Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield Discuss ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3′

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is currently making a bid for big box office dollars around the world – but it’s hard to watch the receipts being tallied with bated breath, exactly; we already know that an entire Spider-Man movie universe is on the way, regardless of whether or not this particular installment turns a huge profit. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is coming in 2016; after that, the villains of the Spider-Man universe will get the spotlight in two films, Venom and The Sinister Six.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is being most often criticized for having too many deviations into universe-building, which distract from the main narrative (i.e., “Iron Man 2 syndrome”). That places a great deal of pressure on Amazing Spider-Man 3, which now has the job of finishing out the original trilogy of films, launching these new villain-centric properties, while still managing to tell a satisfying standalone story.

We caught up with Amazing Spider-Man franchise director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield during the Amazing Spider-Man 2 junket in NYC, to talk (briefly) about the future of the franchise:

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Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield on the set of ‘Amazing Spider-Man’

Screen Rant: Marc, when we spoke to you early on, you told us the theme of this film was going to be time, which turned out to be incredibly accurate for both the story and the visual shorthand for the film.

Marc Webb: I thought you were going to say it was not accurate at all with that one.

SR: No, it was accurate both on the page and in the visual shorthand. What can you tell me about the next chapter? What is the theme of that?

MW: The next movie?

SR: Yes.

MW: I haven’t figured that out yet. For crying out loud, give me a break (laughter). We’re just finishing this movie.

SR: A theme is early, you can…

MW: Well, a theme—it’s true—you’ve got to crack the theme early. But I’ll tell you what. Themes, sometimes you work on a script and then other things emerge and then you readjust the theme and then you work on the script again. So I think it’s too premature to talk about that.

Amazing Spider Man 2 director Marc Webb Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield Discuss Amazing Spider Man 3

SR: Andrew: what’s it like to come back to this role? I know some actors can have trouble just coming back to a role, period. What is it like to come back to such an iconic role? Do you feel when you came back you could now have more ownership of your choices in the role and less kind of filling this icon, can you talk about that?

Andrew Garfield: Yeah, I think it’s a pleasure for me. I want to have every chance to get it right as possible. And I never will get it right. That’s the beauty of the creative arts, you know? It’s that you’re always striving and yearning for more. Yearning for something more perfect, more deep, more full. And with a character like this, you get to—it’s a character I want to honor so much. He’s my favorite superhero and always has been since I was a three year-old, so I get to keep on chipping away at it and failing, you know what I mean? I get to keep on coming back and seeing what I can do.

SR: And for you, what would be the hook for the next step in the evolution of your character? Where is that?

AG: I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about how the film ends, I don’t want to talk about—I don’t want anyone who hasn’t seen it to have any preconceived notion of what happens, but there’s a big thing that Peter has to deal with and you have to give it fair credence. You have to really honor the truth of what it will take for a human being to keep going. Could there be a girl in some of this?…

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SR: A girl in spandex?

MW: Hmmmm… (Laughter)

[WARNING: Incoming SPOILERS for Amazing Spider-Man 2!!!!!]

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Death of Gwen Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield Discuss Amazing Spider Man 3

As we discussed on our Amazing Spider-Man 2 podcast episode, it is somewhat nerve-wracking to hear Marc Webb say that not even the theme of Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been figured out – much less the finer points of the story. Even Andrew Garfield’s claim that the next film should deal with the weight of Gwen Stacy’s death seems a bit off the mark; after all, didn’t this last film invest heavily in how the weight of Captain Stacy’s death affected Peter (and subsequently Gwen)? Didn’t we get that seasonal montage of Peter standing by Gwen’s grave at the end of this film? His dilemma about being Spider-Man? And weren’t those sorts of things present in the original Raimi trilogy as well? Do we really need MORE of that?

Marvel Studios is planning things until 2028, but it looks as though right now the Amazing Spider-Man franchise is taking it one step at a time – and so far those steps have arguably been wobbly. Can one character (Spider-Man) sustain an entire film universe? And does Sony need to start getting on more solid ground with the planning and execution of these films? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Oh god.

