The Amazing Spider-man is based on the popular comics from Marvel that were created by Stan Lee. It tells the story of Peter Parker who was bit by a spider, and soon he gained some of the abilities of this genetically altered spider. During the course of the movie, he tries to find out the trust about what happened to his parents while learning how to control these new abilities. He soon faces his first villain, the Lizard. Parker fights to save Dr. Connors from the serum that has turned the scientist into the vengeful creature, while keeping the city safe and not getting shot by the cops. This is the beginning of the legacy that is Spider-Man. Beware, spoilers ahead…
I enjoyed this movie, but I felt that there was something cut out towards the end. When The Lizard releases the biological gas around the cops we see them turning into lizard like creatures, but then we see no more of them. It felt like it was set up for there to be an army of lizard men that Spider-man had to fight/save, but instead we barely saw anything about that. I would have loved to see them play around more with that concept.
One of the big things that I loved about this movie was the fact that Gwen Stacy was made into a strong, female protagonist. She was an intern at a Science institute and turned out to be a very strong character which is something I really enjoyed. She didn’t need anyone to protect her, but she was still able to show some vulnerability when it came to her father’s passing. She even confronted Peter in the end when he didn’t make it to her father’s funeral, instead of waiting for him to talk to her. But the graphics were amazing, the story was good and I REALLY loved Stan Lee’s cameo in this movie. Overall, they did an amazing job of this movie. I was never a spidy fan before this, but now after seeing a true snarky spider-man, I actually want to see more. Andrew Garfield made a great Peter Parker and I loved seeing Emma Stone and Martin Sheen in this movie.
If you are a comic book fan and love spider-man then I highly recommend that you go out and see this movie. You don’t need to see it in 3D, but I do think you should still watch this awesome movie.