I personally find Spider-Man 3 to be underrated. Overstuffed, uneven, yes, but there's a lot of good in that film that mindlessly frothing fanboys refuse to acknowledge. It brought the Raimi trilogy to a satisfying end in my mind, but even for those who did absolutely hate it, there's no real reason why the entire series had to be junked and re-started from scratch. Re-cast the leads, fine, get a new director, sure, but resetting at zero? It took the James Bond series nearly 45 years before they did that, so to do it five years after the last Raimi film came out seems absurd to me. And Amazing doesn't feel different enough -- either stylistically or thematically or narratively -- to justify a top-to-bottom reboot like this. Batman Begins was totally different from the previous Tim Burton (good) and Joel Schumacher (bad) films, and thus it felt more deserved. But when they reboot Batman again a few years from now following The Dark Knight Rises (probably as part of the Justice League movie Warner Bros. desperately wants to glom onto that Avengers moolah)...I dunno. I just wish they'd let these franchises lay where they fall for a certain number of years (decades, even) before trotting them out again. Wait for a truly "new" generation of fans, a truly new breakthrough in technology. The first Raimi Spider-Man holds up beautifully (a few dodgy areas of CGI body doubles excepted), so I can't imagine some 12 year old kid not wanting to watch it because it's "old".