Yes it's all very clever, with spooky moments and the concept is brave. But it also difficult and missing an element to draw me more willingly into this difficult world. Still, a second viewing seems necessary.
I'm not so concerned about reboots, remakes or sequels as they don't take away from other versions, but could potentially add a new spin on a good story. So with that in mind, I watched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and had a good time. Most of the time.
The early school scenes had a lightness of touch in the dialogue and performances that was charming, but the contrivances of the story were pretty tough to take. The Lizard and Spider-Man made…
Trivial and asinine. Shocking, only in its mediocrity.
What would really be shocking at this point, is to have a film with characters that the audience can care about. Not some flippant and superficial scumbags, prancing around in some nonsense action scenes, interacting with some other equally superficial scumbags. If being a superhero means justifying the instant judgement and execution of people they don't know through moral superiority, then I'll pass. Gas.