Originally Posted by FilmNerdJamie
Last I checked Spider-Man was an incredibly popular movie that broke the opening weekend and was the zeitgeist film of its year. Didn't matter who the villain in the sequel was. It was going to break bank. It did.
The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't exactly as well received. Very much a middle-of-the-road reaction. Some loved it. Some hated it. Most thought it was OK and moved on. Quite different circumstances this time.
10th best CBM on RT and 2nd in the polls for spidey films. If the reboot showed anything, Spider-Man is still on the top 3 most popular characters