Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. —IMDb
Marc Preston Webb (born August 31, 1974) is an American music video, short film and major motion picture director. He directed the 2009 romantic comedy-drama (500) Days of Summer and is currently directing the 2012 Spider-Man reboot The Amazing Spider-Man.
Webb was born in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Margaret Ruth (née Stocker) and Norman Lott Webb, who works in math education at the University of Wisconsin. When he was eighteen months old, Webb’s family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was raised. He graduated from Madison West High School, and subsequently attended Colorado College, from which he graduated with an English degree.
His feature length debut, (500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, was released in July 2009 to an extremely positive critical reception. In January 2010, Columbia Pictures hired Webb to replace Sam Raimi as the director of the upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, scheduled to be released in… read more
Raimi should stick to what he's good at...EVIL DEAD and a clear example of this was Drag me to hell, spiderman...webb did a much better job, and Garfield gave a much better body language to spider-man than, I was never taught how to in crying scenes, Maguire. I was really skeptical about this movie, from the start called it crap, but watched it yesterday and now well...much better than Raimis trilogy.
You know, I take back my previous comments. The Amazing Spider-Man is a movie that grows on you. Sure, there are some things that don't quite fit in (like an emo skateboarding Peter Parker & a comely-for-her-age Aunt May) and this is a far from perfect movie only made so the studio can hang onto the franchise but Garfield and Stone's chemistry sure as shit smoothes things over. I may write that notarized apology yet.
It’s a hard pill to swallow that after four increasingly terrible Spider-Man films I’ve come to realize that my childhood hero, the wise-cracking-nerd-turned-spider-man Peter Parker is, at least according… read review
Title: The Amazing Spider-Man
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Director: Marc Webb
Steve… read review
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A Los Angeles Times column attributed the Spider-Man reboot, just ten years after Sam Raimi’s first, to a general disinterest in old movies. The… read review