The Amazing Spider-Man – the story of Peter Parker (Andrew 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 (Emma 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 father’s 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… is poised to become one of the greatest summer blockbusters of all time already on track to set box office records and beat out all previous movies released during 4th of July weekend. What were my thoughts on this amazing film? And was it as amazing as its title suggests? Let’s find out:
Overall, what did you think?
Andrew Garfield did a fantastic job as Peter Parker! Team that up with Stan Lee storytelling and Jim Lee gymnastics – and what you’ve got is one amazing origin story. Retold!
On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate this film?
5 out of 5!
Was the story clear?
Way more clear than the original movie franchise!
Did you identify with any of the characters?
Peter Parker definitely. Growing up and finding your own identity and meaning is something I believe we all can identify with.
Did it remind you of any other film?
I can tell you what it didn’t remind me of, and that was the original (see abhorable) Spider-Man movie series that preceded the Amazing Spider-Man. Its a great refresh on the movie franchise.
Who would you recommend this film to?
Comic book fans will most definitely enjoy this film, while the rest of us will finally know what it’s like to see an amazing comic retold into an amazing movie.
Would you buy this movie on DVD?