Why a Reboot is Exactly What Spider-Man Needed

Sony’s reboot of Spider-Man is still baffling to the general public. Why start all over again? Why retell Peter Parker’s origin story when an overwhelming majority of moviegoers know it by heart?

Many people are of the camp that a Spider-Man reboot was and is completely unnecessary, that if the characters had to be recast, there’s no reason the story had to involve a complete rewrite of the lore established by the first three films. Well, I disagree. The unraveling of “Spider-Man 4” might just turn out to be the best thing to happen to the franchise. An early 76% on Rotten Tomatoes for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” is hopefully an indication that I’m right.

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