The Amazish Spider-man

I haven't watched The Amazing Spider-man since it was in theatres last year. I haven't felt the need to. At the time, I thought it was poorly paced, worsely structured, redundant and felt about ten years late to the party, fitting in more with the likes of Daredevil and the Fantastic Four than the age of the Dark Knight and the MCU. Andrew Garfield might look more like Peter Parker, but he wasn't a better (or even a very good) Peter Parker. Same too with the story. It might have had a longer, more interconnected story thread mean to play out over multiple films, but that didn't make it a better film. It certainly could have (and should have) been, but either Sony or director Marc Webb, or both, dropped that ball.

So, I have been aggressively apathetic about the sequel, whose trailer has arrived and utterly failed to change my opinion. Clearly, the studio didn't learn the lesson from Spider-man 3 that more villains doesn't a better movie make, because aside from two Osbourns, a mecho-Rhino and Electro (and a rumoured Black Cat), there is also a glimpse of Doc Ock's arms and Vulture's wings. The story telling element was the weakest in the first film, and that only had one baddie to worry about. I certainly hope the script has been bolstered to support the amount of stress this many story lines going on will have on the film. Though, the judging from the video-game style boss fight action sequences that dominate this trailer, I somehow doubt that.

So, I'm not getting my hopes up for this one. Though, I'm not getting my hopes down for this one either. I just can't muster the energy to care about it at all.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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