Peter Parker has been an idol for many young people growing up. Is it because of the awesome powers? Is it because of his allure to girls who seem out of his league? Possibly. But the main reason I think he's such an iconic hero is because he's a teenager living, and dealing with the regular conflicts a teenager faces and Andrew Garfield fully embodies that persona. The high school angle is given much more prominence in The Amazing Spider-Man than in any other adaptations of the Spider-Man. The Amazing Spider-Man was first published in Marvel's Amazing Fantasy #15, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko what was born that day was most likely the most relatable superhero of our time. Andrew Garfield doesn't play Peter like a nerd who's constantly made fun of by bully's but as a misunderstood outcast that everybody has felt as least once in their life's. Emma Stone plays the cool, blonde, intellectual Gwen Stacy who outdated 60's look fits very well in the picture. Rhys Ifan's plays the tragic monster the Lizard adding depth to a villain that wouldn't have worked in many other movies. One thing that that the movie also did exceptionally well with was the characterization of Uncle Ben. I was convinced that he was not just a plot point, but a character we could love and learn from as much as Peter does himself. I wanted more characterization from Aunt May, but I guess that will have to wait till the sequel for more of that.