Written July 05, 2012
I think I loved this movie more than my 76 and 10 year old boys! The story line was intriguing, the acting fantastic and the characters has time to evolved and develop. I would see this movie again in a heartbeat. Wow.
Written August 02, 2015
This movie's representation of Spiderman is closer to the original, wise-cracking comics version of the character. In motion, he is like the quick and super agile comics character. Like in the comics, Spiderman has to use web-shooters that he creates, instead of having webs come from his wrists (yuck). The movie is well-cast, the acting is really good, and there is great onscreen chemistry between Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spiderman) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacey). The main protagonist, the Lizard, is a classic Spidey nemesis, and was well/accurately-repented in this movie. The action and fight scenes were REALLY good...much better than anything in the pervious trilogy. My only problems with the movie, were 1) they changed Spidey's costume a little & 2) You CANNOT have a Spiderman origin story without Uncle Ben saying, "With great power comes great responsibility. These are minor complaints on what I thought was a really good movie.
Written November 28, 2015
Makes the Tobey Maguire Spiderman appear to be a corny 80's take on the Marvel comic.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are so awesome.
Written August 29, 2015
I guess I'm easy to please... because I enjoyed this reboot of Spiderman, er, the Amazing Spiderman. The cast I thought played their parts well and they certainly didn't depress me like the movies that preceeded this one. I think the story and villain were developed enough for the length of the film and really enjoyed Peter's spunky nerdiness. Gwen was pretty but not overwhelming. I went twice with some friends and saw both versions - 2D is great but 3D at an Alamo Drafthouse = better.
Written May 04, 2015
I was extremely excited to see this movie...the trailers had done their job by pulling me in and had me counting the days til it opened. PLUS I had recently developed a crush on Andrew Garfield and have been enjoying Emma Stone since SuperBad, so I figured I was going to be blown away! Ok, maybe my expectations were too high. The action was great and it's obvious to me that Andrew Garfield is truly enjoying playing this role, which definitely added to the movie. However, Peter Parker was too unlike-able for my taste. What really bothered me though, was the lack of history...in the relationship between Spidey and the lizard man, and in the relationship between Peter/Spidey and Gwen. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of common sense type of stuff - like how Peter Parker is able to get into places where there should be MUCH MORE security and scrutiny about who is there. Anyhow, I still had fun!