Over the last decade Hollywood has made it easy to be cynical of sequels, prequels, re-makes…we even got an adaptation of a board game. Worse, studios keep converting films to 3D in order to make up for lackluster ticket sales, and the rush to convert to digital projectors in order to screen said films has come at the cost of visual quality (anyone else sick of the image smear when a camera pans too quickly for these “state of the art” technologies?).
So there’s a lot wrong with movie going these days, but there’s a lot right with The Amazing Spider-Man, even if it is a naked attempt at your wallet. This is why you should see it….
The love movie, just like stories about the subject in music or literature, has been done to death. It’s hard to knock it though, since everyone at some point (save for the sociopaths in the house) has experienced love. The passion. The sweetness. Late night talks. Late night escapades. The chemical high of the first few months. And because we’ve all been there, we can spot a fake tale from a mile away. Real life Love isn’t formulaic like the romantic comedies dumped into cinemas every February 14. It’s the most personal, individual experience there is, save for the loss of a loved one, and few stories about Love can capture that lighting in a bottle. Here’s a film that captured it on celluloid. Continue reading