'Amazing Spider-Man' Synopsis Puts It All Together

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Have you been thirsting for "The Amazing Spider-Man" plot details? You're in luck: Columbia Pictures has released the official synopsis, in anticipation of the film's July 3 release. As befitting of an origin story, the movie seems like it'll be pretty straightforward.

Check out the synopsis past the jump.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. It's nice to see it in words, though, as confirmation that they're not completely changing the formula. The twists regarding Curt Connors and his parents are new, but they're necessary to set the franchise apart from the Sam Raimi movies. Those movies will be there when we need them, but for now, the trains of change continue to speed through the stations of destiny (or something).

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