2. The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man marked the very first time Andrew Garfield got to wear the Spider-Man suit on the big screen. The movie premiered back in 2012, five years after Tobey Maguire’s final appearance as the wall-crawler at that time. And while it wasn’t as greatly received as Sony might have hoped, it still managed to win over some fans and return enough profit to guarantee a sequel.
The movie wasn’t without its faults. For example, the “untold story” behind the murder of Peter’s parents wasn’t completely told, even when every marketing campaign said otherwise. Furthermore, when the credits rolled there were still some loose threats like Spidey’s hunt for the man that killed his uncle. But overall, it managed to be an entertaining film.
The chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is still unmatched to this day. Peter also had more room to develop into the character we all know and love. Even when he started as a selfish vigilante, the story guided him down a path where he could learn why New York needed a proper hero to look up to. The GCI was jaw-dropping at times, and the story managed to be cohesive and focused. Even better, Sony didn’t try to blindly build up spinoffs through the course of the film. And while the Lizard wasn’t the most memorable villain introduced in a comic book movie, he wasn’t one of the worst either.
Overall, The Amazing Spider-Man is a solid and entertaining movie. Perhaps its biggest flaw is that it told Spidey’s origin story once again, even when everyone already knew how the character came to be. However, if you managed to look past this detail, you’ll find yourself in for a fun time in Andrew Garfield’s first Marvel movie.