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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great superhero film

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    Treydle
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    Can you reboot a franchise that once held the record for largest opening weekend in history? Can you create something original using a character who was first introduced to the world in 1962? Peter Parker, age 4, (played by Max Charles) is playing hide and seek one night when he discovers someone has broken into his father’s study. His father, Richard (played by Campbell Scott) sees this and takes some important papers, his wife Mary (played by Embeth Davidtz) and his son to the home of his Aunt May (played by Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (played by Martin Sheen). Peter is left in that home for his own safety and never sees his parents again. At least a decade later, Peter (played as a teenager by Andrew Garfield), is being bullied by an athlete named Flash Thompson (played by Chris Zylka) and has a crush on a student named Gwen Stacey (played by Emma Stone). When Peter returns home at the end of the day, bruised and beaten by Flash, he finds papers in his father’s briefcase that show he once worked with a man named Dr. Curt Connors (played by Rhys Ifans). Connors works at a company named Oscorp, so Peter disguises himself as an intern to gain access to the lab and, hopefully, Connors. Little did he know, the tour for new interns was led by Gwen Stacey. She knows immediately that the ID badge that Peter’s wearing belongs to someone else, but allows him to continue on the tour regardless. Peter sneaks away from the group and finds a lab filled with genetically-modified spiders that are producing biocable. As is often the case with people who bother animals for no reason, Peter gets bitten. Security eventually finds him and escorts him out of the building. While on the subway, he discovers that he gained far more than knowledge from his visit. Now, I saw the 2002 Spider-Man film starring Tobey Maguire and the 2004 sequel. I liked it initially, but over time, I grew tired of it. I thought 2004’s Daredevil was a much better film, despite mixed reviews from moviegoers and critics. Not to mention, I believe Kirsten Dunst gave a less-than-stellar performance as Parker’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson. Not to mention the irony of having blonde Kirsten Dunst dye her hair red to play Mary Jane Watson and then having redhead Emma Stone dye her hair blonde to play Gwen Stacey. Forgetting all that for a second, this was a much better film than the one we got from Sam Raimi. Director Marc Webb and company have created something with a much darker, more serious tone, a better story, and a solid conclusion. I enjoyed this film very much.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's difficult to "reboot" a sucessfull franchise.

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    Tedfords
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    It's difficult to "reboot" a successful franchise. The Sam Rami series had it's faults and positives. One great choice the new franchise makes is in Andrew Garfield. I believed he was the quippy borderline jerk when he was Spiderman. I absolutely believed he was the shy/awkward geek when Parker. Emma Stone is a fantastic love interest. Replacing a great Aunt May and Uncle Ben was also no easy task, but one that was very well chosen. The film also made me want to know a lot more about Parker's parents (something the other franchise didn't), which I guess we may get in the sequel. As far as story . . . well it's an origin movie so we get another retelling of how Parker gets to be Spiderman. This one was pretty good, my only issue is he can't possibly be the only person to ever get bitten by these genetically altered spiders. They're in a giant facility where apparently people can just waltz in. And if he isn't the first, why did he survive? Very little explanation, but if it gets us to him MAKING HIS OWN WEBSHOOTERS and swinging from building to building I'm in. Although the villain is very well chosen both story and acting wise, it gets tiring to see another bad guy with dual personalities (I know it's a reboot, but didn't we just deal with that the entire last franchise with Goblin?). All in all it's definitely a set up movie for the sequel. It's fun, funny, and has 100% less whine (looking at you Tobey Maguire). Plus how can you go wrong with Denis Leary as the police captain/father you would never want to meet?

