Professor Zoom wrote:
I've noticed a lot of friends are not particularly excited. I don't know if it's because it's so recent for them, but for me... it just doesn't look like fun. Not with all of the "secrets" of Parker's past... blah blah blah.
I'm sure the movie will do fine... I just don't know if I'll see it anytime soon.
This critic seems to confirm your suspicions...
'Amazing Spider-Man' Not Much Fun
- Here’s a cool idea for a movie: Teenage dweeb Peter Parker weathers the taunts and pokes of high-school bullies until one day he’s bitten by some kind of magical spider and starts shooting sticky webs out of his hands and scampering up walls and…
Oh, wait—we’ve already seen this movie. Ten years ago, in Sam Raimi’s opening installment of the first Spider-Man series....
Will The Amazing Spider-Man suck up millions over the long Fourth of July weekend? Sure. So did the goopy Spider-Man 3—even though that film wound up tanking the first Spidey series.
A few more reviews....
critics are divided down the middle on Sony's 'Spider-Man' reboot
: The consensus is not unlike Parker's own superhero career: rocky at points, healthy at times and flat-out "amazing" in other areas.
Spidey Peters out
: hardly awful but not coming close to living up to that adjective in the title either. Sometimes dull and mostly uninspired, it’s much less a satisfying reboot like “Batman Begins’’ than a pointless rehash in the mode of “Superman Returns.’’
Marc Webb's new Spider-Man is the superhero film for the Twilight generation
: On paper Gwen might be the love interest, but in many ways she’s the main character, giving us a human perspective on the superhuman drama.
Looks like there are some positive reviews but the fact this is being viewed as essentially a remake of a ten year old film is doing the production no favors.