Escape to the Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man


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Dec 24, 2008
I know I'm a bit late to the conversation, but I'm gonna jump in anyway.

I didn't think this movie was THAT bad, but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth, and now I know why. Everything Bob points out is true (yes, that crane bit was incredibly stupid and had nowhere near the gravitas of the train scene).

Most of my anger at all this comes from the fact that this only came out 5 years after Spider-Man 3. That one did disappoint me (and it wasn't just the dancing), but I still saw the whole thing as salvageable. Was I the only one looking forward to John Malkovich as the Vulture? If they didn't like the way the series was going, they could have just told Sam Raimi he wasn't allowed to write it anymore; just direct.

No matter what happens from here, I want Sony to sell this property back to Marvel. Same for Fox with all mutant-related stuff.