I was wondering what I missed that made everyone so certain it was him.
It's because of bad story telling that ignored "Chekhov's gun"... they mentioned Osborne about 100x during the first 2/3 of the movie, painted him as a sinister figure, indicated the Connors had a shady past with Osborne, and mentioned nobody else who it possibly could be.
Then they show a mysterious, sinister figure talking with Connors and expect people to think it's not Osborne?
Late to the party (saw it on Tuesday), but here's my take:
I think this version actually surpassed any of the three Raimi films...yes...honestly. To top off that statement, I think Garfield topped Maguire...which I never thought possible!?
To me, the movie captured almost every essence of Spider-Man! I love how Garfield gave him more spider-like features crawling and spinning up webs and all. He also put together the wittyness that Spidey brings to the table. Like when he fought the bad guy trying to steal the car and Lizard...Spidey was trash talking like he typically does in comics/cartoons/video games.
I'm not an expert on all things Spidey so I didn't have everything in my head to compare comic accuracy too...but that's a good thing cuz it let me enjoy the movie for what it was. It told a good story (whether it was accurate or not), had GREAT action, special effects were great and Spidey was portrayed well! Can't ask for much more. I actually watched the Raimi movies prior to going to see this and looking back...while they were great...the special effects were lacking. I know that doesn't make a movie, but it helps get the "cheesy" mindframe you get from watching it. Spider-Man 1&2 were great, but I like this new take a bit better. It was almost complete of a movie for me.
My only gripe would be that he seemed to pick up his powers too quickly after the spider bite...
Finally saw this. It was a great movie but didnt have the WOW factor of Raimi's first 2 movies. Gwen and Peter were great and had great chemistry. As far as Tobey vs Andrew I think they both did there thing with Peter Parker. Didnt care for Aunt May or Ben Parker and also didnt like that it seemed everyone in NY saw Spidermans face.
I went back and watched the Sam Rami Spider-Man (just the first one). While there were elements that were better than the most recent offering, I like how the latest film didn't have him growing hairs out of his finger tips or shooting web out of his wrist. They both had good elements and bad elements.
I think the limited fighting/web slinging in the newest film was superb.
Don't believe it. They were in Oscorp most of the film. Norman was referenced ad nauseum. If it's not Norman, who the hell could it be? They're FOS. It was Norman.
They also made it clear that his time is short and he needs a cure. With the Lizard serum not making it to the VA and then the Lizard being outed, I have a hard time believing that the serum made it to Osborn.
I also have to wonder if the man wasn't a figment of Conners' imagination, which I suppose could point to Mysterio. I'd be interested in seeing them set up the Sinister Six, if it fits the time frame.
Anyway, I thought the movie was pretty good. I don't think I was excited coming out of the theater, but I still saw it twice. My only real complaints are:
1. The "belt" of Spidey's new costume should have connected to the red portion in front. It made the front look ridiculous (IMO).
2. No direct "with great power comes great responsibility" quotation, even though a derivative was.
3. Andrew Garfield is a fantastic Spider-Man, but I think Maguire played the awkward teenager Peter Parker better.
4. They should have made the Lizard look more like this concept art:
Spider-Man 2 is the best Spidey flick yet, in my opinion, but I'm looking forward to what they do with the new trilogy.
Loved the character and Martin Sheen and Sally Field - What a treat.
Sadly, the Lizard was so crappy animated that it ruined a lot for me, and the whole crane scene was ridiculous.
Dennis Leary (looking old) also a treat.
This is way better than Batman, and in my book, it's a better film than Avengers.
Saw it in 2D.