The Amazing Spider-Man
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/20/12
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, only a few additions to what everybody knows about the web-slinging hero. The antagonist was not as villainous and evil compared to the previous films. The Amazing Spider-Man is a film of maturation, love, sacrifice and identity.