Movies of the week
After three blockbuster Spiderman movies by Sam Raimi, was there the need to reboot the comic superhero with a new avatar and re-narrate his evolvement from a childhood meek to a one man army?
There’s no objection to the idea if it involves far-reaching novelty to the storytelling and re-molding of the critical events surrounding Spiderman. Alas! That’s where the Amazing Spiderman falters.
Putting aside Andrew Garfield rejuvenating the comic superhero, the early revaluation that Spiderman’s parents abandoned him at a very young age for his security and his deliberate attempt to transform into a mutation wonder, the plot lacks the flavor of novelty.
With an untold view point on the early life of Spiderman and his encounter with the mist hovering over his parent’s unexplained disappearance, the director (Marc Web) had something special in the making. Unfortunately, besides sparse scenes that grab the eyeballs, The Amazing Spiderman repeats the old tale, though in a new package.