Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 11/04/2014
A high school student is bitten by an experimental genetically engineered spider and develops amazing powers. In the Amazing Spider-Man, we get to see the Spider-man origin story (yes, exactly like the one in Spider-Man), to see how he loses his uncle leading him to a life of crime-fighting (like in Spider-Man), some light comedy as he learns to use his powers (like in Spider-Man), some action as he battles an altruistic genius scientist who is corrupted by his work (like in Spider-Man 2) and deals with his unrequited love for a pretty high school co-ed (like in...well, you get the idea). The action in this reboot is efficiently handled, the effects good (although I personally thought Lizard Man looked a bit rubbish) and Andrew Garfield is likeable enough as Peter. The problem is that it …
Matthew - wrote on 12/18/2012
Just go watch the first Spider-Man (2002, Tobey Maguire) movie and save yourself the trouble. Peter Parker, a good guy who stands up for bully-bait, gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes a dude with super powers. After his uncle dies, he becomes obsessed with revenge, and eventually starts fighting the Lizard for some reason.
If you've seen a handful of superhero films, then this movie will feel a lot like the ones you didn't like. The villain is introduced in a way that screams that he is a villain, and then there is a twenty minute song-and-dance in which you are led to believe he's a well-intentioned scientist. After he transforms into the Lizard, he stops making sense, and starts going through the typical villain motions of causing trouble for Spider-Man to …
Lee - wrote on 10/21/2012
When i first heard that yet another director's vison on the whole Spiderman story was in production i felt...yawnnnnn.. Spiderman being my fave of all superheros ever since i can remember makes me more partial to these films and having seen all the Sam Raimi trilogy...needless to say i figured Hollyweird had done it's course and had no interest in seeing it all over again. That's when, upon the release of director Marc Webb's vision, i started hearing a buzz on the internet about this updated project. Finally sat down and had a look at the film and it was damn impressive... Sam Raimi who?.. What we got here could be quite similar to the fame director Chris Nolan with his revamps on the Batman saga. More realism..better script...better cast. Missing in this however is any Daily Bugle …
MovieAddict - wrote on 10/07/2012
This reboot attempts to explain the disappearance of Peter Parker's parents, his father's scientific findings and the quest to decipher Peter's past. The plot follows Peter, a 17 year old (played by Andrew Garfield) who has a terrible life. Abandoned by his parents under mysterious circumstances, Peter was raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. In high school, he grapples with finding his sense of identity and is a victim of bullies.
Peter stumbles upon his father's old briefcase filled with complex formulas that lead him to an old colleague of his father's, Dr. Curt Connors, now a top scientist at OsCorp. Connors' focus is on splicing reptile DNA and its properties with human one, which works to regenerate the human body; which he hopes will produce "a world without weakness", a …
alec96 - wrote on 08/24/2012
I was surprised when I originally heard that the Spider-Man franchise was going to be rebooted – just five years after the Sam Raimi directed trilogy ended. Granted, the first of the series was just alright and the last closing installment was plain silly. The stand-out, gem, of the original trilogy was the second in the series. That middle film benefitted from more emphasis placed on the character behind the superhero. I was afraid this reboot would add nothing to the previous efforts. Then I saw the cast, director, and writers – promising, for sure. So I walked into the theater with some expectations of a new twist, or more compelling story. I walked out disappointed. The Amazing Spider-Man wasn’t a bad superhero movie (the second film of the original trilogy retains its place as …
Garry - wrote on 08/11/2012
The Amazing Spiderman was much more sophisticated than Sam Raimi trilogy. I like the latest version of Spiderman. I like the way the new movie went through the bullying stage of teenage Peter Parker. They dealt with it a subtle way and moved on. Andrew Garfield as the brand new Spiderman was a great choice, because he actually fits the role, he's taller, skinny, and he seems to have more fun playing the character than Tobey ever did. The up to date love interest of Spiderman plays by Emma Stone, I like that, she was independent and not too easily fall into Spiderman web. The Amazing Spiderman was darker than the previous two; this one is about Peter Parker finding who killed his dad and taking revenge. To his luck, he fell into this briefcase that his Dad was working on and this is …
JLFM - wrote on 07/29/2012
Typically, when one walks into a film, they have pre-conceived notions and opinions about it. This was true for me when I walked into The Amazing Spider-Man. I had doubts that this reboot would be as good as the original 2002 film, and I was pretty sure it would just cover the same plot points as the original. This is why I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed myself. It's not the greatest film to grace the silver screen, and it is basically the same film we saw 10 years ago, but it's a lot of fun, and sometimes that's all I need.
Peter Parker (who was separated from his parents at the age of four) is a typical science nerd. That is, until he gets bitten by a genetically enhanced spider, and begins to develop spider-like abilities. Now, he must learn to control his new found …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/20/2012
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) gets extraordinary powers when bitten by a spider. He becomes close with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and meets Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) from Oscorp. Ben Parker (Martin Sheen) and May Parker (Sally Field) look after Peter. It was baffling how Peter easily goes around Oscorp and how the operators were able to aid Spider Man on his way to the building. Some of Spidy's powers tried to impress the viewers and we have a cocky and brash Parker compared to the shy and respectful personality. Lacks the charm and humor to make it a family flick, which also had one too many kissing scenes. Action sequences and camera angles were spectacular. Score was decent and the performances from the cast were solid. Here you get a much darker Peter Parker. Story-wise, …
sreekirch - wrote on 07/17/2012
The best thing about this movie is the technotronics. As long as in the suit no problem, but what about outside it, Andrew Garfield ( the social network) slap stick acting who struggles to say words and even he does one has to be very keen on what does he say. This is really bad and it goes on for nearly half of the movie. Marc Webb(500 days of summer) does know to create romantic setups and humor as he has done it before. This movie focusses on a emotional past and he fails to give right stuff to make Garfield emote to that.
Everything we know about the first half of the movie Peter parker a small kid going college finds an advert in a news paper and he starts searching for clues and this leads him to get bitten by genetic spider. He meets Dr. Kurt Connors who has …
Jacob Zembower - wrote on 07/14/2012
This reboot of the Spider-Man franchise has been getting a lot of hate from critics, but in truth it bests Sam Raimi's version in every way. I wasn't a fan of the original trilogy, mostly because Raimi had to throw in so much self-indulgent campy crap that just about derailed everything. Plus Tobey McGuire and Kirsten Dunst were quite horrid and unappealing (and I like Dunst.) This time around though, Marc Webb, whose last film 500 Days of Summer which was fantastic, completely surprised me here. He's great in executing human relationships and character interactions that are never phony, but are endearing. Andrew Garfield is INCREDIBLE here, he's already proven himself to be a talented young actor (Boy A and The Social Network, for instance) but he completely owns this role and …