I’m going to make a very unpopular statement.
I can’t stand the Marvel movies (you know, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk – The Avengers).
Outside The Dark Knight trilogy (and maybe X-Men and X-Men 2), I really don’t care for superhero movies. (I know it’s debatable, but I don’t consider Batman a superhero – especially since the newest trilogy is more dramatic than action-driven.)
However, Spider-Man is a favorite in our house.
Sarabeth loves the Toby Maguire trilogy, and I am absolutely crazy about the reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, with Andrew Garfield as your neighborhood friendly web-swinger.
Have you seen it? Most likely you passed it up because, hey, it’s too soon to do a reboot of a blockbuster franchise.
It’s like remaking Monsters University, right?
But Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire threw in the towel, remember? And remember how Spider-Man 3 had absolutely no conclusion?
I’ve watched The Amazing Spider-Man twice, and both times I’ve been moved, and have been pleasantly surprised by this underrated superhero movie.
Anyway, I just wanted to bring this movie to your attention. The only reason we watched it was because I had a free Redbox rental last year and decided, “Why not?” not really expecting much at all.
But with Sally Field and Martin Sheen as supporting actors, how could you go wrong?
So if The Avengers or all of the X-Men spinoffs have proven a bit monotonous to you, I highly recommend you watch The Amazing Spider-Man before the sequel hits theaters this summer.
Easily my favorite superhero movie. Well, that and The Incredibles, but you know what I mean.
What’s your favorite superhero movie?