Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man Review (Updated)











The Amazing Spider-Man 


Release Date: 4th July 2012 - Australia


Production Companies
Columbia Pictures (presents)
Laura Ziskin Productions
Marvel Enterprises
Marvel Studios

Distribution
Sony Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 136 minutes


Budget: $230,000,000

Box Office Gross: $757,930,663
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
When his parents leave young
Peter Parker to stay with his
uncle and aunt, little does he
realize he'll never see them
again. When he reaches his
high school years, Peter is
accidentally bitten by a
radioactive spider in a lab
and discovers he's been
given super human abilities.



Cast
Andrew Garfield - Peter Parker/
Spider-Man
Max Charles - Young Peter Parker
Emma Stone - Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans - Dr. Curt Connors/
Lizard
Denis Leary - Captain George
Stacy
Martin Sheen - Ben Parker
Sally Field - May Parker
Irrfhan Khan - Dr. Rajit Ratha
Chris Zylka - Flash Thompson
Campbell Scott - Richard Parker
Embeth Davidtz - Mary Parker

Crew
Director - Marc Webb
Based on Marvel Comic Book/
Executive Producer - Stan Lee
Based on Marvel Comic Book -
Steve Ditko
Story/Screenplay - James
Vanderbilt
Screenplay - Alvin Sargent &
Steve Kloves
Producers - Avi Arad, Matthew
Tolmach & Laura Ziskin
Production Designer - J. Michael Riva
Costume Designer - Kym Barrett
Cinematography - John Schwartzman
Fight Choreographer/Coordinator/Stunt Performer -
Gary Ray Stearns
Visual Effects Supervisors - Jerome Chen &
Jim Rygiel
3D Visual Effects Supervisor - Rob Engle
Animation Supervisor - David Schaub
Film Editors - Alan Edward Bell,
Michael McCusker & Pietro Scalia
Music - James Horner


Review
Quite different to the concept of the comic book series and to the Sam Raimi film version (click here) and sequels, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is a great reboot, but a little bit scary, probably darker and often gets dramatic. This superhero picture introduced two characters which are Peter Parker's missing parents that were not in the previous movies. The cast was well-chosen including Andrew Garfield who plays the title character and does better than the original actor Tobey Maguire and I'm glad that they finally brought the Lizard to the big screen with Rhys Ifans playing that villainous reptile.

While it has some loyalty to the source material, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN proved to be a terrific restart to the movie franchise and that the audience or any fan of Spider Man might wanna see it.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


1 comment:

  1. I love the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies but The Amazing Spider-Man blew me away. It is my new favorite comic book movies right now. Good review.

    -James

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