Reliable to its source, and it benefits from fantastic performances. But, what it lacks, is (in my opinion) a good Peter Parker. I still enjoy Maguire's performance, but, it doesn't compare to Willem Dafoe and James Franco's acting skills. All in all, it is a great movie, and it is has that familiar Sam Raimi feel. A wonderful film, 'nuff said.
Though Christian Bale's performance was not at its peak and it was not as good a movie as it's predecessors, Salvation offers enough action-packed thrill rides to keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.
I don't understand how some people cannot like this 10th installment in Pixar's movie line-up. This film is heartfelt, visually amazing, emotional, funny, and fantastically written tale about a senior who ties balloons to his house, and takes off to a land that him and his late wife dreamed of going to someday is possibly the greatest movie I have seen, and any person of any age can enjoy it. When I was in the movie theater, I forgot that I was watching an animated film, due to the great voice performances and effects like nothing I have witnessed. In short, SEE THIS FILM! You won't be disappointed.
After seeing this fantastic movie, I had to witness the source that it had been developed from. They are almost identical, making them both wonderful. I don't understand why people cannot make out what is happening, just because they have not read the graphic novel. I had no problem at all figuring it out, and if you have that much of an issue with it, LOOK IT UP ON THE INTERNET!! See the film, and you'll walk out satisfied.