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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fitting Reboot of a Comic Legend

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    AandJ091108
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    After watching the first five minutes of The Amazing Spiderman, I knew I was gonna like it; after the first hour (which includes a lot of exposition without being tedious) I actually preferred this one to the Raimi versions mainly cuz I think it possesses an intensity and believability that the previous films lacked. Marvel seems to be producing more mature, rebooted versions of all their super-hero series and I actually prefer this variation on the Spider Man story as well, especially the disappearance of the pointless Mary Jane obsession (which always made me respect Spidey a little less). I suspect that a more scientifically savvy audience appreciates an ever evolving origins story and I also enjoyed the initial dealing-with-new-superpowers interlude which was very amusing and again just seemed a much more realistic reaction from Peter Parker to his new abilities. Exceptional performances for Peter and Gwen are what truly make this production stand out from every other action-packed big-budget flick out there, not to mention a truly scary and menacing super-villain causing some sequences to play a little like a horror film. The tragic loss of his uncle is intensely emotional making the motivation for becoming a vigilante seem more credible, while the use of fantasy tech to supplement his powers added to this as well. love Martin Sheen as uncle Ben, never been much of a Sally Fields fan but apparently the producers were looking for star power to offset the use of mostly unknowns in the starring roles (which I think was a stroke of brilliance by the way). The FX action sequences are seamless, gorgeous, captivating and again convincing (hitting on this alot I know but I think it's an essential factor). It's the details that make the difference, like while on the job at dizzying heights getting a call on his cell from aunt May reminding him to pick up eggs on his way home. The wise-cracking Spidey is not only back but actually funny with flawless comedic timing throughout and the gratuitous Stan Lee cameo was priceless. This is a new Spider-man, a better one, one whom you will be emotionally invested in by the dramatic ending which brilliantly wraps up an all-around excellent, excellent film! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice overall package

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    MovieLover14
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    Being a reboot of a fairly recent, and rather well done series, The Amazing Spiderman had a lot to surpass, let alone live up to. Fortunately, it definitely stands tall and proud. Though the origin has the same basis as the Raimi movies, since that's true to the comic book, this is an entirely different film. Being a fan of the old, I thought it would be hard to fully appreciate exactly what this one had to offer, but it proved me wrong. From the pacing, acting, and effects, this one was done right. My only complaint is the 3D presentation. While passable, and better than some of the other titles available, often times look a bit flat and quite dim compared to some other titles. I wouldn't let that stop me from purchasing, though, since you get a well made movie along with a plethora of bonus content spread across all three Blu-ray discs, making this a four disc set. While inevitable comparisons will be made to the older series, keep in mind that both are good in their own rights and should be appreciated in their own ways.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Spidey Package

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    Voicetek

    I got this blu-ray set for Christmas and I absolutely love it! I thought the steelbook version had sold out and was very surprised to get it for Christmas. The case looks amazing and it contains a wonderful collection of discs inside. Some people on here have complained that the 3D disc did not work. I was concerned so I tried it out last night. The blu-ray disc played perfectly and the movie was excellent. I watched the whole thing without any trouble at all. I also felt that the bonus features were very good too. There is a "Making Of" documentary that runs nearly 2 hours. Though it doesn't contain all the behind the scenes footage of some other movies I own, this one definitely contains more bonus footage than some recent blu-rays I've purchased. All in all I think this is a great set to own! The case is awesome, the 3D is perfect, and the bonus features will keep you busy for hours. I would not hesitate to buy this blu-ray set if you are a fan of Spider-man or just superhero movies in general. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Movie is ok 3d is ok

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    TomD
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    Picture quality is great very sharp and dynamic however the 3d version for the most part is average at best There are moments were the 3d effect is fantastic but I want the whole movie to be in 3d. Let me explain that for a minute i would say that 75 percent of the movie has little 3d depth if you take the glasses off you will be looking at pretty much the same image just a little bit of 3d shift im serious Its almost like Freddy 3d where only a segment of the movie is in 3d the rest of it was in 2d Now there are some parts that are really great 3d but when i buy a movie that was supposedly filmed with 3d cameras i expect a little more than this. I paid 9.99 for it and I would have been really mad if I paid any more than that. I read reviews on this bluray on blu-ray.com and highdefdigest.com which agreed with my assessment. 2d version is great picture and sound no complaint there at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    beautiful exclusive artwork for this steel book!

