STFUandPlay's Brian Munjoma writes,
"Comic book movies sure have taken a turn for the better in the last couple of years. They’ve gone from offensively taking the piss with those bat-nipples to chart topping success like The Dark Knight & Marvel’s Avengers. So it came to no surprise that Sony and FOX wanted to get in on the box office feast with their Marvel properties, Spider-Man and X-Men. The first Amazing Spider-Man got welcomed with lukewarm reviews from fans and critics alike. Having seen the recent success of the Avengers, Sony decided to pull its finger out it’s ass and actually try to make a Spider-man movie instead of throwing one out there because they had to."