Roger Ebert gives it *** 1/2 out of ****
stars. This is from his opening paragraph:
In its broad strokes, "The Amazing Spider-Man" is a remake of Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" (2002), but it's not the broad strokes we care about. This is a more thoughtful film, and its action scenes are easier to follow in space and time. If we didn't really need to be told Spidey's origin story again, at least it's done with more detail and provides better reasons for why Peter Parker throws himself into his superhero role.
And that there is called missing the point.
Peter doesn't need REASONS--plural--to be Spider-man.
He got selfish, did a foolish thing, his uncle died: WITH GREAT POWER, COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.
END OF REASON, singular.