Director: Marc Webb
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents disappearance leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his fathers former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Power and Responsibility Amazingly Redefined Director: Marc Webb Cast: Stan Lee, James Vanderbilt , Andrew Garfield, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, C. Thomas Howell, Campbell Scott, Julianne Nicholson, Annie Parisse, Chris Zylka , Miles Elliot, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans Synopsis: The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was ...
he little-known but aptly named Webb, whose only previous feature was the quirky romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer, devotes almost half an hour to the web-slinger`s origin story, putting off the moment when he dons his trademark red and blue costume.
First, the bad news: The Amazing Spider-Man contains a majority of the elements found in the Sam Raimi film - Peter Parker is a loser school kid in NY, Peter has the hots for his classmate, Peter gets bitten, Peter becomes Spidey, Peter overcomes the school bully, Peter loses his uncle, and Peter fights crime.
To be fair, despite covering pretty much the same ground as that earlier film, The Amazing Spider-Man still works. You could put it down to the emotional depth that (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb brings to key scenes, or simply to leading man Andrew Garfield`s refreshingly original approach to the part.
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