So the boy has started his own blog (after much prodding from me!) – but unlike my weirdness and rambling about nothing, his is weirdness and rambling about movies. This is his first blog post about the new Amazing Spiderman movie – and I think it’s pretty damn good, however I may be a tad biased, so go check it it out for yourself!
See what I did there?!
So, tonight was the world premiere of The Amazing Spiderman 2, broadcast simultaneously in cinemas across the UK; a pretty neat idea to help build buzz for the movie. And as one of those lucky enough to attend, the least I can do is spread that buzz. For better or worse.
So is it for better … or worse? It is mostly for better. Mostly.
Lets start with the worse. The villains, Electro and the Green Goblin (though the Goblin name is never uttered). They seem to be there as a side salad to the main meat of the story; Peter Parkers reationship with those that he loves. They give the film its most spectacular moments, but they are far too broadly drawn, and easily beaten, to be either threatening or sympathetic. Electro comes closest to gaining ones sympathy being the outsider as he is, but his treatment by others…
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