Hey guys, So I feel this is kind of an interesting topic to discuss. It's not necessarily focusing on the "I've seen Spider-Man X amount of times" but more so the impression it leaves on you with each viewing. I'll elucidate... When I saw The Amazing Spider-Man opening night, I left the theater pretty underwhelmed. It was by no means a bad film. I think there were a lot of variables that came into play with the feelings I had. Many of us knew nearly 60% of the movie before going in. We scowered the internet for the various clips, trailers, behind the scenes videos, etc. I think this kind of had a negative impact on my enjoyment of the film. Not because I knew what was going to happen, I think I just envisioned it playing out differently is all. I also think the surreality of Amazing Spider-Man finally being here was another huge factor. It was kind of overwhelming to an extent. We waited nearly five years for another Spider-Man movie. I think it was just a lot to take in. Also, I was a little cursed going into this film. The Lizard is my number one favorite villain of all time. I've grown up with the character. I know his mythos in and out. When you're a diehard fan, you rarely get to see your character done justice. I think the only exception really is Doctor Octopus in Raimi's Spider-Man 2. The Joker is up there as well but I know a lot of people complain about the various elements Nolan decided to introduce with the character. Leaving the theater, I felt the Lizard wasn't handled properly. I felt a lot that made the character so enticing was left on the cutting-room floor. It was disheartening. They also had plenty of factors that confused the audience. I.E. his ability to control Lizards, his motivation to change people into Lizards. All ripped straight from the comic pages. It didn't really seem to fit the grounded tone the movie had in the first forty minutes. That being said, I was really disheartened that I was leaving the theater with mixed emotions. Especially when everyone else leaving the five/six sold out theater screenings couldn't stop raving about how much they loved the film. I came home after the midnight premier and went to bed with my mixed emotions. I then woke up, decided to get some lunch and go see the movie again that Tuesday. To refrain from dragging this post on I'll just summarize with, I left the theater the second time with how I should have felt after the midnight showing. I left with a big stupid grin on my face. With the mentality of "THAT is Spider-Man". All the quarrels I had a few hours before vanished. I think having a preconceived notion of what you're about to watch means a world of difference. You knew what to expect. How the film was going to play out. You had the ability to take it all in and pick up on things that maybe you weren't focusing on a second time. I know a lot of folks who have gone to see The Amazing Spider-Man more than once and have deduced the same conclusion. That's where this thread comes in. I'm wondering, could it be that maybe one viewing of the film isn't enough? That maybe a lot of people fall into the same fate of expecting something completely different. Thus it ruins the experience because it's not what they envisioned. But going in and seeing it again, with a preconceived notion, they will walk out impressed? So how have your views on the film changed with each viewing?