I suppose there’s something sort of quaint about a movie as inoffensive as Amazing Spider-Man. I’ve said it before: there’s nothing wrong with a movie being exactly what it sets out to be. And in the spectrum of superhero movies, sometimes you just want to watch a superhero movie, right?
Amazing Spider-Man is that: it doesn’t seek to be anything deeper than a superhero movie, albeit one we’ve LITERALLY and figuratively seen before. Sure, there’s some great action scenes, Garfield is an engaging presence on the screen, and the Gwen Stacy love story is totally serviceable. There’s absolutely nothing about this movie that I disliked.
But there’s nothing about it I loved. The closest came at that classic moment of any Spider-Man story, the car hanging from his webbing, trying to save a child. For a moment, Peter realizes his responsibility, and the power of Spider-Man as an idea rather than just as an excuse to exact his vengeance and anger. It’s the closest that the movie ever comes to really trying to say something with this great megaphone the property, studio and the summer propelled by The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises have given it. It doesn’t waste it, necessarily. It simply goes for the safe hit instead of swinging for the fences. And in any other time, in days gone by before The Avengers and The Dark Knight, I would’ve said that’s okay. But now? It just seems lazy, given the opportunity it had lying at its feet.
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