The Amazing Spider-Man is a super hero action adventure thriller movie title from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment starring Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors a.k.a. The Lizard, and Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man. Let's check out this much talked about film reboot slash untold story of Spider-Man's origins.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Plot / Synopsis
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.
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The Amazing Spider-Man Official Movie Trailer Impressions
The Amazing Spider-Man Film Trailer Review
The Amazing Spider-Man Official trailer seems to do what fans familiar to the series have always dreamed of, a somewhat loyal to its comics root film adaptation of Spider-Man. Some film fans were a bit skeptic at first when they heard that Hollywood is doing another reboot of the first Spider-Man film franchise (2002-2007) popularized by director Sam Raimi and actors Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson. But after seeing The Amazing Spider-Man official trailer, this second attempt on the spider-Man film franchise is starting to
look pretty rad.
There are certain things to love and hate with the Raimi Trilogy Spider-Man film franchise. Particular things some familiar with the super hero series and critics alike questioned include the major alteration of the original Spider-Man lore: Miscasting characters from Mary Jane Watson being Peter's first love interest rather than Gwen Stacey to Gwen being just another office fling; and the injustice done (debatable) on the Spider-Man villain Venom on the last title in the Raimi's film trilogy. Some aspects that movie goers like on Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy were the various epic action moments of the film, superb character build up for Doctor Octopus, the original Spider-Man costume used in the film, and the actual concept of a Spider-Man film itself. But its 2012, and a different production team is behind that, so what does this new film franchise under Marc Webb has potentially in store for us this Summer of 2012?
Spider-Man in the sewers with The Lizard
Ben Parker is pretty much alive on this Spider-Man film reboot. The Amazing Spider-Man trailer hints that this is more about Peter's mysterious parents, his first year as the masked vigilante (because that is what Spider-Man really is), and his first romantic relationship with Gwen Stacy who happens to be the daughter of the the police out to get Spider-Man. All the elements of a right Spider-Man movie seems to be in this film. I am happy that Hollywood has learned from the mistakes of the first series and started to listen to what fans and film goers might actually like in a spider-Man film. This Spider-Man film is darker and has a more brooding Nolan Batman film feel to it, and I am fine with that. The amazing Spider-Man even pokes fun of the fact that Spider-Man wears a skin tight red and blue suit but still manages to kick some criminal and police butts.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man
Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 reboot's first film villain is The Lizard. Growing up with the 90's Spider-Man the animated series, I can somewhat say that the film probably will stay true to Dr. Curt Connors (The Lizard) character of being a friend and potential mentor to Peter Parker but will later turned savage no thanks to the genetic alteration caused by The Lizard serum. But it seems like they are adding more to Doc Connors character by associating him with Peter's parents who mysteriously left him in the care of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. To what the connections all are makes The Amazing Spider-Man a must see.
The Lizard Villain close-up shot
The Lizard Unveiled - Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors aka The Lizard
Times are changing, and what people might love r hate with past films might (or might not be) remedied by newer versions. Some films are worth rebooting, while some just need to be left alone, and what of Spider-Man? Well, after seeing this trailer all I can say is that this reboot is very much needed and a welcome addition to the excellent superhero film franchise under Marvel Entertainment.
What about you guys? What do you think about the 2012 reboot of spider-Man by director Marc Webb? What are you excited for in this new Spider film series? Share your thoughts on the comments section below: