Comic fans will have another chance on July 3rd to enjoy yet another iteration of the Amazing Spiderman. For you non nerds out there, or those who have been living under a rock for the last 10 years, the first Spiderman movie, while decent and a massive success at the box office, lacked the gusto and pizazz comic book fans came to expect from the series. That, and it was too literal of a translation from book to screen, which often doesn’t hold up due to the bright colors and “high context” scenes. Superman is another example of this failure, where as the recent Batman series from Chris Nolan is anything but.
Following the first movie, Sam Raimi, the series’ director pushed out 2 sequels and although the second one was a financial success, it fell short of fan expectations. And the third Spiderman movie, well, that was just down right laughable and had us questioning if Raimi had directed the movie while under the influence of a narcotic.
But good news! The series is getting a reboot and might actually satiate fans with what appears to be a somewhat engrossing story that doesn’t deviate too far from the familiar. Peter Parker must face of against the city police commissioner (Mary Jane’s father played by Dennis Leary) and all the while is challenged by the Croc, an original nemesis in the comic book series. The stunts alone, at least so far, make the movie a far more compelling story than the previous iteration, though Parker will still be adorning the silly red and blue costume. Nevertheless, we have high hopes for this iteration of one of the most popular comic book heroes to date.