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    BIFFtheSTIFF
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    the steelbook is beautiful! and its exclusive, only available at bestbuy. it contains the 3d bluray, bluray, bluray special features and a single dvd. it also comes with ultra violet and the spiderman peanut butter cookie recipe. the special features are good. just wish there was more to them. feels a lil lackluster, not even the trailer for the movie is on this set oddly. there are deleted/alternate/extended scenes, short featurettes of behind the scenes, and pre/post production, as well as art illustrations of the movie. its definitely a great purchase for the steelbook alone. get it before they sell out!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Puts the first 3 movies to shame

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    QuinBB
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    I'll be up front, I'm a web head fan. I enjoyed the first 3 Spider-man movies with Toby M originally. However their luster quickly faded due to the campy undertones, poor casting, and special effects. Above all else they totally messed with the source material. The general public will say that Amazing Spider-man is the same as the first one and wasn't needed. However I'd have to point out that they are mistaken. The ASM with Andrew Garfield nailed many of the nuances that make people read the comics. This movie had the the nimble cocky web head in true form. They explored not only his superhero side but his science side as well which they almost completely ignored in the original 3. I won't get into a long review but if you are a fan and saw the original 3, see this one and start over. If you never saw the original 3... DON'T!! They're not worth the discs they're encoded on. The Amazing Spider-man is the best adaptation of the comics to date!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great featueres

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    DBTKC
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    The inclusion of Ultra Violet makes this movie very accessable on various devices, and portable without carrying a physical disk or taking up storage space on your device/computer. Ultra Violet resides in the "cloud" Thats a great improvement, and the resolution of Ultra Violet (if you have fast - ie 10 mps internet) is full HD (Blu-Ray) which beats the flexability and quality of older digital copies that had to be stored on your device with DVD resolution. The extra DVD is great in case you have an older DVD player on another TV or in a vehicle intertainment system. Note dont pay extra for ultra violet if you have internet service that cannot maintain 9mips or better. You will be frustrated by freezing up, skips, and worse. the slower the internet the worse it gets until its pretty much unusable.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    omg movie

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    ferrari888889
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    this is the best spiderman movie that has ever been made. i scene this movie in the theaters and it blew me a way. the movie has stayed the same superhero wise but the acting that these 2 bring to the screen is wow. the only thing that i was a little unsure of at first was the fact of 3D, i thought it was going to be one of those movies that say 3D and they actually just meant the previews but this was not one of those movies at all their are a lot of 3D spots throughout the movie and ending hold on to your seat because they take you on a crazy 3D perspective of spider-man as he sowrse through the city.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie for the family

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    deebizkit2
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    It was a great movie. It was in no way a comparison with the previous franchinse. Two different epochs, use of technology and Point of View for where the story is heading. This new franchise had the challenge of developing the characters in more details and fleshing out the story for other hidden meanings and info that we all overlooked as readers. Finally Emma is a great choice for Mary Jane, I love her dry humour and sarcasm. She gives her charater more depth than the redhead damsel in distress. I really disliked Kirsten Dunst in the previous franchise. Andrew Garfield vs Toby McGuire? They brought different expectations but the new action packed wise and ambitious Peter Parker, we love :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great set

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    KevinV
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    Regrettably (and I don't understand why), I think I've missed the boat on a 3D TVs. What I was hoping would become a standard on all TVs, I see now that only two manufacturers still make 3D TVs and they are planning on phasing them out. I bought this because it was on sale and had the normal blu-ray/dvd/ultraviolet. I don't understand how they keep coming out with 3D blu-rays when it seems like most people can't even play them. Shame too. I am holding on to it in case they figure out a new/better/cheaper way to make 3D tvs. For now, I'll enjoy the set as it was a great movie and the 3 of the 4 things in it are usable.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comic book movie-really good

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    Teresa
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    This is not a remake of the Spiderman movies that Toby Maguire did. There are a few renditions of the Spiderman comics and this movie is based on the "Amazing Spiderman" comic book series. There is no Mary Jane in that series, instead Parker's love interest is Gwen Stacy. Whom I personally liked better. She was more self assured and not as whiny as Mary Jane was in the other movie series. So, even if you've seen the other Spiderman movies, get/watch this one ... it stands alone and is really good. Also, like in the comic books, Parker has to create his own webbing via a mechanical contraption he devises-unlike the other movie he doesn't get that ability when he mutates.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spider-Man reboot

