By Elisa Sanchez, EnStarz | Jul 04, 2012 04:43 PM EDT
"The Amazing Spider-Man" debuted Tuesday in U.S. theaters but has been welcomed with mixed reviews from movie critics.
The movie scored 66 out of 100 points in the site Metacritic.com, which compiles critic's reviews, In Rottentomatoes.com, another reviews aggregation site, the movie earned 72 percent of positive reviews.
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Several movie critics say the new Spider-Man is similar to other superhero films and the movie does not offer something new.
"This hugely elaborate production is supposed to be the reboot of a foundering franchise, but rebooting a computer wipes the silicon slate clean. In the movie, what's old is old again," Joe Morgenstern wrote for the Wall Street Journal.
But others challenged those opinions.
"Tha Amazing Spider-Man is considerably more fun-and yes, even touching-than so premature a reboot had any right to be," film critic Christopher Orr wrote for The Atlantic newspaper.
Other movie critics said the movie is worth to be watched because of actor Andrew Garfield's portrayal of Peter Parker.
"At 28, Garfield's slightly older than Maguire was when he played Peter Parker in 2002, but his combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor is immediately appealing," film critic Tom Charity wrote for CNN.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" focus on Peter Parker's search for the identity of his parents who abandoned him as a boy.
As Peter tries to figure out who his parents were, he discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father and begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
As Spider-Man, Parker is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, and will have to use his powers to become a hero.
Meanwhile, Peter falls in love with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).
"The Amazing Spider-Man" broke a box office record for a Tuesday opening, according to Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The film totaled $35 million in its first day in U.S. and Canada breaking the previous record of $27.8 million for a Tuesday debut held by the first "Transformers" film in 2007.
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