Bathroom Meter: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Yet another origin story for Spider-Man. This time he’s up against Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. the Lizard.
Have I sat down to watch it? No.
Have I theater-watched it? Yes. A couple times.
Main Audience Demographic: 20-somethings and families
Audience reaction as they leave the theater: Not much of a reaction. It’s weird. They’re pretty quiet when they get out of this one.
Best comment: “It was pretty good.”
Worst comment: “Andrew Garfield is so spastic.”
See it or not? I guess. It’s not terrible. It’s not the best, either. It was made by the guy who did (500) Days of Summer, so…be prepared. It’s super hipster. And I really hate that they did another origin story this close to the last one. Just because you add some skateboard tricks doesn’t make it new and exciting. However, I gotta say…Martin Sheen is awesome as Uncle Ben. He really saved this movie.
For a better review than I could ever give, head to Film Crit Hulk’s TOTAL SMASH-FEST of The Amazing Spider-Man.