And who knew that Spider-Man was just a boy, standing in front of a girl, asking her to love him?
For me, The Amazing Spider-Man soared during the awkward high school romance but lost its footing in actual superhero interactions. Though my knowledge of comic books is limited, I know that the nerdiness, insecurity and search for identity are a huge part of Spider-Man lore. However he is a superhero and I was hoping for more thrills during in the fight against evil.
Do you what I'm no longer fighting? A gigantic crush on Andrew Garfield.
I mean, I thought his superb performance was the best part of an otherwise over-hyped The Social Network.
But when I saw him and my girl Emma Stone cavorting all around town I was like, really Emma? After making out with NoahCalhoun this is happening?
I get it now.
The ability to fight crime and maintain perfectly mussed hair? Now that's superhuman.
The Amazing Spider-Man, rated "PG-13," action, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone "B-"