The superhero summer starts here, with lots of whams, plenty of bams and, yes, even a besuited ma'am.
An unnecessary reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man is more average than awesome; more "meh" than "woo hoo". Not that it's a bad film, far from it.
When Marvel announced they'd signed up Kenneth Branagh to direct their latest superhero movie there was a lot of shaking of heads and 'what???' coming from the film blogosphere.
The short-lived 1978 series of The Fantastic Four contains an apt four hours of animated superhero action created by Marvel's legendary Stan Lee, who also wrote most of the episodes.
A quick trawl around the web will bring up a lot of passion as far as the Incredible Hulk is concerned.
OK, the first Fantastic Four film didn't set the world on fire, although admittedly it was much, much better than the unreleased 1994 Roger Corman version.
This third instalment of the Spider-Man story clearly demonstrates just how good Sam Raimi’s web-slinging franchise is.