Movie Info: The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. — (C) Sony
Mars Review: Peter Parker is no longer the geeky kid who locates the hero buried deep within. Now, he’s the poster boy for the iPhone generation, a surly hipster who just happens to be a superhero… Still, this isn’t to say this reboot should completely get the boot. The Amazing Spider-Man has surprising agility. Its agility isn’t so much in its special effects, which certainly are more than spectacular. Its agility comes in its acting, writing, and direction. In what is a crowded, yet quality year for superhero films, The Amazing Spider-Man earns its right to the inevitable sequel, I can’t wait until The Amazing Spider-man 2.
Stars: 4 1/2 out of 5 – Possible ‘Movie of The Year’