The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field).
Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today.
Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.
As 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 (Rhys Lfans), 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. Directed by Marc Webb.
Like Dr. Dre says on The Chronic 2001...
"What's the difference between me and you? You talk a good one- but you don't do what you're supposed to do."
So what's the difference between 2012 Spider-Man and 2002 Spider-Man?
There is no difference because believe it or not, they are two separate pictures.
In this reboot of the franchise, Spider-Man purists like myself will be pleasantly surprised on how well Marvel incorporates the film's storyline straight from the comic book with a fresh new twist.
Like Tobey Maguire before him, Andrew Garfield is perfectly cast in the role of Parker. Both characters stay in their own lanes and should not be forced into comparison.
This is no different than the several Batman reboots over the years, except the Spider-Man franchise hasn't laid an egg with leading men who just didn't fit the role like Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (1995).
To say that The Amazing Spider-Man is a must-see is just silly. But to say that it is a must-see in 3D, is even more silly.
So just how silly would you like to be?
Don't go see Spider-Man in 3D and you'll know for sure.
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi/ Adventure/ Thriller
Directed by Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, J.K. Simmons, Michael Papajohn, Randy Poffo, Joe Manganiello, Rosemary Harris.
After being bitten by a radioactive spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker gains "spider-like" abilities which he must eventually use to fight evil as a superhero. The simplicity of this story is what makes Spider-Man, so credibile.
In comparison to most superheroes, Spider-Man is totally believable (if ANY superhero can be) because of what he can't do. He's not invisible, he's not indestructible and he can't fly. Spidey only has four basic powers and even they have their limits.
Everything else he has comes from Peter's extremely high I.Q. and mental capacity. The design of his web-shooters, the webbing itself and the design of his costume is all, Peter Parker.
He has the proportionate strength of a spider (he can lift approximately 10 tons), superhuman reflexes, the ability to stick to most surfaces, and a subconscious "spider-sense" that warns him of danger...that's it!
Spider-Man can be just about anybody and that's why we love him.
Remember the Spider-Man cartoon theme song??
Does whatever a spider can:
Spins a web, any size,Catches thieves just like flies--
Here comes the Spider-Man.