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bonus movie ticket cash made this a Best Buy

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    billsvoice
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    So, I had already seen this movie in theaters and had never bothered to buy it on DVD or BluRay, but when I noticed Best Buy had a bonus "movie money" offer for a ticket to see the new movie, I figured it would be a good refresher to re-watch it. I liked this re-boot of the Spider-Man franchise. While I was a bigger fan of the Sam Raimi films (except for that gawd awful 3rd film), I still like what they are doing with the characters. There are things from both series that I like and hate. For this film, I prefer the way that they are building Peter Parker's world, touching down on the Gwen Stacey/Capt. Stacey story arc that was sorely missed from the original trilogy. The actors all do commendable jobs here. But I am a little put off by Peter's constant brooding in this film. Yes, he should have conflict, but he's a little too "angry at the world" in these films. Also, I used my "movie cash" and saw the new film in theaters. It's not as bad as many have made it out to be, but it still could have used some fixing. I'm thankful that getting a free pass to see it softened that blow. And, since I have been a Spider-fan for years, I will no doubt see the third movie when it comes out. With any luck, it will be with a bonus ticket with the purchase of the second film on BluRay. :)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but unbalanced.

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    AarontheGUY
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    I came away from the Amazing Spider-man much more positively than I had anticipated. I'm not a big fan of the 'Ultimate Spider-man' storyline which much of this film draws from, and the less said about the 'new suit design' the better. That being said, Andrew Garfield did a more than decent job filling the webbed tights and Emma Stone did a wonderful job in the boots of Gwen Stacy. The on-screen chemistry between the two leads is probably one of the best things about this particular film. I don't want to post an entire treatise, so I'll briefly sum up the things that I think are my biggest peeves about this particular take on Spider-man. - Dr. Connors/Lizard is written terribly. The potential for character-driven drama with this villain in particular makes this even more frustrating for me. When a character suddenly pulls an about face and becomes a super-villain for no discernible reason you've got a poorly written character. - Uncle Ben's death in this movie is feels rushed and fairly unimportant. Sorry Martin Sheen, I liked your performance just fine. - While watching the movie I had a running total of how many New Yorkers knew Spider-man's 'secret' identity constantly updating in my head. I stopped keeping track at about 65...

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Movie, Great Blu-ray

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    Thom
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    MOVIE: The first act is awkward both in pacing and story, but it gives way to an emotional, well-acted story with engaging action sequences, that admittedly is still not without flaw. VIDEO: While the cinematography is a bit dim, not so much in lighting and more in a, "did someone just turn the backlight on my TV down," way, this Blu-ray displays it beautifully. Detail is sharp and well defined, colors are accurate, contrast is punchy and detailed, and no notable compression artifacts are visible. There's a "Mastered in 4K," release that yeilds slightly stronger detail and better gradation, but on the whole it's not worth the upgrade if you already own this disc. AUDIO: This DTS-HD MA 5.1 track is excellent, save one strangely mixed scene. Rear speakers are used frequently and beautifully, bass is strong, fidelity and dialogue are excellent. However, there's a scene toward the end of the movie, with Peter and Gwen having a conversation in the rain, that has some odd flaws. In this scene, dialogue is quiet to the point of being almost inaudible, rear speaker activity is minimal if not nonexistent, and dialogue is always accompanied by a weird hiss or high-pitched hum. That scene aside, though, this movie sounds amazing.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but not perfect

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    brighteyes70s
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    Although I love superhero movies, and have been a big fan of Spider-man since I was a little kid, after seeing the original trilogy, I have found that this new Spider-man reboot is lacking in the personality department. In the original series, as goofy as he was, you sort of had an attachment to Tobey McGuire and really felt like you were in his shoes and could feel what he was feeling. Whereas with Andrew Garfield, I just didn't get that. Although yes, I got the feeling like he was an outcast and an isolated and frustrated teenager, I just didn't connect with the way he communicated. He was almost too distant, and as a writer I know how important it is to connect with the primary character in order to get a reader fully immersed in the story line. I feel the same technique needs to apply with movies as well. However, aside from that, I did enjoy the plot as well as the fighting scenes and such, which more than made up for Garfield's lack of screen presence. Therefore, I am going to give it 4 stars. PS--As with anything, if you have a way to get the Blu-Ray, just DO it. The graphics differences from one format to the next are phenomenal, especially with the right television set that can do 1080p and 24 frames.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent reboot

