Despite strong turns from its cast, director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man ultimately disappoints due to a cobbled-together story and lackluster special effects, resulting in a reboot full of missed opportunities.
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Watching Terra Nova last night, it struck me that pilots are really not good indicators of what a TV show is actually going to be like; they’ve got too much to do in order to set everything up to have time to actually demonstrate what the show is going to be like on a week-to-week basis. And, judging by last night’s episode of the new series, what we’re going to see on a week-to-week basis is very, very familiar indeed.
Director Catherine Hardwicke’s gothic-horror retelling of the traditional folktale thrusts an inexplicable love triangle into the center of a medieval town plagued by a bloodthirsty werewolf.