    • Why do they always send that kofi guy to interview actors he is soo dull and has zero chemistry with anyone he is interviewing.

      • Ugh. I hate him. ZERO charisma. And fugly.

        • HEY i didn’t say he is ugly….well at least he works out!

        • You’re not helping your situation.

          • if it helps he does look like one of the ninja turtles…..not sure which one

            • Pfft! Dude…just stop. Please.

          • if it helps he does look like one of the ninja turtles from the michael bay movie…..not sure which one

  2. In two movies andrew garfield has become the death plague like jack bauer. The body
    Count really has not been that necessary. Lets see captain stacy is dead, gwen stacy is dead,
    Electro looks dead, green goblin almost bit the dust, parker’s parents are dead, uncle ben is dead
    And aunt maybe next and who knows mary jane may kick the bucket to in this laughable sony
    product.

    • Your argument seems to be targeted at Spider-Man in general… Gwen Stacy’s death was basically the end of the silver age of comics. The source material basically revolves around Peter Parker being unable to have anyone too close to him, because they tend to die…

    • To be fair, its following source material.

      • It’s following like 6 different versions of the source material.

        • Six different versions of the source material in which Peter can’t have attachments because they die.

        • @ rod22
          Electro is not dead. remember he became 100% electric in the movie. You can’t kill electricity
          I got a Dr.Manhattan vibe when Electro killed Dr.Kafka scene

          • Same here. He can pull himself back together, it’ll just take some time due to massive amount of electricity he took in. He’ll definitely be back since Jamie loved playing him and there’s really no reason for them to kill him off permanently. If anything, the next time he comes back, they’ll just figure out a better way to contain him at Ravencroft or wherever they’ll incarcerate him.

            • Hmmm…how would they kill someone like the Sandman? Have a bunch of cats (“Black Cat”??) use him as a giant kitty box?

    • Lol, with the powers that they protraying these characters to have it would be unrealistic if they didn’t die. I like the weight of things and the fact that every main character isn’t invincible….kinda like watching Game of Thrones.

      Anyways, this movie wasn’t terrible. I was obviously hoping for more but when compared to most comic book movies this was par for the course. A 3/5 film.

    • And how is that all that different from the Raimi trilogy? And are you really complaining about his parents and Uncle Ben being dead? That would be like complaining about the Waynes getting shot.

      • Lol +1

      • LOL…HA! +1

    • Do you actually listen to the stupid things that come out of your mouth? Stop being such a cynical anti-sony film critic. There are legitimate ways to criticize the things this film does unsuccessfully. Talking about the people that have died is not one of them, especially when these deaths are ripped straight from the pages of the books! Do some basic fact checking before you open your mouth and waste all of our time, please.

    • But none of this is brand new to the mythos of spider-man at all, these are all key points that changed and shaped his life in the books and that is what they’re following. They’re just telling the story that has been known for years. And if you must now Aunt May does eventually die, but w/ two more spider-man I doubt that they will get into her death….

  3. That is what makes Spider-Man great, the theme of it. How some nerdy kid who lost about everything he could ever care about, and he is using his kickass alter ego to enlighten him. Someone with that self esteem is pretty cool. That is what makes Spider-Man one of my favorites. How he cares for everything close to him, never taking it for granted, and is questioning his own actions for others. So sayin, “Do we really need MORE of that?” The answer is yes, because that is what Spider-Man is, hope, and forgiving kickass superhero that I will never forget.

  4. Sony is Raping this franchise! Pure and simple! I saw Amazing Spider-Man 2 last week and give 6 outta 10. Not bad , but not spectacular either. This franchise is headed down the same path that the Batman franchise of the 90′s did and that’s not good. Spidey is my ALL time favorite super hero. I grew up with the old Spider-Man cartoons and watched them every morning before I went to pre school. I remember when my mom bought me a wind up Spider-Man dune buggy for my birthday which was a popular item in the 70′s. Spider-Man has been a part of my life from day 1.IT sickens me to see what Sony is doing to this beloved character and it will get worse.

