Enthusiasm for The Amazing Spider-Man has been tempered by a caveat. In the words of Roger Ebert, “We didn’t really need to be told Spidey’s origin story again.” It’s only five years since the same studio gave us the third instalment of a different version of the same arachnid hero’s exploits. The pace of cinematic coprophagia seems to be hotting up. So does its volume.
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