The Amazing Spider-man is the fourth instalment of the Spider-man franchise. Having seen the last three Spider-man movies my anticipation for The Amazing Spiderman was through the roof.
The Amazing Spider-man is actually a reboot of the first Spider-man – it’s just with a whole new cast. Andrew Garfield is Spider-man, Emma Stone is Gwen Stacy, Michael Sheen and Sally Fields are Peter Parker’s uncle and aunt.
The predictable beginning begins with the disappearance of Peter Parker’s (that is Spider-man) parents. Peter grows up to be a well-behaved boy; a nerdy photography student who stands up for others despite his skinny figure. Yes, he gets beaten up a lot.
Peter accidently finds his father’s suitcase in the basement; in it he finds a document that leads him to a huge science corporation. He goes there and sneaks into a tour group led by none other than Gwen Stacy – his love interest. He sneaks off and enters a room where creepy spiders are building webs. Suddenly they all drop on him and he is bitten, turning him into Spider-man. Peter Parker is now ‘cool.’
Since Peter Parker is now Spiderman, he needs an archenemy, right? Enter the crazy scientist with one arm who believes he’s found a formula to grow new limbs in human beings. Inspired by the lizards which grow new limbs at will or when needed, the scientist injects himself with too much formula. He then turns into a super ugly, schizophrenic lizard. This crazy, aggressive creature wrecks havoc on the citizens of New York, but Spider-man intervenes and the battle between the two ensues. In the end the lizard is defeated and taken to jail. Again, Spider-man saves the day and becomes the hero for all New Yorkers.
The Amazing Spider-man is anything but amazing. It was good and that’s all. The CGI effects were impressive but did not take away from the fact that not one creative bone was used to make the movie. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were cute together, but so were Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. If you don’t understand my frustration, imagine a fourth Matrix coming out that is actually the retelling of the first Matrix with a whole new cast! Not exciting is it?
The acting from all four main characters is good but the storyline is disappointing. The action scenes were superb and the chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone overflows. If you are going to watch the movie, opt for the 2D version the 3D version is not worth it.