If you are a Marvel comic book fan or simply enamored with the “Spider-Man” mystique you will be satisfied with the newest rendition of, to say the least, “The Amazing Spider-Man”!
Andrew Garfield, replacing Toby Maguire, is excellent as the sensitive, seventeen-year-old “Peter Parker/Spider-Man”. With misty-eyed sincerity he imbues the duality with likeability, believability; and is galvanizing in his transformation from man to insect.
Emma Stone as love interest “Gwen Stacy”, seems a touch too mature, wise, as a high –school -senior prodigy; but she radiates intelligence and garnishes respect with each scene she controls, empowers.
The plot in essence is insect versus reptile; good pitted against malevolent. There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders and Peter, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, is pounced upon and bitten by one that miraculously manifests “amazing” revolutionizing effects; great filming and digitization contribute stunning sequences of wonder.
There is nothing more satisfying than a deliciously evil villain and Rhys Ifans is yummy as “Dr. Curt Connor/Reptilian Rascal”; he leaps buildings with a single bound; Olympian marathon between the forces of Heaven and Hades.
Good fun and “flights” to be had by all.