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A well-chosen cast and sure-handed direction allow The Amazing Spider-Man to thrill, despite revisiting many of the same plot points from 2002's Spider-Man. Read critic reviews

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Abandoned by his parents and raised by an aunt and uncle, teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), AKA Spider-Man, is trying to sort out who he is and exactly what his feelings are for his first crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). When Peter finds a mysterious briefcase that was his father's, he pursues a quest to solve his parents' disappearance. His search takes him to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), setting him on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, the Lizard.

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Andrew Garfield
Spider-Man, Peter Parker
Emma Stone
Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans
The Lizard, Dr. Curt Connors
Denis Leary
Capt. Stacy
Campbell Scott
Richard Parker
Irrfan Khan
Rajit Ratha
Chris Zylka
Flash Thompson
Max Charles
Peter Parker Age 4
C. Thomas Howell
Jack's Father
Kari Coleman
Helen Stacy
Marc Webb
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Alvin Sargent
Screenwriter
Steve Kloves
Screenwriter
Avi Arad
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Stan Lee
Executive Producer
Kevin Feige
Executive Producer
Michael Grillo
Executive Producer
John Schwartzman
Cinematographer
J. Michael Riva
Production Design
Pietro Scalia
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Kym Barrett
Costume Designer
James Horner
Original Music
David F. Klassen
Supervising Art Direction
Page Buckner
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  • Apr 13, 2016
    The Amazing Spider-Man was okay. I personally wasn't very emotionally invested with this film as much as I was with the Raimi trilogy. For me I felt that this film was pretty soulless. I'm gonna go into some positives first then I'll go into negatives. First off I do think the cast is very good. Andrew Garfield I think is really good as Spider-Man but I don't buy him as Peter Parker. I just don't see him as this dork, in real life with that persona he'd be rolling it with the cool kids. But as Spider-Man he's really good, he's on par if not better than Tobey Maguire's portrayal as Spider-Man. Martin Sheen does a really good job as Uncle Ben, Sally Field is good as Aunt May even though I feel she doesn't have much to do, Emma Stone is great as Gwen Stacy even though she is pretty underdeveloped. And Rhys Ifans even though being the most underdeveloped character in this film he is excellently portrayed. Another positive was the visuals and cinematography. This movie has a slick clean look to it. Also the fight scenes are fun as hell, one of my favourite aspects of the film. However this film is messy and I'm gonna go into it now. Here are my negatives; Again I didn't like Andrew Garfield's portrayal as Peter Parker, I thought he was too cool and handsome that I just couldn't buy him as that character. Another negative is the lack of development of Gwen Stacy, she has some romance with Peter and helps him in the end with the antidote, that's it... another negative I have is that once Curt Connors turns into The Lizard he wants to turn all of New York City into Lizards, that is terrible writing for a villain. Most villains want revenge, destroy the world, rob something, those are plans I can get behind with legit motivation, but his plan is terrible. Also Uncle Ben's death set up was so sloppy and poorly handled. In the first Spider-Man movie Uncle Ben's death was set up properly and you understand. Here it just felt so forced, I also hated the fact that the clerk is such an a**hole and gives Peter a hard time over 2 cents. In real life a clerk would let you off the hook for that, but here its so unrealistic and terrible. After Uncle Ben dies, Peter tries to find the killer. Unfortunately he isn't able to find him, but then the subplot is never mentioned again or resolved. Lazy writing right there. Last but not least I didn't like the set up of Peter getting his powers, he just slips into a room without any surveillance and then like an idiot goes into the biocable with the spiders all over the place. I honestly thought Peter getting his powers in the first movie was a lot better, here it doesn't make much logical sense to me. There are also other inconsistencies I can go on and on about, but those are the main ones that bugged me. Overall The Amazing Spider-Man is an okay film. It has a a lot of problems but it is still a pretty enjoyable film, it has a likable main character and some pretty cool set pieces. I don't hate this movie, it was just disappointing, I honestly expected something amazing like the title suggested but I was honestly let down. I didn't hype up or set my expectations too high, I was honestly disappointed. If you are a fan of Spider-Man you might like this movie or possibly dislike it. But if you are critical about film there is a lot to nitpick with this movie.
    Diyar G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2016
    Marc Webb is a very talented director, but he should have kept his hands off Spider-Man. This is a reboot that I think failed on several levels. The movie creates a new story about why Peter's parents actually disappeared and it reallyt fails, because it's just slowly set up in the beginning and then it's just being dragged out during the movie. The villain was completely unbelievable and I his motivation wasn't really there. The chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, however, are incredible and that is probably because they dated in the real-life when they were filming the movie. There are a few believable scenes in the movie, but there are many things in this movie truly SUCKS.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2016
    While it may be closer to the comics in some aspects, it misses the point in others and attempts to fix something that was already fine to begin with - and it ends up breaking it. Andrew Garfield is mixed in the role, playing a good Spider-Man but a weak Peter Parker, and the film lacks the soul of the original trilogy. However, the action scenes are decent and it leaves it open for future, hopefully better installments.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2016
    The Amazing Spider-Man is fun, faithful to its source material and has a great cast. Despite all of that it is definitely not as good as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man.
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