The Amazing Spider-Man
- PG-13 (for sequences of action and violence)
- Running time:
- 136 minutes
The story of Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. 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, 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, 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.
- Release date:
- July 3, 2012
- Quick review:
- Competent but hardly necessary reboot, with 3-D bells and whistles, of the still-familiar franchise starring the smart-talking, web-slinging, thug-busting teenager with the serious spider bite. Andrew Garfield, spindly and full of twitchy angst, is the new Peter Parker, aka Spidey, Emma Stone is his very blond high school lust object, and Rhys Ifans is the mad scientist who morphs into The Lizard. Essentially a teenage identity crisis love story, piled on with millions of dollars’ worth of CGI effects and skyscraper-scaling thugfests.