The new look of The
Amazing Spider-man crosses trails with the
old -- but veers off onto its own direction,
beginning with his family's background story.
It's a bit slow at first, but picks up with an
extremely speedy Spider-man view of flying by web
slinging through the dark nights of New York City.
Now looking more like what we expect and getting
stronger as it proceeds, this new reboot was well
worth the web slinging ride, and the future looks
|Only ten years after
telling the origin of Spider-man -- suprise: it's
the origin of Spider-man, with great CGI (including
Spidey point of view scenes).
It's more like the comic book, but its lackluster
storyline provides no new revelations -- AND it's
set up for a sequel.
On the plus side: they finally got rid of Mary Jane
Watson, Peter Parker's annoying girlfriend.
It's not a terrible movie, but not that amazing
|The Amazing Spider-man lives on
from year to year, a real perennial youthful
The new comic book reboot of the world's most famous
teenage superhero comes back looking younger with
brave grittier courage.
Andrew Garfield stars playing Peter Parker, as the
current outsider struggling with the mystery of what
happened to his parents.
What the movie is basically about is a kid who grows
up looking for his father & finds himself.
This is a Spider-man tale we haven't seen before.
The film-makers come at the story from different
They reach back to different aspects of the
character's comic book roots, and it centers on the
hero's first love.