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    BadgerKing
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    I went into this movie not thinking much of it - I'm a huge fan of the original Raimi trilogy (despite Spider-Man 3 having massive problems...), and this movie was pretty much Sony's attempt to keep the movie license. It's a good reboot, but I don't think showing the origin story yet again was necessary. The Raimi films are still fresh in peoples' minds, and even if you have new viewers who haven't seen them, you don't need to spend 40 minutes for the origin yet again. The good thing is that Andrew Garfield makes a great Peter Parker and Spider-Man, who is far more witty and humorous than Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man. The visuals are great, but the story appears to be cut and edited a bit from what you were expecting from the trailer - in fact, there are clips in the trailer that never appear in the movie that talk about "secrets" surrounding Peter's parents that are never elaborated on. The best thing I can say about this is that without it we wouldn't be getting the sequel, which judging by the trailers will be quite (pardon the pun) amazing - and it'll also focus on the "secrets" that were left out of the first film. It's a solid superhero movie and a good reboot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Amazing Spider-Man is a good reboot

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    chris
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    The Amazing Spider-Man is a very good reboot from the Sam Raimi series. This movie is very well acted and in many ways I think Andrew Garfield does a better job at being Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire did. Here is a summary of the cast and plot of the movie. This reboot came out in 2012 was directed by Marc Webb, and stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. A young Peter Parker discovers his father Richard Parker's study has been burglarized. Gathering up hidden documents, Peter's parents take him to the home of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, then mysteriously depart. The film focuses mainly on the story of Peter Parker who becomes Spider-Man after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Parker uses his new found gifts to try to stop Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) from spreading a mutation serum to the city's human population. I enjoyed this reboot and would definitely recommend this movie. Thank you for reading my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Amazing Spider-Man is a good reboot

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    chris
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    The Amazing Spider-Man is a very good reboot from the Sam Raimi series. This movie is very well acted and in many ways I think Andrew Garfield does a better job at being Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire did. Here is a summary of the cast and plot of the movie. This reboot came out in 2012 was directed by Marc Webb, and stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. A young Peter Parker discovers his father Richard Parker's study has been burglarized. Gathering up hidden documents, Peter's parents take him to the home of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, then mysteriously depart. The film focuses mainly on the story of Peter Parker who becomes Spider-Man after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Parker uses his new found gifts to try to stop Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) from spreading a mutation serum to the city's human population. I enjoyed this reboot and would definitely recommend this movie. Thank you for reading my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie with good new actors, but a bit retread

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    AnimationDude
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    Solid movie with solid direction, and solid new actors and characters (I think I say "solid" too much). But a complete retread of the origin story seems unnecessary, and some of the origin changes are a bit unwelcome. The new actor for Spider-Man plays a great Spider-Man, but I think is a bit too cool for a proper Peter Parker. And some of Spider-Man's dialogue, although not the actor's fault, is a bit cocky, if not downright mean, where it should be more clever and sarcastic at most. But, that's just my opinion as a Spider-Man fan. Overall, some great improvements on the previous trilogy, mixed with too much re-telling of the origin, and a few odd new changes here and there, plus ACTUALLY SHOT IN 3D... A solid 4 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Samsung 3D Blu-ray player owners beware

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    TP69
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    I gave this set 4/5 stars because the 3D disc will not play in my Samsung 3D blu-ray player (late 2011 model). I did some searching online and it seems I am not the only customer with this problem. I downloaded the latest firmware for my player and it still would not play. You can't get past a warning screen with that disc. I tried watching the 2D disc and simulating 3D using my TV's function but that did not give great results. Not sure who is to blame here, WB or Samsung. I'll have to wait until I get a new 3D blu-ray player....whenever that is. The movie is great, though. I got more out of it at home than in the theater the first time. There are some good special features that help you understand why the producers went for a re-boot instead of a sequel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A new spidey for a new format.

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    monchiceja
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    I recall watching the original trilogy on dvd back when dvd were up and coming. Now we've upgrade to Blu rays and 3d tvs so it's about time we get a spidey that follows suit. This Blu Ray is pack with the 3d, Blu ray, dvd, digital and ultra violet all in one package, that's more copy than I need but hey for 14.99 plus movies cash to see part two I'll find people to give my extra copy to. If your reading this I hope you have already watched the movie and liked it and want the 3d version to show off on your new 3d tv, otherwise you haven't seen it and don't know what you have gotten yourself into(this movie isn't that good) but if you want sweet 3d effects this is a good flick to do it with ( as long as you don't think about the plot too much).

