The Amazing Spider-Man 3D | Chicago Reader

The Amazing Spider-Man 3D

If you've seen Andrew Garfield in the British dramas Boy A or Red Riding: 1974, you know he's a moodier, more turbulent presence than gee-whiz Tobey Maguire, who starred in the first three Spider-Man blockbusters. This fourth installment is a complete reboot, returning to the web-slinger's creation story, and Garfield, more than any other factor, contributes to the sense of a darker vision along the lines of The Dark Knight. Aside from him—and perhaps Emma Stone, an edgier love interest here than Kirsten Dunst in the previous installments—this is a virtual remake of Spider-Man (2002), highly entertaining though superfluous even by the standards of a comic book movie. Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) directed a cast that includes Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Irrfan Khan, and, as the hero's good-hearted aunt and uncle, Sally Field and Martin Sheen.

Credits

Director:

  • Marc Webb

Cast:

  • Andrew Garfield
  • Emma Stone
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Denis Leary
  • Campbell Scott
  • Irrfan Khan
  • Martin Sheen
  • Sally Field
  • Embeth Davidtz
  • Chris Zylka
  • Max Charles
  • C. Howell
  • Jake Keiffer
  • Kari Coleman

Producers:

  • Laura Ziskin
  • Avi Arad
  • Matt Tolmach
  • Stan Lee
  • Kevin Feige
  • Michael Grillo

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