One IMAX midnight release and 18 hours later, The Amazing Spider-Man movie left me thinking, meh. It didn’t wow me at all and I was waiting 136 minutes for it to do so. This was an uninspired retelling of a orgin story that we saw done ten years ago. Sam Raimi‘s trilogy masterfully nailed the key moments that fueled the super hero inside Peter Parker such as a thug taking the life of Uncle Ben. The previous movies had the look and feel of the comic book while this one appeared to be aiming for a cross between Avengers and The Dark Knight.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are the heart and soul of this movie and have tremendous on-screen chemistry but it wasn’t enough to take the movie where it needed to go. The IMAX 3D was good but like a lot of movies, it didn’t enhance the movie any more or less. I’ve always thought Tobey Maguire was a better Peter Parker than Spider-Man and I believe Andrew Garfield is a better Spider-Man than Peter Parker. In the end, I walked out of the theater with the same thought I had when the new Nightmare On Elm Street ended. Why did they even bother?