Focusing on an untold story that shows a different side of the Peter Parker backstory, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
As a reboot to the trilogy of Spidey movies in the past decade, The Amazing Spider-Man carries its own weight with its own take on the Spiderman legacy, delving into a different chapter from the enormous Spider-man comic book story archive.
Andrew Garfield, a 28 year old actor playing a 17 year old teenage character and pulling it off quiet nicely, plays as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man movie, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field).
And like any teenager at this age-range, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today as he finds his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone).
Together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets, when Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father and begins a quest to understand the disappearance of his parents in his childhood.
The mystery leads Peter Parker directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (played by Rhys Ifans) who partnered with his father preiously before disappearing.
Now unlike just about every other movie critic out there who feels the need to pick apart and exaggerate the negative aspects of a film in so many elaborate sounding assessments before they start mentioning the good parts (if any) as to why you might want to watch the movie, we are simply going to suggest how you can enjoy the new Spiderman movie even more.
While the memory of the last Spidey movie (Spider-Man 3) not too long ago still lingers with a bitter sting of disappointment in the hearts and minds of fans and general moviegoers, my team and I went in to see The Amazing Spiderman on the 4th of July fully knowing this isn't a Tobey Maguire take on Peter Parker and deliberately refused to deliberate on media hype expectations.
Instead, we agreed it felt rather like going to see two of your favorite UFC or Boxing fighters collide head to head, already aware of their strengths and history, but all-in-all can't root for one side over the other, you are simply glad to be seated at ring side to watch the carnage of the main event.
So we took our thinking-caps off, sat in our comfy 1st-class airline style seats at a favorite New Jersey Menlo-Park Mall AMC Dine-in-theater, and as our choice of dinner arrive at our tables with the series of trailers of coming attractions fading from the screen to make way for the main event of the night, an ecstatic grin slowly creeps its way on our faces below the 3D glasses like only true fans would have as we said to ourselves... "Let's get it on!".