THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN -- As a cash grab, this film wasn't necessary. We as an audience weren't craving a new Spider-Man film. We almost needed more time to forget that terrible Spider-Man 3. BUT... this was a good film. It's not perfect but it does a lot of things right. I think they nailed the emotion of the film perfectly and that's very important... because that's the heart of the film. It still has cliche'd "head of the company" characters but overall, it was a worthy effort. But golly, 2 hours and 25 minutes is an awful long time. This is Spider-Man not Lord of the Rings!