Much like it's titular hero, The Amazing Spider-Man has had to overcome a lot; cynics argued that it was too soon to start over with a new cast, especially in light of the record-breaking success of the original Spider-Man movies. Director Marc Webb promised us that his iteration would be different, and he does his best to inject freshness everywhere he can: Peter Parker has a new(ish) personality, a new girlfriend, and a new villain to tackle. Despite all these tweaks, this reboot of the Spidey franchise still feels like something we've seen before. That said, The Amazing Spider-Man is an inspired take on the comic book that will please fans of the Spider-Man story, and Andrew Garfield proves he can carry the weight of a superhero franchise.
Garfield is our new Peter Parker, and this time he's more of a hipster outcast (complete with skateboard and a seemingly endless array of hoodies) than timid nerd. Still troubled by the mysterious disappearance of his parents years earlier, Peter's lonely teenage years change dramatically when a spider bite leaves him with some serious strength and cobwebs coming out of his
ears wrists. Like I said, you've heard this story before, but to find out why The Amazing Spider-Man is still worth seeing, just read more