The Amazing Spider-Man

A very short “review” of the most recent Spidey film.

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This film had a lot going for it. Mainly, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

However, I feel this version is plagued with bad characterization and story choices. Both, coming from a writing perspective.

Peter Parker in this film is a bully and extremely sarcastic. 

Peter should be noble and witty.

Secondly, while Gwen Stacy is a major character in some continuity of the comics, most people consider Mary Jane to be Peter’s true love.

Lastly, Peter’s Aunt and Uncle are somewhat minimized and there is a large focus on a film-created mythology of Peter’s parents. It slows the film down.  

If you want to see a film that better characterizes Peter, features Mary Jane and properly examines Peter’s relationship with his aunt and uncle, rent the first two Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire.

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