Posted by: Bonnie Anderson | July 19, 2012

Spiderman

We went to see The Amazing Spiderman and even sprung for the IMAX 3D version.  It lived up to its billing and went far beyond my expectations.  Initially I thought – didn’t we just have a Spiderman movie?  Wasn’t it just a year or so ago?  It was ten years ago that Tobey Maguire debuted as Peter Parker/Spiderman, and let me tell you, he just got us warmed up for this version.

The stand-out part of today’s movie was the brilliance of the casting.  Andrew Garfield was the perfect awkward geeky teenager dealing with family responsibilities, hopeful for a girlfriend, getting beat up, surviving a spider bite that transformed him into a superhero – you know, normal stuff.  But the clincher for making the entire movie work was the casting of Aunt May.  Who would have thought to have Spiderman’s aunt be the Flying Nun?  It works beautifully.  Think about it.  Both have an innocence about them.  Both are good people.  Both fly through the air in unconventional ways.  Genius.  Pure genius.

The Flying Nun - The Complete First Season

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  1. Hmm. I have not a clue who any of these folks are- and I doubt my children will let me take my grandson (3 y) to see it, so I’ll wait for the next version 🙂

    • You never saw the Flying Nun when you were a kid? You were so deprived! Maybe it’s just a girl thing, though. You know Sally Field from her vast supply of movie credits, I’m sure – Norma Rae, Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire – to name a few. You are wise not to take your grandson to see Spiderman. It would scare the bejeebers out of him.


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