Is The Amazing Spiderman Same Ol’ Same Ol’?

Out of all the critiques I’ve heard about The Amazing Spider-man, the most common is that it’s the same story as Raimi’s 2002 version, Spider-Man. Same ol’ same ol’, people say. This is quite a heavy charge to lay against a movie, because everyone knows Hollywood hates coming out with the same story more than once, amIright? For me, the similarities between the films weren’t big enough to crush the tension or make me lose interest. But here I want to compare and contrast the films . . .

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  1. I agree — there were a lot of things I liked about this Spider-Man, but even though they did it differently, it was still another take on the origin story. Wishe they had done more with the Lizard — the genius of Spider-Man’s villains is that the best are sympathetic (even Green Goblin) — it hurts Peter to defeat them, even though he has to.
    I still like the Maguire Spidey — but there was a lot to love about the Garfield version.

    • EllieAnn

       /  July 19, 2012

      excellent observation about Spiderman villains. I thought they took Lizard from being a good man trying to do the right thing to a monster trying to take over the world in one scene, and they should have had one or two transitions between the two.

      • Yes! There were a few scenes where you could see Connors’ hand was being forced, and you really wanted to root for him. But then he just became crazy-bad monster-guy.


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