The Amazing Spider-Man
“Is this film even necessary? God, no, seeing as how the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy is roughly only a decade old. Is it a lot of fun, adding more heart and depth of character to Peter Parker? You betcha. Still doesn’t make it necessary, but at least it goes about righting some of the wrongs from Raimi’s trilogy.
Another origin story seems a little excessive given that Spider-Man, like Batman or Superman, seems to have an origin that we all already know as a mass group. But this time around, we’re actually told how and why he came to raised by his strict, loving and caring Aunt May (Sally Field, not given much to do besides look concerned and project maternal warmth) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen, finding a perfect balance between authoritarian and trying to be the “cool” sur” read more