Nicholas of Movies Hates You Too writes:
The Amazing Spider-Man is being released exactly ten years and two months after Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and just sixty-two months after the release of Spider-Man 3. That’s not a lot of time; if a five year old saw Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man in the theater he’d only be fifteen now and the franchise is already being rebooted. Is two franchises and four films in just over a ten year period too much especially considering just how many comic book films are released every year?
Hopefully most you know enough about Spider-Man to render providing too much of a synopsis moot. Peter Parker is an awkward high school wannabe photographer with a crush on one of his classmates. He is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the superhuman strengths of a spider and decides to use his uncanny abilities to fight crime. Unfortunately a lonely, one armed scientist that transforms into a giant lizard wants to kill Spider-Man and eradicate the human race.