The Amazing Spider-Man

Movies about super heroes (from both Marvel and DC), are on the loose right now. It’s like a super hero movie will show every 3 months now!! Nonetheless, I still enjoy every single one of them (and I’m pretty sure you do too! hahaha)

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10 years ago, the very first Spider-Man movie premiered (wow I feel so old all of a sudden hahaha) and 2 more films followed. 5 years after the last was shown, you would think that there will be no more Spider-Man films, but surprise surprise! They decided to create a whole new one, and this time, it was more like the comic book version! (I think that’s great because I still believe that movie adaptations should stick to the written work as much as they can.)

Like the title, “The Amazing Spider-Man” is actually the original title of the comic book! And no, Peter Parker did not shoot webs out of his wrists, he actually invented a machine or whatever you call that in the comic book, and that was clearly shown in the movie. The villain in the latest Spidey movie is almost like the one on the comic book too! Mary Jane was not the first of Spider-Man either, it was Gwen Stacy a.k.a. Emma Stone. And apparently, Spider-Man started when he was a teenager, not someone who’s already working. (Source)

So, Marc Webber (no pun intended) and all the writers of the The Amazing Spider-Man, great job!

The world premiere date for the latest Spider-Man movie is the 3rd of July, but 2 days ago, it premiered here in the Philippines. I have been waiting for this movie since forever and yesterday, I was finally able to watch it!

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This is by far, my favourite Spider-Man movie and I am going to watch it again and I will make sure it’s in 3D. The effects were good, like really good. Costume, props, and all of those were A+ as well. The story line was great! (I actually prefer this version over the original version sorry.)

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have GREAT chemistry on and off screen oh my god THEY WERE PERFECT. The rooftop and the bedroom floor scenes were adorable and sweet and you will clearly see the ~chemistry~ I was talking about.

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This movie did not only stick to the comic book version, it also added a modern twist and I guess that’s one of the reasons why I love it.

Characters:

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Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and Peter Parker

Andrew Garfield is one of my favourite actors and I was so excited when they announced that he will be the new Spider-Man so I really couldn’t explain how I acted while waiting for the movie to start yesterday, I think my mom even asked me if I was alright and at some point the straw of my drink broke, like there were cracks all over it. Oh my god. Andrew really showed the awkward and intellectual side of Peter Parker as as teenager and I salute him for that.  Despite living in England most of his life,  his American accent was really, really good. He was also an A+++++++ Spider-Man. The lycra suit suited him well…. There were some scenes where he needed to cry and that was really believable…. He’s a great actor.

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Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy

I love love love Emma Stone she’s like one of my role models and I love her with Andrew Garfield and I am so glad, no not only glad, I cannot even describe how happy I am that they’re together and in The Amazing Spider-Man they were just perfect and oh my god. Her hair was really blonde but she had to dye it for some of her movies but for this one, she went back to her real hair colour. She was a perfect Gwen Stacy. She played the role really well. I cannot wait for the second movie!

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Rhys Ifans as The Lizard and Dr. Curt Connors

I think it’s just me and this is probably weird but he honestly looked like a cross between Ryan Gosling and a relative of Draco Malfoy to me.

ANYWAY, Rhys Ifans was pretty good! I was convinced that he was really going mad and he really missed his arm and yeah… The effects were amazing too! Like when he was transforming into The Lizard, it was interesting…

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So make sure you watch this movie! It’s one A+++ movie and something you should not miss. Also make sure that you don’t leave immediately because they will show some clip hinting that there will be a sequel!! 🙂

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is one of my all time favourite trilogy/series. EVER. So when I heard that there will be a movie, I was sooooooooooo excited! I immediately discussed with my friends who should play who. We were actually all rooting for Kaya Scodelario to play the role or Katniss. We were so sure that she’ll get the role.

But when the cast list was released, we found out that Jennifer Lawrence would play Katniss, Josh Hutcherson would play the role of Peeta, Alexander Ludwig would play the role of Cato, and so much more…. I wouldn’t say that we were not disappointed at first because we thought that some other actors could have played the roles better… but eventually we learned to accept it.

Months later, photos of the ongoing shooting was released and eventually, videos. That definitely got us excited. We saw that maybe for once, there would be a movie that’s exactly like the book. We also realised that the cast was also really good. We had countdowns and the like because we couldn’t wait until March 21 and 22, the premiere dates of The Hunger Games in the Philippines.

The day finally came and all of us were trying to convince our parents to let us watch on the premiere days. I watched the last full screening last night and oh my god, I could NOT stay still. I was moving and changing my seating position like crazy!! When they released the trailers, we thought it will be just like the book, but when I watched the movie, it was somewhat like the book… but nonetheless, it was great despite the “Why didn’t they include that part!” scenes.

The movie is a little more than 2 hours and I honestly think that you should all watch it. I’d highly recommend it for those who actually read the book — you have to watch it. And for those who didn’t read the book, well you can give it a go, it’s really interesting even if most parts are quiet… but then eventually you have to read the book because the books are A+++++ books.

Characters 

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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

As I said earlier, we thought Kaya Scodelario would be the best Katniss… but Jennifer Lawrence was also amazing. I saw her previous movies, and I thought she was a great actress. So when I finally got to watch the The Hunger Games last night, I saw that she was also good. It was also a good thing that she loved the series so she really was able to portray the role well.

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Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark

When we saw the cast list, our first question was why? Why did they choose Josh Hutcherson? I mean he is one of the most talented actors we know but as Peeta?? We they could have chosen a better Peeta…. But after last night, we took it back. I watched some interviews of the cast before watching the movie, and I learned that Josh Hutcherson really wanted to play Peeta especially because he loves the book. And in the movie, he was amazing. He played the role of Peeta very well. Even if we first thought Callan McAuliffe or Hunter Parish could have been a better Peeta, Josh did great and in my opinion, this is one of his best movies.

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Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorn

We never really thought Liam Hemsworth would be the best Gale… never…. but after watching the movie I think he did okay as Gale! He was able to portray the District 12 boy role well and he was able to convince everyone that he liked Katniss that way even if they did not read the book.

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Alexander Ludwig as Cato

When I read the book, I imagined Cato, the boy tribute from District 2, as someone who is big, muscular, intimidating, and really weird looking. And Alexander Ludwig didn’t let me down. Well except for the “weird looking” part because damn son he is hot. He played the role well and he was great!

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Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket

She was amazing. I was totally convinced that she was happy when she’s suppose to be happy and that she was really one of those Capitol people. Her outfit and make-up was exceptional too.

Check out the full cast list here!

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