Friday, September 30, 2011
I am curious about the Amazing Spider-Man movie, as it will be interesting to see how a new cast and director will handle the character differently from the Raimi/Maguire films. It is a puzzling decision though that they are going back all the way to the origin again, as that ground was covered pretty thoroughly in the first movie. The costume I am mixed on - while I am not crazy about the added pinstripes and metallic slippers, I like the new eye shape (closer to John Romita Sr., my favorite Spidey artist) and the use of actual web shooters. I'm also very happy about the use of The Lizard as the villain, as we were teased with that possibility throughout the original trilogy with Curt Connors making small appearances. Unfortunately set reports I've read sound like the design will be more Hulk-like rather than the lithe, lab-coat wearing visage from the comics. I've never seen anything with Andrew Garfield, so I can't judge him just yet. Time will tell whether this revitalizes the Spider-Man film franchise, but right now I am in the cautiously optimistic camp.