    A sinister six movie?! Why have a movie about spider’s greatest nemesis with no Spider-Man? Movie goers are gonna want to see spidey in a ultimate test of courage and heroism against six of the most dangerous antagonists in Spider-Man’s history and yet your gonna make a 2 hr movie just on the villains?

    Oh how I wish Spider-Man would come home to marvel studios. Sadly, that’s not gonna happen anytime soon and if and when it does happen comic book movies will probably be irrelevant. R.I.P.spidey.

    • They are taking 2 hours about the villains so whiney fan-boys don’t whine their asses off when 6 villains are introduced.

    • Hmm.

      I have to ask, did you see the same Spider-Man film I saw last month?

      I have to ask because it’s odd that a great film that had a lot of praise for being bold enough to give us a true Spider-Man experience on the big screen is suddenly hated a lot by American viewers now it’s released there.

      Is it that some of you guys aren’t satisfied with a movie unless Seth Rogen’s in it or just that there are more people unnecessarily hating a good movie over there just to look cool and hip?

      • Personally I loved the film and how it lets Spider-Man do what he does best. It has flaws yes, but overall it is fun to watch. And I am American, and can be very critical of some films. But I don’t care if they stick exactly to source material, because I like surprises.

        • The movie was pretty awesome, saw it twice in two days. That opening scene? Awesome. Spidey being his normal, funny, yet slightly arrogant, quippy self? Awesome. Gotta say I loved Andrew’s voice as Spidey, exactly how I’ve unknowingly imagined it should be. I don’t see why people complain about the villains, you know Rhino will obviously be back. Electro too. If you have any kind of comic knowledge, you already knew how the ending was gonna play out from the trailers. No complaints, I’m excited for the third and whatever spin-offs they come out with. I saw someone complain about the little kid at the end. Seriously? You must be the most cold person on the planet if that kid didn’t pull on your heart strings and take you back to when you were a kid jumping around your house, trying to climb walls and sling webs. That scene was a testament as to what Spiderman is all about, just as all heroes are, inspiring hope and making everyone want to step up and be the best version of themselves they can; even when nobody else will.

      • Or we just truly didn’t think it was a great film. I guess it is unthinkable that a movie the great Dazz deems fantastic receive contrary viewpoints. The only explanation then is that the rest of us Americans are suffering from some sort of defect.
        Or maybe we didn’t see the same movie, I don’t know.
        The one I saw was not terrible, but far from great. Electro’s “I was bullied now I’m the bully/swimfan” backstory was so poorly executed, I had zero feelings for what happened to him, good or bad. It seemed the director knew it too and had to throw in that ludicrous airplane scenario just to try to make the fight have more weight.
        Goblin was shoehorned in there at the end after what should have been a climatic battle just so they can rush Gwen’s character resolution and spit out Sinister Six. None of it flowed organically moving from Electro to Goblin to Rhino. Just felt like boxes they needed to check off.
        Only thing that saved the movie was Stone & Garfield’s chemistry, and Sally Field.

        But you know, I think if there was more Seth Rogen in, this moview would have been amazing.

      • So Dazz, I’ve seen you champion/defend other people’s opposing views but apparently when a view opposes yours, there’s no reason behind it?

        • Correct you are good sir. Dazz is the great one who tells people if their opinions are right or wrong. He shall be king one day.

          • I’d like to be king.
            It’s good to be king.
            I eat Imperial Margarine, to get a crown..it makes me feel like a king.
            I like Burger King; McDonald’s is “all bun and boney beef”.
            Why, I even treat myself like a king; I was on “the throne” just this morning.

          • ALL HAIL DAZZ THE KING OF TURDS.

      • I’m a huge Spidey fan and have been reading the comics since the 70′s… So I might be a little biased… Spider-Man 2 sucked donkey balls…. It’s the same disgust when the whole clone thing happened, just sad really…

        • Burro bazongas”?

