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The Amazing Spider-Man

ages 12+ | 89 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Abandoned by his parents and raised by an aunt and uncle, teenager Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), AKA Spider-Man, is trying to sort out who he is and exactly what his feelings are for his first crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). When Peter finds a mysterious briefcase that was his father's, he pursues a quest to solve his parents' disappearance. His search takes him to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), setting him on a collision course with Connors' alter ego, the Lizard.


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Genre: Action , Adventure , Thriller

Director: Marc Webb

Producer: Avi Arad, Stan Lee, Laura Ziskin, Kevin Feige, Michael Grillo, Matt Tolmach

Cast: C. Howell, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Sally Field, Rhys Ifans, Kari Coleman, Irfan Khan, Max Charles, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Chris Zylka, Jake Keiffer

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Did we need another Spiderman movie and a tweaked storyline about how he got the superpowers from a guy who turns into a lizard? No, I didn't think so either. I was fine with the previous incarnation starring Tobey Maguire.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I thought overall the movies was a 7.0 on the "Bob" movie scale. The story line was well done and some of the camera work was outstanding. I felt this movies lack some action.

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  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I really enjoyed the plot in this movie, even-though it's another twist from the original comic book, it was really well done. I love this Peter Parker character, he is fresh, funny and at the same time brought sensitivity to the character. I liked the story line and the action. Sally Field, Martin Sheen and Emma Stone did a great job, as did the villain. Watch for the Stan Lee scene, it's one of my favorites and definitely stay after the credits.
    It is definitely a PG-13 movie, since I heard a couple of younger kids in the theater get scared of the "monster villain." Overall it was a great movie to watch on the 4th of July.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    When Sony announced that it was going to do a reboot of the franchise just four years after the disastrous Spider-Man 3 was released, many fans were skeptical and simply viewed the reincarnation as a money grab. In many ways, these fans were probably right. The film was probably not necessary and the studio should have done a better job in getting it right the first time. And the Andrew Garfield flick basically covered all of the same major plot lines that the Tobey Maguire vehicle touched on.

    Having said that, I enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man much more than I expected. Garfield's Spider-Man has a lot more personality (and immaturity) than Maguire's and seems much more true to the source material. Likewise, the chemistry between Garfield and Emma Stone (playing Gwen Stacey) is much stronger than Maguire and Kirstin Dunst (playing Mary Jane Watson) could muster.

    In my mind, though, the reboot had two major flaws--it lacked the thrill of Spider-Man doing his crazy acrobatics throughout New York City and it missed the boat by not further exploring Peter's parents mysterious disappearance. Early trailers of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 seem to address both points and so I am hopeful this could turn into a great series in its own right.

  • clearplay.com

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    While a reboot this soon wasn–t absolutely called for, the new Spider–Man is a fine film and does the character justice. This re–envisioning takes more of a realistic slant than its overtly comic–bookish predecessors. In particular, I liked this version’s Peter Parker more (and my teenage daughters tell me he–s cuter, too). The well known origin story is here, so you won–t be in for a lot of surprises, but if you enjoy superheroes, then The Amazing Spider–Man is a must see... See Full Review

  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked it!

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ |

    This was my favorite of all the Spiderman movies that have been made to date. I loved how they made this more more true to the cartoon that I loved as a child. I'd recommend it!

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked the older Spiderman movies, and I really liked this one. I thought it was better than the older ones because it wasn't as cheesy. Even my wife loved it, which is surprising because she usually falls asleep in action movies.

  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Good for a remake! I feel like this movie gives more of a back story then the original spider man. Peter Parker ends up going into a restricted lab and ends up getting bitten by a spider (how could he not with so many spiders in the room). He ends up becoming Spider Man and has to fight for his fellow citizens in order to keep them safe from the other mutations. You will also follow a developing love story of which the girl ends up being the police chief's daughter. In the end the city is saved. I would recommend this movie if you are ok with remakes!

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a pretty good movie, better than I expected it would be. I like the original movie better, but this one was still pretty good. It had a good bad guy, full of humor, and I liked the actor for Peter Parker.

  • (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked the other 3 movies and really enjoyed this one too. Andrew Garfield was a much more FUN spidey.

  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    My son and I disagreed on this one. He loved this Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) vs. the Tobey McGuire version. I liked this movie, but I liked Tobey as Spider-Man more because he seemed more real in that role. But I did like how the love story moved a long a lot faster in this one vs. the previous three movies. There were a few other differences, a few similarities, but this movie was solid on its own. I'd say this one is safe for the whole family, despite the lizard-man.

  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    better than the avengers

  • (Male) KSL Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    "The Amazing Spider-Man" has its issues, but overall I believe is possibly the best Spider-Man to date. Yes, that means better than Spider-Man 1 & 2, and just about anything is better than 3. See my full review and my 5 reasons "The Amazing Spider-Man" is better than the original trilogy.

