- Posted May 2, 2014 by
Los Angeles, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
iReport at the movies
- Review of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” from The Hobbit Marathon
- Doing what you have to do to get the picture
- Screening of “Wild” with Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern Q&A
- Police and security are becoming paranoid – Security at the Hobbit LA Premiere
- “Still Alice” screening and Q&A with Julianne Moore and Wash Westmoreland
The Amazing Spiderman 2 review from a screening
Selfishly you hope that the story will be as important to the producers as the action is.
If you want action and special effects you have 2 hours and 20 minutes of satisfaction. If you're a true Marvel fan, you have much to be unhappy about with the newly rebooted Spiderman.
As in the case of all of the comic Superheroes that movies are being made about today, the producers of the movie have decided to give their own interpretation about the character and those surrounding Spiderman. The choice of Emma Stone to play the love interest is like choosing an iceberg that has the charisma of an iceberg and no warmth to provide in the scenes with Andrew Garfield. In the review we talk about Emma Stone reminding you of a young Barbara Bain of whom had a career that stretched decades playing the ice princess, but this role calls for the girl next door.
As far as the many effects, and there are many, they are in the category of 3D done wrong as you can not quickly move right or left or up or down.
In our first press conference on 3D, coincidentally by Sony, they told us that good 3D was shot low and close with the objects coming towards you but never right or left or up and down.
If you like the Sci-Fi channel in the US, you'll enjoy the effects in this movie, they obviously gave the high school student that does the effects for the Sci-Fi channel movies a better computer but not much better, as it would have added way too much to an already bloated budget which doesn't show on screen other than the effects.
Will the movie make a lot of money? It already is,
The concern used to be the story and the action was used to progress the story. Today the story is an afterthought to the action, but that's what the worldwide audience wants to see.
Would we pay to see the movie? We didn't.