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Contest: Amazing Spider-Man DVD and Poster

posted by Nell Minow

I’m delighted to have an Amazing Spider-Man DVD and poster to give away! This reboot of the Spidey franchise stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, whose real-life chemistry makes it one of the most romantic superhero sagas. As I wrote in my review:

There are a couple of things that work very well and make this an entertaining entry in the superhero canon. First, and let’s face it, this is what we want from Spider-Man movies, it is a blast to see your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swing his webby way through the city. In crystal clear IMAX 3D and with true mechanical effects — that is Garfield’s real weight swinging on real strings, not CGI — it is exhilaratingly vertiginous.

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Garfield is less soulful and broody than Maguire, more athletic and witty. Peter Parker’s hipster signifiers include a skateboard, a hoodie, and a Mark Gonzales poster. And the heavenly Emma Stone plays beautiful science nerd Gwen Stacey, a more interesting character than would-be actress Mary Jane. There is genuine electricity between Peter and Gwen and director Marc Webb brings the same feel for young love he displayed in “(500) Days of Summer.” This unexpected tenderness gives heft to the story that in its own way is exhilaratingly vertiginous, too, and gave my Spidey sense a bit of a tingle.

To enter, send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Spider-Man” in the subject line and tell me your favorite Spider-Man villain.  Don’t forget your address!  (U.S. addresses only)  I’ll pick a winner at random on November 15.  Good luck!

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