      • Dude, just give it up with all the American hate on. Is tiring. And no I’m am not in America. I have no affinity for the country, I’m just sick of (and others im sure) hearing you blame every person of not likening this film as being an ignorant American stereotype. (As well, I actually am on your side as far as opinion of this movie, pros and cons alike. So don’t try and call me out for being defensive. I just find this attitude tedious. )

      • lol. it’s funny you make the comment about rogen considering his new film (Neighbors) is receiving far better reviews (ie. universal acclaim) than ASM2.

        and i need to ask you, do you know what an “opinion” is? Because everyone has different ideas about the quality of a movie. some don’t like spiderman, others don’t. yet you criticize people for not agreeing with you?

      • awww not a fan of opinions different than yours.

        we’re sowwy.

  5. I’m sure the promotions for ASM3 will start next week. I never thought anything could flood the promo market more than the NFL Draft, until ASM2 was on the way. I hope for Spider-Man’s sake the “next thing” is an orientation packet and welcome letter for MCU. The more days that pass after seeing this movie the more terrible I see that it was. This movie was the best thing to happen to Spider-Man 3′s legacy.

    • What’s that?! Did someone mention the NFL Draft?!
      How d’ya like those Chargers, everybody?!

  6. “A theme for ASM3? I just finished making a terrible Spider-Man movie, and you want to know how I plan on making the NEXT terrible chapter? I’m not a machine, guys. This doesn’t happen overnight.”- Marc Webb

    • Hahaha…well played sir, well played

  7. I heard Marvel (and/or) Sony just got sued for 50 mil cuz a kid jumped out of his 6th floor apartment thinking he was spiderman

    • If the kid is that dumb we should all be thankful he’s gone before he got a driver’s license and brought his stupidity to the streets.

    • Uhhh yeah, that never happened.

  8. Gwen was someone Peter was in love with and she died because, mostly, she knew of his secret life as Spider-Man. I think in the next movie, Peter will still feel the after effects of her death and it’ll make him less impulsive to tell someone who he really is. In the first film, we can see that he’s totally reckless when he tells Gwen about his powers. Now that she’s dead, he’ll learn the importance of keeping his loved ones in the dark about his alter ego. That’s probably what Garfield meant.

  9. Maybe they’re finally learning how to keep things under wraps?

  10. Gwen’s death will inspire Peter to keep his loved ones in the dark about his alter-ego. I think that’s what Garfield means about dealing with her death. Maybe not grieving so much, but becoming more cautious about letting people get close to him.

  11. These two had a big hand in a not good movie which was too long, had too many villains, & that lame ending with the kid and the Rhino. Said movie had the lowest opening weekend gross & lowest critically score in the history of this film series so they’re talking sequel? Sony admit your mistake and bring back Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire.

    • So we can see Peter wear eyeliner and cry for 70% of the movie again? No, Raimi raped the Venom character…I wouldn’t let him within 100 miles of the franchise.

    • It actually didn’t have the lowest weekend gross of any Spiderman movie. Some basic fact checking would’ve shown you this. Spiderman 2′s three day weekend gross of 88 million is lower than ASM2 weekend gross of 92 million.

      • @ Voodoo the reason Spider-Man 2 had a lower weekend gross is because it opened on a Wednesday where it grossed 40.4 million dollars which was a record for an opening day basic fact checking would have told you that.
        @ Corey I agree with you they did screw up Venom in Spider-Man 3.

        • Was I wrong,Chelsea? No. Nice attempt at spin though.
          Thank you, come again.

    • sorry as much as I liked tobey and raimi for what their movies were, I like Garfield as petey/spidey better. And I don’t understand nor can I fathom why people complain about having just two villains in the film and get excited about sinister six. now correct me if my math is wrong but 6 is more than 2 correct. so if everyone is complaining about just 2 villains what are they going to do when there are 6 I repeat SIX villains taking on spidey?

