The Amazing Spider-Man

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The Amazing Spider-Man
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Genre: Superhero
Photography: Color
Running Time: 136 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Directed by: Mark Webb
Written by: James Vanderbilt
Alvin Sargent
Steve Kloves
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Starring: Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone
Rhys Ifans
Denis Leary
Campbell Scott
Irrfan Khan
Martin Sheen
Sally Field
Next film: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 superhero film directed by Mark Webb and based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.


Abandoned by his parents and raised by an aunt and uncle, young Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man, is trying to sort out who he is and exactly what his feelings are for his first crush, Gwen Stacy. When Peter finds a mysterious briefcase that was his father's, he pursues a quest to solve his parents' disappearance. His search takes him to Os corp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, setting him on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, the Lizard.

Why It Rocks

  1. Great visuals, including the web-swinging scenes, and the opening titles.
  2. Most of the characters were portrayed perfectly or decently. Especially Peter Parker/Spider-Man as he is portrayed more accurately to the comics as he's more interesting with better character growth than Tobey Maguire from the Raimi films,and Gwen Stacey as she is much more of an interesting love interest for Peter than Mary Jane from the Raimi films.
    • Some of the other characters like Captain Stacy and Flash Thompson were well portrayed, too. Flash especially, as he's more in line with being a jerk with a big heart from the comics as it makes him more realistic, while his other portrayals in media like in the 2002 Spider-Man movie and Spider-Man: Homecoming where he is just a generic bully.
  3. The idea of Peter trying to uncover the disappearance of his parents is very original and well written.
  4. Plenty of connections to the source material. For instance, Peter uses web-shooters like in the comics instead of shooting webs out of his wrists.
  5. The action scenes are well shot and well choreographed.
  6. Brilliant acting.
  7. The soundtrack by the late James Horner is very good.
  8. Solid mix of humor, action, suspense and drama. It also manages to feel both as a realistic and a classic superhero movie.
  9. Rhys Ifans was an excellent choice to play the lizard.
  10. George Stacy telling Peter to leave Gwen out of his battles before dying is a very strong scene.

Bad Qualities

  1. Has some pacing problems.
  2. It also feels somewhat a rehash of the 2002 film as it follows some similar aspects of the original.
  3. The sequel was very weak.
  4. The Lizard is a weak villain with a weird motive of turning the people of New York into lizards.


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26 days ago
Score 2
This film is awful. It ruined the entire Tobey McGuire era of SpiderMan, the Lizard is a terrible villain, and Andrew Garfield sucks as Spider-Man.


26 days ago
Score -2

It's because somebody's only obsessed with Tobey Maguire.

Oh, Sticky, you spelled "Maguire" wrong, most of these Raimi fans misspell his name.

Maguire's acting wasn't great either, stupid. He's not showing himself as a genius, he doesn't make web shooters and most of all: he lacks that sense of humor he's known for.

He's just endlessly nerdy and bare-weight and that's it.

A bunch of people only defend his acting because they only cared about their childhood and nothing else. Unless you have a good reason why you don't like TASM, your asaumption looked like it's based on dumb nostalgia and not a properly constructed opinion.


26 days ago
Score 1

Ok smartaleck, let me give you reasons why I dislike this movie.

  1. Andrew Garfield, while not bad, doesn't do as good as Tobey McGuire or Tom Holland, and acts more like a comedic person than a shy person.
  2. Poor grasp of the source material. For instance, Gwen Stacey and Peter Parker don't love each other, but like each other as best friends.
  3. On topic of their romance relationship, the first 30 minutes into the film is basically Gwen and Peter falling in love.
  4. The Lizard is a very weak villain.
    • His design is extremely ugly to stare at.
    • The Lizard's plan is to make everyone into a lizard, only except him telling about the plan was a scene that got deleted. This angered many fans.
      • The Lizard's plan is also a generic "enslave everyone" plan.
  5. Way too much pacing.
  6. It shows Uncle Ben's death, again!!
  7. Flash starts off as a jerk, but after Uncle Ben dies, he automatically becomes nice.
  8. The infamous deleted scene where the Lizard flirts with two high school girls.
  9. The ending. To put it off this way, George Stacey, Gwen's dad, dies by getting slaughtered by the Lizard, and causes a funeral, but Peter doesn't go. When Gwen called him out for not going so, he acts totally random before Gwen realizes it was all her dad and leaves. The relationship was never again resolved.
  10. The sequel was far worse.
  11. The post-credits scene made no sense.
  12. The scene where Peter finds Freddy the mouse mutated into a lizard, which is extremely weird even by Marvel standards.


25 days ago
Score -2

There. You see, that's a bunch of reasons. Except it's your opinion. Gwen and Peter have excellent chemistry in spite of all the movie's shortcomings.

You know that you can't treat those reasons as facts.


25 days ago
Score 0
Sugarcoating, my ass.

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