The Amazing Spider-Man - Nostalgia Critic

It's the first (and second to last?) Marc Webb Spider-Man movie! It's gotten quite the backlash in the past few years but Nostalgia Critic is wondering if it's worth all the anger. Let's take a look at The Amazing Spider-Man.
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The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, and sharing the title of the character's longest-running comic book series. It is the fourth theatrical Spider-Man film produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, a reboot of the series following Sam Raimi's 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy, and the first film in The Amazing Spider-Man duology. The film was directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves, and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field.
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  1. Channel Awesome

    Channel Awesome2 mánuðum síðan

    Spider-Month continues!! Watch the Spider-Man 3 review - Watch the Spider-Man 2 review - Follow us on Twitch -

  2. Kenrick Eason

    Kenrick EasonMánuði síðan

    That Levi Commercial... LMFAO!!

  3. Sanyo Nazyin

    Sanyo NazyinMánuði síðan

    But where does the line go when it comes to "too" safe and grounded? Lets take the Joker in the Dark Knight, instead of some guy either security guard who wants to become a stand up comedian or mobster falling into acid we got a psychopath wearing a custom made purple suit, white make up and a Glasgow smile, but it worked Ledger managed to take something safe and grounded and make it scary as hell. But what is too safe when it comes to the Lizard? He looks more like lizardman rather then a manlizard, he doesn't have the shredded clothes and Peter just stand by when he's sent to prison rather then keeping his alter ego safe.

  4. Dino-MYT G A M I N G

    Dino-MYT G A M I N GMánuði síðan

    This is a good movie damnit!!!

  5. Louis Duarte

    Louis Duarte2 mánuðum síðan

    Getting ready for ASM2, which I still haven't seen. In the future, please review the following movies: The Crow, Johnny Mnemonic, Dark City, Equilibrium, and The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.


    SPIDER- MAN2 mánuðum síðan

    Some people hate on Spider-Man 3 due to one scene the dance scene.people think it’s just a silly scene what makes no sense but it actually makes a lot of sense Peter Parker isn’t cool and has no idea of what cool looks like so when the symbiote bonds with him it gives him confidence and makes Peter Parker do the stuff he usually wouldn’t do in peters head cool is dancing down the street and hitting on women the audience know it’s not cool but peter who is socially awkward who only has 2 friends willl not no any better especially when he saw flash from Spider-Man 1 getting labelled as a cool kid for being a douche.spider-man 3 is a billion times better than the amazing Spider-Man movies which had more plot holes than potholes.

  7. Darren Loy

    Darren LoyDegi Síðan síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1323">22:03</a> Nostalgia Critic, haven't you seen the new Spider-Man movies? Because there's already a Spidey that combines both Maguire & Garfield's take on the character. And his name is Tom Holland. Even the co-creator of the character, Stan Lee (God Rest His Soul) admitted on a tweet several years back that Holland did the job perfectly, that he was the Spider-Man he imagined while writing the character. That is probably 80% as to why the MCU Spider-Man Movies are considered the greatest. The other 20% as to why the MCU Movies are the most beloved out of all the films is because, much like in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Everybody imagined all there favourite Marvel Superheroes getting together and being heroes we love to look up to.

  8. Simple-Commentator-not-really

    Simple-Commentator-not-really2 dögum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="485">8:05</a> Why is this weird? Everyone likes to act like a dick only to pretend to be a better person when someone else is behaving oddly.

  9. Cain Nuke

    Cain Nuke2 dögum síðan

    It was much preferable to make a 4th Spiderman movie than this. Its so forgettable its just nor worth it. Also, the suit is so bad...

  10. Shadow NinJa059

    Shadow NinJa0593 dögum síðan

    I still can't believe that you let the new spiderman movies beat the orginal sam raimi movies

  11. H Maiúsculo O Inimitável

    H Maiúsculo O Inimitável3 dögum síðan

    Apart the "show" on the review and the comedy of the presentation, I like the impartial rating, without the internet hating background and the big picture in mind, not to mention the knowledge to really critique movies, unlike the majority of people, sites and channels that don't have those, just pretend to have.