  12. I just got done talking to a co-worker who went and saw it last night. He’s not a comic book nut and he doesn’t collect comics, but he does like comic book movies. He said the movie wasn’t that great. Too much lovie dovie BS and the dialog wasn’t that great. He said the CGI was ok. he did say it was better than the first one. My buddy is the demographic audiences that guy Marc Webb is trying to bring into the theater to watch this movie. Webb definitely failed this one.

    • The dialogue was perfect mostly (some of Electro’s lines weren’t that great) and the “lovey dovey BS” was a perfect way to show how much two people loved each other without taking it into cornball “Anakin & Padme” territory. The CGI was also pretty damn good too and felt natural and realistic compared to some CGI heavy movies.

      Are you sure your “buddy” said that or are you trying to cover up your own passive-aggressive hatred of the film by pretending someone else had that opinion? Cause if your “buddy” really did say that, well, I’d honestly question his taste in films.

      Sounds like someone’s trying desperately to sound like a professional movie critic and failing.

      • +1

        • HAHAHAHAHAH holy shiz Dazz you live in an extreme fantasy world! I never once said I was a movie critic nor am I even trying to be one. What’s your excuse?

          Dazz are you trying to compensate for a small richard by trying to disclaim my co-worker? He is the demographic Marc Webb is trying to capture. 20-somethings who don’t collect comics. Marc failed to capture my friend and he failed to capture ALOT of people. Hey I’m glad you like crap for movies. Someone has to spend their hard earned pesos on something. I personally like to watch things with some substance. ASM2 has ZERO substance. Alot of glitter but no real meat.

          Go ahead keep up your little troll brigade and bash EVERYONE who doesn’t like this film. In the end you look like a pathetic little old man sitting in a dark room crying over his very existence. But yet here you are shoving your very own feet into your mouth. I’ll take my buddy’s word over this movie then some elitist hipster.

          Dazz you’ve just been Fume-igated.

      • ++1

        • oh snap the little Dazz-ites are in full swing. Keep smoking on Dazz’s small e-peen.

      • oh look everyone Dazz is trying to be funny and failing.

        Listen little boy, my buddy is the exact demographic Marc Webb was trying to shoot for, 20-somethings who don’t collect comics. I have no desire to be a movie critic. I write it like I see it. Don’t like it? Tough shiz, boy. You see, Dazz there is always two sides to a coin. Once you figure it out that people will have differing views as yours, you will get along better in this world. Maybe it’s because you are a disgruntled Euro or something. Maybe I peed in your cereal today. Or maybe it’s because you are just a little b ! t ch. Who knows. So go take your little hipster self and go sit in the corner for a few minutes until you can play well with others.

  13. Apparently a movie can either be terrible or amazing…lol everyone is so over-dramatic on this site. It was a pretty good and entertaining movie but wasn’t “amazing”…so it should have been called the “Pretty Good Spider-Man”. Really my only gripe was the Green Goblin. The more I think about him the less I like what they did with him. They rushed him and I don’t like the look at all. He kinda looked like a troll doll on meth. other than GG though I thought it was a pretty solid movie. 3.5 out of 5 was the score SR gave it and I’d probably have to agree. Maybe a 3.75. It did suffer from Iron Man 2 syndrome but I think it was a better movie than IM 2.

  14. “As we discussed on our Amazing Spider-Man 2 podcast episode, it is somewhat nerve-wracking to hear Marc Webb say that not even the theme of Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been figured out – much less the finer points of the story.”

    Why is it nerve-wracking? As a writer myself, I try not to come up with a theme until I have something written down that I’m happy with and then if I spot something, I can run with it and make necessary changes to follow along with the idea. If you force a theme too early, you can end up with something contrived and cliched because you’re so focused on making that theme work, even if a much better theme is trying to make itself known to you while you ignore it and focus on what you’re working on.

    I’m sure they didn’t come up with the theme of time for TASM2 until midway through draft two.

