The Amazing Spider-Man is no masterpiece, but it's fun film to watch with friends while munching on popcorn. A good time without much depth or theme. Pros:
- The cinematography was nicely done.
- It was good to see Spider-Man wisecracking.
- The scenes with the police had the right amount of tension.
- Seeing civilians who appreciated Spidey instead of reacting with hostility was refreshing.
- Flash's character development was a nice touch.
- The conclusion was largely satisfactory.
- The fight involving Connors's biochemical weapon (Nothing like the Scarecrow's fear gas or the Joker venom, BTW) was fairly captivating.
- Garfield's acting was as schizophrenic as the movie's overall mood: neither appeared able to decide on a definite tone.
- Peter's academic talents are downplayed in favor of his skateboarding skills, perhaps to play to the “sports are cooler than school” mentality.
- Stone appears with a horribly bottle-blonde dye job that doesn't match her eyebrows, made distractingly obvious by her awful haircut. At first she just walks through her part without doing much acting. The majority of her charm is lacking here as she tries and fails to be Adorkable, but she's firmly in her role by the movie's midpoint.
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