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Back Cover: It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).

But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than himself. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

My rating: Three stars. Rated PG-13. There is some kissing, violence, disturbing images, sci-fi action.

My review: Spoilers Alert! I like this genre. I like lots of action, drama, and "unique".
But I must say, I was a little disappointed in the movie. It felt like the authors spent most of their time on the action and effects ( which was very awesome, by the way.) I like how this series seems to be following the comics more than the old series... but as a fan of the other three... Well, let's just say it's different :)

Likes: 
I totally loved how Peter's phone ringtone (and he whistles it in the movie) is the original theme song from the cartoons. Peter's dorky look is OK after you get used to it :) it's neat that he makes his own webs. I'll have something on Gwen in a second :b. I like the mystery around his parents, and how he helps the little boy at the beginning of the movie. The boy standing up to the robot at the end, is really neat. Reminded me of David and Goliath.
And then the effects. I love how they did the slow motion, showing how so much bad is just about to occur, then all of a sudden, really fast, Spiderman saves the day. Also, like how Max's electric goes out... hinting at Electro.

Dislikes:
Well, the main thing I hated was Gwen dying. And I thought that Electro/Max wasn't given a very good chance to repent. They just sorta... exterminated him. His life was so sad... and he was so smart. It just makes you realize more, how important it is to be kind and take time out of your day to encourage others, make them feel important. I think Spider-man should have tried to let him know it was all a misunderstanding before exploding him.

Then, Harry... well, it seems Peter should have tried to find a cure, instead of leading Harry on. He should have tested his blood, or something.

Back to Gwen. In #1 I didn't like her so much, because I thought she dressed like a whore, but she was actually really fun in this movie. I should have suspected something, with that speech in the beginning:)  I liked how she wanted Peter to be himself and not change for her. She actually handed the whole situation pretty good. But her death was very unnecessary. Shocking. Yeah, in real life people die for no reasons, but not in movies (not saying I wanted a cheesy ending). I think when you kill people in a movie, it should be for a cause, a reason, to better the plot. Her death did none of those. At least I shall not mind Peter Parker/Spider-man dying so much... though his death better be good, and count!

One other thing. At the end of #1 Peter listens to a voicemail. It was from his uncle, before he died. The message comforted Peter, made him feel better about uncle Ben's death. End of #2 Peter listens to Gwen's speech. Again, the dead comforting with their own words. It seemed redundant to use the same thing in both movies.


Overall: Somewhat disappointed, but still enjoyable :) if you are a superhero, Spiderman, or sci-fi lover, you'll probably still like the movie. And looking forward to 2018 :b

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