To cleanse the palate, this is really the ultimate modern superhero flick, isn’t it? Initially it was going to be the fourth of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films, but when that was scrapped, they turned around and decided to just reboot the series. Creatively exhausted and desperate for easy blockbuster box office, Hollywood’s now so dependent on superhero movies that it’s taken to recycling ones that are less than 10 years old. I wonder when the inevitable “Dark Knight” remake will come out. Maybe Matt Damon as Batman this time and Ryan Gosling as the Joker? Or vice versa? Does it matter? You’ll see it. You’ll pay any ticket price they ask.

In fairness, America might be primed for a story about a super-powerful geek who takes the law into his own hands in order to fight the bad guys. Peter Parker = Barack Obama?