10 Most Disappointing Comic Book Movies Of All-Time
10. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Given its standing as a reboot of a franchise that probably didn't need to rebooted so soon in the first place, there should have been a sense of "new and innovative" about The Amazing Spider-Man. Instead, we got yet another basic re-telling of the Peter Parker origin story, with not a whole lot to separate it from the original Sam Raimi version. Were the studio afraid to take risks? Were the writers and director out of ideas? So although The Amazing Spider-Man was a good enough film, there's no denying that it was a throughly disappointing one, too. The first half of the movie, far better than the second, establishes plot points regarding Peter Parker's parents that are never resolved or touch upon again, almost as if the idea was scrapped. You'll find out more in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, of course, but given that this picture was marketed around the idea that this was Spider-Man like we'd "never seen him before," it seemed like something of a cop-out. If you're taking the time to reboot something, it's important to ensure that you give audiences reason to spend their money again; this flick didn't.