People everywhere have been asking, -is the reboot really necessary?-. And let me tell you, -Whatever the answer, its a GOOD reboot at that!- The Amazing Spider-Man numerously follows close to the original Spider-Man plot line of 2002. HOWEVER, it does not get old and takes a completely different turn. In this alternate Spidey Universe, things gets darker and the villains are no longer black and the heroes are no longer white. Humanity in itself becomes a mesh of gray and thus becomes more interesting to watch as it goes deeper behind character motives. Though it may seem at first the message could potentially be -with great power comes great responsibility- this movie redirects a different route. It becomes, -in your weakness, you find your strength-. Spider-Man is more vulnerable here, at first using his powers only to find his uncle's murderer. Then after saving a little boy; for the first time using his abilities unselfishly, he realizes he can actually do good. In the end, the bullet in his leg becomes a clear message of -strength in weakness- as Spidey learns he can't do this alone. They also take a different turn with the whole bully, another reminder of how characters are not black and white. And when Spider-Man *SPOILER* has no choice but to turn his head when his mask is off and reveal his identity to the head officer, you see another example of -strength in weakness- *END SPOILER*. Gwen Stacey is not a the average damsel in distress (she attacks the lizard with a trophy) which is nice to see onscreen. Also, the lizard becomes the kind of villain you're not sure about. He so desperately wants to feel complete and goes a little overboard but in the end *SPOILER* he saves Spider-Man from a death fall. *END OF SPOILER* The acting was great, Emma Stone is spunky as always and Garfield is convincing as an outcast who develops powers. He's also more fun to watch and root for because you want him to win so desperately and it actually feels like he may not. This Spider-Man reality makes you feel for the characters in a way the original couldn't. Its fun. Its exciting. Its darker. Its more complex. Its heart wrenching. Its no longer black and white. All in all, its worth it and more enjoyable!