I’ll just go ahead and put it out there: I really don’t want to like The Amazing Spider-Man. I already got the Spider-Man movie of my dreams eight years ago with Spider-Man 2. I’ve been a fan of Sam Raimi since Darkman, and I always saw him as being the ideal choice for this property. This reboot wipes the slate clean and starts from scratch, tossing everything Raimi and company did out the proverbial window. That really irks me, yet I still don’t want the film to fail. I want to be proven wrong come opening day. Spidey has been my favorite superhero since childhood, and I root for him no matter what. I’ll gladly eat a nice big slice of humble pie if the final product delivers.