The Amazing Spiderman (2012) Movie Review By Ryan Balkwill (SPOILER Free)

Genre: Action, Adventure

Directors: Marc Wedd

Produced: Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach & Laura Ziskin.

Screenplay: James Vanderbilt, Steve Kloves & Alvin Sargent.

Story by: James Vanderbilt

Casts: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Infan Khan, Martin Sheen & Sally Field.


Plot: After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent’s mysterious death. – IMDB

I found the plot interesting just like the first Spider-man movie plot (same as the first Spiderman outing (and the comics) but with a few changes that I liked).

My thoughts are this was good the first time I saw it but now after watching it again my thoughts have changed. Now my thoughts are it’s a decent Reboot of Spider-Man.

Good bits: the scene where Spider-Man rescues Crane dad’s son from a car on the Williamsburg Bridge.

They did Peter & Gwen relationship really well and the wed-spinning is done so much better than the Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2002-2007 film trilogy.

Bad bits: The CGI on the Lizard looks decent and he wears his famous comic-book lab suit for one scene.  And the lighting is too dark and gritty to easily see.

The Characters of this Reboot Are                                                                                                       Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man                                                                              A teenager struggling to find his place in life ever since his parents disappeared when he was a child. A spider bites him on the back of his neck, giving him spider-powers. He becomes Spider-Man.

Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors / The Lizard                                                                                   One of Oscorp’s leading scientific minds who attempts to engineer a revolutionary regeneration serum to help regrow limbs and human tissue finds that something goes wrong and he is transformed into the monster known as the Lizard

Emma Stone as Gwendolyn “Gwen” Stacy:                                                                                      A high school classmate and love interest of Parker’s a smart and charismatic girl who is the chief Intern at Oscorp.

Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy:                                                                                    Gwen’s father and a New York City Police Department captain who hunts both Spider-Man out of distrust and the Lizard for his rampage.

Martin Sheen as Benjamin Parker: Peter’s uncle.

Sally Field as “Aunt” May Parker: Ben Parker’s wife and Peter’s aunt.

I might recommend this one to a friend who loves spider-man.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars – Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes

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