    “Even Andrew Garfield’s claim that the next film should deal with the weight of Gwen Stacy’s death seems a bit off the mark; after all, didn’t this last film invest heavily in how the weight of Captain Stacy’s death affected Peter (and subsequently Gwen)? Didn’t we get that seasonal montage of Peter standing by Gwen’s grave at the end of this film? His dilemma about being Spider-Man? And weren’t those sorts of things present in the original Raimi trilogy as well? Do we really need MORE of that?”

    Yes we do but unfortunately, you’re looking at this the way others who comment on this site look at it too.

    You don’t need to be explicit because after all, they did that with Captain Stacy and had him show up in Peter’s mind at inconvenient times. There are, however, subtle ways you can do it and have Peter affected by Gwen’s death. I can imagine he’ll save at least one blonde woman and picture her to be Gwen but there’s more they can do with it.

    Perhaps he’ll fail to solve a moral dilemma while he tries to figure out what Gwen might have said to encourage him or freeze mid-chase because he happened to swing by the same coffee shop he watched Gwen use daily and his head would be flooded with thoughts of her rather than the criminal that gets away.

    There’s so much more beyond the admittedly cliche examples I gave off the top of my head. Maybe Peter will be more reckless in the third movie and inadvertently give rise to the Sinister Six because he lost someone he cared about deeply and plays fast and loose with his own life to punish himself for losing her. Maybe he could become distant to May out of fear that he’d end up hurting or losing her the way he lost Gwen.

    Anything could happen and it’s a little unfair to criticise Webb for not really having a plan in mind at the time of the interview.

    • You are a writer? could have fooled me.

  15. Hm, I have to wonder why my first comment on this article isn’t showing up yet my replies to others appeared instantly. Almost like people can’t refute what’s brought up in the article and pose the opposite viewpoint for the sake of balance. Anyone know which “offensive” words were used that may have stopped it being posted for future reference to avoid the same happening again?

  16. You guys are freaking out for no reason. Not everyone has to do things like Marvel.

    • If they want the movie to be good then they should do it like Marvel…

  17. Or we just truly didn’t think it was a great film. I guess it is unthinkable that a movie the great Dazz deems fantastic receive contrary viewpoints. The only explanation then is that the rest of us Americans are suffering from some sort of defect.
    Or maybe we didn’t see the same movie, I don’t know.
    The one I saw was not terrible, but far from great. Electro’s “I was bullied now I’m the bully/swimfan” backstory was so poorly executed, I had zero feelings for what happened to him, good or bad. It seemed the director knew it too and had to throw in that ludicrous airplane scenario just to try to make the fight have more weight.
    Goblin was shoehorned in there at the end after what should have been a climatic battle just so they can rush Gwen’s character resolution and spit out Sinister Six. None of it flowed organically moving from Electro to Goblin to Rhino. Just felt like boxes they needed to check off.
    Only thing that saved the movie was Stone & Garfield’s chemistry, and Sally Field.

    But you know, I think if there was more Seth Rogen in, this moview would have been amazing.

  18. The people, the fans… do not see films with the point of view of an expert film critic.

    With that being said, I guess I have to get used to the “TASM 2 massacre”.

  19. I will say this was an entertaining movie but it still had a ton of problems. There were way too many plot lines and not enough time to fully address them all. Green Goblin felt very rushed and Electro wa at times way too cheesy and the only reason he was still watchable was because it was Jamie Fox. And even if you didn’t read the comics you could see the ending comming a mile away. A little heavy on the foreshadowing.

    It did have it’s strengths though. Emma Stone was perfect. And this more than any other movie felt like the true comic book Spider-Man.
    If they hadn’t tried to do so many things at once it would have been so much better.

