Marc Webb's spider-man reboot, classically titled The Amazing Spider-Man, is not a film that I was all that excited about, considering all of the other notable delegits that are debuting this summer, such as Prometheus, the Avengers, Dark Shadows and the hotly-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises, which looks infinitely better. Now, i enjoyed all three of the films from the original Spider-Man trilogy, including the often hated-upon third entry in the trilogy, Spider-Man 3. Now, despite the fact that the films often weren't often very faithful to the original comic books, with big examples being the fact that the movies had Mar Jane Watson as Peter Parkers love interest, when in the comics, Gwen Stacy was there all along, and Mary Jane only came into the scene much later. And, for another example, and perhaps, the great example of them all, look no further than...Spider-Man 3, itself. But, enough about thsoe films, let's talk about the 2012 version, The Amazing Spider-Man. Now, in my broadened opinion, the film spends every single solitary minute of it's 136 minute running time attempting to stitch up all of the wrong doings that the previous three films had commited against the oriignal comic books, but, the 2012 version spends far too much time trying to make everything exactly like the comic books, all the while forgeting to cast actors who actuallty surpass the previous et of actors, make some actuallly enjoyable and well-made action sequences, and most importanyl, at the very least, have fun with it. The film does none of these. It just lays limp for a dreary and brazenly dull 136 minute running time, with notable actors such as Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary and Rhys Ifans having to just stand-in and act around the kids. Speaking of Rhys Ifans, he is completely wasted here, as is the villain which he portrays, the Lizzard. This film, who we have never before seen in action in a movie, is a brutal dissapointment, and a crude misjudgement of what stands as an adequet villain for todays super hero movie. The fact that there is almost no character development with this character is rather tragic, considering that we really should care about this character, but we really don't. Now, since this film is given the usual superhero summer blockbuster certificate of the PG-13 Rating, the following parental content is pretty much as follows: There is relatively frequent sequences of sci-fi action and violence, with some scenes of high school bullying and a murder involving Peter Parkers uncle Ben. Also, there is prominent but mild sensuality and innuendo throughout the film, with several lines of dialoge that will go over the heads of most children. And, finally, there is moderate but mild language, including a few uses here and there of d-mn, h-ll and a--. So, is the Amazing Spider-Man a dissapointment? You bet. Was I expecting any better? Asbolutely not. Still, it makes for a thoughtful-to be sure-but mislead accident.