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worthy successor to great movie legacy

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    bmstew
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    As a huge Spider-Man fan, I was skeptical about this movie, but came out very pleased. The best aspect is the representation of the character himself: Andrew Garfield was born to play the role, and I love how the focus is more on Spidey's speed and reflexes, rather than so much his strength. However, the Lizard leaves something to be desired; it's not so much that he's a terrible villain, but he's just kind of "there" to be the villain really, and no more. Other characters get some kind of start to characterization, but then are completely ignored later on. But the positives far outweigh the negatives for this film, and I'm very excited to see where they take the franchise going forward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Part 1 of latest Spidy version well done and fun

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    MovieMongo
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    Andrew Garfield's version plays to the tech-gen as a thoughtful outsider searching for answers. Emma Stone's Gwen seems too mature. Rhys Ifans (Danny Deckchair) teeters between good acting and comic-charactering. The CGI is top notch. The story is re-too-old. Sally Field and Martin Sheen nail it; creating a mixed bag yet it's all good fun with great action. Even Denis Leary adds depth under cop stereo types. Don't ponder the mismatched mass physics of the large lizard tussles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not Amazing

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    acekid
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    Film: While the production and effects are overall much better, this film leaves us with a terrible sense of deja vu as it's too similar to it's predecessor, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002). It probably doesn't help that when this film was released, it had only been 10 years since the original was released and only 5 years since the dismal Spider-Man 3. Still an enjoyable ride, but it probably would have been better if we had more time inbetween franchises. Product: The film looks and sounds great on Blu-ray. The packaging was in great condition upon purchase. No complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you have to have it then why not in 3D?

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    EricB
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    This movie has always been a must own for my collection. When I purchased this version it was $14.99, which seemed reasonable for a 3D Blu-ray. I enjoyed this version nearly as much as the Sam Raimi 2002 version. Although I prefer the 2002 version, the natural chemistry between Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) is electrifying and this series strongest asset and greatest weakness. Because the greatest strength of this movie is the way these two characters work and interact, the movie feels like a love story first, superhero movie second.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent reboot

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    Okdie
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    So this movie is a reboot of the Spider-man superhero, the last of the Spider-Man movies being from 2002-2007. Now I wouldn't say this one is better than the original first row Spider-mans but this one was still good. I loved the actors and actresses that they brought in to play these characters they we're acted nicely. There are some great special effects in this movie along with some great action sequences. This movie came with a whole other disc filled with special features that I really enjoyed and just loved! The movie has some slow parts but the movie is still enjoyable!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lizard What Happened To You?

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    goji
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    A decent re-boot with great turns by Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. It does come a little too close to the heels of the Raimi movies, but in this superhero-centric cinematic landscape, we do need our Spidey. My big complaint is the design of the Lizard, one of the most iconic Spider-Man villains. Why did they make him look like he's straight out of Super Mario Brothers? I was bitterly disappointed by this - but still hopeful for the sequel(s). The Blu-Ray package can't be beat cost-wise and looks great, so it is a sound purchase to complete your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good reboot to the Spider-Man series

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    MavsFan
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    After the disaster of Spider-Man 3, the series was in desperate need of new life. The Amazing Spider-Man serves to restart the franchise by casting Andrew Garfield in the role of Peter Parker, and while many may feel like they've seen this origin story before, it is told in a fresh enough way to enjoy. Garfield makes an ok Peter Parker, but Emma Stone makes a great Gwen Stacy and the two have great on screen chemistry. Overall The Amazing Spider-Man is a fresh start to a once great franchise, and is an enjoyable movie for action lovers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not great but a good deal for $17.95

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    DinoBoy91
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    This is an origin story so it takes some time for it get going. It's about an hour before he finally puts on the Spider-Man costume and starts swinging around the city. The sequel is more fun, but for $17.95 this was worth getting. I waffled between "Average" and "Good" but the 3D made me decide "Good" was the right rating. The Sam Raimi movies were kind of better than this in my humble opinion, but they weren't in 3D. If you like Spider-Man and you like 3D it makes sense to get this DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend