Spider-Man, With This Casting You’re Really Spoiling Us

Felicity JonesPaul Giamatti

Mild Concern was founded because on the 11th January 2010 I felt the need to say 73 words about the fact that Spider-Man was being rebooted. Since then the film gained the director of (500) Days of Summer (one of the films I most often force other people to watch) Marc Webb and the sexy young acting talents of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. The resulting film was… well… better than its predecessor and certainly seemed to be setting up for something we haven’t seen before. Admittedly I watched half of the film on a pirated DVD bought from a Turkish market which stopped playing halfway through so perhaps I am not the best judge.

All this aside there are new rumours that joining Amazing Spider-Man 2 are character actor extraordinaire Paul Giamatti and the one and only Felicity Jones – a woman for whom this blog acts as a temple as we wait patiently for her to make a five-star film. Giamatti is said to be playing The Rhino, not just any old rhino, while Jones has no confirmed role beyond attractive young lady who will win an Oscar one day even if I have to make her one myself.

This is exciting news if true and will mean that I will actually go and see Amazing Spider-Man 2 in the cinema and not be a Korsan Kaan which is what I have translated as the Turkish version of a Knock-off Nigel. You’re welcome Turkish Anti-Piracy Committee.

2 thoughts on “Spider-Man, With This Casting You’re Really Spoiling Us

  1. The film critic Mark Kermode talks about ‘best actors/actresses in the worst films’ and Felicity Jones comes to mind, in Cemetery Junction. With the exception of a few scenes (mostly the ones that involved Ralph Fiennes), I thought the film lazy in how it went for the low-hanging branches of comedy; puerile, laddy humour, very much unlike Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s previous work. Felicity Jones was the one thing I liked all the way through the film.

    As for The Amazing Spider-man, I was pleasantly surprised by it. I didn’t mind Spiderman 3 and I did wonder what the artistic purpose was of doing a reboot so soon, though it makes sense now when you think Sony would have lost the license if they didn’t. I thought the film had a good villain and the love story was more believable to me than the MacGuire/Dunst one of the previous three. Also, Martin Sheen.


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