Marvel are absolutely dominating the box office with their Cinematic Universe and 20th Century Fox have successfully brought the X-Men back from the murk of The Last Stand. And then there's Sony. While other studios have been relishing in critical praise and box office success, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the worst received entry in the once immortal franchise, making a genre staple seem tired and obsolete. The whole reboot has been condemned from the off, going back to the start purely out of a desperation to retain the rights to the character (Sony must produce a new Spider-Man movie every five years, otherwise the property would revert back to Marvel). And while the fact that the company doesn't have a clue what to do with the character is painfully obvious, with each film seems more concerned with setting up the next than delivering something of worth in its own right, this isn't a Batman And Robin-level atrocity. Sam Raimi's trilogy was, for the most part, better than what's on offer in the newer, Marc Webb-directed series, but there are some points that Amazing does better, which we'll be exploring today. Let's not forget the original's did often fall into Raimi's penchant for camp. There's various rumours that Sony are planning to reboot the series again somewhat after the disappointing returns from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (it's box office mat appear impressive, but it's short of what the franchise needs), with the previously stated future (Sinister Six, then a female led stand-alone flick, then The Amazing Spider-Man 3) thrown into doubt. It remains to be seen whether this speculation turns out to be true, so for now let's have a look at things that the still present version of Spider-Man did right.
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