  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Marc Webb knows romantic comedy, and as a result the chemistry between Peter and Gwen is much better than anything in the Raimi Spider-Man movies, but once it comes to the action, this film is severely lacking. Spider-Man spends his first several dozen outings looking for one bad guy. Then suddenly he's swinging from rooftops and New York City's crane operators all love him. Why?
    New Spidey is much less nerdy and likable than Tobey McGuire's Spidey. That won't bother you if you like your heroes smug, but I found it irritating.
    The special effects are good, and Spider-man looks better than ever. The score is also good. James Horner wrote a cracking good theme for Spider-man, which is nice to hear. Seems like it's been a long time since a superhero got a memorable musical theme.
    On the whole, though, this movie was a throwaway. A reboot of a series that only just finished, and which, other than the abysmal third part, was really good. A lot of this film is just retreading Raimi's first film (Uncle Ben tries REALLY hard to say "with great power comes great responsibility" without actually saying that). Future films in this franchise can only get better.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie but the violence might be a little much

  • (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    When I first found out that this movie was going to be an origin story, I admit that I was annoyed. After all we just had a Spider-Man trilogy that is barely even a decade old. However this reboot adds layers to the Spider-Man universe that gives Peter Parker a sense of destiny rather than fantastic coincidence. Great cast, good story, and exciting action. I didn't care for the face of the Lizard, but I'm a picky geek. It's a real shame that we can't see Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man stand side by side with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, and the rest in Avengers 2.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Saw this on Streaming video. I went into this movie a little dubious about what they planned on doing with this reboot. I am in no way an expert on the comic history of Spiderman. Dont know if this version is closer to the comics or not. All I know is that I really liked this film. Felt like they dug deeper into the personalities of the characters. This film didn't feel as simplistic as the first ones in that regard. They did away with a great deal of the campiness associated with the first films. That in and of itself is refreshing. On top of this the female character isn't anything like Mary Jane. She is intelligent and falls for Parker from the get-go, seeing what others (including Parker) didn't see. The question posed in this film: What makes a person a hero? They come up with some pretty good answers as the story unfolds in a complex and dynamic way.
    This movie is spot on with the PG-13 rating. Much violence, disturbing imagery and perilous situations would be too much for young children.

  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    ... action and thrills lies an inspirational tale about accepting responsibility and using one's gifts for the greater good.... At times "The Amazing Spider-Man" takes itself too seriously, feeling like a Shakespearian drama on steroids. Fortunately, however, there's enough levity on hand to bring it back down to size... The film contains intense action violence, including gunplay, and some rough language... Read full review here

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    ...this is what we want from Spider-Man movies, it is a blast to see your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swing his webby way through the city... Parents should know that this film has extended super-hero action-style violence, not very graphic but with some disturbing images of mutation and peril, and four sad deaths of parents or parent figures... Read full review here

  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This is a more thoughtful film, and its action scenes are easier to follow in space and time... Read full review here

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    ...it stands on its own quite nicely, focusing more on human emotions than on a panoply of special effects... This version adds illuminating plot points, improving on what has gone before... Garfield's Spider-Man is whip-smart and likably cheeky, with an undercurrent of teenage angst... There are no forced theatrics, no upside-down kisses, just unadulterated chemistry... Told winningly, The Amazing Spider-Man is as much a coming-of-age story as a crime-fighting action saga... Read full review here

  • (Female) Entertainment Weekly

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Five minutes into The Amazing Spider-Man, I got bitten. A friskier, sweeter-natured variation on the story Sam Raimi told in his recent trilogy, with greater emphasis on human relations... Read full review here

  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    ...watching Garfield swinging through New York or toying with criminals after he captures them is reason enough to welcome another telling of the tale... Read full review here

  • (Female)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Fantastic movie. Lots of action. I loved the storyline. Mild m language. Definitely too intense for younger viewers.

  • (Male)

    ages 12+ |

    Very good new take to the Spider Man series. Andrew Garfield brings real sarcasm Spider man has to the big scree. The plot is pretty good but very important information is left out of the movie. The effects are gorgeous specially the fight scenes. Definitely recommend this movie to watch on a Sunday after dinner with the Family. I hope they continue the series with Andrew because he far better than the last actor.

  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Far better than the former Spider Man movie. More fun, better acting, more true to the comics, better story, etc.

  • (Male)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Fantastic movie! Focused more on the relationships Peter Parker has than the special effects. A good refreshing twist on the average super hero movie. Great performances from all of the actors.

  • (Female)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I thought this movie was fantastic. It kept me interested throughout the whole thing and I enjoyed it more than the other spiderman movie. I thought the actors did a great job portraying their characters and I would definitely watch it again.

