This week David, Josh & Richard take a look at the latest reboot out of Hollywood, “The Amazing Spider-Man”. Plus What We’ve Been Watching, Josh’s Bargain Basement and a brand new Lists of Five - Five of Our Favourite Villains. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.
Hosts: David McVay, Josh Philpott, Richard Gray & Nicholas McVay
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Your Show Notes:
What We’ve Been Watching
A collection of other things we’ve been watching during the week. In “Josh’s Bargain Basement” he talks about The House of the Devil.
Feature Film Review
‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ directed by Marc Webb. It is written by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sergent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel comic book character created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko. It stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka and Irrfan Khan.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. Source: Sony
Our Verdict: A fun and entertaining superhero film with some huge gaping plot holes and an overall sense of DejaVu. However, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are fantastic and share a great chemistry on screen.
Spoiler Section: 00:44:11 – 00:59:11 – Fast forward this bit if you don’t want to hear spoilers.
Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/theamazingspiderman/
Make sure you stay at the end of the show for Nicholas “The Little Geek” McVay’s opinions on “The Amazing Spider-Man” & “Brave”.
Lists of Five
This week our Lists of Five: Five of Our Favourite Villains. What is a hero without a great villain? Here are five of our favourites.
Just a reminder, because we never like to just make things easy on ourselves, our lists are not necessarily top five lists, they are more or a less a list of film recommendations within the theme of the list.
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We opened the show with a clip from Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man”.
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