What do you make of an actor whose past their prime, but still wants to make sure they’re remembered for more than a superhero movie they did years ago? Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is an interesting deconstruction of popularity and prestige.
Maybe it’s me, but looking at a work that’s inspired by a comic series where I’m heavily familiar with the source material, as is currently the case with AMC’s The Walking Dead, or in this case, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, I find myself looking at this from two viewpoints: as a comic book fan and a guy who is aspiring to be an aspiring critic. Or just a guy with an opinion on film, really.
I don’t think I’ve seen such polarizing opinions on a Spider-Man film since Spider-Man 3, but man, people are divided on this film.