So yes, this movie is absurd. The ending shot is the JTRO and the girlfriend looking off into the sunset. They kiss, and then she gives him a blow job.
I sat down and watched this today, and thought that end scene was incredible hahaha.
HAHAHAHAHAHA yeah man, the ending absolutely slayed me. What did you think of the rest of the movie? BTW I didnt want to say over Twitter but I downloaded that. I dont own the BR.The Amazing Spiderman
I saw this tonight and I thought it was pretty good, but not great. I think it was almost great, but on the ride home I found myself talking about so much stuff I thought was a little stupid or corny.
My biggest beef with it is that it spends a lot of time retreaded a lot of familiar ground. We literally just did this origin story. Sure it was 10 years ago now, but shit, it stood out more than I thought it would. That's not to say it doesnt have it's own little twists to call its own, and of course it was fun watching Peter figure out his powers, but I'm not so sure we needed it again. It really just felt too soon.
I really liked this version of Peter. I don't know the comics well, but he reminded me a lot of the Spiderman from the old cartoon, which I'm going to assume is much more in line with comic Peter than Toby was. Peter was smart in Raimi's films, but he's a fucking genius here. Andrew Garfield made him feel pretty unique, so that was cool. Emma Stone was cute as hell and it's cool that she's not really a damsel in distress like Mary Jane was in the original movies.
There were a LOT of cheese ball parts. I couldn't help it, but I was cracking up at the scene where Spidey rescues the kid from the car. It's trying to be so epic but we have this fucking kid trying to get out of a car in slow motion while wearing a Spiderman mask. I was just laughing at it. Also, why were there a million lizards in NYC? All of a sudden NYC has lizards in it and they want to go hang out with the big Lizard? Maybe I missed something there but cut me a break. Worst " bread crum trail" ever thought of in a movie, unless like I said, I missed something. Speaking of lizards in NYC, towards the end Lizard makes like a fuck ton of Lizards and there are zero repercussions. We never see them again until they are being healed. He just made a whole fucking army. Oh and then when the crane guys make the perfect path for Spiderman because THEY KNEW he was headed to the Oscor building. Sure.
So yeah, LOTS of cheese ball shit.
I was saying to my brother on the way back, there is a fine difference between the cheese here and the cheese in Raimi's movies, and it's why I defend stuff like the creative choices in Spiderman 3. Raimi's movies are "comic booky." He's never trying to hide it, and his background is in movies that people love because of their cheese. So when something ridiculous happens in one of those movies, I always found it amusing, as you're kind of supposed to. This movie tries REALLY hard to be all dark and semi-grounded in reality, yet it's neither. I don't think it pulls it off what Raimi was doing nearly as well. I think Marc Webb was able to make a bit of a more compelling relationship between Peter and his love interest, but other than that I don't think he was as daring as Raimi was with the material.
And really that's what it comes down to, is that the movie wasn't different enough to where I kind of wonder why it even exists. It's entertaining, and it's good, and it's worth watching, but I could so see someone saying "This is the same movie as 10 years ago" and not really being able to fight them on it for feeling that way. This isn't the sort of dividing leap like say Batman & Robin and Batman Begins. Or even 1989 Batman and Batman Begins. It feels very very similar to Raimi's original.
So yeah I could go on and on and compare and all that stuff (Aunt May is so much better in the originals too), but yeah, it is what it is. It's a bit of a weird one.
If I had to rank the Spiderman movies I'd go 2,1, and I need to watch it again but I might actually put 3 above this. I think most people would obviously like this more than Spiderman 3 because I'm insane, but whateves.