The opening of this movie is practically the same as the first one. Geek photographer gets bitten by spider, Uncle gets murdered, then goes on crime fighting spree dressed in spandex. The back story of the Parker parents is slightly different, which leads to this film's baddy, the Lizard! Garfield plays a younger, jokier hero, which was missing from the other films. Amazing Spider-man is also much darker than the previous trilogy, and at 12A is certainly pushing the limits of that rating, with some genuinely scary and jumpy moments. It just takes too long to go through the back story, which is a shame as the rest of the film is very good. IMAX sound certainly thunders, but the 3D sucks yet again. There are some excellent moments that could have used the 3D to make things pop out of the screen, but for some reason movie studios seem to be afraid of making things fly out the screen at you!