    That being said if your movie makes Paul Giamantti look like a terrible actor YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING WRONG!!! Who honestly thought that looked good. He can do so much better

    • That’s right! Emma Stone stands out. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

    • I will agree Goblin was a little rush, but the moment either of the Osbourne’s come into play; it’s a given one, if not both will become a Goblin at some point. Didn’t bother me as much as it seems to others, although the friendship between the two could’ve used some depth. Harry’s almost immediate turn to hating Spiderman is because he’s an entitled rich kid who’s dying and obviously has some daddy issues. He’s not the type to take someone saying no to him lightly.
      The resolution of Pete’s parents could’ve been dealt with in the first movie easily, all that ‘only my DNA will work’ crap would’ve been pretty easy to plug into the Lizard’s storyline. But alas, mistakes will always be made.
      You can’t complain about Electro or the Rhino being cheesy or campy. Electro’s basically that weird kid in school that everyone ignores, he doesn’t know how to be ‘normal’ so therefore his villainy won’t be that sinister or malicious like Harry. The Rhino is just a dumb guy there for comedic purposes, he’s a Russian in a Rhino suit. Do people really expect him to be frightening? He’s a goof ball and that’s probably why Giamatti was willing to do it. The thing that really got to me is that Electro could’ve been a great ally to Spidey and could’ve gotten love and admiration from people had he not gone (already been?) psycho and become a hero. He’s a relatively sweet guy who didn’t have anyone to show him the right way.
      Any camp in the movie should be excused because it’s Spidey. He’s always been a little silly, I’m just glad the acting isn’t campy like the first trilogy.

  20. Of course Webb doesn’t know the theme for the next movie. These guys have no real plan other than that they want to keep pushing movies out to retain the movie rights to Spider-Man.

    • People keep wanting Marvel to get Spidey but that would just mean less characters getting their own film. Imagine if Marvel this whole time had Spidey, X-Men and F4. There would be no Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man or the planned Dr. Strange and Black Panther movies. Nothing wrong with it spread out plus Marvel isn’t perfect. Must I mention the Mandarin.

  21. I haven’t seen the movie or don’t plan to until it hits DvD shelves.I think by now SPOILERS…….Gwen Stacy dies.People say you can hear her head hit the ground which is intense.My question is was it a loud impact like when Batman dropped the guy from a few stories up in The Dark Knight and the guy had his leg’s broken or was it a simple thud that you could hear but really wasn’t that moving?

  22. Wow, Kofi do you work out? I bet you could kick someone’s ass in a fight, easily! It’s great to see a video of you since every week I listen to your voice on the podcast. I wish I could watch more interviews with the rest of SR writers, and have a face with the voices. Kofi, your a great interviewer, wonderful questions you asked Mr. Webb and Garfield.

  23. I only watched this because of Emma Stone. And now I like the new Spidey. But the director ruined this movie.

  24. The ‘righteous’ nerd anger over this film isn’t totally surprising. Whenever a new comic book movie comes out, the hipster elite comes out and tells us why we’re simpletons for liking such a “dumb” movie and not appreciating their high art like Marvel Studios and Christopher Nolan. I’m not sure what makes this movie “too complicated”, but if you don’t have a normal attention span to sit in a theatre and pay attention for two hours, that isn’t the films fault. Spiderman apparently has a cartoon show airing on Disney; maybe that would be your preferred cup of tea.
    This film may have its problems, sure. I can concede that. But it isn’t Spiderman 3. Not even close. The same thing that’s happening here is happening to Peter Jackson and his Hobbit films. It has become popular in internet culture to hate these things that are popular and blow their negative aspects way out of proportion.

    • +!
      HERE FREAKING HERE! PREACH IT FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS! I don’t really understand the amount of hate for this film. I thought it was good. did it have problems, of course. was electro and green goblin rushed, sure. But all in all, this was a good entertaining movie. And the best action I’ve seen in a spider-man so far.

      P.S. I wish people would stop bringing up spider-man 3 or stop trying to compare this to that, this movie was better beyond leaps and bounds. that first part 3 was a damn travesty and should be locked up where the government locked up the holy grail never to be seen. that damn craptastic crapball full of crap…

      • Majority of them are just trolls and hating it without a good reason. People having nostalgia are one of them. They’re just being pathetic hahaha I hated Tobey’s emo and dancing spidey. He just ruined it.

