Spider-Man has a long cinema history as well as TV and comics so the basic premise of the character is well known to many, including Homer Simpsons Spider-Pig song.
This time, with a new actor in the title role, the makers have avoided the temptation to just remake the origin story and give us a new web of intrigue.
Sadly they have still used one aspect of the earlier films concerning the secret identity of the villain.
So I have to say this is just another run of the mill superhero tale from the Marvel Studios.
The special effects are spectacular as in all these genre of films with nothing really new. The plot is predicta
ble and characterisations two-dimensional. There is some humour, mainly sardonic and weak.
However, if I were a pre-teen child seeing their first Spider-Man film, I would be over the moon with excitement at the antics of their hero.
Thankfully they are the target audience for this film and not grumpy old film nuts like me. It will be a great hit because of that.
So its 3 stars out of five for adult audiences and 5 Stars for their children.