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. When 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 (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.

Starring:
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 16 minutes
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Chris Zylka, Max Charles
Director Marc Webb
Genres Fantasy, Thriller
Studio SONY PICTURES
Rental release 24 December 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 16 minutes
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Chris Zylka, Max Charles
Director Marc Webb
Genres Fantasy, Thriller
Studio SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 24 December 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 16 minutes
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Chris Zylka, Max Charles
Director Marc Webb
Genres Fantasy, Thriller
Studio SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 24 December 2012
Main languages English

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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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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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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Barfield on 9 Jun 2014
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Highly recommended!! The new spiderman films are really good so much better than the old ones, love it!! Great for all the family.
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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 dannydiddle on 28 Jun 2013
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A good, solid reboot of the Spider-Man film series. Garfield is charming and likeable as Parker/Spider-Man and the film carries along at a good pace. It's questionable whether this new version is as good as Raimi's still fairly new series of SM films but it does more than enough to keep the viewers' attention and offers some new insights into the SM universe.
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