Netflix UK film review: The Amazing Spider-Man
Ivan Radford | On 26, Jun 2014
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field
Watch The Amazing Spider-Man online in the UK: Netflix UK / Prime Video (Buy/Rent) / TalkTalk TV / iTunes / Google Play
Note: This review is to be sung to the theme tune for the 1967 Spider-Man animated series.
Does whatever Andrew Garfield can
Woos the girls, even cries
He’s way better than Tobey Maguire.
Here comes the Spider-Man.
He is strong
Destroys his bathroom without meaning to
Aunt May’s shocked, Uncle Ben’s dead
The human stuff’s done well by Marc Webb
Gentle new Spider-Man.
In the chill of night
At the scene of a crime
He removes his mask despite
Being in plain sight. (Why?)
Wisecracking badass Spider-Man
The action’s great, even in Pete’s school
But the final act’s a smorgasbord
FX for Lizard-Man.
Rhys Ifans, Rhys Ifans
Does whatever Rhys Ifans can
To keep his character as he flies
Into a big vat of CGI
But same old Spider-Man.
Yet the film is tight
Before that final fight
Plus Andrew never whines
And his hair’s so fine…
Emma Stone, Emma Stone
Smartest comic book girl you’ll ever know
Gwen’s dad’s a cop, a plot device
– Still as good a villain as that lizard guy –
You’ll believe their romance.
Does whatever a spider can
Uses Bing to search online
The only bit not like real life
For brainy Spider-Man
More human than super Spider-Man
That’s the thing that saves the day
Despite the last act being such a shame
It’s on Netflix UK
The Amazing Spider-Man is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.