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How to Reboot a Spider

So, what does it take to get me out of my cave and writing a new blog post? A new superhero movie, evidently.

Hmmmm… But that doesn’t quite ring true. One might have thought I would blog about The Avengers. But I didn’t.

Why not? It was the superhero movie event of the decade. I enjoyed the hell out of it, make no mistake. It was the movie that everyone wanted to love, and damn near everybody did love. It’s the movie we love to love. There was just so much right about it.

And therein lies the problem. There was near-universal agreement about the movie and about the sheer brilliance of Joss Whedon’s script and direction. There wasn’t really anything for me to say that hadn’t been said a million times in a million ways by a million other reviewers, bloggers, and fans.

Not so with The Amazing Spider-Man.

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