"The Amazing Spider-Man" (PG-13. 136 minutes).
The Spider-Man franchise is back for a reboot only ten years after its first picture, and five years after the most recent one.
This is a more thoughtful and carefully-written remake of the 2004 original with more attention to the origin story of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have warm chemistry as Spidey and Gwen, and this new-generation Spidey is more impulsive and takes more chances; sometimes he leaps from buildings with no clear plan in mind.
Co-starring Rhys Ifans as the city-destroying Lizard, Denis Leary as Gwen's father the police chief, and Sally Field and Martin Sheen as Aunt May and Uncle Ben.
Three and a half stars... See Complete Article @ Roger Ebert