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    bluflyte23
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    The Amazing Spider-Man brings back the webslinger to the big screen. This time in reboot fashion. Peter Parker is on a quest to find out what ever happened to his parents. Along the way, Parker falls in love with Gwen Stacy and gains super powers by a genetically engineered spider. Parker uses his new found powers to find the man who killed Uncle Ben. He disguises himself as Spider-Man to not only find Uncle Ben's killer, but to protect the innocent from bad guys. And one of those bad guys includes his mentor Curt Connors who has transformed himself into a large lizard. Parker must defeat Connors and his evil plan. Great film. A great start of the new Spider-Man film saga.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As Good As A Reboot Could Possibly Be

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    LamborghiniRaxx
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    We all know that sometimes, reboots don't go well. This film takes exception to the fact. Although it retells the origin story of Spider-Man, its in a different light. Marc Webb (I know right?) Really was able to give the film its own identity for what was supposed to be Spider-Man 4. One of my favorite Spider-Man performances out of the 6 we have seen thus far. Not to mention the unique packaging. As its thicker & has the more unique Blu-Ray logo (youll know what i mean once you buy it and examine it). It also has 2 more discs, one including hours of bonus features/documentary & a DVD version. Classic film rating scale: 4/4 Stars

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Blu-ray for an Amazing Film!

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    solo8
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    Perfect Blu-ray with great extras that are actually fun to watch. Even the deleted scenes are up to snuff. Excellent audio and video. Vibrant colors. if you thought Spidey's suit was too drab, this Blu-ray will prove you wrong. I love this film. Easily the best superhero flick since the classic Reeve films. It has heart and soul and is a heck of a great time. Everything is executed so well that what was old is new again. Great casting, great visuals, believable characters, and a classic comic book plot that doesn't forget the human element. A real treat. I can't recommend this movie or the Blu-ray enough. You'll believe a man can sling webs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An instant classic

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    Themonkeyman
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    I purchased this movie knowing the super hero movie franchises have gotten anything, but better. So I purchased this Spider-Man hoping not to find the same, and luckily I didn't. Luckily Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and much of the rest of the cast pull this movie in and make it complete. Andrew Garfield is what I would have expected out of a Peter Parker. A nerdy, witty, and a bit of the smart aleck. Luckily for us this movie has portrayed the Spider-Man I grew up to and has left me wanting more after having seen what they can do with this and the new one coming up in a year or more featuring Paul Giammati.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spidey Rebooted and still strong

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    BBGrikath
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    This is yet another reboot of an existing and strong franchise. I really enjoyed the original 3 spiderman movies with Tobey and so was skeptical when this one came out. After seeing it though, and understanding that, similar to the comics, there are variations in the story arcs, this movie was actually both entertaining, well done and a pleasant change of perspective. From my view point, this new take on spiderman is a bit more serious than the previous outing, and I look forward to the future movies with Andrew Garfield in the lead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good reboot

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    Slickkeng
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    The Amazing Spider-Man is a reboot of the Spider-Man, it is different enough from the previous trilogy but a lot of the same story beats are seen here. The cast does a wonderful job with the material here, and I would argue are better cast than the previous trilogy. I will say that I am a fan of the previous trilogy and in many ways prefer the previous trilogy, but this movie does stand on its own and will go in different directions in future sequels. Overall, a worthwhile experience for anyone interested in the Spider-Man mythos.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Remake

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    SteveP72
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    In my opinion, I'm glad they redid the Spiderman flics. I wasn't happy with the older versions for it seemed as if they were trying to cram too much into one movie. Plus they started to turn into really sappy love/romance movies. Don't care for that mess when it comes to Spiderman honestly. Yes, I know there's a relationship going on, but it doesn't need to take up the whole film. I was really pleased with this new remake. I also like the new actor much better. He seems to fit the part and isn't such a whiney crybaby.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I loved both the movie and the multiple formats

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    djshogun65
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    The storyline was great, and I really enjoyed the alternate origin story that included the mechanical vs. organic web shooters because I was a fan of the comic as a kid. The CGI and action sequences were all done amazingly well. Though somewhat predictable, the plot was well constructed and the acting was more than adequate to carry the movie to its inevitable conclusion. As a tech junkie I also liked all of the formats that came with this package so I can play it anywhere regardless of the device operating system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Spiderman movie so far!

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    Silentforce
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    The Amazing Spiderman is probably my favorite in the series so far even though it is a reboot. Andrew Garfield makes a great Peter Parker and the rest of the cast is a breath of fresh air. The storyline is more fleshed than the previous movies in order to give more of a background to the Spiderman story and it is a welcome change. I am looking forward to the sequels. The BluRay has a great video/audio plus many informative behind the scenes features including a 90 minute documentary about rebooting the franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend