blo Teens Read and Write: Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises

Monday, July 30, 2012

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises

Today is super awesome super hero movie review double whammy! Not one but TWO awesome reviews featuring two of this summers best films, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises


The Amazing Spider-Man -Directed by Marc WebbStarring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing Spider-Man is a reboot of the popular franchise and easily my favorite of the series, easily beating out the 2002 Toby Maguire version.


Although we've heard the origin story many times this film portrays it in a more realistic and progressive way. We see how Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) struggles with learning his new powers instead of just suddenly being awesome at them. Some people complained that this Peter is a bit more "hipstery" but I found him easier to relate to and more enjoyable. The story is also lighter and more colorful than the original - more like a comic book, less like a drama. 


Peter and Gwen (Emma Stone) have terrific chemistry which makes their budding romance a treat to watch. (It isn't surprising that they're dating in real life.) And I liked how Gwen is a strong, smart character rather than a helpless ninny. She actually helps solve the problems.


Dr. Curt Conners aka Lizard (Rhys Ifans) also does an excellent job playing a villain with complexity and inner conflict. 


A backstory thread raises many intriguing questions about Peter's father and I can't wait to see where that goes in future movies. 

I also liked how Spider-Man moved - quick, agile, and employing lots of momentum. It was less about strength and more about speed and dexterity which made the action scenes more intense and exciting to watch.


Overall better cast, better story, and tons more fun!



The Dark Knight RisesDirected by Christopher NolanStarring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Michael Cane, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard 
The Dark Knight Rises is the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy and it does not disappoint. In fact, it was amazingly awesome!


Eight years have passed since The Dark Knight and both Batman and Bruce Wayne have been living in exile, but when a new terrorist leader, Bane emerges, Wayne redons the cape to save Gotham.


I wept tears of joy and awe when the credits started rolling. I have never been so satisfied with a conclusion in my life. This film accounts for every little detail and plot line in all of the previous movies and incorporates them beautifully. This is backed by a fabulous cast including series new comers Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Coutillard. 


While Hardy's Bane is no match for Heath Ledger's Joker, his performance gave me chills and endless quotes. His imposing stature and precise diction made for a villain with both brains and brawn. I was also very skeptical of Hathaway as Selina  Kyle/Catwoman but by the end she was one of my favorite characters. Her sexy, seductive, street smart character was a departure from previous roles but she nailed it.



The twists are shocking yet layered with perfection as you look back over the movie, which makes seeing the film a second time all the more enjoyable as you catch the clues.


I also highly recommend seeing the film in IMAX. After enjoying it in both standard and IMAX I can attest to the later as the superior format. The majority of the movie was shot in 70mm format which makes for some impressive shots and truly immerses you in the story.


If you are looking for powerful drama with tremendous action, suspense, emotion, complexity, and make-you-gasp surprises, as well as a stunning conclusion to one of the greatest trilogies of all time, go see The Dark Knight Rises!


15 comments:

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

The Dark Knight Rises was so good! I thought Spiderman was awesome but DKR is a league of it's own!

Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I haven't seen either yet but I did see Step Up 4 this weekend if that counts LOL!

:)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

They both sound real good. :) Thanks for your thoughts.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Hm... want to see both. Not sure I wanted to see a non-Raimi Spidey, but I admit I've gotten curious. I think I'll have to see Dark Knight at home, tho... too close to where I live...

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

I haven't seen any of the other Batman/Dark Knight movies so I'm guessing I'd want to see those to fully appreciate this one.

I never liked Tobey as Spider Man so I might take my boys to see this one.
Glad to hear it's good.

Heather

YA Book Queen said...

I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man. Garfield's take on Peter was definitely relatable. For TDKR, I was very impressed by Hathaway. That ending was such a tease though, considering Nolan's done with the Batman movies.

Nice movie reviews, Jake! Glad you enjoyed both.

Have you seen The Bourne Legacy? Jeremy Renner was great in it, although I still think the previous three movies/storylines were a bit better and stronger.

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Satisfying without being more than slightly breathtaking, a hugely appealling broad-strokes action movie that nevertheless feels that, given everything, it should have a bit... more.

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Marlene Detierro said...

Another keeper for our family movie night collection. This one is good for the older kids, but the littler ones enjoyed it too.

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