Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It is a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, portraying the character's origin story and his development into a superhero while still a high school student. The film stars Andrew Garfield in the title role as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, withEmma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors.

PG_13 136 min  -  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  -  5 July 2012 (Malaysia)

Your rating: 
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 40,439 users   Metascore: 66/100 
Reviews: 526 user | 229 critic | 42 from Metacritic.com
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.


Marc Webb


James Vanderbilt (screenplay)Alvin Sargent(screenplay)and 4 more credits »

Goofs in the movie :

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Dr. Connors is talking to Norman Osbourne's representative, and when Capt. Stacy is talking to Peter in the station, we see shots of both these characters from the side. Their lips do not match up with the audio.

Character error 

When Peter is reading on the house roof, reading Dr. Connor's book, we see a spelling mistake in the book. Instead of; "Where do we go from here..." It is spelled as "Were do we go from here..."


When Peter hands over the mug of coffee to Dr. Connors at the latter's house, he is shown as holding the mug from the top and in the immediate next shot, Peter is holding the mug from the bottom.
When Peter first discovers his powers in the bathroom, the amount of toothpaste on the mirror varies from shot to shot.
When Peter first talks to Gwen in the school corridor, he pulls both earphones out of his ears but then his right ear clearly has an ear bud and wire dangling from it throughout the rest of the conversation.
When Dr. Connors becomes the lizard, he becomes far more massive than his human state, shredding his clothes - logically, this should leave him naked. Yet after his first transformation, he is seen in the sewer with a towel/robe on his body.
Towards the movie's ending, when Peter Parker is answering the door of his aunt's in order to talk to Gwen, Peter opens the glass porch door and the house number is decoratively painted with Gold and Black lettering. When he closes the door, the numbers are rough painted in white lettering.
When Peter is talking to Gwen in the hallway, he takes his earphones out to talk to her. The next shot shows one earphone still in his ear.
While we're never given the actual address of the OSCORP Tower, it changes places throughout the film. First, it's shown being near Times Square. Later, in an overhead shot, it replaces the MetLife Building. Near the end, on a computer graphic, it shows it's location to be in the lower end of Manhattan, near the Financial District.
When Gwen Stacy visits Peter Parker's house at the end of the movie, Peter stands on the porch in front of the glass door. Behind the glass it is dark suggesting that the light is off. However, when Peter re-enters numerous lights are on inside the front hallway.
When Peter is examining the contents of his father's briefcase on the floor, among the items there is a quarter. After Uncle Ben comes to the door and Peter is clearing the items away, there is now a quarter and a penny.
When Uncle Ben is shot, he struggles with the man, but he falls with his glasses on. When we see Peter approaching, his glasses are now on the ground near his head.

Crew or equipment visible 

While Peter is talking with Dr. Connors in doc's house you can clearly see the optic of the camera on the top right of the window right behind Dr. Connors.

Factual errors 

While a Police Chief, Captain or Commissioner can issue an order to arrest someone wanted for questioning, they cannot issue an arrest warrant as Captain Stacy did. Only a judge can issue an arrest warrant.

Revealing mistakes 

Shortly before Uncle Ben gets shot, a taxi appears with only one headlight.
Near the end of the film when Gwen is holding the umbrella in the rain, she moves it to look up and not a drop of rain gets on her face. Once done looking, she puts umbrella back up to have it drenched in the pouring rain.
When Peter is taking a picture of Gwen, there is a point of view shot of Peter's rangefinder camera that shows the viewfinder markings not consistent with rangefinder cameras. It shows instead an SLR camera's viewfinder markings, something people are more familiar with.


A Nuramin said...

Did u get that from IMDB?

Tan Pauline said...

Yeap, they gave the best reviews!:)