3.5

The Amazing Spider-Man

Comic Action Thriller


 

Peter Parker finds a clue that might unlock why his parents disappeared when he was young.

The direction is assured in this fluid film that presents a fresh perspective of the legendary character. The brilliant blend of motion capture and CGI action sequences are used sparingly, giving weight to a storyline with substance enough to match the amazing manoeuvres of 'Spidey' when he's out doing what he does best. There are some awkward moments, but the charming young actors carry their roles with aplomb. Slick and entertaining without being brilliant, this is finally an instalment that crawls up, rather than down, the drainpipe... get bitten by the reboot.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 12th July 2012
136 mins