On vacation here in Delaware, we decided to go see The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) on a rainy Tuesday. Sure we brought the PS3 and plenty of movies on physical media, but we thought it would be nice treat to take the kids out to watch a film in a movie theater. The Amazing Spider-Man had been in theaters for almost two months, so we knew we had better catch it this week before it was gone. I personally wasn’t feeling the strong urge to see the film itself. This is a reboot of a film series that didn’t necessarily need rebooting. I’m not one of those crabby old men who doesn’t like new things. I’m just saying the series starring Tobey Maguire is still pretty fresh in everyone’s minds.
To summarize my thoughts on the film — I didn’t think it was all that. The story does play up the romance angle between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker, but I thought it was too much. I’m sure the teenagers loved it, but I got sick of the kissing and teenage love. Frankly, I’m rather tired of the origin stories. Maybe it’s primarily for the international audiences, but I think we can do away with the origin stories. It’s much like the Gus van Saint Psycho remake from the late 90’s. A remake that, in my opinion, doesn’t add anything to the story or the mythos.