The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is the story of Peter Parker (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.

Starring:
Sally Field
Runtime:
2 hours 16 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Marc Webb
Starring Sally Field
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By I. Sato on 22 Nov 2013
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I was a big fan of the original Spider-Man movie trilogy (yes, even the lame 3rd movie) so I was skeptical about whether I'd enjoy it (constantly telling myself that it was too soon for a reboot) but man, does Andrew Garfield deliver.

It's certainly a different take on the young Peter Parker, though he is back with his original girlfriend (from the comics) Gwen Stacey he is also qwirky instead of nerdy - all in all this makes him more relatable than the original Peter Parker and the chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield is great.

Watch it, it's good fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 19 Aug 2014
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I'm a fan of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (Spider-Man 2 being the standout) and it did seem like a strange decision from Marvel to reboot the character before the dust had even settled on those films. However, for me, The Amazing Spider-Man really jumped out of their shadows and is a great piece of work in its own right.

Peter Parker's origin and backstory have been tweaked which probably isn't everyone's cup of tea but it worked for me, bringing a bit of freshness to this oft told story. Emma Stone steps in as Gwen Stacy (no Mary-Jane this time out) and she has great chemistry with Andrew Garfield as the new fresh faced Spidey. Garfield himself is on top form and it looks like he's having a blast out there, especially in the standard - Peter playing with his new powers scenes.

Marc Webb as director brings a deft touch to the comedy and the romance, possibly honed on previous effort 500 Days of Summer (quality film). He does a good job with the action set pieces and the effects hold up well. Throw in a tragic, conflicted villain (Rhys Ifans) and solid support elsewhere from the likes of Martin Sheen and Denis Leary and you've got a pretty damn fine package. It's also got my favourite Stan Lee cameo.

Various seeds are set for the inevitable sequel and it's pretty welcome after this effort.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
The Amazing Spider-Man.
Audio Description: English.
Region: 2.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1.
Directed by Marc Webb
Produced by Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach
Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves.
Story by James Vanderbilt.
Based on The Amazing Spider-Man.
by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko.
Starring.
Andrew Garfield.
Emma Stone.
Rhys Ifans.
Denis Leary.
Irrfan Khan.
Martin Sheen.
Sally Field.
Music by James Horner.
Running time 136 minutes.
Language English.
Budget $230 million.
Box office $757,930,663.

Positive.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-man whom really taps into the character & tone to perfection.
Gritty rebooting with huge set pieces & scale.

Negative.
I'd have liked some longer fight scenes between the Lizard & Spidey as there wasn't to much confrontion between the two characters.

Dvd Extras.
Commentary, deleted scenes, behind Oscorp, stunts featurette.

Plot synopsis.
A young Peter Parker discovers his father Richard Parker's study has been burgled, gathering up hidden documents, Peter's parents take him to the home of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, then mysteriously depart.

Years later, a teenaged Peter attends Midtown Science High School, where he is bullied by Flash Thompson and has caught the eye of the beautiful Gwen Stacy, At home, Peter finds his father's papers and learns he worked with fellow scientist Dr. Curt Connors at Oscorp.

Sneaking into Oscorp, Peter enters a lab where a "biocable" is under development from genetically modified spiders, one of which bites him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allie Christo on 29 July 2014
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I was a fan of the 'original' films with good ol' Tobey (although not the last one, because MAN that sucked), so I was kind of apprehensive about checking this out, but since it had Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (actors I love), I figured I'd give it a shot.

This was such an awesome adaptation! Much more loyal to the comics, really captured the fun and cheeky side of Spidey, the characters (and character development) were just spot-on and everyone was fantastic in their roles.

Gwen and Peter shone in this (much more chemistry than Peter and MJ in Raimi's version) and I liked that Gwen was smart, funny and actually able to help. It's good to see a strong female figure in action movies who can help save the hero from time to time.

The villain in this was also much better developed and that general storyline was well-handled.

I don't want it to sound like I'm hating on Raimi's version, because that wasn't without its charms and I really did enjoy that. But, IMO, this far surpasses it in every aspect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By digital dude on 3 Aug 2014
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Had skipped this at the cinema as it appeared to heavily marketed towards young adults (and also felt apparently inappropriately soon as a reboot to the excellent Sam Remi movies) - so I had (wrongly) assumed it wouldn't be interesting/OK for aging adults.

Well, I'm pleased to say I was "totes wrong" about that - nice adaptation/re-imagining, with some stand-out acting all round.

Obviously a ton of hocum, but delivered with confidence and panache.
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