Unlike the other Spiderman movies, this latest version provides more depth of character to Peter Parker. Seemed slow at first with the character development, background, and family life episodes. However, in retrospect that is what makes this version unique. It also provides a more realistic (far fetched, I know) - view of how this would really play out in real life. That being: Peter Parker would not just suddenly have a SpiderMan suit. He would not suddenly be liked by all. The storyline grew this as an evolution.
Also a nice touch to add that among the first few criminal captures turn out to get bungled (capturing a police insider).
It still had all the Big Screen action, sound and graphics effects you would expect from a Marvel movie. However, it did not completely patronize the audience, by having just the 'bad' guy die... but did have some limited 'good guy' deaths, and some emotional repercussions.
Well done. Likeable movie. Great Friday night viewing with a good high quality surround sound system.
Don't expect too much artistic depth... but definitely an improvement for Hollywood and an enjoyable action movie all-around.