So this is one of those fun New Year’s resolutions. I’m watching a movie a day for each day of 2013. I’m already 17 days in and will move over my movies and reviews to this blog until I catch up.
Movie #1 is The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
I’ve never been a big fan of Spider-Man either the cartoon or the movies. He was either too flippant and dopey for his own good or so angsty I wanted to smack him around. Then there is the love interest Mary Jane Watson. That being said this one I thoroughly liked and am looking forward to the sequel. I think the biggest part is how he handles tragedy in this version, also more use of the spider part of his powers and less sappy romance. Martin Sheen does a good job as Uncle Ben but I really could take or leave Sally Field as Aunt May. And I think Andrew Garfield pulls off what I think Peter Parker should be but then I’ve never read the comics.