The Amazing Spider-Man
‘Tis the season of the blockbuster. The spring movie season has come to an end (farewell Katniss) and currently we are knee deep in what is arguably the ultimate fan boy movie summer of all time. With the overwhelming success of Avengers, Popcornography will be focussing on the new spider man reboot entitled The Amazing Spider-Man (released July 13th) after which the last instalment of the Batman trilogy, Batman Rises, will be reviewed upon its release towards the end of the month.
Director Sam Raimi was developing a fourth instalment in the Spider-Man series when Sony opted to reboot the franchise instead. Popcornography is VERY grateful for this decision. When the original Tobey Maguire Spider-Man hit cinemas back in 2002, I was a very excited little lad. Sadly despite how much I enjoyed the first two instalments, the third ended up being very bizarre. Tobey was emo and weird, there were villains everywhere and hot people were killed off. All this was most displeasing. I just don’t know what was going on at Columbia Pictures.
This just wasn’t working for me
Anyway after trying to desperately live up to the success of Spider-Man 2 and failing, Spider-Man 4 was changed into a reboot project. 500 Days of Summer director, Marc Webb (fitting name), took on the project. The new star cast include The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as his love interest, Gwen Stacy. I am more than pleased with this new cast arrangement.
Garfield and Stone are sure not to disappoint
To put it simply. The less Mr. Garfiled looks like this….
… the better.
The film returns to Spidey’s roots, retelling the origin story from a new angle, while introducing a new villain, Lizard (Rhys Ifans), to the series. The Amazing Spider-Man also marks one of the first releases to be shot in Red Epic 3D which, by the looks of it, will bring new life to the 3D format. We’ll see if this reboot can bring new life to the franchise as well.
Make sure to check out the trailer