Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man duology review

1. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

  • Director: Marc Webb
  • With: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Michael Sheen, Irrfan Khan, Dennis Leary, Chris Zylka, Skyler Gisondo, C. Thomas Howell, Campbell Scott
  • Duration: 2h16
  • Music by: James Horner
  • Studio: Sony Pictures – Colombia Pictures
  • based upon the Marvel Comics
  • My rating: 9,5/10
  • Mid- or post-credit scene: yes
The Amazing Spider-Man


After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.


A new Spider-Man, a new era! And wow! I know this movie was loved by the Spider-Man fans and Garfield portrayed a very emotional wall crawler. His portrayal was very different from Maguire’s version.

This was also the first time The Lizard was shown in a big movie adaptation from the comics. After a few Goblins, a Sandman, Venom and Doc Ock, they searched for a big villain, a real match to Spider-Man’s strength. curt Connors had been part of the previous movies but never did he became The Lizard. Here we meet him at last!

There’s a lot of mystery as well as Peter Parker’s parents are dead and left a lot of unanswered questions for their son, especially his father.

I genuinely love this movie, its soundtrack (often played by me) and Garfield’s Spider-Man is spot on (bad mouth and all 🤭) and it’s such a shame they never made that third movie with him. Soon I’ll see him again the latest movie (No way Home) so I’m looking forward to that!

But first: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, where Elektro and a new Goblin meet Peter. Plus a Rhino-suit!

2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

  • Director: Marc Webb
  • With: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field, Dennis Leary, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Campbell Scott, Skyler Gisondo, Chris Cooper
  • Duration: 2h22
  • Music by: Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Junkie XL (The Magnificent Six)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures – Colombia Pictures
  • Based upon the Marvel comics
  • my rating: 9,5/10
  • Mid-or post-credit scene: no
The Amazing Spider-Man 2


When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.


Let me start this review with me expressing my love for this very underrated Spider-Man movie! Does it have flaws? Definitely! But man, I love the love story between Peter and Gwen (as the two actors were dating at the time, the love seems genuine!) and the scenes with Elektro are very electrified!

Big spoilers coming in the next part of the review so if you haven’t seen the movie yet (shame on you!), best not read what comes next! Scoot, get out! 😉

All you Marvel lovers will know the Spider-Man comic: The Night Gwen Stacy died… well, this is The Movie Gwen Stacy died! The impact of that on this movie and on the character of Parker is so big for the future of Spider-Man (unfortunately that future never came to be as they rebooted the franchise again, this time incorporating the character in the MCU with Tom Holland playing it!)

I have to admit that a lit of the reviews I saw for this film when it came out, the negative ones, about it being too crowded with bad guys and such, didn’t sit well with me. It was a movie that was building up to a Sinister six movie, to a third and fourth The Amazing Spider-Man film so they had to set up the pieces somewhere.

I loved that other smaller characters in this movie were nods to villains in the comics, one being Alistair Smythe who would become The Spider Slayer.

One thing I wasn’t content with was the death of Norman Osborn. Wouldn’t it be great to have father and son as a Goblin at the same time in another movie? (The Osborn name had not yet dropped in the MCU version of Spider-Man unless in No way Home?)

If they would decide, now that Garfield took on the character again for a short time in the latest movie, to make the third Amazing Spider-Man anyway, I’m game… but I’m afraid there would be no Marc Webb and all the villains being set up in this one wouldn’t even appear… but who knows?

Next: Tom Holland!

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