Re: Batman Begins vs The Amazing Spider-Man?
I don't think TASM was awful, but it was too much of a rehash of Raimi's spider-man, and as I said on another thread I fear Man of Steel is going to suffer the same sort of drawback, as it looks like a rehash of Superman 1 and 2.
Batman Begins was a refreshing take on an old tale, and fortunately for the film makers Burton's Batman was not an origin story, so Nolan and Goyer had a lot of territory on which to cover. Really the only duplicate scene is that of Bruce's parents being shot, and while it was filmed at similar camera angles and such, it was really done as a homage.
“Whenever you see somebody crossing over to something it gives it pop. Like Murder She Wrote and Magnum [P.I.] — great crossover. I got excited.” Joss Whedon on Spider-man joining the Avengers.