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Dec 6, 2012

Subject: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Observers: John Pavlich, William Bibbiani

Record Date: December 04, 2012, 12:36 AM

Plot Summary: While digging into his parents' mysterious disappearance, high school misfit, Peter Parker is bitten by a spider in a science lab and uses his resulting super powers to fight crime in New York City.

Note: The conclusion to the podcast's month-long dissection of Spider-Man on the big screen, Crave Online's film channel editor (and co-host of The B-Movies Podcast), William Bibbiani returns (check out all past appearances on the podcast here) for closing arguments regarding this film and the Marvel franchise overall. We discuss some awkward dialogue, thin character motivations, deleted scenes, massive plot holes, abrupt changes in tone and a selfish and out of character Peter Parker. It's not a hate fest, though. We also sing the praises of the script's romantic comedy elements, Marc Webb's direction and most of the performances by the actors and actresses. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD.

Supplemental Material: Listen to William Bibbiani and Jonathan London discuss The Amazing Spider-Man in depth on Geekscape! Read The Amazing Spider-Man: The Abridged (Parody) Script by Tom Schutt at The Editing Room! Watch How The Amazing Spider-Man Should Have Ended!