We’ve been waiting for this for awhile. You see, back years ago, when Tobey Maguire was rocking the mask and slinging webs, Spiderman was ruined for us. The films were okay. Well, the first two were – the third really just seemed to…not be good.
Fast forward a few years. I’m sitting on my family-recycled couch drinking a good beer (those go together wonderfully, btw), and I noticed the newer Spiderman on HBO. Alright, prepare for to be disappointed. But then, out of the blue, I liked it.
No, no. I loved it. Andrew Garfield brought a grit that Maguire never showed (or maybe had). The film was darker, less real, and more fun. And not junior high at the movies fun – like actual suspension and plot.
So now the sequel is out, and I can’t wait to see it. I’m skeptical of Jamie Foxx in a superhero film – to be completely honest – I think the last good thing he did was Gold Digger with Kanye, and the last great acting performance was Collateral. Which was phenomenal. SQ Approved.
We’re looking forward to this sequel. We’re not looking for abject symbolism and mythic overtones. But what we are looking for is more revitalization of Spiderman. Go grab it for us Mr. Garfield.