So, they went and rebooted Spider-Man. It's a move that many have opted the deride as a money-grabbing attempt by the studios, which seems fair considering that the first two Sam Raimi outings are frequently cited as among the very best comic book adaptations ever put on screen. Yet, I'll be perfectly honest: while I liked the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films, I never loved them. There were too many elements that just didn't gel with me, and I was fully on-board for a new take on Spidey. The Amazing Spider-Man seemed like a logical step: upgrade the effects, pick up a slightly darker timeline, replace the weak Mary Jane with the much-loved Gwen Stacy, and reboot the series the way Christopher Nolan had with Batman. I'm sure everyone behind The Amazing Spider-Man thought that was exactly what they were doing, and while in some aspects they've certainly succeeded, in others the film falls disappointingly short. Spidey's biggest problem is this: if you've never seen the Raimi films, this origin story is perfectly fine. Good, even. You'll probably enjoy it and it has enough to offer. If you're familiar with the "old" ones? Well, this is alright but a little unnecessary, entertaining but not enough, and likely to leave you with an overall 'meh'.