When I got a chance to check out The Amazing Spider-Man last week, I was anxious. I love Spider-Man and am fond of the Sam Raimi creations, and being a reboot I wasn't exactly sure the type of experience I was in for. However, I walked out of that theater with a massive smile on my face. THIS is the Spider-Man I grew up with as a kid reading comics, and I couldn't have been happier. In fact, it's one of the most character driven superhero films I've seen since The Dark Knight.