Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

Release: 03 July 2012
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans
Director: Marc Webb
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Length: 136 min.
Rating: PG-13

Basic Premise:
Peter Parker was just an ordinary kid just trying to survive high school until he started investigating the disappearance of his parents. One spider bite later, he has extraordinary powers and the will to use them.

First and foremost…


Forget Spider-Mans 1-3 directed by Sam Raimi featuring Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. This film is in NO WAY connected to those. This is a complete and total reboot back to the beginning of the Spider-Man myth, using the plot from The Amazing Spider-Man comics.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way… This movie was wonderful. I love, LOVE Marvel movies. Ever since Marvel broke away from Sony Pictures, their movies have gotten SOOOO much better and this is a PRIME example of that. Compare this movie to the Spider-Man put out in 2002 and you will see a HUGE difference for the better.

And I do have to say, for those like me who were dreading it, Uncle Ben (and no one else) said that oh-so-famous and over-played line. Got close but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. So go to this film and relax in the knowledge that the dreaded line won’t be said.

Also go to this movie because it was great. Andrew Garfield plays a Peter Parker that is a totally believable teenager. He’s not a super student who can do no wrong. He has flaws and he acts like any other teenager trying to make it through high school without getting his ass kicked… much.

Yes this is another origin story movie, but it goes quick. You don’t have to wait long for Peter Parker to get his powers and start web-slinging around town.

Parents, if you took your kids to the other Marvel movies, then you shouldn’t have issues taking them to this one.

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