Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I am sure I'll check out The Amazing Spider-Man in the theaters but I still have mixed opinions about it. I like that Spidey now had web shooters rather than organic webs, but I don't get the addition of the metallic slippers. I like the mask much better than the one from the Raimi movies, as it looks closer to the original Ditko design, but then the costumers added the unnecessary pin stripes and eliminated the belt portion in the front... which just seems like change for change's sake. I like the use of the Lizard finally, but the look and the voice seem off to me. And finally, retelling the origin so soon still strikes me as a strange decision. If nothing else, the action scenes look cool (when he isn't whipping his mask off in mid-battle). I'm going in with middling expectations and I hope I will be pleasantly surprised by what I see.