The Amazing Spider-Man (spoilers)
It was good, not great. I would put it on par with Spider-Man 2 which was my favorite of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. In terms of comic book movies, it doesn't touch The Dark Knight or Captain America. Yes, I liked Captain America a lot.
It's an interesting take on Spider-Man's origin story though Spider-Man is 1 of 3 comic book origin stories that really don't need to be retold (the others being Batman and Superman). Everyone kind of knows how that goes down. Using Richard and Mary Parker is a departure though there's no payoff... in this film. That plot thread looks like it will be explored in a sequel. I was hoping against hope that the mid-after credits scene would feature Agent Coulson or Nick Fury (since in the comics Peter's parents are both SHIELD agents) and Marvel/Disney secretly negotiated a cross-over. No dice.
The film nixed Uncle Ben's famous line. A small part of me as a Spider-Man fan died a little inside, but the film handles the subtext of that line well. Uncle Ben says it without actually saying it. I tend to avoid reading fan comments on comic book movies, but I'm sure this is one of the things people are complaining about. A friend who does follow fanboy comments (mostly from comicbookmovie.com) was annoyed that The Lizard doesn't have a "proper snout." He's not alone either. Apparently, that was also a big thing. I didn't really care, nor did I care that Connors didn't always wear his lab coat. Seriously, this is what people are bitching about.
The action was good, as was the pacing and characterization (though one seemingly important character played by Irrfan Khan completely disappears midway through the film). It loses points for not really bringing anything new to the table except maybe the short 1st person segments which I didn't think were necessary though I didn't knock them for existing. They didn't make the movie worse. If I absolutely had to nitpick the film for anything, I would have wanted more Spider-Man. Overall, it was a fun movie though considerably less fun than The Avengers but that was a straight action movie. This was the film I was looking forward to the most this summer and I'm not disappointed. I still think The Dark Knight Rises will be the best one.