The Amazing Spider-Man

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9.4/10.A pretty decent reboot.I finally got to see The Lizard, my favorite of Spider-Man's foes brought to life.It was timed nicely, coming out the year of the character's 50th anniversary.He's one of, and still is, best comic book super heroes of all time, ranking up there with Bat Man and Super Man.Rhys Ifans as The Lizard was perfect as he maintains the goal of the comic book character wanting to regrow his arm and help humanity.Here it's Oscorp that's the true villain in that they cared only about profit, heck with people and proper testing.The only time I could tolerate Martin Sheen, was a decent Uncle Ben though he was no Cliff Robertson.Sally Field, as Aunt May, is bearable here too, one of two times for me.Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy was also OK in one of her few good movies.Andrew Garfield himself plays Peter Parker like a rebel which is fine.I don't mind character changes like that as long as they're not too ridiculous.The Lizard design itself was excellent along with his plan of making everyone like him just like in the animated series debut of the character.Clearly director Marc Webb, like Sam Raimi, loved and respected the source material, he did an excellent job here.


A lazy retread of Sam Raimi's first "Spider-Man" film, and the Peter Parker/Spider-Man character in this film is an unlikable douche.

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Continuity mistake: While fighting against Lizard in the lab, Peter's jacket changes randomly from spotless to covered in dust, to partially covered in dust, back and forth.

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Peter Parker: We all have secrets: the ones we keep... And the ones that are kept from us.

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Trivia: Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance as a librarian at Parker's school wearing large headphones, unaware that Spider-Man and the Lizard are battling at the library behind him. (01:37:25)

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Question: At the end Peter dumps Gwen so she'd be safe. But wouldn't a keen super villain notice that they dated for a bit and capture Gwen?


Chosen answer: Any supervillain would have to (a) work out that Peter Parker was Spider-Man, (b) learn that he once dated Gwen and (c) make the assumption that he still cared about her. Yes, this is still conceivably possible, so, true, she's not absolutely safe. On the other hand, if they continue to date, then points (b) and (c) become rather obvious, making her an almost certain target. Breaking up with her minimises the risk.

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