The Amazing Spiderman
MPAA Rating: PG – 13
Length: 136 Minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Plot: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.
Director: Marc Webb
Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
Peter Parker is just like any other teen, he is struggling to figure out who he is and where he fits in. One night he finds a mysterious briefcase that was his father’s and he begins his quest to understand the reason behind his parent’s disappearance, which leads him to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, who was his father’s former partner. Peter manages to sneak off and gets himself bitten by one of their Genetically Modified Spiders before getting kicked out by his crush Gwen Stacy. He realizes that he has now gained “special abilities” but has no clue as to what to do with them, he studies the documents he found in the briefcase and eventually pays, Dr. Connors a visit at his home, where he explains who he is before giving him the formula solution that he has come up with.
After Peter’s uncle dies he takes on the persona of Spider-Man, originally out of revenge but eventually, he moves past that, which is around the time Dr. Connors has transformed himself into The Lizard. The two are now in each other’s paths as Spider-Man is fighting to protect the city from The Lizard’s attack, as they enter into an epic duel which will shape Spider-Man’s destiny to become the city’s hero.
Even though they changed practically everything from the original spider-man, this one stays a little bit more in line with the comic book version as we see spider-man using a gadget to release the web instead of it coming from his wrists in the original. The new spider-man, isn’t all that different from the original spider-man as he still gets his but kicked by the bad guys. The special effects and other things though were amazing so I gave it good rating because you can’t really rate it based off the old spider-man. One thing to note though, if you have watched the old spider-man movies, this version will take some getting used to.
Overall Rating: 8/10