A reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man will portray Peter Parker as his super powers are evolving in high school. The movie stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Sally Field as May Parker, Denis Leary as George Stacy, and a cameo from Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man.
After seeing Marvel’s The Avengers a couple of months ago, I took it as a sign that we were taking part in an upswing in quality in comic book films. I mean, everything that could come together so right for that film did so, between Josh Whedon’s direction, a powerhouse cast and almost two and a half hours of sheer entertainment. With that, I was kind of expecting the same thing with Marc Webb and his take on The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot that comes almost ten years after the release of Sam Raimi’s 2002 original. So did it fare as well? Nah, not really. In fact, it’s more like The Not Half Bad Spider-Man more than anything else. See, the problem with this reworking of the Spider-Man legacy is that it relies too much on... Read Review