Written June 26, 2016
Really enjoyed this movie. Took the grandsons and they all enjoyed it too. We would go to a follow up movie. A little intense for young children, but great for the teen and preteen set.
Written June 30, 2016
It can be tough to follow in the footsteps of a highly successful franchise like the Tobey Maguire "Spider Man" movies, but this film (clearly the first in a new series) succeeds beautifully. Andrew Garfield manages a fresh and appealing take on our classic hero, mixing a dash of James Dean's teen antihero with a soupcon of Harry Potter charm and a lot of easy intelligence. Emma Stone is nothing short of brilliant as blonde girlfriend Gwen (though one does have to wonder what happened to red-headed MJ). The supporting cast fills in what could be some pretty stock characters with tremendous conviction. Best of all, at least for this fan, "The Amazing Spider Man" retains the first franchise's connection between Spidey and the city he loves - no spoilers here, but you'll leave this movie reminded of how well New York cares for its heroes. The 3D effects enhance the film without overwhelming it. Definitely one to see, and maybe see again.
Written July 03, 2012
A good cast and director make The Amazing Spider-Man an all around decent movie that, sadly, lacks the sophistication one would hope to find. The chemistry between Garfield (Spidey) and Stone (Gwen) is there, yet tamer and more mature than one would imagine for two adolescents raging with hormones and experiencing their first love--even coming across as teenybopper/Twilightish at times. Many times it feels Garfield is doing the heavy lifting in intimate scenes when you really want/need both actors to make it believable. The storyline pulls from both Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man, but ultimately falls a little flat because there is too much to be said/done and not enough time to flush it out. Viewers may be left wanting more romance and more action, ultimately feeling let down by both. Unless you have a 3D fetish and/or want to swing with Spidey, skip the 3D--it's no Avengers and the amount of action the movie does contain doesn't really make it worth the extra dollars.
Written July 08, 2012
The story line is full of thrills, kept our attention span throughout the movie, and entertained. The plot was excellent.
Only drawback was the 3D effects were minimal and should of seen the movie in the traditional movie format without the 3D effects.
Written July 05, 2012
I loved the movie. I personally didn't care for the variations that were different than the actual comic book story line but other than that it was a great movie. More of a personal storyline and more realistic this time around. Your kids will also love the movie.