  12. Thorion1969

    Thorion19695 dögum síðan

    When Marvel released their first X-Men movie in 2000, it was a brand new way of doing a comic book movie - don't make it like a comic book, but take the basic concepts & characters and play them out out in as real world a setting as you can. The Batman reboot would take this concept and develop it further and even more successfully. By the time the MCU launched in 2008, Marvel Studios had gotten the tone perfect, balancing out the real and the fantastic. Older series like Sam Raimi's Spider-Man and Tim Burton's Batman were good yet operatically over the top entertainments, bearing the stamp of their auteur directors. Yet they just feel locked to their era, examples of the old way of doing these movies.

  13. ricky boby

    ricky boby8 dögum síðan

    This is my favorit Spiderman movie. Besides homecoming

  14. Carl frederickson

    Carl frederickson8 dögum síðan

    This video is so bad SO BAD 😂

  15. VaciliNikoMavich

    VaciliNikoMavich10 dögum síðan

    Yeah i always found that weird about the lizard: He looks awesome, but....he needs a snout ^^;

  16. José Rodríguez

    José Rodríguez10 dögum síðan

    this dude does the most cringely stuffs in the internet

  17. Grace Gracy Boo

    Grace Gracy Boo12 dögum síðan

    Toby is the only Spiderman for me.......skip...skip.....ok, Tom is an awsome Spiderman

  18. Thierry Verhoeven

    Thierry Verhoeven13 dögum síðan

    "He's a good looking skater with more hairgel than Everett from O Brother, Where Art Thou? if he was in a boy band." Wait... are you implying that the Soggy Bottom Boys are not a real boy band?

  19. Did Someone Say Chase

    Did Someone Say Chase14 dögum síðan

    Ya let’s Kick this guys ass because he sexually harassed this lady, why are we rooting for Parker in this fight again?

  20. Japanesemammal

    Japanesemammal14 dögum síðan

    Aight, hot take; Andrew Garfield Spider-Man > Tom Holland Spider-Man

  21. Cool girl 123

    Cool girl 12314 dögum síðan

    That opening was funny.

  22. Leah Martin

    Leah Martin15 dögum síðan

    I agree because this was the first spiderman that I saw and I truly enjoyed it

  23. Pleastendub

    Pleastendub15 dögum síðan

    I loved the original trilogy and was very sad that Maguire wouldn't play Spider-Man, anymore. But after i've seen this movie, I thought it's pretty good...just to be even more disappointed by TASP3, than i was by SP3. Homecoming was okay, but I hate this SJW stuff they put in it, even though it's kind of self-ironical, still don't like the SJW stuff...I don't like it, okay, guess you know it know, I don't like it.

  24. SteveCrafts2k

    SteveCrafts2k10 dögum síðan

    @Pleastendub I was just wondering what elements you thought was SJW?

  25. Pleastendub

    Pleastendub10 dögum síðan

    @SteveCrafts2k "It's literally a modern take on the hero, of course there will be some changes" Yes, and as I said, I thought the movie was okay, don't really get what your problem is.

  26. Pleastendub

    Pleastendub10 dögum síðan

    @SteveCrafts2k Nothing that you've mentioned had anything to do with what I meant by SJW, there were other things. Got work to do, I'll explain it next time.

  27. SteveCrafts2k

    SteveCrafts2k10 dögum síðan

    @Pleastendub And then Zendaya. She's an African American, doesn't mean that's her character.

  28. SteveCrafts2k

    SteveCrafts2k10 dögum síðan

    @Pleastendub It's literally a modern take on the hero. Of course there will be some changes. Look at Flash. He's a Guatemalan-American, doesn't mean that's his character. He's now a modern bully, in that he verbally abuses Peter because he's jealous of him, and how Peter has what Flash didn't have: respect from the decathlon team.

