This time around, I liked Spiderman much better. Jake Gyllenhal was also a great addition. It was full of action, comedy, and had everything that makes for a great Summertime popcorn movie.
I just can't get over the casting. I keep trying. I just don't understand all the PC BS of making the characters COMPLETELY different than what they were in the comic books, TV and movies growing up. Peter Parker is Perfect. But I can't look at MJ as his love/crush, Flash as a skinny, short Indian kid, or aunt Mae being so very different. It's not that I don't like them, personally. I would not have any problem with them acting in the movie. I just think casting BLEW their job and tried to make these new Spiderman movies into something they didn't need to make them into. Why can't white kids play white kids that were white in the comic books and just add new characters like the funny Asian sidekick? Why isn't that OK any more? I understand diversity and why they would want to mix things up, but why the main characters that were established for decades? I just have to shake my head at it and go with it. But -- It made another $billion$ without asking for my opinion, so what do I know?
Getting past the casting fiasco, the movie itself, was great. I liked it. I liked watching my son enjoy it. I'd watch it again. In the end, I guess that is what matters.