Not Quite Amazing: The Reviews Are In For 'Spider-man' Reboot


The reviews are all in for 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and the consensus seems to be good, with many managing to get over the relatively short time period between this reboot and the Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst starring trilogy released just last decade. The film has already long been expected to be a big commercial success, and that will only look more likely now given that many of the critics have come out in support of it.
"The casting is just right. As if moving back in time, Andrew Garfield is the Spidey Sean Connery, as opposed to Tobey Maguire's Roger Moore" writes the UK's Guardian, backing up earlier reviews by fellow British-based press The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Stateside the praise has been high too, Cnn also focus on Garfield's choice as Peter Parker, writing "At 28, Garfield's slightly older than Maguire was when he played Peter Parker in 2002, but his combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor is immediately appealing." The New York Times meanwhile writes "Mr. Webb's Spider-Man movie works only because he keeps the whole package, at least until the requisite final blowout, tethered to his two appealing leads."
Indeed, out of the heavy hitting critics, it's only the New Yorker who are slightly less than praiseworthy , but then even they state "The idea that to be rendered superhuman is neither some sombre moral privilege nor a queasy Faustian temptation but a prelude to ungovernable slapstick might be just what the genre needs."


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