"Do you have any idea what you really are?"
Just ten years after the first of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy the series is rebooted with English actor Andrew
actor taking over from Tobey Maguire
as the masked vigilante Spider-Man/school kid Peter Parker. Parker is a normal
teenager living in Garfield .
He lives with his aunt and uncle (Sally Field and Martin Sheen) due to his
parents unexplained late night desertion of their son when he was a child.
Peter is in love with fellow classmate Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and shunned by
most of his class. After discovering his father worked with Dr. Curt Connors
(Rhys Ifans), Peter helps the scientist with a regenerative formula which could
help Connors to re-grow a lost limb. While at Connor’s offices, Peter is bitten
by a genetically engineered spider and gains new strength and skills. Following
a harrowing personal loss, Peter uses these skills to track down a criminal
before turning his attention to a new threat – The Lizard. New York
Before watching Raimi’s trilogy again recently I thought that it was far too soon for a Spider-Man reboot but after watching and reviewing them for GB Posters I came to the conclusion that I was ready for a fresh look at the series; a more grown up and modern look. The Amazing Spider-Man definitely feels more grown up than Raimi’s trilogy and it has overcome many of the problems that those films had. That being said, it is far from perfect.