  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    A much better rendition of Spider-Man than the campy Sam Raimi movies from 2002-2007. Complaints that it feels like a retread are largely unfounded. Yes, it's another origin story, but it's handled differently enough in terms of story and characterization to still feel fresh even for the most diehard comic book fans.

    At its core, Spider-Man has always been a love story, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone really sell it. Garfield, in particular, just knocks it out of the park as Peter Parker. His gangly, lumpy figure brings a very different physicality to the character than Maguire's, and it helps to differentiate him not only from the previous Spider-Man, but from any other superheroes around right now.

    Despite the mostly solid writing and attention to strong characterization, the third act (like almost all superhero movies) kind of loses itself in really unfortunate ways involving a ridiculously supervillian-esque plot to turn all of New York into lizard men. Still an improvement on "Spider-Man" -- and for my money, one of the best superhero adaptations to date -- and definitely worth checking out for fans of comic book movies. Now bring on the sequel.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Far better than the Toby Mcguire series.

  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Despite small changes to the origin story, this is a fun and exciting Spider-Man.

  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Total repeat of the story from the last series, but not as good of a story. Still, it was a decent movie, just don't recommend it over the last series in any way. Can't understand why they are starting over rather than continuing with Toby McGuire for a while longer...

  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    It was pretty obvious the studio tried to make this a different film than what Marc Webb shot, but still, so happy to see some serious spidey action with a compelling cast.

  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I thought this movie was a lot of fun an definitely better than the previous version. I really enjoyed the actors they got for this one and I thought they portrayed the emotions of the film really well. There were a few scenes which were slightly intense, but for the most part I think they did a good job offsetting that with the comedy.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I was pleasantly surprised and felt like this movie followed the actual comics quite well.

    It's a modern mix and Andrew Garfield is a better Spidey than Toby Maguire, in my opinion.

    I also thought the developmental process of him becoming Spiderman and getting used to his new abilities was better communicated in this film than the previous Spiderman films.

    I had fun watching this in the theater but if you don't see it there you should at least give it a shot on Redbox or Netflix.

  • (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    I gave this movie a thumbs up because it is worth watching. That said, its just the same old story told all over again as with Spiderman 1. Also the guy who plays Peter Parker is kind of a tool. It was not by any means as good as the last series of Spiderman movies.

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I thought the characters were well-chosen in this film. This version gives you Peter Parker's background from childhood which drew me in more than the version that was done before. As far as family-friendliness goes, the scene in the subway ruined it for me. I would have felt perfectly comfortable with the movie if it weren't for that part, which is a shame because it was impressively clean otherwise. I would overall highly recommend it and watch it again, but sensored, especially with children.

  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Took my 12 year old son to see it. We both really enjoyed it. Wasn't too intense for him...he's almost 13.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Watched movie in 3-D and had to keep glasses on throughout, which faded the colors and sharpness and reduced my enjoyment of film. Too often I asked myself, "What did I just see?" Still, movie was a fun watch. Much more excited about the upcoming Batman.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Swung into the Peru Mall Carmike Theatres recently to see "The Amazing Spider-Man" in 3-D. The "Spidey" reboot was fun with great special effects that were designed to entertain audiences with a spectacular 3-D presentation. The new friendly, neighborhood Spiderman, Andrew Garfield, was a good choice to play the web-slinging superhero. Fill the popcorn bucket and go see it.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Great story. Great storytelling. Great cast. Great movie. Worth it.

  • ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie was awesome. I went in with admittedly low expectations- I had wanted to see Brave while all my other friends held out for this one- but it completely blew me away. I got sucked right in. I laughed, I cringed, I was even prepared to cry- and it takes a lot to make me cry in a movie. The acting was fantastic and I thought the pacing of the film was a good balance between action and daily life. The story and music also were both excellent!

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Better than I thought it was going to be - even better than the Toby McGuire Spider-Man. I don't remember any bad language at all, no sex, and minimal gore. The PG-13 rating is appropriate, but it's nowhere near R.

  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I would only give this movie a C . With people like Sally Fields and Martin Sheen, the acting was good. However the story line was hokey. the CGI used to create the lizardman looked cartoonish at times which made me laugh out loud. There were dropped story lines that were probably omitted to shorten the 2.5 hour movie. I should have waited until this hit the sticky shoe theater and paid only a couple bucks.

  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked this movie more than the Toby Maguire version. This Peter Parker presents a more relatable, approachable and overall likable superhero. You're charmed as much by his human weaknesses as you are by his superhuman stunts. He's got great chemistry with Emma Stone who plays Gwen Stacy and with Sally Field and Martin Sheen who play his aunt and uncle adoptive parents. Ultimately, I left the theater hoping for a sequel.


Okfor ages12+