Emma Stone Addresses ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Haters in ‘SNL’ Monologue

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:47 pm,

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If you were around on Saturday night to catch the latest episode of SNL (big “IF,” we know) then you were privy to the opening monologue by host Emma Stone, who has had a pretty fantastic year starring in films like The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love.  Stone will only see her star rise that much higher next year, with the true-life crime drama Gangster Squad - and of course, a comic book movie that is dividing the fanboy community right down the middle: namely Sony’s franchise reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, in which Stone will play Gwen Stacy, a love interest of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

There has been no shortage of controversy over this new Spider-Man flick. From Sony scrapping plans for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 in favor of rebooting a franchise that’s not even a decade old; to  the hiring of director Marc Webb ( (500) Days of Summer) as a replacement for Raimi; to casting British actor Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as a replacement for Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man/Peter Parker; to the distinctively different tone and approach that we saw in The Amazing Spider-Man trailer - this film is definitely a ‘make or break’ gamble by Sony.

While SNL is pretty much universally-regarded these days as being a tepid version of its former self, the show was pretty much spot-on when it wedged an Amazing Spider-Man gag into Stones’ opening monologue, making sure to crack just about every joke about the film that has been echoed around the Internet for the last year or so. Check out the video below to see what we mean:


Like we said: Just about every complaint that so-called Spidey fans have leveled at The Amazing Spider-Man is echoed in that monologue, and it’s good to see Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield taking it all in stride (and even managing to have a little bit of fun with it). I was personally pleased with Andy Samberg and the way that he at once managed to make fun of Amazing Spider-Man AND the sometimes overzealous fans who have been so critical of it. Truthfully, until we see more of the film and what Webb and Co. have done with it, we could all stand to take a step back and relax a bit about the issues that are clearly surrounding this film.

The Amazing Spider-Man will be in theaters (in 3D) on July 3, 2012 – though, we’ll likely be seeing a full-length trailer for the film relatively soon.

Source: NBC via Gossip Channel


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  1. That was sooooo great!

  2. SNL is just horrible. This wasn’t even clever.

    Bu I suppose if you’re going to make fun of a 2nd rate Spider-Man movie then the parody should be 2nd rate as well.

    • I agree. This sounded desperate more than anything.

    • Yeah, 2nd rate pretty much sums up Amazing Spider-man.

  3. hmmm

  4. Damage control 7 months before the movie opens.
    It’s like they’re apologizing for a movie they already suspect is bad.

    RIP Spiderman.

    • Haters gonna hate

    • Not really damage control. SNL just couldn’t think of anything else to do with Emma Stone.

  5. Emma Stone is really gorgeous and very talented. She did an incredible job as the host, just wonderful.

    • Ok I’m a huge fan of Emma but gorgeous??

      There are easily 100 women hotter in movie industry

      • what the f**k are you talking about? i hate when you people want the acteres to be hot, then you complain when she can’t act. just look at jesica alba althou she is not that hot…

  6. This makes me think of the X-Men First Class situation. There were a list of pros and cons to consider when talking about the movie, yet for the longest time people hated the idea of the movie. Even after a strong international trailer was released, people still held onto their suspicious reservations until after the movie came out. It wasn’t perfect, but it changed a lot of people’s minds.

    In this situation, we have a different list of pros and cons, but they are there, yet people seem to only be focusing on the negatives. Like X-Men First Class, the marketing on this movie leaves much to be desired. In the case of Amazing Spider-man, there’s practically no marketing going on, period. If you search the internet you’ll stumble across some obscure promo images, but I doubt many people have seen them. I understand that Sony wants to withold their footage until it’s perfected. I’m sure they want to win over the fans that were turned off by the first teaser, and simultaneously avoid disappointing fans with unfinished CGI shots like the earliest GL trailer did. But still, there hasn’t been any talk from Marc Webb or Andrew Garfield or Emma Stone (save for SNL) in months. Thank goodness for Rhys Ifans’ interviews.

  7. The new costume for this movie sucks. Like most of the non Marvel produce movies it will have a laundry list of issues. Spider-man, X-Men and Fantastic Four all kinda suck as adaptations. Spider-man and the X-Men film franchises are well made films but bad adaptations. Fantastic Four was bad all round. Casting for these movies has been pretty bad. James Franco should have been Peter Parker. Patrick Stewart was perfect. Hugh Jackman was great but too tall. Chris Evans was a great choice as Johnny Storm but so wrong as Captain America. Most of the other actor choices were wrong.

    Magneto as a founding memember of the X-Men is a joke.

    • Evans was awesome as Cap. So I disagree. I think Cap was the best CBM of the summer.

      This new Spidey film is going to suck. I haven’t said it in a while, so I felt it needed reiteration. :-)

      • I agree. He was cool as Steve Rogers pre-serum but weak as Captain America. He commanded no authority.

  8. This is kind of picayune, but has anyone else noticed that Raimi cast a blonde as a redhead, and now Webb has cast a redhead to play a blonde?

    • Yeah, I actually had noticed that since they announced that Emma Stone would be playing Gwen, it’s such an irony, maybe made on purpose indeed.

  9. Lol. Outsourcing Spider-man to England. That was great.

  10. SNL is still great.

    The show has always been hit and miss, ALWAYS. I have the first few season on dvd and there are plenty of skits back then that flat-out didnt work. The cast they have is great, especially when they do the debates, each actor gets the candidate perfectly.

    This weeks episode was great, Emma Stone really showed how talented she is. Sure not every skit worked (SNL Digital Short) but over all it was a very pleasing episode.

    People need to stop complaining about a long running show constantly changing. It has to in order to grow. In 10 years people will lament for the days of Andy Samburg and Bill Hader.

    I’m still on the fence about the whole Spidey thing but i like the cast and crew on it, and The SNL monologue was pretty good.

    • I’ve been watching SNL for a long time and this cast is pretty darn talented. Yeah, there are some bombs, but that skit on Saturday night with Herb the newsman was HYSTERICAL!!

  11. That was awkward. Hope Garfield acts better in the film than he does in this!

  12. Well the Domestic gross for First Class was 91.5% of its production budget while X2′s Domestic take was over 190% of its budget and 52.7% of its cume vs First Class 41.4%. It’s pretty clear that its domestic popularity wasn’t up to par with the best of the original franchise irregardless of its quality. What a sequel should do is take a hard look at why and address that instead of ignoring it as unimportant. As far as the Spider-Man reboot, I just can’t buy into one at this time. It has nothing to do with the new movies quality but rather the studios past missteps and unwillingness to give the audience something new and interesting. Second rate content is going to get second rate treatment from me. “Amazing Spider-Man” meet RedBox…

  13. Personally I loved the origonal spiderman movies… I think only because I’m a huge spiderman fan. The organic webbing annoyed me.. and I hated the actor.. he sounded like a whiney baby… but as long as he had his mask on it was an awesome movie… way more excited for the reboot, none of that dumb grey 3d webbing on the suit.. and it looks a lot more modern for a spiderman (built in track shoes.. made from a wet suit… mechanical shooters) all the ideas for the new movie are great… it will just come down to can the actors and cgi put it all together to make a great movie.