Re: Batman Begins vs The Amazing Spider-Man?
While I'm no TASM hater and I'm fully on board with Webb's direction and the great cast and can't wait for TASM2 but comparing it to Begins is silly.
ASM was a reboot that followed the plot of the original Spider-Man film relatively closely, only straying into new territory in a few (admittedly interesting) ways.
Begins was a COMPLETELY fresh, mature, deep re-imagining that I myself didn't see coming given the history of the Batman franchise and its roots in campiness.
One was way more important and influential and is the reason the other is the way it is in many ways. And that one is Begins, one of the best hero origin films ever.