The Amazing Spider-Man

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [c2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Webb, Marc Director
Vanderbilt, James screenwriter
Sargent, Alvin screenwriter
Kloves, Steven screenwriter
Ziskin, Laura Producer
Arad, Avi Producer
Tolmach, Matt Producer
Garfield, Andrew 1983-, Actor
Stone, Emma 1988-, Actor
Ifans, Rhys 1968-, Actor
Leary, Denis Actor
Scott, Campbell Actor
Khan, Irrfan 1962-, Actor
Sheen, Martin Actor
Field, Sally Actor
Davidtz, Embeth 1966-, Actor
Zylka, Chris 1985-, Actor
Horner, James composer (expression)
Lee, Stan 1922-
Ditko, Steve
Columbia Pictures
Marvel Entertainment, LLC.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)


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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans

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Nov 19, 2014
  • annatilson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beware!: The next comment is a spoiler!!!! Don't read it!

May 02, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The first of the rebooted versions of Spiderman, this time with Andrew Garfield taking over from Tobey Mc Guire as the wall crawling superhero from Stan Lee and Steve Ditko at Marvel Comics. I wasnt sure about Rhys I Fan's role of Dr. Curtis Connors at first, however I loved the Lizard character. It didnt look like it did in the comics, but maybe that's why films are a separate medium to allow for small inconsistencies. Emma Stone makes for a lovely Gwen Stacy, Peter's girlfriend. My main issue is Garfield's Peter Parker, and why I preferred Tobey's, who was more true to how Parker was in the comics. Again film is a different medium, and is all left to director's interpretation. The origin story is revisited with a different viewpoint, and the movie offers plenty of action. I did feel Martin Sheen and Sally Field were miscast as Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and didnt see them in the same light I did Cliff Robertson and Rosemary Harris. Film was missing a strong acting precense of a WIlliem Dafoe. For it's mild flaws, this one is still great.

Aug 08, 2013
  • nkontrol rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The movie was awesome, but I fell asleep at the last fifteen minutes.

Jul 27, 2013
  • jackandbean rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Way better than Sam Raimi's. Tobey McGuire wishes he had half the charisma as this spidey. I can't wait to see the next one with Electro.

Jul 14, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


Jul 10, 2013
  • jody1960 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked it, alot more realistic within the story line compared to the original movies.

Jul 02, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The Amazing Spider-Man is actually two movies in one. It is a real world enactment of the origin of Spider-Man coupled with a science fiction story for which one must suspend reality. The real world portion is well done with good acting and drama. The science fiction portion is comic book like with to many storyline coincidences and unbelievable action scenes. Fans of Spider-Man will enjoy the movie's fantastic special effects.

Jun 27, 2013
  • violet_butterfly_1293 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really liked the movie, and I even purchased it. I liked this movie better than the Sam Raimi ones.

Jun 19, 2013
  • tailz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very different from the previous films. COMPLETELY clear your memory before watching this and you'll enjoy it. A bit "darker" version of peter in my opinion, so less humor than you'd expect. I like their take on his web-slinging. Worth the watch.

Jun 04, 2013
  • choco_loca_me rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was an okay movie, but not that good in my opinion.

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Is your suit in there? -Gwen Stacy

Mar 19, 2013
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Mar 19, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Jan 04, 2013
  • ct7825555 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Peter: "Dr.Conners has turned himself into a giant lizard and has threatened to destroy the city unless we do something."
The Captain: " Can I ask you something? Do I look like the Mayor of Tokyo to you?


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Jun 02, 2014
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May 17, 2013
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