The Amazing Spiderman

21 Aug

Why reboot a movie we just saw ten years ago?  That question was answered early on this film with the director’s fresh approach to the old story of  Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), as opposed to the familiar, Mary Jane.  Parker finds a picture from the past with his father and Dr. Connors (Rhys Ifans), a one-armed scientist working at Oscorp. Soon Peter gets bitten by a radioactive Spider and receives Spider like abilities and after the death of his Uncle, he dawns his Spiderman suit to fight against crime. Not to be outdone, Dr. Connors turns himself into a giant lizard during a botched experiment and wreaks havoc on New York City.

The action sequences fall flat compared to Sam Raimi’s versions and the plot does get a little murky, but the emotional journey Parker goes through is what works in the film. This is where director Mark Webb’s script and his actors really shine.

WORD COUNT: 160

Adam’s Grade: B

Chuck’s Grade: B

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