Jeff of We Got This Covered wrote, "It’s been only ten years since the original Spider-Man trilogy was begun by Sam Raimi. Now, after three films, the studio has opted to start anew with a complete reboot of the franchise in The Amazing Spider-Man. Perhaps they felt that the original series of films had gone as far as they could go, and, of course, there’s the fact that the third film had numerous problems, so a fresh start could be just what the franchise needed. Plus there’s the opportunity to improve upon the original film, which had a few issues of its own. So, since we’re starting from the beginning, we inevitably find ourselves with an origin story."