When Spiderman 4 production was cancelled, this movie's production sprang into action with a brand new cast.
The Amazing Spider-Man takes the storyline back into the beginning, right from the start where Peter Parker was left by his parents to stay with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. And when he was in high school, he already showed some promise as a very intelligent boy making his own inventions. It also highlights the first love of his life back in high school which is Gwen Stacy, before Mary Jane Watson came into the picture.
Also, the way Uncle Ben was killed was no doubt sticking to the story where Peter Parker's apathy led to the escaped robber killing his uncle, but somehow this story had a bit of a difference. And in this story, besides the usual creation of Spider-Man, bitten by a radioactive spider, the great power and great responsibility speech by his uncle, and the death of his uncle resulted in him using his newfound powers to do good by being a superhero, an interesting aspect to the storyline was that instead of how you see in the previous Spider-Man movies, this Spider-Man movie uses less brawn to overcome his nemesis but instead features on his agility and his webbing to fight.
The nemesis in this Spider-Man movie is the Lizard, which was the scientist who was Peter's father's partner. Curt Connors aka the Lizard was working with Peter's father in order to incorporate certain features of other species into human DNA to make use of their great abilities. As for Connors who had lost one of his arms, he's very interested in incorporating the lizard's DNA to grow back a limb and in his case is his arm.
Due to the pressure of Norman Osborn, Connors' superior, Connors was forced to accelerate his work and test it on himself instead. This although resulted in him growing back his arm, but the lizard part of him affects his thinking and takes over him where he grew proportionally more insane in spreading his serum to make others more lizard like and also makes him berserk and goes on a rampage.
I find the effects and actions of this movie very nice to watch. I love the idea of making Spider-Man more agile like in his fighting instead of using his strength which is more like Spider-Man. My rating for this movie is 3.5 stars out of 5.