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Film REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - ★★★★

Updated: Dec 23, 2023

Available on: Netflix

Director: Marc Webb

Writer: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves

based on: Spider-Man by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Themes: Spider-Man, Death of Parents, Teenage Protagonist

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.

It is the fourth theatrical Spider-Man film, a reboot of the series following Sam Raimi's 2002–2007 Spider-Man trilogy, and the first of the two The Amazing Spider-Man films.

It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised Garfield's performance, Webb's direction, visual effects, score, and the realistic re-imagining and portrayal of the title character.

Garfield and Ifans reprised their roles in the MCU film Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) which dealt with the concept of the multiverse and linked that franchise to the Raimi and Webb installments.




Jan (Age 10) - ★★★★

"It was a pretty good movie. I enjoyed it. It was a little bit dramatic though (that's probably the only reason it's four stars not five stars.)

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Mix Up Theatre Movie Chart Position: #551



Like this? Try these!....

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - #22 - ★★★★★

  2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - #47 - ★★★★★

  3. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - #72 - ★★★★★

  4. Captain America: Civil War (2016) - #82 - ★★★★★

  5. The Avengers (2012) - #147 - ★★★★

  6. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - #183 - ★★★★

  7. Spider-Man (2002) - #448 - ★★★★

  8. Spider-Man 3 (2007) - #459 - ★★★★

  9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - #589 - ★★★

There's plenty of great Spider-Man movies out there so check out this lot, the best of the lot is Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) in which the multiverse allows Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man to make a return as Spider-Man.

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