Thursday, July 5, 2012

Movie Review: The Amazing Spiderman - PG13

Peter Parker lives with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben.  One day, he comes across a suitcase of his father's and starts to look into his father's work, which leads him to his father's workplace (where he gets bit by a genetically-altered spider) and  his father's research partner  Dr. Curt Connors.  Dr. Connors is researching reptile DNA in order to re-grow his severed arm.  Eventually, this leads to his turning into a lizard.

As I watched, I couldn't help but compare this reboot with the earlier Spiderman trilogy.  Andrew Garfield is much more natural in the role of Peter Parker.  Andrew's Peter Parker is quicker to adapt to his new abilities and powers than the earler portrayal portrayal was.  But Peter is still torn between sharing his secret with his girlfriend Gwen and wanting to keep her safe.

Overall. much better than the earlier trilogy.

The special effects are stunning, and there is tons of action.  They somehow make the concept of Spiderman vs. a lizard somewhat plausible.

A excellent movie...don't miss it!  At the end, the whole theater applauded.

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