Re: The Amazing Spider-Man Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
Well, I finally saw it, and I liked it more than I thought I would, but not as much as the Raimi version. I liked that Flash Thompson got more development than in the Raimi movies and the return of the mechanical web-shooters, but didn't care for the tweeks to the origin or the lack of bottom-line basic elements of Spidey-lore such as J.J.J. and the catchphrase about power and responsibility.
I didn't have any issues with the casting and thought that every one put in a good performance.
I am looking forward to the sequel and the introduction of MJ and Harry. And as much as I liked Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, I do hope that they remain true to the tragic end of Gwen's story.
I voted "good".
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