Thursday, September 18

Review! Amazing Spiderman 2

Heard a lot of people say they didn't like the movie.  I'm guessing most of those are the super geeks that over analyze the stories for their authenticity or those who don't know anything about the actual story line.

I don't want to give it all away, but the scene at the end... Its the comics line.  Its how that happened.  Not the whole build up, but that one moment.

Personally, I think its a pretty good film.  I mean, its a comic book movie so what do you expect?

No... Its a Spiderman movie.  He's the heart of Marvel.  The young man whose whole future gets turned upside down in a matter of moments, and he has to make choices to do what's best for everyone, not just himself.

He's a kid, he makes mistakes, he learns, he grows up.  And that's why we love him.  Why I love him.

Did you know that the reason YA stories are so popular, is because we enjoy seeing someone whose identity isn't set in stone just yet.  Someone like Harry Potter, who has to grow up.  Someone like Katniss, that has her views of the world changed at every interval of the stories.

Adults in stories change, but its small and more an altering of a piece of their personality... But a teen/young adult could actually have an about face on everything.

Think about Wolverine for a moment... Logan, how much has he changed over the stories?  Movies or comics, think about it for a moment.  Is there a place where he's honestly anything but an onrie jerk that just happens to be working for the side of good?

Yeah, I've gotten off topic but that tends to happen when you're aware of more than just one element of a fandom and get into a thought process about it.

Andrew Garfield is amazing as Peter Parker.  He gets the jokes, the teasing, the whole element of Spiderman down pat.  And I love it.

4.5 out of 5 stars for me.  First one was better, but this is still good.

Kristy C