Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Amazing Spider Man: Well, finally … !

You know, I have to admit, I’m giving Bruce — my aging 2007 era Mac Mini — something of a work-out at the moment.

Partly where I’m writing this post, of course.

And partly where I’ve got an extra Safari window open, watching a documentary I’d missed, last night.

Fascinating stuff about the Dark Ages, I should add.

But that’s not why I actually started this post off.


I ACTUALLY started it to tell you about the movie I rented from iTunes, last night.

And I’m guessing you’ve possibly twigged it’s got a well known New York based character in it … 

Yep … You’ve guessed it, haven’t you … ?

I managed to the 2012 franchise reboot*, The Amazing Spider~Man.

And I actually think that amazing is a fairly good word to attach to the title …


Directed — appropriately enough — by Marc Webb, the film sees Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker: a bright young teen who’s informally adopted by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field) after his parents abandon himº: and later die in a plane crash.

Growing up as a bright teen, Parker manages to sneak into a tour of the labs at Oscorp: where he meets Dr Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), a senior researcher into genetics, and his intern (and fellow pupil) Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone).

Our hero manages to sneak off into some of Oscorp’s more confidential labs.

Where he manages to get bitten by a radioactive spider.

You can imagine the embarrassment that cause on the train home, can’t you … ?

It’s only after this that Peter’s beloved Uncle Ben is killed that he makes up his mind to make sure he is both masked — and equipped — in order to find the killer.

Which is where the fun starts …


Now, I’m going to admit two things, here.

For starters … ?   For STARTERS, I thoroughly enjoyed The Amazing Spider Man, I really did: to the point where I’m going to heartily recommend that anyone wanting a fun movie will not have wasted their money.

And secondly … ?

Secondly, that car thief scene is where I, personally, thought “Finally!”.

After all, I always grew up with various media telling me that Spider Man was a bit of a wise guy: downright cocky.

Gobby, if you want another word for it.

And this particular take on the character … ?

Get’s him bang on … !
The Amazing Spider~Man   

*        Reboot/re-imagining/re-make/regurgitation/what-have-you … !   I know there’s arguments about exactly what term goes where — get in touch with Kevin D, on Twitter, he’ll be able to explain it far more clearly than I.

º        WHY we don’t know: although the film DOES have an interesting footnote … !

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