Review : Amazing Spiderman – A very enjoyable entertainer
Published on Jun 30, 2012 2:35 am IST
Release date: 29 June 2012 Rating : 3.75/5
Director : Marc Webb
Producer : Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach,
Music Director : James Horner
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

The Amazing Spiderman is a new start to the Spiderman franchise and Andrew Garfield has stepped into Tobey Maguire’s shoes. Marc Webb is the director of this movie and Emma Stone comes in as Gwenn Stacy. The film has been released in a big way across the world. Let us see how the movie is.

Story :

For Spiderman fans, the story is going to be very familiar as it is based largely on the tale which is well known to us, with a few modifications. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is a brilliant high school senior who lives with his uncle and aunt. One day, he comes across a brief case belonging to his very talented father and discovers that his dad was a pioneer in the field of genetic engineering. He sets out to track down his father’s research partner Dr. Curt Conners (Rhys Ifans).

Dr. Connors runs a high tech lab where he experiments with cross species mutation in a bid to eliminate weaknesses from the human race. Parker chips in and helps him in his quest and they succeed. Meanwhile, Parker gets bitten by a genetically modified spider and he discovers that he now has superhuman powers. At the same time, Dr. Curt injects himself with a Lizard’s DNA as a human test subject of the experiment. Things begin to go horribly wrong from that moment on and Parker must now use his new found powers to stop Dr. Curtis from destroying the city of New York

Plus Points :

Andrew Garfield is very good as the new Spiderman. He has the boyish charm and the lanky frame to pull off the role of Peter Parker to perfection. He has performed very well in the action sequences of the movie. Emma Stone is good in the role of Gwenn Stacy. She comes in as Peter Parker’s girlfriend and they share good chemistry.

Rhys Ifans puts in a very convincing performance as Dr. Cur Conners.

The spectacular visual effects and the spellbinding action sequences are the lifeblood of the film. The film moves along at a fast pace and there is hardly any boring moment. Peter Parker’s struggle with himself has been captured very well. There are flashes of good humour in the film as well.

There is a good emotional backdrop to the whole movie, lending the plot a nice and credible motive. Kids as well as adults will connect with the plot.

Minus Points :

There will not be too much in terms of story for people who are already familiar with the Spiderman franchise. Some of the scenes will seem a little incredulous and you will have to leave logic behind to enjoy them.

The 3D effects, though good, are not spectacular like I hoped.

Technical Aspects :

Cinematography is spellbinding and the special effects are very good. The action sequences in particular have been choreographed very well and they are highly entertaining. James Horner’s background score is a major asset to the film.

Verdict :

The Amazing Spiderman is a far better film than the versions which came out before. Andrew Garfield is brilliant as Peter Parker and he definitely overshadows Tobey Maguire’s performance as Spiderman. Cool Special effects, good action sequences and fast pace make this movie a must watch. Go catch this film this weekend and have fun. Rating : 3.75/5

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru


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