Have to admit, I was underwhelmed with the re-booted “Spider-Man,” the cynicism behind doing it, the Tony Perkins-ish leading man, the whole emotionally sterile/bottom line nature of the thing. So it is with a modicum of trepidation that I approach today’s showing of the sequel. Will it provide an emotional lift, or simply be a “This Week’s Super Villain (Jamie Foxx)” rote affair? There are millions of eager beavers out there, drooling in anticipation for this — as they were for the latest “Captain America” movie. The films are always competently made, decently acted (as far as such things go), but the endless conveyor belt of comics has left me cold, longing for that out of body experience that popcorn films, even comic book ones, used to promise.
Perhaps this will break that rut — the medium’s, or mine. But we’ll see.