As much as I didn’t want to like the Spider-Man reboot this year, I admit that it wasn’t bad, and there were even things I liked more than Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. When it comes to Spider-Man though, I feel like the outspoken one, because I didn’t mind Spider-Man 3. In fact, when it first came out, it was one of my favorite movies. Tobey Maguire did an amazing job in his role, and his performance I think was as close to a perfect Spider-Man as we’re going to get (disregarding his “emo” scene in the third movie). Andrew Garfield isn’t a bad Spider-Man, it’s just that Tobey is better, and that is something that we’re going to have to accept if we’re going to like this reboot.
That being said, this trilogy, or however movies they decide to make, does have the potential to be better. For one, I liked the action sequences in The Amazing Spider-Man more than almost every battle in the other series, with the exception of the Green Goblin fights. I also like that the villains for the most part seem like they’re going to be different than Raimi’s villains (except for the inevitable Goblin). The casting of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben were also perfect castings in my opinion. Now, the movie wasn’t perfect and missed out on a lot in my opinion, but it was an introduction to a new Spider-Man, and I’ll let it slide if they capitalize with the next movie.
Here is what I think needs to be done in the next movie to get this reboot on track, and give it the potential to outdo its predecessor…
This article was first posted on December 23, 2012