5 Reasons Why 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Is Better Than Its Predecessor

7/9/2012 12:30pm EDT | Kira  Wills By: Kira Wills

Garfield as Spider-Man

The Nolan Touch.  The earlier “Spider-Man” trilogy, especially the last installment, edged too far into outrageous camp with evil space goo and Peter Parker’s angry dance-off.  After Christopher Nolan’s masterful and gritty reimagining of the Batman franchise, superhero films aren’t afraid to steer into the darkness.  Superheroes are created by devastating psychological traumas and grief, so it was fantastic to see that “The Amazing Spider-Man” and Garfield dove headfirst into that raw emotion and yet managed to keep it from bogging down the movie with too much emotional weight.  It is a summer popcorn movie after all. 

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Photo Credits: Sony Pictures Digital Inc.

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