The Amazing Spider-Man
Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”
The Contractually-Obligated Spider-Man is more like it. Made so soon after Sam Raimi's trilogy, this movie suffers from the impression that it has no reason to exist, since we've seen most of it before. It also has a weird habit of setting up subplots and then neglecting to resolve them. However, it is a lot of fun, featuring some of the hero's signature wisecracks (finally!) and very impressive effects. Andrew Garfield is great for the part.
Evie Totty: “It ruled.”
Well unlike Scott, I loved it. I especially loved the smartassedness he portrayed. Although I was disappointed to not hear 'With great power comes great responsibility'. Kept waiting for that.
Erik Bates: “It ruled.”
To me, this is Peter Parker. Augmented by a beautiful Emma stone as Gwen Stacy, and an otherwise all-star cast, I can't help but think that this is what the Spiderman franchise has been trying to be this whole time. Whereas Maguire's Spiderman was a nerdy kid who got kicked around, Garfield was more self-confident, geeky kid with that same smart-ass sense of humor.
Scott Hardie: Agreed. The use of bad jokes as a sort of confusion technique against his enemies, and a stress-reliever for himself, is an essential trait of Spider-Man in the comics and a big part of his appeal. The original trilogy was sorely missing it. − December 17, 2012 more by Scott
Samir Mehta: “It sucked.”
I liked it a lot until a tremendously awful ending and maybe the worst closing sequence I've seen in an action film - let's just say the "youthful" nature of the hero is thoroughly unappealing.