The Amazing Spider-Man, the fourth Columbia Pictures film based on the Marvel Comics' superhero, hit theaters on July 3, wowing fans with exciting plot twists and wild 3D visual effects. With a gripping new storyline, director Marc Webb successfully reboots the Sam Raimi franchise that starred Tobey Maguire.
In the new movie, Andrew Garfield brings awkward teen-turned-superhero Peter Parker to life on the silver screen. Peter takes the audience on a wild ride as he investigates the circumstances surrounding his parents' disappearance, which left him orphaned as a young child. The discovery of his father's secrets, combined with a bite from a genetically altered spider, transforms Peter from awkward teenager to web-spinning superhero. But don't worry, the hero finds time for a little romance, as he pursues his high school crush, Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone.
It's first and foremost an action-packed superhero flick, but The Amazing Spider-Man also explores two themes of great relevance to young audiences: self-discovery and social acceptance. Whether you're drawn in by the action, romance, or superhero storyline, you can join millions of other fans by cheering for the underdog!
Head to the theater with your crew, and check out The Amazing Spider-Man. And for all you gamers out there, pick up the recently released The Amazing Spider-Man video game for some action-packed superhero gaming fun.
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