Why Marc Webb was chosen to direct this reboot of Spiderman is clearly answered the way he treats the character of Peter Parker and his romance with Gwen Stacy. So in a way this is a rom com meets superhero action adventure.
If you watch a superhero film only for the action part your wait for it to arrive here is more than an hour. Till then you re watch most of stuff you have seen before but its still good fun because its been almost 10 years since the first one and Marc Webb spins a cool and fun web on this one.
Peter parker gets bitten by a spider and develops super human strength overnight but the webs here are his own creation. He has to stop The Lizard from turning everyone in the city like him who also has a history connected to Peters father.
Its interesting that the writing department features James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), veteran writer Alvin Sargent( he co wrote Spiderman 2 and 3)and Steve Kloves ( writer of 6 Harry Potter movies). It appears that the idea was to cater to all the possible audience from the tweenies to the oldies.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spiderman is the spark in the film. I never quite liked Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker so this reboot works for me all the more because of Andrew Garfield. The villain The Dr.Curt Connors /Lizard( Rhys Ifans) is a bit undercooked amongst all the characters. Images of Notting hill started flowing when I saw Rhys Ifans on screen. He is good but the film fails him.
Irrfan Khan in a three scene role has nothing much to do but is in a much more respectable role than Anil Kapoor in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol.
Dont know if I can call it the weakness of the film but the best high comes in the last scene. The rest of the film is a fun ride but just that one scene makes the word Amazing worth the title.
The 3D is not used to create a show out of it but to give you an immersive experience. Watching it in Imax is highly Reccoed.
One of the scenes towards the end gets so filmy that it reminded me of the pregnancy scene from 3 idiots.
Word of Mouth Rom com meets superhero.
Rating 3.5 (Good)
Ticket Meter worth 250 bucks.