Continuity mistake: While fighting against the Lizard in the lab, Peter looks at his backpack. The position of its straps and the debris on the wall change between shots.
9.4/10.A pretty decent reboot.I finally got to see The Lizard, my favorite of Spider-Man's foes brought to life.It was timed nicely, coming out the year of the character's 50th anniversary.He's one of, and still is, best comic book super heroes of all time, ranking up there with Bat Man and Super Man.Rhys Ifans as The Lizard was perfect as he maintains the goal of the comic book character wanting to regrow his arm and help humanity.Here it's Oscorp that's the true villain in that they cared only about profit, heck with people and proper testing.The only time I could tolerate Martin Sheen, was a decent Uncle Ben though he was no Cliff Robertson.Sally Field, as Aunt May, is bearable here too, one of two times for me.Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy was also OK in one of her few good movies.Andrew Garfield himself plays Peter Parker like a rebel which is fine.I don't mind character changes like that as long as they're not too ridiculous.The Lizard design itself was excellent along with his plan of making everyone like him just like in the animated series debut of the character.Clearly director Marc Webb, like Sam Raimi, loved and respected the source material, he did an excellent job here.
A lazy retread of Sam Raimi's first "Spider-Man" film, and the Peter Parker/Spider-Man character in this film is an unlikable douche.
Trivia: Reportedly, there were some deleted scenes removed from the final film that would have fleshed out Peter's backstory even more. (Hence the early trailers featuring footage not found in the final film and suggesting it would further elaborate on his past) Rumor has it that these scenes were removed for two reasons- 1) To allow these plot elements to be explored in a sequel and 2) to make the film tonally more similar to the 2002 "Spider-Man" film for distribution and familiarity purposes, due to that film's success and warm reception.
Question: Why did Uncle Ben chastise Peter for standing up to Flash? Considering that Flash constantly bullied Peter, shouldn't Ben have been pleased that Peter finally stood up for himself?
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