The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Spider-Man reboot billed as 'the untold story' of the web-slinger's origins. Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker, Emma Stone is Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans is The Lizard. Directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer).

Abandoned by his parents as a boy, outcast Peter is raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). A quest to understand his parents' disappearance leads him to Oscorp and Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. At Oscorp he fakes his way into a lab where he is bit by a genetically-modified spider. Its venom endows the lanky teen with increased agility, strength and spider-like abilities and - after the death of Ben at the hand of a thief - Peter is soon sporting a mask and fighting crime as a New York folk hero.

When Connors tests an Oscorp serum on himself and mutates into The Lizard, Peter is faced with protecting the city from this massive threat while juggling his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone).

2012Rating: M, contains violence136 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Better than expected

I am not a huge fan of these types of movies but my husband wanted to go and it wasn't as bad as expected, my husband didn't think it was as good as previous movies

0

A Return To Continuity For The Web Slinger

In what is almost a first for comic book movies, the famous character Spider-Man has been rebooted for film, resulting in a retelling of his origin. While many would ask, "Why do they need to retell it?" it is better to see it as an opportunity for a new portrayal of a fan favourite. So how does this film do compared to that of Raimi's trilogy? From the...

4.0
0

Awesome new Spidey.

Finally a Spider-man movie that has a bit of realism. There is humour without all the slap-stick that the other versions brought. There are still the fight scenes, the epic bad guy, the romance (Played brilliantly by Emma Stone) and an attempt to focus more on a story. It was an entertaining watch that I think would suit all, even if they aren't a fan.

4.0
0

Poor

Even asides from the pointlessness of the exercise, considering Raimi's recents, I was excited to see it - but this Spider-Man is a disappointment. It begins with a sense of realism, but descends into ridiculousness making for an awkward tone. Many plot contrivances and one of those films where you're always thinking: "what? why would he/she do...

2.0
0

The Pretty Amazingly Better Spiderman

Another Marvel character (not included in 'The Avengers' movie) in another film remade numerous times. I felt that Tobey Maguire did an ok job, but Andrew Garfeild really rose to the great level after his still great role in "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus' with Heath Ledger. This flick takes you back to the origons of Spidy and (along with the music), in...

5.0
0

Better Reboot Movie

This movie was fantastic and so much better and less frighting than the first movie, The actors were awesome Andrew Garfield was a good choice to play Spider-Man and fantastic acting from him and Emma Stone. 5 Stars

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A mostly slick, entertaining and emotionally involving recombinations of fresh and familiar elements.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

It's Spider-Man Begins Again, struggling in places to assert its own identity... [but] the leads charm, the action crackles and the grooves are well-laid for part two.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Feels like one of those unnecessary software versions, more Spider-Man 1.5 than Spider-Man reborn.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's the successul synthesis of the action and emotion that means this Spider-Man is as enjoyable as it is impressive.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a more thoughtful film, and its action scenes are easier to follow in space and time. If we didn't really need to be told Spidey's origin story again, at least it's done with more detail and provides better reasons for why Peter Parker throws himself into his superhero role.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

Director Marc Webb's action-adventure is grounded in a recognizable reality, but is also full of thrills. It's dark and mysterious, but doesn't skimp on fun.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Memorable in pieces but not as a whole.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It creates its own mythology, its own magic, and it’s own future. Spider-Man is dead. Long live Spider-Man.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This satisfying reboot slings a darker Spidey, a stronger romance and a welcome slew of tongue-in-cheek humor.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Graced with great performances from Garfield and Stone, [this is] a rare comic-book flick that is better at examining relationships than superheroism.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A mostly slick, entertaining and emotionally involving recombinations of fresh and familiar elements.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It's Spider-Man Begins Again, struggling in places to assert its own identity... [but] the leads charm, the action crackles and the grooves are well-laid for part two.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Feels like one of those unnecessary software versions, more Spider-Man 1.5 than Spider-Man reborn.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's the successul synthesis of the action and emotion that means this Spider-Man is as enjoyable as it is impressive.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a more thoughtful film, and its action scenes are easier to follow in space and time. If we didn't really need to be told Spidey's origin story again, at least it's done with more detail and provides better reasons for why Peter Parker throws himself into his superhero role.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

Director Marc Webb's action-adventure is grounded in a recognizable reality, but is also full of thrills. It's dark and mysterious, but doesn't skimp on fun.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Memorable in pieces but not as a whole.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

It creates its own mythology, its own magic, and it’s own future. Spider-Man is dead. Long live Spider-Man.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This satisfying reboot slings a darker Spidey, a stronger romance and a welcome slew of tongue-in-cheek humor.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Graced with great performances from Garfield and Stone, [this is] a rare comic-book flick that is better at examining relationships than superheroism.

3.0
0

Better than expected

I am not a huge fan of these types of movies but my husband wanted to go and it wasn't as bad as expected, my husband didn't think it was as good as previous movies

0

A Return To Continuity For The Web Slinger

In what is almost a first for comic book movies, the famous character Spider-Man has been rebooted for film, resulting in a retelling of his origin. While many would ask, "Why do they need to retell it?" it is better to see it as an opportunity for a new portrayal of a fan favourite. So how does this film do compared to that of Raimi's trilogy? From...

4.0
0

Awesome new Spidey.

Finally a Spider-man movie that has a bit of realism. There is humour without all the slap-stick that the other versions brought. There are still the fight scenes, the epic bad guy, the romance (Played brilliantly by Emma Stone) and an attempt to focus more on a story. It was an entertaining watch that I think would suit all, even if they aren't a fan.

4.0
0

Poor

Even asides from the pointlessness of the exercise, considering Raimi's recents, I was excited to see it - but this Spider-Man is a disappointment. It begins with a sense of realism, but descends into ridiculousness making for an awkward tone. Many plot contrivances and one of those films where you're always thinking: "what? why would he/she do...

2.0
0

The Pretty Amazingly Better Spiderman

Another Marvel character (not included in 'The Avengers' movie) in another film remade numerous times. I felt that Tobey Maguire did an ok job, but Andrew Garfeild really rose to the great level after his still great role in "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus' with Heath Ledger. This flick takes you back to the origons of Spidy and (along with the music),...

5.0
0

Better Reboot Movie

This movie was fantastic and so much better and less frighting than the first movie, The actors were awesome Andrew Garfield was a good choice to play Spider-Man and fantastic acting from him and Emma Stone. 5 Stars

5.0
0