Following the unprecedented success of the Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, the murmurings of a reboot seemed untimely just five years after Toby Maguire hung up the spider spandex. Give it some thought though. The franchise grossed more than $2.5 billion at the global box office and five years in the film business is a long time. 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man has a new director at the helm, a fresh cast of upcoming actors and a different approach and feel to the previous films.
Director Marc Webb brings the comic sensibility akin to his previous hit indie breakout comedy (500) Days of Summer and combines it into an action packed classic Hollywood tale of teen angst turned superhero. Visually this film takes a lot of what was great about the previous films and adds a level of detail, playfulness and realism that really sets it aside as something totally new.