In this episode on The Amazing Spider-Man:

Kris & Amy discuss The Amazing Spider-Man, the first of the two Garfield Spidey movies. Even as they praise the performances, the Madames take some issue with the characters & relationships. They also explore their conflicting feelings regarding women’s representation. And they analyze the movie’s villain problem.

Peter and Gwen in The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man falls outside the MCU proper. It stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, and Irrfan Khan.

For more Spidey commentary, check out our full series Tom Holland’s MCU trilogy as well as our series on the Raimi franchise.

References in our episode:

Damn you, Michael Bay:

The Penguin was a much better villain than The Lizard:

Seriously, check out Tick Tick Boom:

We can’t, in good conscience, recommend Hacksaw Ridge, but Andrew Garfield gives an excellent performance:

Emma Stone shines in the The Help:

The best of Josiah Bartlett:

C. Thomas Howell had a lot of fun on Criminal Minds:

Check out the story Amy mentioned about the teens in the bathroom here.

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