(Please note I'm writing this because I'm having problems with the review writer for the movie)
I know a lot of people really love the new Amazing Spider-Man movie, but for me it was a tad, overrated. I liked it don't get me wrong, Three and 1/2 Stars. Andrew Garfield was awesome, as was the rest of the cast, but I have a few problems with it.
I liked the romance between Peter and Gwen... until they got together, where it felt like the romance became the unnessicary heart of the movie. I really found it annoying that after Peter first fought the Lizard, he seemed more focased on kissing Gwen than on Dr. Conners having become a giant Lizard or that you know, he had giant claw marks in his chest that were exposed to sewer water. The chemistry was good but the movie focased on Pete and Gwen when the focas should have been on Peter and Connors.
Speaking of Lizard I felt that once Connors became the Lizard, the movie seemed to forget at points that it has a bad guy running around. I liked the build up to Lizard but after he became Lizard, he seemed thrown in at times and all we got from him as the now villain of the film is a schizophrenic rant between himself and the Lizard (I think) that comes off as more silly than threatening.
I also felt a real lack of closure from this movie. I know that a sequal is intended, the lack of closure seems to be a theme of the moive and I think they want a trilogy out of this moive but, the lack of closure just felt like the moive was leaving plots dangling just to be solved IN sequels, which leaves the movie feeling without a proper ending. Why is Norman Osborn sick and dying, what happened to that indian guy, what the hell did Connors do that gave indian guy leverage over him, why was Alchemex I mean Oscorp after Richard Parker's cross-species work, and my biggest feeling of non-closure PETER NEVER CAUGHT UNCLE BEN'S MURDERER!!!!
And my biggest problem with the movie is that the very premise of Spider-Man that "With Great Power Makes Great Responsibility" feels completely glossed over. I know that Uncle Ben never said the original quote in the comics but the quote is never even given a subtle nod in the movie. Heck, to me it feels like Peter starts to really fight crime as a way to spite George Stacy rather than how he feels his inability to act when he could and lost his uncle for it. There were several parts that could have easilly used the quote but it left it untouched.
Again I did like the movie. Three 1/2 stars. But I feel its a tad overrated. I don't know maybe I'm just in mad that this isn't Rami's Spider-Man 1, or that it lacks organic web-shooters, Mary Jane or Harry Osborn, but this is just me. Am I alone and deserving of stoning because I felt the moive is only "Average" and rather lack luster for a Spider-Man moive or is there someone who agrees that while it is a good movie, there were two MUCH better superhero moives this year?