Just got back from a sneak preview for the new Spiderman movie. I hadn’t really been following this one. I wasn’t a big fan of the Tobey McGuire Spiderman movies, and wasn’t expecting much from this one. But it’s pretty good! Andrew Garfield is a lot less mopey than he looked in the trailers. He’s still pretty mopey (this is Peter Parker’s life we’re talking about, here), but he’s also got an endearing goofy streak. And he wisecracks while beating people up, which was sorely missing from the first series.
Not sure how I feel about the Lizard keeping his intelligence while he was mutated. It gave them the opportunity for some good interactions between Spiderman and the Lizard during the fight scenes, but under cut a lot of the pathos inherent in the Lizard character. Still, his character worked in the story they were trying to tell in this movie.
Overall, a good super hero movie. I’d recommend it.