Disclaimer Warning: Spoilers ahead.
I think the title says it.
Okay maybe not amazing but the plot was definitely not what I expected. More than that, Spider-Man was not what I expected.
What I liked about the movie:
At first I was really skeptical about the man who would be playing Peter Parker. How could you outdo Tobey Macguire? But Andrew Garfield blew me away with his character. Spider-Man was so different from the picture Tobey Macguire painted.
Andrew brought out the cheeky, witty, sarcastic, sardonic, youthful face of Spider-Man. It opened my eyes to this whole side of Peter Parker that I never imagined could exist. It was like a breath of fresh air from convention.
But he also showed a lot of emotion. Man, this actor really has the cutest crying face. His tears were ginormous and when they rolled down his cheek I wanted to carry him in my feeble arms to buy him candies and ice-cream until he felt better.
The other thing I liked was the ingenuity with how he created his own weapons. He only inherited strength and sticky fingers from the spider bite, so he had to invent his own spiderwebs.
What I didn’t like about the movie:
His hair. You can house a small family of Smurfs in there, man.
I wasn’t ecstatic about the plot. I feel there was too much emphasis on his relationship with Gwen Stacy.
Where’s Mary Jane?! Is he hiding her in his hair?! And not enough on his own relationship with the villain. Too much focus on romance in my onion. Speaking of villains, the one in the movie kind of, for a lack of a better word, sucked. No matter how you try to twist it, a lizard will never make a cool villain.
I actually was looking forward to seeing Mary Jane.
It’s not that I don’t like Gwen Stacy. It’s just that my favourite scene of her was when she got thrown out the window.
Why not 5 stars? WHERE IS MARY JANE, STAN LEE?! AND WHERE IS MY UPSIDE DOWN KISS? And why is Flash such a wuss?
On a side note: I’m overly sensitive.
Thinking of: How it bugs me now when it never bugged me before.