  29. Amzingred

    Amzingred16 dögum síðan

    If Spider-Man 2 didn't exist, people would have been more accepting of this film coming so soon after the original trilogy.

  30. ali Jabbar

    ali Jabbar17 dögum síðan

    Anyone who says this movie was bad has no idea why though !

  31. EnderZ13

    EnderZ1319 dögum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="980">16:20</a> NAAARF! Kills it ^_^


    MISTER PHAETON20 dögum síðan

    Dude, Irrfan Khan (the indian dude with the business suit and the corporate attitude) is dead...

  33. Stellar Sides

    Stellar Sides20 dögum síðan

    But can we all agree Tom Holland's spiderman is actually awesome, he looks young, acts goofy and young but at the same time acts kick butt, and his development is really awesome and touching. I'm not saying you shouldn't like the others and you shouldn't hate the Tom Holland spiderman if that's your thing I'm just saying he is awesome ❤️

  34. popstarprincess123

    popstarprincess12320 dögum síðan

    You know sometimes women need saving Sometimes women can save Sometimes both Let it go Doug

  35. Healer Force

    Healer Force20 dögum síðan

    Channel awesome's New Slogan "It smell like money disappearing lots and Lots of money disappearing"

  36. demetrius9533

    demetrius953321 degi síðan síðan

    I wonder how much Bing pays for publicity just to be so even more ignored and despised

  37. Ali Abdallah

    Ali Abdallah22 dögum síðan

    Is that Doug Walker yelling “You can’t say that!” at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="96">1:36</a>?

  38. Samuel Johnson

    Samuel Johnson23 dögum síðan

    raimi film mater race!!!!! pizza theme for life!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Boni Chodes

    Boni Chodes23 dögum síðan

    None of these movies are bad. I unironically adore Spiderman 3 and I’m ironically in love with Amazing Spiderman 2.

  40. Missing. exe

    Missing. exe23 dögum síðan

    The first tasm is good not amazing but really good

  41. Felipe Rico

    Felipe Rico24 dögum síðan

    This is Doug Walker's trustworthy actors that he relates than playing the roles of being a great superhero... Good portrayals that he prefer: Michael Keaton as Batman Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man Bad portrayals that he did not prefer: Christian Bale as Batman Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man Some eh portrayals that he almost prefer or what: Ben Affleck as Batman Tom Holland as Spider-Man ...maybe Robert Pattinson will maybe be better Batman than Affleck.. See the difference that the Critic likes prefer the most? For anything Doug, go watch Hacksaw Ridge, Silence, and Under the Silver Lake because he did good roles if you enjoy Andrew's performance.

  42. Mychael Jones

    Mychael Jones25 dögum síðan

    It's basically this; 1. Into the Spider-verse 2. Spider-Man 2 3. Spider-Man 4. Spider-Man: Homecoming 5. The Amazing Spider-Man 6. Spider-Man: Far From Home 7. Spider-Man 3 8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  43. Sam Hayet

    Sam Hayet25 dögum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="850">14:10</a> Oh snap, forgot the late Irfan Khan was in this!

  44. Movie Maniac

    Movie Maniac25 dögum síðan

    I understand why the dance scene in "Spider-Man 3" and the "One More Day" comic were hated, but why the "Spider-Man 3" PC game?

  45. Isabella Belleza

    Isabella Belleza27 dögum síðan

    I agree that the amazing Spider-Man is a fascinating movie. It’s the first one I’ve seen, and I loved it. Spider-Man 2 is my second favorite Spider-Man movie out of the rami series.

  46. Olzhas Kabyshev

    Olzhas Kabyshev27 dögum síðan

    Critic hates split personalities, but he never said anything about Lizard having voices in head. He still thinks that Lizard got “sympathy and attention” as villain?

