The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Directed by Marc Webb

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans

 

Peter Parker is a school boy living with the grief of his parent deaths while at the same time trying to have a normal life. When he finds a clue to his parents work he follows the trail which leads him to Oscorp. One room he stumbles upon contains some radioactive spiders which leads to one biting him and gaining spider like abilities. On the opposite side to Peter is Dr. Curt Connors, a man who worked with Peters father, and is trying to work out how to regrow the arm he has lost by using cross species genetics. Things don’t go according to plan leading Peter having to use his new abilities to stop Dr.Connors.

Yes this film is a remake of sort of the Spider-Man of 2002 but told in a slightly different way. Andrew Garfield starring as Peter Parker/Spider-Man was fantastic. He had the lanky, geeky aspect of Peter Parker along with the cockiness of Spider-Man down to a tee and what you would expect, not the short and smarmy look of Toby McGuire. Probably the biggest change between the films is the love interest. We have no Mary Jane in this, instead we have Gwen Stacey, who did make an appearance in Spider-Man 3, but this time is played by Emma Stone. She is quite simple stunning in the film wearing short skirts and knee high boots throughout. Also a mention must go to Rhys Ifans who portrays Dr.Curt Connors as a great mentor slash nemesis for Peter.

 

Recommend

Fans of the other Spider-Man films will love this. Yes it’s only been 10 years and some people think that it is a bit soon to start all over again but once you have seen this you will agree that making this was a great idea and that it will hopefully lead to some great sequels. And who knows, if the studios can come up with some sort of truce perhaps one day we will see Spidey joining the rest of the Avengers on the big screen. Go see this film, you will love it.

TheFriedGold rating – 3.5/5 – Got my Spidey sense tingling!

Film Fact

The original plan was for the Oscorp building in the film to be in the Sky line in the final battle in Avengers Assemble. This did not take place but shows that someone is trying to work on getting these guys all together.

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