Whatever prompted studios to jump-start the Spiderman series was very risky indeed, but a risk paying off. The film’s budget was $230,000,000; however, it’s raked in $534,000,000 in 17 days since the premiere, piercing the top 100 highest grossing movies list at 87th with plenty of time left for the Amazing Spiderman to storm up the charts and earn record breaking profits for the series.
The Peter Parker portrayed by Andrew Garfield is different than Peter played by Tobey Maguire, less dorky and much more daring. Garfield does a superb job emulating Maguire’s performance, potentially locking himself into a multi movie deal. The next Spiderman movie is set to be released May of 2014. Garfield is not yet contracted for the movie but the rising star has definitely raised the bar for future superhero movies.
Rotten Tomatoes, a popular movie critic website, gives Spiderman a respectable 74% while the audience highly rates the movie at 84%. IMDB gives The Amazing Spiderman 77%.
I strongly recommend you head down to your nearest Cineplex and watch the Amazing Spiderman; you may just find yourself awkwardly clapping at the end of the movie.