Spiderman Week: The Amazing Spiderman (2012)  – A Quick Capsule Review

Spiderman Week: The Amazing Spiderman (2012) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Let’s get this straight: Did The Amazing Spiderman Need to be made.  Simply put – no.  But is it worth watching?  Certainly.  It’s a flawed production for sure with CGI issues, a poor villain and a feeling of been there done that that seeps through from start to finish.  BUT the central story of Peter Parker/Gwen Stacy as performed by Garfield & Stone is just devine and the film does a lot to reset the problems of Spiderman 3 that left little room for any further movies.  So not a must see but certainly with some good action, a great cast and a great central paring there are far worst films to watch.

Best Bit:Emma Stone

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Spiderman 2, Spiderman, Spiderman 3 

 


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Avengers Week: Spider-Man Homecoming – A Quick Capsule Review

Avengers Week: Spider-Man Homecoming – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

With Avengers: Infinity War opening this week, Phil’s Quick Capsule Review will be rerunning the reviews of some of our favourite Marvel Films! 

 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Marvel’s Spider-man works.  Be it the excellent Tom Holland, one of the MCU’s best bad guys in Michael Keaton’s Vulture or even the appearances by Robert Downey Jnr & Jon Favreau as Iron Man & Happy, Marvel have finally nailed the web slinger.  Gone are the memories of the lack lustre “Amazing Spider-man” films or emo dancing of Spider-man 3, in is real heart and soul, a witty script and an actor who actually looks like he should be at school.  It even gets around the tricky last act with a few killer story developments. Time will tell how good this will be on second viewing but for now Marvel have done a top job.  Oh and REALLY stick around of the end credits… this one’s worth it

 

Best Bit: End titles

 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

 

If You Liked this Try: Spider-man 2, The Amazing Spider-man, Captain America Civil War 

 

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Author: Phil Hobden

Spider-Man Homecoming – A Quick Capsule Review

Spider-Man Homecoming – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Marvel’s Spider-man works.  Be it the excellent Tom Holland, one of the MCU’s best bad guys in Michael Keaton’s Vulture or even the appearances by Robert Downey Jnr & Jon Favreau as Iron Man & Happy, Marvel have finally nailed the web slinger.  Gone are the memories of the lack lustre “Amazing Spider-man” films or emo dancing of Spider-man 3, in is real heart and soul, a witty script and an actor who actually looks like he should be at school.  It even gets around the tricky last act with a few killer story developments. Time will tell how good this will be on second viewing but for now Marvel have done a top job.  Oh and REALLY stick around of the end credits… this one’s worth it

Best Bit: End titles

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Spider-man 2, The Amazing Spider-man, Captain America Civil War 

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Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s Top 5… Stan Lee Cameos!

Phil’s Top 5… Stan Lee Cameos!

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Stan Lee cameos!

 

Close but no cigar: The Hulk, Daredevil (2003), Big Hero 6, Captain America: The Winter Solider

5 – Iron man
A case of mistaken identity, Lee is confused for the one and only Hugh Hefner.  To be fair it was an easy mistake to make…

 

4 – Captain America Civil War
“Are you Tony Stank?”.  Genius.  And a very witty comment on delivery drivers in general.

 

3 – MallRats
Not a Marvel film but Kevin Smith’s underrated offering see’s a younger Stan Lee offering advice to Jason’s Lee Brody.  It’s sweet, funny and perfectly placed.

 

2 – Deadpool
Stan Lee as a Strip club DJ. Sold.

 

1 – The Amazing Spider-Man
Stan Lee’s librarian works away as chaos and destruction take place behind him.  It’s funny, well played and perfectly timed.