The Amazing Spider-Man details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Chris Zylka, Max Charles, Sally Field|
|Collections:||Comic Book Heroes on DVD, The Biggest and Best|
The Amazing Spider-Man
|Run time:||2 hours 16 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Dec 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Andrew Garfield breathes new life into this comic-book franchise, but it's still an overly familiar story.
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Superior to the other Spiderman filmsBy tez4444 (1 review) from Farnborough , 04 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I think this reboot is far superior to the Sam Raimi take on Spiderman. For one thing Andrew Garfield IS spiderman. Its how Spiderman is in the comics. The sarcasm Spiderman has is all there, and although its different in some ways to the canon Spiderman origin its still a really great film. Although not a contender against Avengers or the Dark Knight Rises. Sequels will have greater potential though.
As a fan of the comics the directors should atleast try to keep to the characters. Spiderman without wit isnt Spiderman. I'm so glad they did reboot Spiderman. Why on earth do critics seem to think Sam Raimis take on Spiderman is any good? The films are full of flaws, the chinese girls rendition of spiderman theme anyone? I was hoping that Sam Raimi would capture the fun banter between Venom and Spidey. That proved to be a horrific dissapointment. Tobey Maguire is geek in a suit. No fun banter from the Spiderman we all know and love. Watching the Spiderman films and comparing them to the reboot is just painful.
This is a great film to all those that have lost faith in the Spiderman franchise. Well done Mark Webb! Now lets hope you can be bold enough to implement Carnage as the main villian in a future film. Cos that done right would be on level pegging with Avengers.
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Not-So Amazing After AllBy MDG_78 (6 reviews) , 26 Nov 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Okay, average, nothing special absolutely AMAZED that some people think this is better than Raimi and Maguire's version but there you go. Made me laugh someone above said Maguire was too geeky for Peter Parker, really? Hmm I think you don't really know the character that well. Anyway, Garfield is decent enough but found him to be slightly annoying and way too urban with his skateboard and everything but some of the action is good. Stone is very nice to watch and gives a good performance although their romance feels rushed. Ifans was decent too but no Alfred Molina, superb in Spider-Man 2. If I'd never seen the original's I reckon I would've added on a star but as it is 3/5 and hope for better from the sequel.
Spiderman - amazingBy Kela23 (640 reviews) , 13 Nov 2013Having seen the original film with Toby Maguire was not sure I would like this but I actually preferred this film. Thought Andrew Garfield was perfect as Peter Parker. It was fast paced, Special effects were top quality and great chemistry between Andrew and Emma Stone. Can't wait for the next instalment.
Great story retold wonderfullyBy James1984 (12 reviews) from Cornwall , 13 Nov 2013Retelling the whole story of spider man is hard but this was done fantastically well. It even got my girlfriend interested in the story.
step in the right directionBy MadRatter (3 reviews) , 08 Nov 2013A brilliant remake. The first films I hated and couldn't watch all the way through. This film for me is more true to the comics. Unlike the others that went too Hollywood on me. I admit there are improvements needed
Same old, Same old.By a customer , 30 Oct 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI really do not understand why this film goes back to the beginning with the death of his uncle. I have seen this story so many times that I got quite irritated and abandoned it. I wanted to see a NEW storyline.