* Cinemas with audio described and subtitled performances.
The Amazing Spider-Man (12A)
Release date: 3 July 2012
Running time: 136 mins
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Martin Sheen
The Marvel superhero summer continues with a brilliant re-imagining of the Spider-Man story!
Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is your typical awkward teenager, struggling to find his way in the world. Abandoned by his parents as a boy, he's been raised by his uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and aunt May (Sally Field). Like many teens, he's also dealing with the joys and pains of first love, having fallen for beautiful schoolmate Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). But as Peter is about to discover, he is anything but a normal teen. Finding a mysterious briefcase left by his father, he unravels the secret of his destiny as Spider-Man and embarks on a quest that leads to sinister Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans). The stage is set for a spectacular showdown with Connors' terrifying alter-ego - The Lizard! British actor Andrew Garfield brings a completely fresh approach to Spider-Man opposite his real-life girlfriend Emma Stone in this incredible reboot.
Screenwriter: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves
You should see it because: This stunning blend of action, spectacle and emotion reveals a previously untold side of the Peter Parker story.
See it if you liked: Iron Man 2 (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011), Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)