Why didn’t critics swing with the new ‘Spider-Man’ movie? Garfield thinks he has an answer.
It’s no secret how much Andrew Garfield enjoys playing Peter Parker. But the “Amazing Spider-Man” star also knows that not everyone is as keen on his work — or, at least, the finished product.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Garfield acknowledged some of the criticism leveled at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The film is rated 53% fresh on review aggregator RottenTomatoes.com, a testament to the superhero sequel’s divisiveness. For his own part, Garfield has stopped to wonder about some of the movie’s potential problem areas.
“For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it. There was this thread running through it,” he said. “I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it—because there was even more of it than was in the final cut, and everything was related. Once you start removing things and saying, ‘No, that doesn’t work,’ then the thread is broken, and it’s hard to go with the flow of the story.”
Garfield added that ultimately, it’s top-level studio executives who have the final say on what goes in and what comes out of their films. As a result, perhaps the “Amazing Spider-Man” sequel didn’t live up to certain expectations. But even then, Garfield made it clear how much he relished the opportunity to swing back into that world as an actor.
“Talking about the experience as opposed to how it was perceived, I got to work in deep scenes that you don’t usually see in comic book movies,” he said, “and I got to explore this orphan boy — a lot of which was taken out, and which we’d explored more. It’s interesting to do a postmortem. I’m proud of a lot of it and had a good time, and was a bit taken aback by the response.”
Whether you loved it or loathed it, the “Amazing Spider-Man” series isn’t finished just yet. Spinoff movie “Sinister Six” is due in theaters in November 2016, with a third “Amazing Spider-Man” expected in 2018.
By Josh Wigler
Source: MTV News
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