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      The Amazing Spiderman

      "The Amazing Spiderman" has come to theatres with a promise of a restart to the old "Spiderman" series that ended in 2007 with Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi. The first "Spiderman" movie launched in 2002 with exciting technology, cool effects and grossed $821 million. In fact, even the third of the series made $890 million, despite being an absolute mess of a movie and the death of the series. So, "The Amazing Spiderman" reboot 2012, is most likely going to be another great addition to an otherwise outstanding summer of movies.There is much to be said about "The Amazing Spiderman" and for the most part, all of it is good. One of my first inclinations when I saw that the new movie was ??restarting?? with Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spiderman??s origins and back story, I thought, haven??t we already seen this. Do we have to start over from scratch? In a way, we did. The new movie has more insight and a different story to tell, but at the same time, it rehashes a lot of the same things the 2002 "Spiderman" tackled.On the down side, this restarting put us right into the same place we were with Batman when it was rebooted with "Dark Knight" and when "Iron Man" began. First you must endure an hour of Peter Parker becoming Spiderman and then things can get to what you came to see. That being said, the hour of ??becoming?? Spiderman was not unbearable thanks to great actors, up and coming actors and a reliance of the director to make sure that we not only recognized the characters, but we knew them, loved them and cared about them. This might just be the biggest gift of the movie. I can safely say, that the characters in "The Amazing Spiderman" were brought to life more vividly than the previous serious.Like "Dark Knight" and "Iron Man", "The Amazing Spiderman" builds to a crescendo of effects, action and intensity. It also builds to a point that you know by the time it??s over that, like "Dark Knight" and we hoped "Iron Man", the second movie from the creators of "The Amazing Spiderman" is going to be absolutely breathtaking. With time, comes knowledge, lessons learned and the biggest point of all, better technology.When Spiderman is being Spiderman, the technology that a new age of 3D and special effects has allowed filmmakers to do things that was previously only possible in cartoons. Unfortunately, it takes a long time to get to the full fledged Spiderman moments. The moments at the end of the movie, basically show you what??s in store when "The Amazing Spiderman 2" comes out and we can skip all the ??how it became to be?? stuff.We??ve seen a lot of it before, but that doesn??t stop the movie from being well acted, emotional and dazzling. For the most part though, at least all the formality is out of the way now, and when they decide to film movie number two, it won??t be so bogged down with explanation. "The Amazing Spiderman" is a good movie, but as far as I??m concerned, it is a teaser for what is to come.