  47. tsartomato

    tsartomato27 dögum síðan

    who would bully him? >>2012 >>sk8r >>gel >>no muscles >>soiboi even that guy with dirty face

  48. tsartomato

    tsartomato27 dögum síðan

    deleted scenes make it so much better it's a modern movie with modern techniques with great young looking cast instead of dad bod dead fishes it offers something new which for movie fanboys may seem sacrilege but comics already did that to death several times, including radioactive spidercum but the cut out all the parts which made this story make sense glad they've fixed everything in the sequel

  49. BrutalCarnage

    BrutalCarnage28 dögum síðan

    I don't get why everyone hates "the amazing Spiderman 1 & 2" I really liked both of them and wish they would have made the 3rd one I get the movies weren't perfect and some things could have been better but in general I think I enjoy them more than the Sam raimi versions

  50. Jeff Gibson

    Jeff GibsonMánuði síðan

    RIP Irrfan Khan.

  51. Zonia Flx

    Zonia FlxMánuði síðan

    I’d like to throw in that I really liked how when The Lizard opened the closet, he didn’t attack her like a basic villain. He had his goals, he didn’t enjoy taking lives, so he just went in there, got what he needed, then left her unharmed. Even with her burning him, he didn’t lash out.

  52. Zelda Fan77

    Zelda Fan77Mánuði síðan

    Doug, nowhere did Lucas ever write that the Jedi can magically heal themselves.

  53. N Galifianakis

    N GalifianakisMánuði síðan

    The best movie in all spider man franchises

  54. Shane Pulliam

    Shane PulliamMánuði síðan

    Did he just call them "Web slingers"??

  55. celestiarulerofequestria

    celestiarulerofequestriaMánuði síðan

    I liked this one a lot actually. It’s cheesy but it’s not awful.

  56. dexos333333

    dexos333333Mánuði síðan

    I loved that movie.

  57. clochunator

    clochunatorMánuði síðan

    The moment of showing Gwen his secret identity IN THE FIRST DATE is the biggest kick in the balls Spiderman could receive.

  58. Kind Karma

    Kind KarmaMánuði síðan

    Amazing Spider-Man is my favorite Spider-Man movie

  59. Loraine Melody ʕᴖᴥᴖʔ

    Loraine Melody ʕᴖᴥᴖʔMánuði síðan

    "Let me go out on a limb I mean let me lend you a hand I mean I'd give my right hand to-" LOL

  60. Dark Wolf

    Dark WolfMánuði síðan

    The lizard just looks so gross 😂.

  61. TheKevin546

    TheKevin546Mánuði síðan

    This was a terrible movie, NC is just being a contrarian to get views.

  62. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    Sorry but this Movie is pretty easily Forgettable it's not very good

  63. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    Sorry but I thought that Andrew Garfield was Terrible as Spider-Man and Peter Parker Toby Miguer looks like Spider-Man and Peter Parker

  64. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    Great so Dog The Bounty Hunter Killed Uncle Ben I'm joking but The Killer does look alot like Dog The Bounty Hunter

  65. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    It was also really Stupid in Tim Burton's Batman when Batman said to The Joker You Killed My Parents before He killed The Joker surely The Joker's Henchmen Heard The Batman tell it to The Joker tell Him that before The Joker Died

  66. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan


  67. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    The Spider-Man Custom looks Terrible in this Movie it looks like A Basketball

  68. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    Also Ryans Ifans looks nothing like Dr. Connors sigj can't They ever get anything right in Movies when They make A Book or Comic book or a true Story into A Movie Tv Show A Video Game or A Creepypasta?

