02 9 / 2012
"And I know that whatever road you’ll end up on, you’ve got great things waiting for you, son. You owe the world your gifts. You just have to figure out how to use them. Whatever you decide, just know there are those who care about you. So come on home, Peter. You’re my hero, and I love you."
02 9 / 2012
Upon hearing Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield compared to the great Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey (in terms of romantic chemistry and talent, etc.), Tara wanted to see Spider-Man.
Tara actually SUGGESTED seeing a superhero movie. Leanne fell off the couch in surprise.
BUT finally after weeks of discussing this, since we have such busy schedules…we finally got around to seeing The Amazing Spider-Man tonight.
So here’s a few short thoughts:
COMPARED TO OTHER SPIDER-MAN MOVIES:
Tara preferred this movie to the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie. Leanne is torn…there were WAY too many spiders ACTUALLY shown in this movie AND she is semi-partial to James Franco as a bad guy.
Plus things will never ever get better than the fly web gif-set that will be posted on this blog. EVER.
THE BAD STUFF:
There was quite a bit of flailing and hands-to-our-mouths moments during this movie. Mostly because of the spiders (for Leanne) and the more than kinda gross mutation moments…SERIOUSLY what was with the mouse?!! WHO NEEDED TO SEE THAT?!
Leanne actually tried to Google for an image of the terrible mutant mouse but thankfully couldn’t find one. It was the worst part of the movie.
In Leanne’s opinion, the action was not quite as awesome as the other Spider-Man movies, the villain’s desire for taking over didn’t seem fully fleshed out, AND that moment as the end when he almost seemed to be good was…unconvincing.
Also, Emma’s outfits. Love her, dislike the outfits. Only the dinner date outfit (blue sweater, plaid skirt) was acceptable.
THE SAD STUFF:
Uncle Ben. He is amazing. Always has been - in any Spider-Man movie. This portrayal of Uncle Ben was very well done and as always, his death is super sad.
Always seems unnecessary, but Spider-Man needs a reason for what he does, right?
Extra emotional props to the writers for including multiple scenes with Peter listening to the last message Uncle Ben left him. Sad, but so very very sweet.
THE GOOD STUFF:
Child Peter was adorable.
Peter and Gwen are pretty cute together. Since Andrew and Emma are a real life couple, that makes things ever better. Tara and Leanne are eagerly looking forward to future movies with the couple - preferably something super adorable and romantic.
The inclusion of Coldplay’s “Til Kingdom Come” in the movie. Nice scene between the couple and with Peter developing his “spidey” skills…plus Coldplay happens to be Leanne’s all-time favorite band. Well done.
Stan Lee’s appearance. By far, the best appearance of him in any Marvel movie (in Leanne’s humble opinion).