Posted by Rande Iaboni on June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ had its London premiere last night and with that we now have a slew of early reviews for the film! And what is the general consensus you ask? Very positive! It appears that most critics fell for the love story between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) which should come as no surprise considering the duo is dating off-camera as well! Not only that, but it appears this love story is actually the most important part of the film, and the action is really more of afterthought to this relationship. Doesn’t surprise me either considering ’500 Days of Summer’ director Marc Webb helmed the film. So let’s take a look at some snippets from the reviews shall we?
The Hollywood Reporter: Leaping back onto the screen with a new cast, crew, costume and a whole new array of daddy issues, The Amazing Spider-Man reboots the top grossing Marvel franchise to altogether satisfying results.
Empire Magazine: Graced with great performances from Garfield and Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man is a rare comic-book flick that is better at examining relationships than superheroism.
Time Out: We’re never far from romance or laughs, and at times ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ feels like a romcom upgraded to include 3D and industrial cobwebs.
And there are a bunch more reviews basically saying the same things. Now I’m sure a lot of fans will either be very pleased with this reception or pretty ticked off. On one hand it is great to have a believable romance (I always felt that Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst were lacking in the chemistry department), but on the other hand this is a superhero film, for people to be saying it is a rom-com just upgraded with some action thrown in doesn’t sound too promising for die-hard Spidey fans. I’m more on the former side however, I always feel that if I really care for the characters or the romance then the action is that much more spectacular because the stakes are high! So lets hope these early reviews are a strong indication of what’s to come.
What do you think about these early reviews Banters?