Let’s be honest: rebooting a movie franchise is risky business, and the risk is compounded if it’s a popular and well-loved franchise. So director Marc Webb had his work cut out for him when he took on The Amazing Spider-Man, which starts Peter Parker’s story from the beginning again—and this merely a decade after the first film starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. Thankfully, Webb’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man is played by Andrew Garfield (whom you last saw in The Social Network), who is fully up to the task.
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