The name Spiderman immediately brings to mind the pair of Toby Maquire and Kirsten Dunst and not to see them in the latest Spiderman movie is amazing for the die-hard Spiderman fan. The new Spiderman in Andrew Garfield looks awfully out of place when it comes to acting. The makers of “The Amazing Spiderman” has given a new spin to the old tale.

The film overall seems to be a disappointment in terms of story content and its screenplay. Thanks to the 3D technology, this film score high on the visual extravaganza it brings to the theatre. Certain scenes are well shot keeping in mind the 3D effect which is a selling point for this film.

The story is nothing new where Spiderman wanting to know more about his parents who had left him under the custody of Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) at a very young age. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) gets in touch with Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) who had worked with his father.

Things turn out to be worse when Peter Parker inadvertently giving a solution for Dr. Curt’s long pending research and what happens from there on and the mayhem that unfolds is told in this film which has a running time of 136 minutes.

As told earlier, the major drawback in this film is the quality of acting from almost all actors. One could feel the shallow acting across the board which lets the movie tumble down a few steps. If not for the graphics and 3D effect, this version of “Spiderman” would have gone down the drain much faster than the makers would have even dreamt of.

The movie is fun watching but not coherently entertaining. It does not give a start to finish edge of the seat entertainer feel. Indian actor Irrfan Khan comes in for a few scenes and after that for reasons best known to the makers he just disappears from the scheme of things.

Emma Stone in the role of Gwen Stacy is nowhere near the chirpy acting of Kirsten Dunst. Rhys Ifans and Martin Sheen though with shallowness in their acting has performed a bit better than others.

Director Marc Webb seems to have taken the Spiderman brand value too much for granted. This movie would rake in good returns at the box-office but the die-hard Spiderman fan would no doubt be disappointed.

“The Amazing Spiderman” could have been a lot better.

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