  69. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    Dr. Connors and Peter's Dad didn't work Together in The Original Comics that is Another Lie made up for this Movie

  70. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    I like The Sequel better but still both of This 2 Movies are really Disappointing

  71. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    This Movie was way too Dark for Spider-Man I mean The Picture Quality

  72. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    This Movie is just A really cheap ripoff of The Sam Raimi Movies

  73. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    Spider-Mans Jokes sucked in this Movie

  74. Jack Garrison

    Jack GarrisonMánuði síðan

    This Movie was such A Major Disappointment The Sam Raimi's Movies were Great I don't care what Anyone Says about Spider-Man 3 it's One of My Favorite Super Hero Movies

  75. Sarkozi Kid

    Sarkozi KidMánuði síðan

    And Tom Holland’s the best

  76. Boss Lax316

    Boss Lax316Mánuði síðan

    The movie was ehh, but it was such a drop off it pissed everyone off, including me.

  77. silspecies

    silspeciesMánuði síðan

    It is amazing to me 😁 Aside from the childish tone of the first 3 movies Tobey Maguire never worked for me as Peter Parker and Andrew Garfield did.

  78. GrimmReaper1451

    GrimmReaper1451Mánuði síðan

    Honestly I’ve been reading comics since I was 7 and I actually quite enjoyed this version of Spider-Man as a movie series. While it has its problems (what movie adaptation doesn’t?) I find that it held a better feel to the powers (including the non-organic webbing which didn’t show up for the comics Spider-Man until wayyy later in the story and was merely temporary) and his attitude as Spider-Man. Do I like the current Marvel adaptation better? Yes. Do I feel like this movie deserves hate? Not at all. Now the second one.. there is a debate to be had with that one.

  79. GrimmReaper1451

    GrimmReaper1451Mánuði síðan

    As an aside, Oscorp making all the villains is accurate and well done as well

  80. NathanOfADown

    NathanOfADownMánuði síðan


  81. Bailey Ray

    Bailey RayMánuði síðan

    Isn't the random dad at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="956">15:56</a> the Boston Reaper from Criminal Minds?? ((Update: just googled it. Yes, that's C. Thomas Howell the same guy who plays George Foyett in Criminal Minds.... weird?))

  82. gluten free bleach

    gluten free bleachMánuði síðan

    Unpopular opinion, but I actually enjoyed this iteration of Spiderman. It was cool seeing someone else's take. But then again I have the same opinion about Jared Leto's joker and black Hermoine. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad he didn't become the new FACE of Spiderman, but I generally find this kind of thing entertaining to watch.

  83. Be Happy

    Be HappyMánuði síðan

    Thank you thou I like this movie

  84. Luka

    LukaMánuði síðan

    I actually did enjoy the movie, out of all 3 Spiderman movie trilogies Garfield has the snarkiness of Spiderman down to a T, although his crying imo is just ugly

  85. Papaya

    PapayaMánuði síðan

    It’s definitely better than the second one. The second one was so all over the place and was very disappointing in its character development. This one was okay imo, I loved Lizard man ❤️

  86. loner1878

    loner1878Mánuði síðan

    I liked this movie a lot better than the Tobey Maguire trilogy. Bite me.

  87. Alucard, More Awesome Than Chuck Norris!

    Alucard, More Awesome Than Chuck Norris!Mánuði síðan

    I actually wanna see Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield at least cameo in the MCU. Have Garfield play Billy Braddock. That'd actually be a pretty funny cameo.

  88. Alucard, More Awesome Than Chuck Norris!

    Alucard, More Awesome Than Chuck Norris!Mánuði síðan

    I enjoyed this movie too. I love the Raimi films, but I still liked this. Other than that costume.

  89. Drake Broadie

    Drake BroadieMánuði síðan

    I agree with the critc

  90. Robert Brothers

    Robert BrothersMánuði síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="940">15:40</a> Same thing with the Abomination from the Hulk comics having pointed ears. I guess based on the lack of popularity they couldn’t bother to care.

  91. Jordan Howell

    Jordan HowellMánuði síðan

    Poor Peter Parker picked a pear of pickled peppers. LOL 😂