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Based on a work by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Special featurs: Commentary with Marc Webb, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach; Andrew Garfield & Dr. Jane Aroonson for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation; The Oscorp Archives, Production Art Gallery; deleted scenes; A different fate; various stunt rehearsals.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka.
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.
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.40) presentation, described video; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French or Spanish), Dolby surround (English).
submitted by beeniepie on August 27, 2014, 9:41 pm
This was a great character-developed version of Spiderman. I loved that they allowed for more of a backstory to unfold, along with more time between Peter and his Uncle Ben. The chemistry between Peter and Gwen Stacey was crackling, which was a big improvement over the Maguire/Dunst pairing.
I had a student last year who I now realize was a clone of the Andrew Garfield--had his mannerisms and even was similar in physical 'type' and appearance. Watching popular movies like this often does that for me; shows me why a certain make-up/hair/etc. style is all the rage.
So watching this movie could help you understand young people, if you need that.
Also, it was a fun thrill-ride. I liked the Tobey Maguire versions maybe a little better, but this was good enough to be enjoyable.
I almost gave up on this after about 45 minutes…it just seemed to drrrraaaaag. I probably wouldn’t have thought that if I hadn’t seen all of the Tobey Maguire ones though. It’s incredibly stupid of them to remake a movie that just came out a few years ago, but overall I think it was better done than the originals. This was what those ones should’ve been. But yeah, it was basically the same movie, just a little less comic booky like the Dark Knight trilogy (which was a good thing). Once the action got going, I liked it a lot more. Like I said, this is the movie they should’ve made in the first place.
After the production of Spiderman 4 was shut down, Sony managed to bring our favorite superhero back to the big screen. This movie provides a backstory to how Peter Parker got his spider powers and who his parents were. This time Spidey is battling against the Lizard, who is also Dr. Connors, and it's not easy as Peter is still struggling to get his powers under control. I thought the new Spiderman even managed to surpass Raimi's Spiderman as it manages to appeal to the entire family.
submitted by pkooger on February 28, 2013, 2:10 pm
Andrew Garfield makes a great Peter Parker. In fact, most of the actors are really good. There's not much else beside the acting that is very good. It's a very pretty film, in the way of most high budget Hollywood action films. The writing is not the most interesting. The "science" is laughable, even by superhero movie standards. And isn't it just so convenient that the woman Peter Parker has a crush on, Gwen Stacey, is also the assistant to the scientist who was Peter Parker's dad's partner, and Gwen Stacey just happens to also be the daughter of the NYPD police chief who is tracking Spiderman. Thank goodness he didn't fall for Mary Jane Watson this time. He would've been totally out of the loop.