I will be the first to admit this: I am not a superhero or comic book kind of person. I'm going to go out on a limb here, risk being sexist and say that this stuff is primarily geared toward males. Having said that, I am going to say that I really liked this movie; especially for being a comic book based superhero movie! Well-done on Mark Webb's (is that just a coincidence?) and the screenwriters' part for making this a story that appeals to both men and women, boys and girls with no swearing and no sex! How ever did they do that? One other thing that I must admit is that I really don't remember much of the other three Spider-Man movies. I guess they didn't make much of an impact on me! This one did. I was afraid that it was going to be a continuation of whatever the other Spider-Man movies did, but in fact it was a re-do of the entire story from childhood to current day. This was again, a good choice!
The familiar stories of bullying and retaliation in high school, love interests, meeting parents, and struggling with identity were all aspects addressed in this movie. Oh, yeah, and then the whole good vs. evil thing. This was a story. Even though it was a superhero comic book story, I really enjoyed it! This movie is going to entertain and appeal to both male and female and every age-group.