How “The Amazing Spider Man” Accurately Portrays Peter’s Humanity

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Most people spend their Christmas Eve watching Christmas movies. Me? I watched The Amazing Spider Man. Starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, the movie was Marvel’s second attempt to create a successful Spider man movie franchise. The film is considered a wild success, grossing over $750 million. It currently holds the record as the highest grossing reboot of all time. Obviously, a well-done movie.

The film also keeps to the original Spider Man comic storyline. With appearances of major characters Gwen Stacy and Uncle Ben, neither of which played major roles in the original Spider Man (2002), the story writers clearly took fewer liberties with the plotline. However, the major factor to The Amazing Spiderman‘s wild success was not the plotline, but rather Andrew Garfield’s accurate portrayal of the web-swinging superhero. Garfield, who was expected to poorly represent his character, did a fantastic job, showing the human side of Spiderman with both style and ease.

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