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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The new Spidy is amazing!By Jacey12 (2 reviews) , 01 Aug 2013Being a fan of the original Sam Raimi films I wasn't sure why they'd done another reboot. BUT this does make for great viewing and Andrew Garfield makes an excellent spiderman. Managing to be both the arrogant teenager in the suit and the geeky outcast at school. It got the thumbs up from my son as well and at last a female character that doesn't spend the whole film in need of rescuing!
Quite SurprisingBy D_angelo (5 reviews) , 29 Jul 2013When I saw they were making yet another Spider-Man movie, I wondered why and what they could possibly add to what has already been done. I was pleasantly surprised that it was quite good. I liked the casting and felt it had a good storyline. I felt the only downsized was a lack of character development of Dr. Connors/The Lizard. I look forward to the sequel.
Stylish and fun!By ScifiAnnie (16 reviews) , 23 Jul 2013I'm really an Andrew Garfield fan and absolutely have to see any film containing Rhys Ifans...so, you see this film had everything going for it before I had even seen it! It's a shame some reviewers didn't enjoy it...I do wonder what their genre choice usually is. The film has excitement, pathos, and some excellent special effects. Garfield made an unassuming, very flexible Spiderman..making him all the more believable in the role and I loved Ifans' menacing charm.
Worth a lookBy omic (2 reviews) , 14 Jul 2013Having seen the original Spiderman franchise I didnt have much hope for this film but I was surprised. Despite the actors being fairly unknown they made the story more appealing and it was easy to connect with them. Lots of action and a great villain.
Brilliant...Childhood Memories!!By harji (5 reviews) , 27 Jun 2013Great!! I loved it the kids loved it!! This Spidey film definitely took me back to my childhood...watching them Spidey cartoons... Very fast paced action movie with pretty good effects...Very similiar to the actual old comics and cartoons!! Spidey fans MUST Watch!!