Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. What a reboot! The Amazing Spiderman is absolutely well deserving of all the prestigious praises any top-notch Hollywood blockbuster movie would normally receive. Quite often we ask the question “why a reboot?” and more often than not there isn’t a logical explanation other than simple economics. However, in this case, it is quite obvious as to why a reboot is sometimes necessary. Is it a fresh take on an old set of ideas and circumstances? The answer is certainly an overwhelming “yes!” The decision on not going with an additional installment to the Sam Raimi, Tobey McGuire “Spider-Man” trilogy installation seems to have paid off with this fresh installment of the franchise.
Director Marc Webb [(500) Days of Summer – 2009] has done a superb job taking the overly redone franchise to the next level. He seems to have an eye for relationships and romance, and spends the first hour creating a believable and, more importantly, a fresh-feeling to the development and evolution of the characters in the film. He starts with a notable focus on the parents of young Peter Parker and follows through with the blossoming romance of Parker and Emma Stone’s character, Gwen Stacy. Webb deserves credit for hitting some familiar story points without succumbing to redundancy. READ FULL REVIEW
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