Matt's Review of The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man(2012)
It's difficult to gauge how great this movie was merely from the external factors of this being a reboot to a franchise that only concluded 5 years ago. That being said, however, this definitely was the strongest of any of the Spidey films made due to the strength of performances notably by Garfield and Stone. Their chemistry and romance was very charming to watch and Garfield on his own really captured the feeling of awkwardness and being an outcast. While the Lizard doesn't have the same amount of emotional strength that Norman Osborne eventually does in the first film but Ifans does an excellent job and definitely isn't a mediocre villain, but what can you expect when two of the previous films used two of Spidey's most prominent members of his rogue gallery? Overall, it is a superior film to any of the Raimi trilogy and creates a greater emotional connection.