Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

This is an okay movie. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is an outcast high school student who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Peter is finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance -- leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner; setting him on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard.

This is a reboot of the Spider-Man film series. The film was also a box office success, becoming the 46th highest-grossing film of all time and the 7th highest-grossing film of 2012. Co-producer Laura Ziskin and Sally Field had previously worked together on the 1985 film Murphy's Romance. Ziskin died of breast cancer on June 12, 2011, at age 61. Co-creator Stan Lee has a cameo appearance as a librarian listening to music on his headphones while stamping books, oblivious to the ongoing battle between Spider-Man and Lizard. The film was the first Hollywood production to be filmed with the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company's RED Epic camera.

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