AFTER three Spiderman movies, everyone thought they had enough of it till Marc Webb shocked them with “The Amazing Spiderman” that has totally different plot and is a must watch.
This time around, Peter is the son of a genetic scientist, Richard Parker (Campbell Scott), who vanished mysteriously when Peter was 4, then died in a plane crash shortly afterward. Peter was left with Uncle Ben and Aunt May (Sally Field) by his parents on a night when someone broke into the Parkers’ house in search of Richard’s research.
Now a gangly, tongue-tied high scholar, Peter is the type whose spirit forces him to stand up to the school bully but whose skills result in him getting smacked down for his trouble, because he’s kind of a dweeb. While helping his uncle clean out a flooding basement, he uncovers his father’s briefcase, which features some hidden formulas and a picture of his father’s old partner, Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans).
Intrigued because he’s never heard of Connors, Peter goes to visit the scientist, disguised as an intern. Connors, who has lost an arm, is studying trans-species genetic manipulation; he hopes to graft the DNA of a lizard, which can regenerate a missing limb, into a mammal -- such as himself. But he’s been missing a piece of the puzzle, until Peter turns up with Richard’s research.
The battle between Peter and the Lizard makes you cross your fingers till the Lizard is down. Total action and love.