The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
|Writers:||James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent|
|Released:||Tuesday, July 3, 2012|
|Rating:||Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.|
"The Amazing Spider-Man" is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Purchase DVD/Blu-ray/4K physical copy of The Amazing Spider-Man today at
The Amazing Spider-Man images are © Columbia Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Jon Watts In Talks to Direct Next Spider-Man Film 9/27/2019 4:22 PM EST
Jon Watts is in talks to direct the upcoming third film in the "Spider-Man Homecoming" series. The news comes after the announcement about Marvel and Sony remaining partners on the project.This is all good news, but not too surprising. It appears that the deal was possibly held up due to the issues between Sony and Marvel.Watts directed the two previous films, which were box office hits. "Spider-M... More>>
Spider-Man to Continue in the Marvel Universe 9/27/2019 2:59 PM EST
The Spider-Man fans of the world can now breath a collective sigh of relief. In case you haven't heard by now, Sony and Marvel have decided to continue their partnership with the Spider-Man franchise. The announcement was made today that Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will be producing the upcoming third film in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" series.The news comes after a "break-up" of sorts between th... More>>
Sony Responds to Kevin Feige Spider-Man Drama 8/21/2019 11:34 AM EST
After a reported standoff between Sony and Disney about their Spider-Man partnership, and the departure of Kevin Feige as the films' producer, Sony has released a statement via Twitter regarding the matter. The statement is as follows:"Much of today's news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige's involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Dis... More>>
Tom Holland Surprises Guests as Disneyland Park 5/9/2019 5:26 PM EST
When you go to a Disney park, you expect a certain amount of magic in your trip. Well, guests of the Disneyland Resort got just that when posing for pictures with Spider-Man. The seemingly normal fan experience turned into something quite different!As fans posed for their picture, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jacob Batalon, unknowingly crept up behind them to pose ... More>>
Marvel Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95 11/12/2018 2:44 PM EST
Marvel's comic book legend Stan Lee has died. He was 95.Lee was responsible for co-creating numerous Marvel characters including Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Captain America, Avengers and the Fantastic Four. Even after leaving Marvel, he retained a title of chairman emeritus for the rest of his life, receiving producing credits and making cameo appearances in various Marv... More>>
Zendaya Lands Role of Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man:Homecoming 8/19/2016 10:17 AM EST
A few months ago, it was announced that Disney star Zendaya would be playing a lead role in the up coming Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now it has been reported by many sources that she will, in fact, be playing the role of Mary Jane Watson.This current Spider-Man reboot will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker, and the film will be focusing on his high school years.Holland made his debut as Spidey in ... More>>
Marisa Tomei Top Pick for Aunt May in Spider-Man 7/8/2015 2:44 PM EST
Marvel and Sony have set their eyes on Marisa Tomei to portray the lovable Aunt May for the upcoming Spider-Man franchise reboot. While there isn't any deal-making news to speak of, according to reports, they have made Tomei an offer just last week.Tomei would join Tom Holland who was recently cast to play Peter Parker.Jon Watts has been chosen to direct, but a screenwriter has yet to be chosen t... More>>
Tom Holland Cast as Peter Parker for new Spider-Man Films 6/23/2015 12:44 PM EST
The new Spider-Man has been found.Tom Holland, who starred in The Impossible, has been cast as Peter Parker for the upcoming Spider-Man franchise. Before that, however, he will be playing Spidey in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, where he will be debuting his portrayal of the famous web slinger.The first film of the franchise is slated for a July 28, 2017 release. ... More>>
Sony Announces Plans for Animated Spider-Man Film 4/22/2015 11:18 PM EST
Sony has announced that they will be releasing an animated version of Spider-Man, and the team behind The Lego Movie, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will be taking the helm.The announcement was made at CinemaCon, in Las Vegas, by Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman. He said, "The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continu... More>>
Marvel/Sony Revamping Spider-Man Franchise 3/3/2015 10:28 AM EST
There will be yet another Spider-Man franchise developed, thanks to a new Marvel and Sony deal.This new incarnation may be directed and written by Drew Goddard, as he is currently in negotiations. It is said that Spider-Man will appear in a separate Marvel film to relaunch the franchise before the release of his stand alone film. Andrew Garfield will not be returning as the title role, and the fi... More>>
Disney Scrambles for Schedule Changes Amid Spider-Man Release Da... 2/10/2015 3:35 PM EST
Disney has now shuffled around their film release schedule after Sony and Marvel's announcement of their upcoming new Spider-Man franchise. The first film of the latest reincarnation of the Spider-Man franchise will be released on July 28, 2007. Disney had Thor:Ragnarok slated for release the same day, but now has changed the date to November 3, 2017. These has set back the release dates of sev... More>>
Spider-man Franchise to Expand with Two New Spin-offs 12/13/2013 4:46 PM EST
The Spider-man universe is set to grow with Sony announcing not just one, but two spin off movies for the franchise. With Empire stating that Alex Kurtzman will pen the first movie centring around Venom while Drew Goddard will pen The Sinister Six movie.Sony's press release: "In a move to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Ma... More>>
The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Review
The production of The Amazing Spider-Man makes it a standout in visual acuity but misses its mark in originality and thrills. That aside, it's still a must see for hero worshipers, action seekers and Marvel comic book fans.
