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The Amazing Spider-Man: A Sign of the Times

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Rating: 3 out of 5

CONCEPT:
There is so much buzz and controversy surrounding this reboot. Many agree it was too soon. I think it was. And, there was a lot of Movie Studio politics fueling the decision to start from scratch, as well. Contract negotiations, hurt egos, tepid movie execs who were burnt by the Spiderman 3 backlash, blah blah blah.

CHARACTERS:
Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, is a much different teen than Tobey McGuire. He seems more detached, angry, secluded, and ditsy. He seems like a brat from the beginning, and his attitude seems hardly superhero worthy. Wasn't the old comic book Peter Parker a smart, accomplished science nerd? Both new movie franchises have abandoned that for a new, "dork" version of Peter Parker. Sure, the new Peter Parker helps uncle Ben around the house with things sometimes. But, he still seems like a goofy, skateboarding entitled nimrod most of the movie. And, once becoming Spider-Man with strong powers, he's motivated by…