Comic Fans Say New Spider-Man Movie Is Glammed-Up
CHARLOTTE, NC- The "Amazing Spider-Man" raked in about $65 million dollars this weekend and $140 million in its first six days .
But, some comic critics say movie makers made a vain attempt to freshen up the tale.
Hard core Spider-Man fans give the new film a thumbs up, but many can't help but notice the added Hollywood hype.
"They jazzed it up and give it more visual interest and bring in people who aren't necessarily Spider-Man or comic book fans," said Thomas Davis, a Harrisburg Resident.
Some say the producers toned down peter parker's scientist side from the original 60's version.
"It made him less approachable. They wanted him to seem like an everyday guy rather than this super smart guy who builds his own web shooter in his bedroom," said Jeffrey LaPoint, a South Charlotte resident.
LaPoint says the Spider-Man costume is snazzier, With sneakers and a sleeker look.
"They had to do it for the sake of the movie, but it wasn't something that a 16 year-old would make in his bedroom," said LaPoint.
Some comic fans think the updated story is supposed to be more relatable.
"It reflects more of teens today than of teens of 1963 or 1966," said Thomas.
But lots of comic fans say they're happy the movie stays true to the original characters and story line.
"For people who don't read the comics and go see the movie, they will definitely be able to relate and I think that's why it will continue to do so well," said Nick Beadle, a South Charlotte resident.
The last Spider-Man movie, Which was the third in a trilogy, made $151 million dollars in its first three days.
That's more than the new film has made in almost a week.