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"Like most teenagers his age, Peter [played by Andrew Garfield] is trying to figure out who he is and how to be the person he is today. In his journey to put the pieces of his past together he uncovers a secret that his father [Campbell Scott] held… a secret that will ultimately shape his destiny as Spider-Man. This is the first in a series of movies that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story."

Overview

The film is a reboot of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. It is the fourth Columbia Pictures film based on The Marvel Comics' property and the first film in a new Spider-Man series of four movies. It is being directed Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield as the web swinger, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, and Rhys Ifans as The Lizard.

Creation

When Spider-Man 4 was cancelled, a rebooted Spider-Man film was announced with a new director and a new cast. It was intended to be a much closer adaptation of the comics than the previous series was. The film was supposed to be closer to the Ultimate Spider-Man comics rather than the mainstream Amazing Spider-Man comics despite it's misleading name.

Production

Pre-Production

In May 2010, five actors were in the running for the lead of Peter Parker. They were Jamie Bell, Josh Hutcherson, Frank Dillane, Alden Ehrenreich, and Andrew Garfield. In June, the list had supposedly to include Aaron Johnson and Anton Yelchin. The final shortlist was rumored to include Logan Lerman and Michael Angarano. On June 27, Columbia confirmed that the final shortlist would be: Jamie Bell, Anton Yelchin, Aaron Johnson, Andrew Garfield, Logan Lerman, and Alden Ehrenreich. It was announced on July 1, that Andrew Garfield was cast as Peter Parker. The fact that Andrew Garfield was 27 at the time caused quite a stir with fans, questioning whether or not Garfield could play a high school student. Websites reported that Sony thought about that and changed him to a college student instead. Though Entertainment Weekly reported that the film would still be set in High School.

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Amazing Spider-Man Movie

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A Different Take - Liked It! 0

The film is not "better" than Tobey MacGuire's version of Spiderman in the first film; in fact it is not really a "remake." It's a reimagined version.What's best about this version? The fact we return to the original Stan Lee(creator of the Spiderman mythos)/Steve Ditko (original artist) tale of a nerdy boy who falls for Gwen Stacy. And like that original story, we have Captain Stacy, a kind Uncle Ben (played seriously by Martin Sheen) and a very sympathetic Aunt May (surprisingly well by Sally ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Horrible 0

The Amazing Spider-Man. Hearing it and just looking at a few things in it, it looks good. Nice costume, some cool special effects, etc. Then all the acclaim it's gotten It looks pretty good. Then, you actually sit down and watch it. I'm going to start with a little story going into it.Before I saw itI saw Spider-Man 3 in 2008, a little under a year I got into comics. I loved it. It was just so awesome. I was waiting years for Spider-Man 4. Then, it was canceled. I was very angry, but I just look...

6 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Entertaining, But Not Too Amazing 0

I will freely admit that I was a bit uncertain about going to see The Amazing Spider-Man movie. First off, the costume wasn’t impressing me. I’m not so much a purist that I demand every single detail in a comic book-based movie has to be perfect, but if they do effect a change—I do demand that it has a good reason; say aesthetically. And frankly, it wasn’t. The costume looked stupid in my opinion. Clearly one of Spider-Man's superpowers is not fashion design or the abilit...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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