Okay this movie is really poorly marketed and some of the reviews have been extremely stupid. I personally thought this movie was going to be terrible and went in wanting to hate it. Partially because I was a fan of the Raimi films and I had seen reviews comparing the film to Twilight and saying it was EXACTLY like 2002's Spider-Man. Anyway those are both completely off! It is like 2002's Spider-Man in the sense that Peter learns he has to make the tough choices to protect those he loves, however he makes the wrong choice at the end of this one and it will surely lead to disaster in the sequel. If I had to say it reminded me of any movie I'd say it reminded me of a more serious version of Kick-Ass. Peter isn't a nerd per-say, he's more of a loser. Nerds these days are typically not quiet and have quite a few nerd friends and are very openly strange. Peter is extremely shy and introverted, he's awkward and doesn't have much confidence. It's a very realistic depiction of what a true outcast in high school is today. Also his transformation into a superhero reminded me of what a loser who was actually crazy enough to try to be a superhero would be like in the real world, much like Kick-Ass. Anyway I personally eat almost every word I said and I personally I think I'm going to like this movie more than the Dark Knight at the end of the month. The only complaint I still have was choosing the Lizard as the main villain. He's not particularly compelling and he could have been done much much better. However, Garfield as Spider-Man carries the film so well its easy to overlook the Lizard's short comings, much like how Downey's performance in Iron Man allowed us to over look how stupid the Iron Monger's plan was. Anyone left with doubts reading this, needs to give it a shot.