PG) The Amazing Spider-Man
Running Time: 136 Minutes.
3 and a half stars out of 4.
The Amazing Spider-Man is Amazing! It is the breakout hit of the summer in the way that not many people were excited about this film the same way they were for The Avengers. Everything from the 3D, to the acting, to the direction, are amazing. Even though there has already been a Spiderman origins film from 10 years ago, this film fixes all the errors and answers all the questions from the original trilogy. I Loved It!
The Amazing Spiderman follows Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) who is a 17 year old teenager living in New York City with his Aunt May, and Uncle Ben. Peter's parents left many years ago for an unknown reason in which Peter is trying to discover the truth and answer too. He loves science and does very well in the subject. Peter gets bullied and beaten up in school, and is known by fellow schoolmates for his photography skills. One day meets Dr Curt Connors whom his Uncle said was fond of Peter' fathers scientific research. Dr Connors works for Oscorp a scientific research company. Peter' crush and school friend Gwen Stacy( Emma Stone) works at Oscorp along with Dr Connors. While Peter is at Oscorp he sneaks into a top secret lab and gets bitten by a poisonous spider. Hours of getting bitten Peter realizes his new agility, and reflexes that amaze others. Peter Parker know starts solving crime and becomes as the movie says " THE MASKED VIGILANTY KNOWN AS SPIDERMAN."
This movie is awesome, and reminded me of why I love to go to the movies, and also was the first great movie I had seen since Moonrise Kingdom. Andrew Garfield is the star of this film, and is an amazing spiderman/Peter Parker. He brings emotion and character depth that strangely was not there in the other Spiderman series. Along with Emma Stone' Gwen Stacy they carry this film, but the AMAZING cast also includes Sally Field, Denis Leary,Martin Sheen, Ryhs Ifans, to name a few.
The 3D is something that deserves praise, I had heard a lot of other critics that say it was not useful and was used as gimmick, but I beg to differ. The 3D did what it was supposed to do and enhanced the viewing experience, and literally took the audience to Spiderman's world. The great birds eye view shots of New York City are breathtakingly beautiful, especially the birds eye view of the Empire State Building, which does pop out of the screen in 3D.The direction from 500 Day's of Summers' Marc Webb is just spectacular, he makes you root for Spiderman the entire film, and adds silent moments that could bring you to tears. It is a different type of movie for Marc Webb, but it deserves special recognition.