The Amazing Spider-Man is a character-driven reboot of the 2002 Spider-Man movie.
Here we see Peter Parker as a conflicted yet likable high school student with parental issues. His transition from outsider to superhero is much more grounded. Unlike Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield’s version has more character development.
The cast delivers solid performances all throughout. The story arc is darker but more emotionally engaging. This adds depth to the film and as a result, it doesn’t entirely feel like another cash grab. When the action starts rolling, there are characters that you can root for.
Thankfully, the movie relied on a combination of stunt choreography and CGI, giving the movie physical action scenes.
When the fighting scenes finally end and the big bad is defeated, viewers who expect something new may be a bit disappointed. It’s basically the same story with a different villain, lead actor, and leading lady.
Nonetheless, it’s an enjoyable enough reboot for people who can’t get enough of the same Spider-Man story.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man is an enjoyable reboot that invests more in its character than just blockbuster fanfare.