Spider Man Could Change Andrew Garfield

Posted on | June 25, 2012 | Add Comments

Andrew Garfield is currently best known for acting in The Social Network. But that’s just about to change. Soon, Garfield’s new film The Amazing Spider Man, a reboot of Sam Raimi’s Tobey Maguire starring trilogy, will be hitting theaters July 3rd. Garfield isn’t “unknown” at the moment, but his career could… end in a way, just the way many other actor’s careers have after they have starred in huge, huge roles. So what does this mean for his career? Read on.

Andrew Garfield (according to IMDB) has starred in ten films (including The Amazing Spider Man.) But the new film could make or break the twenty nine year old Brit’s career. So, what do I think? Will it make or brake his career? I’m saying make. He is not going to be a George Reeves (he won’t be typecast as “the Spider Man guy”). This year has previously been great for superheros: The Avengers broke the opening weekend record. The Dark Knight Rises could possibly break that record and it will probably do better than Garfield’s superhero flick. However, early buzz for the film on Rotten Tomatoes has been good. The film’s current percentage on the Tomatometer is a 91% with only one “rotten” review. Early critic’s buzz is good, but who really has the say? The fans. They are the film’s toughest critics and they could ruin Garfield’s career.Besides The Social Network, what has the new kid on the block done? Well, not much, ten films (as I already said). Some of those ten include the Red Riding trilogy (Roger Ebert gave the entire trilogy four out of four stars), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (a Terry Gilliam fantasy that also starred Christopher Plummer and the late Heath Ledger), Never Let Me Go (a 2010 R-rated fantasy drama that also starred Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan, his first film Boy A, and more.

Garfield has no future plans for films which (in my opinion) is a good idea because he doesn’t have to do anything and he’s free to do anything. After all, you never know how The Amazing Spider Man will do. But if it does well (which I think it will), Spider Man won’t have to do what a spider can. Instead, he’ll do whatever a young, British, famous actor can.


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