Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: "The Amazing Spider-Man" is an insightful, heartfelt reboot

Film Rating: A

One of the biggest films of the year, "The Amazing Spider-Man," arrives in theatres next week, on Tuesday, June 3rd. But you can read my official review of the film right now, over at We Got This Covered.

Here's an excerpt to pique your interest: Sam Raimi’s films – the first two, at least – were tremendous interpretations of the Spidey mythos, but they hardly hold definitive claim to that territory. Raimi gave us one take on the character, and now Marc Webb arrives to give his own, just as countless authors and artists have reimagined Spider-Man in the world of comic books. The highest praise I can lend "The Amazing Spider-Man" is that Webb’s vision is so strong, his take on the character and universe so different from what Raimi imagined ten years ago, that I spent almost no time whatsoever thinking about prior films while watching. "The Amazing Spider-Man" stands on its own, and it stands quite tall indeed.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theatres on July 3rd. 

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