The Amazing Spider-Man,
Action / Adventure / Fantasy,
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka, Max Charles.
Directed by: Marc Webb.
Written by: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.
HOLLYWOOD JUNKET’s Review “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Amazingly Awesome 3D I-Max Movie.”
Dr. Parker is a research scientist at Oscorp and he has made an incredible and dangerous discovery he must conceal from his co-worker Dr. Curt Connors and the entire Oscorp company. With nowhere left to turn Dr. Parker and his wife must leave their son, four year old Peter with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Just before fleeing New York City to escape Oscorp, Dr. Parker leaves one other thing behind for safe keeping with May and Ben, his briefcase which is not only of get sentimental value but also contains the very secret Dr. Parker is hiding to save the world from inexplicable horrors.
Some thirteen years later Peter is an awkward teenager, acting uncomfortable around girls, getting beaten up by the jocks, and a little on the geeky side with his retro film camera he carries everywhere. May and Ben have done a fine job raising their nephew, however, Peter still longs to learn the truth of his parent’s disappearance until one day while clearing out the basement Peter finds his father’s briefcase and the secret within.
Peter heads to Oscorp to find more clues about his parents, but what Peter actually finds are three things that will change his life forever; Gwen (Peter’s crush) is an intern at Oscorp, Dr. Connors is still researching the work he started with Dr. Parker, and a room full of exotic spiders (spoiler alert Peter gets bitten).
Dr. Connors’ motivation to complete this research is fueled by his desire to regrown his missing arm. Peter offered his father’s secret equation to Dr. Connors, not realizing the consequences of his actions. This is a lesson sorely learned after the murder of a loved family member and all of New York City is endangered. Acting out in anger Peter seeks vengeance and searches the city high and low for the killer. Apprehending many criminals along the way and saving the lives of many New Yorkers as well. While the people have branded Spider-man a hero the authorities have declared him a vigilantly who must be stopped at all costs. In an ironic twist Gwen is the daughter of NYC Police Officer Captain Stacy, for Peter this makes meeting his girlfriend’s parents into an extremely uncomfortable situation.
Meanwhile Dr. Connors has begun experimenting on himself and while he does manage to regrow his arm, the lizard DNA he used has mutated him into a monster. A monster with a plan to contaminate the air using a biological weapon to turn all the people of New York into giant lizard creatures.
NOW NYC’s most wanted must not only save the day, but must also convince the police that he is not the enemy. In the end can Spider-man (a teenage boy) really do it? just maybe with a little unexpected help, when some New Yorkers he saved return the favor.
The summer of 2012 certainly has a bonanza of blockbusters and we are in the thick of it now! So why should “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” be on your must see in theaters list? Something besides the fact that you have been a fan all your life? OK so we all know the Spider-Man story, however, “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” is a “reboot” of the original, Kind of like J.J.’s STAR TREK. In fact I saw some evidence of this move taking place in an alternate reality for example when Peter uses Bing to search the internet instead of Google? Not in this world. This movie was surprisingly funny, has some of the most realistic 3D I have seen, and I can’t wait to see it again.
Ask the magic eight ball will there be a sequel, all signs point to yes, as does the bonus scene during the credits, so don’t get up too fast!
The cast of “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” includes: Andrew Garfield (as Spider-Man / Peter Parker), Emma Stone (as Gwen Stacy), Rhys Ifans (as The Lizard / Dr. Curt Connors), Denis Leary (as Captain Stacy), Martin Sheen (as Uncle Ben), Sally Field (as Aunt May), Irrfan Khan (as Rajit Ratha), Campbell Scott (as Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (as Mary Parker), Chris Zylka (as Flash Thompson), Max Charles (as Peter Parker at Age 4), C. Thomas Howell (as Jack’s Father), Jake Keiffer (as Jack), Kari Coleman (as Helen Stacy), Michael Barra (as Store Clerk), Leif Gantvoort (as Cash Register Thief), Andy Pessoa (as Gordon), Hannah Marks (as Missy Kallenback), Kelsey Chow (as Hot Girl), Kevin McCorkle (as Mr. Cramer), Andy Gladbach (as Physics Nerd), Ring Hendricks-Tellefsen (as Physics Nerd), Barbara Eve Harris (as Miss Ritter), Stan Lee (as School Librarian), Danielle Burgio (as Nicky’s Girlfriend), Tom Waite (as Nicky), Keith Campbell (as Car Thief), Steve DeCastro (as Car Thief Cop), Jill Flint (as Receptionist), Mark Daugherty (as OsCorp Intern), Milton González (as Rodrigo Guevara), Skyler Gisondo (as Howard Stacy), Charlie DePew (as Philip Stacy), Jacob Rodier (as Simon Stacy), Vincent Laresca (as Construction Worker), Damien Lemon (as Taxi Driver), Ty Upshaw (as Police Officer with Sketch), James Chen (as Police Officer), Alexander Bedria (as SWAT Officer), Tia Texada (as Sheila), Jay Caputo (as Subway Guy), John Burke (as Newscaster in News Chopper), Terry Bozeman (as Principal), Jennifer Lyons (as Second Girl in Subway), Michael Massee (as Man in the Shadows), Amber Stevens (as Ariel), David Beckett (as Businessman), Chad Bennett (as SWAT Officer), Max Bogner (as Scientist), Bryan Boone (as SWAT Officer), Teena Byrd (as Pedestrian), Kam Dabrowski (as Graffiti Kid), Patrick Alan Davis (as Angelo Fincelli ), Ken Edling (as Scientist), Miles Elliot (as Billy Connors), Jeffrey Fox (as Lab Technician), Bryan Friday (as Subway Tough Guy), Stephanie Gould (as Businesswoman), Shashawnee Hall (as Construction Worker), Olivia Hoff (as Intern), Hannah Lloyd (as Oscorp Intern), Amanda MacDonald (as Goth Girl), Jeremy McLain (as Pedestrian), Maury Morgan (as Tina), Anthony Del Negro (as Oscorp Intern), Michael Papajohn (as Alfie), Annie Parisse (as Martha Connors), Salomon Passariello (as High School Student), Alan Pietruszewski (as Businessman), Roy Pollack (as Attorney), Michael Remmes (as Football player) John Scurti (as Doorman), Eric Silver (as Lab Tech), Andrea Sixtos (as Sharisse), Chris Smith (as Tech Worker), Kelly Southerland (as High School Student), Megan Taylor (as Police Officer), Gavin Bryson Thompson (as School Kid), Chris Vaina (as Running Pedestrian), Corinne Vien (as Cheerleader), and George F. Watson (as Stacy Family Limo Driver).
For anyone needing a quick brush-up on Superhero history check out this video from the Syfy Channel’s “blastr- Spider-Man + 6 More Great Sci-Fi Characters Born in Tragedy!”
“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” is coming soon from; Columbia Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions, and Marvel Studios. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. Read HOLLYWOOD JUNKET’s article: “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Red Carpet Premiere Interviews!” Opens in theaters everywhere on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Don’t get sold out! Buy advance tickets now to The Amazing Spider-Man and ENJOY THE SHOW!
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