Reviewed byDr_SaganVote: 2/10/10
Don't expect a superhero movie. This is more like a long comedic sketchparodying Spider-man.
There are so many wrongs in this movie I 've lost count., but mostimportantly the vision is wrong. I would prefer Raimi/McGuire's visionby far.
Among other things this reboot is missing the transformation fromregular Peter Parker to Spiderman. The most interesting thing to thefranchise to watch. And of course his relation with his uncle (whodoesn't get a single mention in this film) and how his tragic fate wasquintessential to his maturity.
They are still trying to show you the transition from a goofy kiddySpiderman to something more adult but they are failing miserably,because even in the end the character hasn't mature at all.
And it's that "goofy" version of Spiderman that ruins this movie, as asuperhero movie. There aren't any real sentiments at all. Just teenagehumor and pranks. And the final revelation and connection betweenSpiderman and the main villain is too ludicrous to swallow.
For its $175 mil. budget this movie is far from impressive too. Not abig spectacle. All that money went for the CGI Spidey jumping back andforth, but the scenes aren't that impressive and there's a lot to bedesired.
Overall: This movie is already a success in Box office multiplying theearnings more than 4 times its budget, so the producers must be happy.BUT it's more like a spoof of Spiderman and not a proper superheromovie. For the true origins of Spiderman, his transformation, hisrelation with his uncle and the impact of his tragic fate on Peter, youmust look elsewhere...
Reviewed byparwezkmVote: 10/10/10
The movie is the best mcu movie.It has a good story,funnymoments,emotional moments.It gives us some clues to what is going tohappen in the next mcu movies.It has a lot of easter eggs.The cast didan excellent job.The action is amazing.If you don't like spider man andyou watch the movie I think you may like him.The movie is awesome.Youshould definitely watch it.
Reviewed byJason Reid (JasonR77)Vote: 10/10/10
Spider-Man, at his core, is the original kid superhero. His innocenceand naivete are as important as his intellect and wit. After twoprevious incarnations and five movies, it's this version that finallyputs together a truly faithful portrayal of Peter Parker. Fittingly, ittook the MCU to do it. Tom Holland eschews the portrayals of hispredecessors, and infuses Parker with a genuinely optimistic view ofthe world, and almost a boy crush on Tony Stark. Peter is awkward,nervous and ambitious, to the point where he nearly wrecks himself inorder to show Stark how useful he can be. There is a lot of fun to behad in this movie, be it through Spidey's quips, his amusinginteractions with people, or just times where he falls flat whiletrying to be this great superhero. Peter's classmates get a fair bitmore work; this is the most complete Flash ever put to film, and Ned isa perfect best friend for Peter. It's a fast movie as well, and MichaelKeaton helps keep that going as the counterbalance, his careerrenaissance continuing in excellent fashion. Vulture is not the mostheadline-grabbing Spidey villain, certainly, but neither was ObediahStane for Iron Man, nor Abomination for Hulk. They worked well becauseof who portrayed them, and this is another case of that working in thefavor of the story. Keaton's motivations are simple, but not the sameas a typical villain, which makes him stand out, and potentially showsthat the MCU can create guys who are more than one-trick ponies. Thismovie paces itself well, and just when you think it's safe, it pulls asharp right on you to bring the final act into focus. There's justenough Tony Stark to bolster the bottom line, without having him takeover the film. He's the dad, such as it is, who'd have thought? IronMan is the interweaving thread in this universe, so it's appropriate hebe here, and the aforementioned dad role is amusing and in a way theperfect method to bring Spidey along. Overall, a great time. The stakesaren't as high as they're going to be or have been in MCU movies, butthat's okay. Spidey just needs to keep his feet on the ground.
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.