Walking into a movie you always wonder as to whether or not what you are about to see is good or bad. I remember my sense that All The Kings Men (2006) was going to be a bust, you could read on the faces of the actors as they came onstage before the film, something was amiss. Their absence in the cinema when the lights came up spoke volumes.
I have been very open with my feelings about all of these comic book adaptations (why is no one adapting Classics Illustrated?) and that opinion has not changed. However when a good one comes out I will celebrate with the others.
Ok, I admit it, and I loathe being wrong, but the new Spider Man movie rocks!
It is everything fans of the web slinging super hero hoped it would be, and superior to all the previous Spider-Man films, with the exception of Spider-Man 2 (2004) long considered one of the elite super hero films. Alfred Molina was an incredible Doc Ock, and the films effects were downright epic, winning an Oscar. Tobey Maguire was an exceptional Peter Parker and Spider Man.
A fan of the first three Tobey Maguire films, I disliked Andrew Garfield as Spider Man, and resented the fact they again went back to the beginning to tell the story. There is a bit of that here, not enough to be annoying, but enough to be let known they are again kick starting the franchise, for the second time in fifteen years.