other good film releasing this week, i decided to catch the latest spiderman flick! Directed by Marc Webb (He has spider 'web' in his name too... LOL), 'The Amazing Spiderman', fails to amaze. Made on an opulent scale, just as its prequels, the movie might seem a little boring and similar to the movies already made.
With a new name, but a similar start, the movie traces the journey of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), from his childhood to his teens, where he is 'bit' by a 'genetically cross bred' spider at OSCORP, a company being mentored by his scientist dad's scientist friend, Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans). He bumps into his classmate and love interest, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and goes about 'saving the civilization' in the movie.
Andrew Garfield fits the bill perfectly as the high school nerd, in search for his parents. Emma stone looks a bit old for him, but oozes in a nice girl-next-door charm. Their chemistry is worth mentioning. Rhys Ifans is good too, but a little over the top acting at certain places. Our Desi guy, Irfan Khan gets a raw deal, as he is wasted in a small role (he barely has 3-4 scenes in the film), but thankfully, he didnt go overboard in the media, gushing about his role (Unlike Mr.Anil Kapoor :P :D).
The movie has its moments- THE VISUAL EFFECTS. But then, its got a lot of similar incidences from the first movie. Also, the screenplay slackens up in the middle, making it a bit of a bore! The movie has its share of flaws in the script as well. I felt the movie should have explained the mystery behind the protagonists parents disappearance. Anyway, the film makes for a decent watch, barring the creepy LIZARD scenes! (Y-U-C-K)
On the whole, at a little longer than 2 hours, the movie fails to live up to the colossal expectations it has. Though IMDb and a host of other critics have given it positive reviews, i personally found it a little disappointing. Less action and more reaction! :P But nonetheless, it makes for a good watch this week, with nothing else worth spending your money on! MY RATING- 3/5.