The Amazing Spider-Man is less than one week away, and the buzz surrounding the first of the big summer superhero blockbusters is deservedly awesome – I caught an early screening, and have been itching to see it again since the credits rolled.
Andrew Garfield is the man in the suit this time around, with Emma Stone starring as the lovely Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as the main antagonist, The Lizard, supported by Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Irrfan Khan, and of course Stan Lee himself in his usual cameo (they’re always great, and this one doesn’t disappoint in the slightest).
“The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and 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 (Ifans), his father’s former partner. 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 a hero.”
Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) is absolutely immense behind the camera; this is a vision of Spider-Man never quite seen before.
The Amazing Spider-Man will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 3rd July in the UK and US, and there’s a good chance tickets are already on sale in your local cinema. I’ll be queuing up again come Tuesday evening next week, and I hope you’ll be doing the same. Here are a few good reasons should you need persuading; as usual with the images, you can click to enlarge.