I managed to watch Spider-Man last night. (A personal thanks to my awesome wife, who went with me to see it on our two-year anniversary.) I have three thoughts on the movie:
1. It was better than the first Spider-Man film. It was a major improvement over the last two. It was well done all the way through. I liked the gratuitous use of classic Spider-Man views throughout the movie. The Acting was solid and the story was very good. On a whole, it was a step in the right direction to right the wrongs of the past.
2. It was kinda sad. I know what happens because I’ve read the comics. If you haven’t seen the movie you may want to skip over this next part. SPOILER ALERT: There was a lot of death in the movie. For example, Peter losing his parents. You know it happens in the comic, but it’s different for it to be a part of the story. Uncle Ben was clearly going to happen. Chief Stacy was a surprise, and it clearly led to a death in the next movie.
3. I have no idea who was in the sting. I think stings are great, but it’s hard to be excited about it when you can’t see who it’s supposed to be.
I enjoyed the film and I’d go see the next one. I’d still be a little cautious. I enjoyed the first one last time around, and they broke my heart. This one may yet stand the test of time. For now we have to wait.