    • The Spider-Man cartoon had more substance then this movie. and shiz man, you’re a hipster if you liked this movie, you’re a hipster if you hated this movie. The turd slinging in here is pretty funny. All I need now is the King of Turds to reply and we will have a regular reach-around going on.

  25. The amazing spider man 2 is my favorite spidey movie of all time. Spider man 2 is next. I think a lot of people make very unreasonable and harsh critisizms. To me it was the most enjoyable spidey movie with the most intensity and the best story.The first amazing spider man to me felt like it lacked a bit. As for the old movies I hated Tobey Maguire as Spider man and kristen dunst made a really boring Mary Jane especially when comparing her to Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey. Spider man 1 and 2 were still good movies but spider man 3 was totally boring with a s***** climax and they got the story totally wrong. I like Amazing Spider man 2 because the movie is the most entertaining with a great love story with Peter and Gwen, great action and suspense to go with it. T

  26. So Amazing Spiderman 3 is BEFORE Sinister 6?

    Hmmm..that changes my thoughts on Sinister 6 and Spidery 3. I would wager that we will see Chameleon and another villain in Spidey 3. It’s possible the theme could be about tearing down Spidey’s reputation. That theme is perfect for Chameleon and J.Jonah Jameson and detective Mac Gargan (Scorpion)

    Then having Chameleon get taken down in part 3 could be a reason Kraven steps into the Sinister 6.

    • I want to see Mysterio and Scorpion.

  27. I love this movie, can’t wait to buy it on blu ray hope the director’s cut is on the DVD, I think you guys should not be freaking out like this and let Marc Webb and the producers do their job. If you have an issue with Sony owning the rights to Spider Man and this new world Marc Webb has created that I enjoy and love then way do you give it support at the box office?

  28. ok the over all score I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars. I like it and over time I think that it will grow on me more. Villains are good to have but to many can ruin a movie. If you need some examples look at Spiderman Three. Sam Rammi did a horrible job with Venom as well as Sandman and then to have Harry in the end suddenly come to the realization……wait let men get back on topic they did a good job of introducing Electro, Harry Osborne as the Green Goblin not so much. They pushed his character into the movie. The Rhino scene at the end was good and was a great introduction of spiderman coming back after dealing with everything.

    I think Andrew is the best Spiderman. It’s funny how you have a English actor do a better job of being a New Yoker than a American actor ( Tobi McGuire). Andrew has the personality of Spiderman down pretty good as well. I loved the relation ship between Gwen and Peter the had really good chemistry. I will say that they could not have picked a better person to be Aunt May that Sally Fields.

    Two questions and please be kind in your responses as I am just trying to ask a question. I have read the comics but there are so many stories lines I never really know if they all fall in line with one or another. I know that Aunt May finds out he is Spiderman. In the comic book Series where Spiderman get recruited to be the first to tell his identity when the government sets up the mutant registration act. Then Peter has to run and hide and eventually hide Aunt May and Mary Jane in Stark tower and eventually Aunt May gets shot and almost dies. They come so close to making you think that she knows, like in ASM1 at the end, The laundry scene in this moive and at the end of ASM2. Does she really know in the comics?

    I want to see him understand his powers and abilities more. Does anybody else feel like they go into everything else except that in these movies except it seems like he really doesn’t know what he can do?

  29. Of course they could keep making spiderman movies! He has the deepest and most intense stories out of any comic book character. Yes there will be a little repeating of spiderman trying to find out who he is and what he wants but that is an on going thing that happened in every version of a spidey comic. Don’t even be worried about how it is going to end or how they will continue the story, just enjoy what they have already brought to the table. The amazing spiderman movies have been done so well with so much feeling in them and emotion you really get the sense of being able to relate with peter and you want him to succeed and see him become an amazing spiderman.

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