The Amazing Spider-man is a story we all know, with a different interpretation. Marc Webb tells his story of Spider-man in high school as he struggles to learn about himself and his family. His Spider-man is the Spider-man we all love from our childhood. You know, that cheesy cartoon with the terrible puns and laughable moments mixed with action and a great hero. I felt that the dialogue was witty enough to encompass my childhood, but not sending me into eye-rolls. This interpretation of Spider-man is the way I always imagined he would emerge on the big-screen.
There were many weak moments of the film that took me, as a viewer, right out of the story. The biggest one was the excess of cheap-looking CGI. For a big blockbuster, the CGI in places looked as though a middle-schooler created it on his cheap, secondhand computer.
Also, I felt the acting was kind of weak. Andrew Garfield was strong for most of the film, but at several moments I felt that he was too "cool" to be Spider-man. Emma Stone was almost flawless, but it was hard to imagine her as a high school student. Martin Sheen and Sally Field were nice touches on the cast, almost lifting the younger, less-experienced members of the cast.
The Amazing Spider-man is worth a see or two or even three. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought, given the franchise's previous films. I look forward to the sequels.