Action Adventure - This is a reboot of the popular superhero action series based on the
Marvel comic. While retelling the origin of the character, there are
some new twists on the tale as well as an entirely new cast. The
more known stars such as Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field
have much smaller roles compared to the fairly unknown lead Andrew
Garfield. Language is at a minimum but some scary
images and action sequences may be too intense for very young children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average ...Nolan's Batman trilogy and The Avengers. Both of those have made it almost impossible for something with the limited ambition and lazy writing of The Amazing Spider-Man to satisfy.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good This is a more thoughtful film, and its action scenes are easier to follow in space and time.
USA TodayFull Review Good It's not strictly a reboot or even a prequel to the first Spider-Man, out in 2002. This version adds illuminating plot points, improving on what has gone before.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 149 moviegoers:
FANTASTIC REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN." Equally important is that no one disliked this movie so your probability of enjoying it is very high. DON'T MISS "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN."
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally 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 (Rhys 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.