The Amazing Spider-Man, staring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and will be directed by Marc Webb will be swinging it’s way into theaters in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on July 3.
The plot for the new movie does seem to take some liberties from the traditional story of spider man (or at least from what I remember reading about). In the new film Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents when he was just a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Just like the orginal spider man story line, Peter struggles with love, commitment, and secrets (super power!). As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance which leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Irrfan Khan), his father’s former partner (this is where things fly off the tracks for me). As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become the outcast hero we all know and love.
Ok… so, first I have to admit that I don’t really know much about Peter’s parents. And come to think of it… I don’t think it was ever really addressed. But, parents back story aside, what happened to Peters friend Harry Osborn? Isn’t that the connection to Oscorp? I’m confused. And the trailer leads me to believe that Peter’s father had super powers too… And he was meant for this. “Do you know what you really are?” - Dr. Curt Connors. Huh. I guess we have to watch this movie as what it is. A stand alone movie that takes bits and peaces from the original spider man comics. The movie looks really good. CGI look decent, and the acting appears to be solid. I don’t really see The Amazing Spider-Man over taking The Avengers new box office throne, but I think it will do well. For now check out the the “super preview” below, and let me know what you think.