To give the best review possible, I took out my DVD of Spider-Man, which was released in 2002, starring Toby Maguire as the web slinging superhero. Well, to start with, they haven't changed Peter Parker's name holding true to the original comic book. The Peter Parker in each film (both) are being raised by their Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City. On a field trip, a spider in a lab bites 2002's Peter. The new Peter gets bitten in a lab also (but it's because he's tracking down a lead from his father's scientific mission rather than a school assignment). When we meet both Peter's they are in High School and are being bullied. Both have an interest in a classmate but have not been able to attract her because she has the bully for her boyfriend.
This, however, ends the obvious similarities so that leads me to the differences. While in the first movie Peter Parker was orphaned, his parents have abandoned the new Peter Parker taking the story in a moderately different direction. In the 2002 version, Peter's love interest is Mary Jane Watson. In the new version, her name has been changed to Gwen Stacey although both are blonds. Kirsten Dunst was 19 years old when she played Mary Jane in 2002, while Emma Stone at 23 plays Gwen Stacey, both however, are supposed to be High School teens. Spider-Man shoots his webs from a device invented by Peter (2012) while Peter 2002 has the mechanism caused by the spider bite.
I could go on and on, but the important thing here involves whether the 2012 version of Spider-Man ‘gives' enough to call it different. Will you not come out of the theatre thinking you've been ripped off with a remake? I know I felt disappointed, even if the storyline involves a different kind of evil adversary, it's updated to modern day and it tends to be closer to the original graphic novel.
I am a big fan of the first Spider-man although I must admit the lizard man in the 2012 model's a bit more scary, CGI enhanced and way more creative than the Green Goblin. That said however, what would the original Spider-man be without the evil scientific genius that turns New York City upside down (oh, sorry about that, the lizard man's an evil genius also). As for Peter's love life, give me Kristin Dunst any day. Actually Stone looks too old to be a high school teen and there's really no chemistry between her and Andrew Garfield. The relations between Stone and Garfield look cold and happenstance rather than cool and predestined (yeah! Dunst and Maguire).
Therefore, even with the awesome production in IMAX 3D, The Amazing Spider-man just doesn't cut it for me. If you want to relive the making of a superhero, then grab the Blu-ray of Spider-Man, find the best digital TV you can, invite some friends over and party down.
The Amazing Spider-man has been rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. If you have never seen the 2002 version of the film then this one should blow you away, especially if you see it in IMAX 3D.
FINAL ANALYSIS: Only very good for the die-hard ‘Spidey' fan. (C-)
-- John Delia
For more reviews please visit our film/television review section.
Courtesy of Movie Hype App
This Movie was just ok I wish the police in this Movie could had taken Peter Parker really serious tho
12/23/2014 12:33 AM EST
Getting ready for spidey 2 tomorrow
4/17/2014 3:22 PM EST
I can not bring myself to watch Toby Maguire as Spider-Man now Andrew Garfield is the real deal imo
10/1/2013 12:52 PM EST
5/18/2013 9:44 PM EST
Amazing! Own it!
5/6/2013 12:54 PM EST
Viendo "The Amazing Spider-Man" en HBO, que más que "Amazing" parece un "What If?" ??
5/6/2013 12:18 AM EST
With friends over.
4/5/2013 10:32 PM EST