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Rated PG-13 · 136 minutes · 2012

Action, Adventure, Thriller
If you’re looking to go deeper into the story of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, you’re going to have to wait. The Amazing Spider-Man is a total origin-story reboot, meaning we get reintroduced to Parker (Andrew Garfield) as he suffers a fateful spider bite that leads to superpowers he can’t immediately master. So that brings us nothing new. Most of the film follows the time-honored formula for these things, and it actually feels like a superhero movie made in the years before Marvel and DC figured out that they didn’t need to play it so safe to draw massive audiences. Garfield is really good, and Emma Stone balances him as Gwen Stacy, but the Lizard isn’t a great villain, so Rhys Ifans is wasted. It’s well-made and all, but not revelatory, so a better title might be The Eminently Competent Spider-Man.


See our full review: Not That Amazing

Not That Amazing

Good performances aside, 'Spider-Man' is a paint-by-numbers rehashing of a film just 10 years old »

Official Site: theamazingspiderman.com
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Stan Lee, Kevin Feige and Michael Grillo
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka, Max Charles, C. Howell, Jake Keiffer and Kari Coleman

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Arkansas Times Risk-free familiarity 'The Amazing Spider-Man' takes no chances. by Sam Eifling 07/11/2012
Memphis Flyer Back in the Neighborhood The Amazing Spider-Man fights familiarity in a quick return to the big screen. by Chris Herrington 07/05/2012
Portland Mercury Introducing Spider-Man! Oh, you guys already know each other? Huh. Okay. by Erik Henriksen 06/28/2012
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