One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the spider-man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. The film focuses on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story. This film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
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. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. 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.
The most “amazing” thing about this 50 year old superhero saga is that there’s still so much freshness, energy and fun to be spun, once again, from a story that Spidey fans already know so well. –Neal Pond, American Profile
The Amazing Spider-Man has everything you could ask from a summer movie. Action, romance, imagination and smart writing. –Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D is showing Aug. 24-26, 31, Sept. 1-2. Rated: PG-13 Running time: 2 hours 16 minutes.