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Common Sense Media's Feel-Good DVD Gift Guide

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'The Amazing Spider-Man'

Age: 12+

Why Buy? Rebooting the webslinger's story only a few years after Tobey Maguire's final Spidey film, this action-packed adventure brings energy and charm to Peter Parker's transformation into Spider-Man. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield lead a great cast.

What Parents Should Know: Parents need to know that "The Amazing Spider-Man" sticks pretty closely to the standard superhero template. There's an average guy (Andrew Garfield) who mysteriously receives amazing powers and is suddenly thrust into the unfamiliar role of savior, some tame romance (kissing, flirting), mild swearing, and lots of comic book-style action -- cars getting thrown off bridges, villains throwing heroes through walls, and assorted other mayhem, some with weapons and a bit of blood. Popular actress Emma Stone co-stars as Spidey's love interest, and Martin Sheen adds gravitas in the tragic role of Peter Parker's kind Uncle Ben. —Common Sense Media (Photo: Sony)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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