Movie Review : ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ (**** Four Star)

(By Akshat Sharma) Marvel’s superhero Spider-Man is back with a bang after a hiatus of five years. Superheroes may come and go but ‘Spider-Man’ continues to charm the audience. This time Spider-Man offers you a new treatment. Directed by Marc Webb and supported by a totally new star cast ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ keeps you hooked till the end.

Superhero movies are all about superhuman skills and human emotions. Like any other superhero movie ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is about the strife between good and evil but what makes it special is stunning special effects and a tight narrative. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) who lives with his aunt May and uncle Ben (Sally Field and Martin Sheen) is a typical American high School student.

Peter Parker likes his classmate Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) but doesn’t know how to make the first move. He comes to know about his superpowers when he is bitten by spiders. Thrilled by his new found powers Parker tries to impress his girlfriend but the Oscorp Industries headed by Dr Curtis Connors (Rhys Ifan) is busy on a research project of growing human limbs like the lizards do on their own.

Dr. Connors takes his research onto a new level where it becomes a threat to mankind. Responding to the challenge Peter Parker dons the mantle of a saviour. The message is loud and clear that superpowers come with a responsibility.

Director Marc Webb has treated the movie in a different style and has given the movie more realistic and humane approach. Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone, as Gwen Stacy share good onscreen chemistry and it shows in romantic scenes of the movie.

For Indian audience Irrfan Khan was a big draw but in his small role he disappointed many who were expecting a meatier role from him. Barely visible in three scenes Irrfan is simply a non entity when it comes to the roles played by actors in the movie.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is certainly one of those movies which becomes a must watch for cinema loving fraternity.

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