Damn there is a lot of hate and snark in this thread.
I just got back from seeing a matinee of The Amazing Spiderman. I am with Dickson. I, too, was a lover of Spiderman 3, and maybe that is why. The origin story was better in this film than Raimi's. I think Martin Sheen brought the right amount of love, paternalness, and jokes to make his relationship with Peter feel real (The 'He has your picture on his computer, I saw it, I am his Parole Officer' line killed it in my showing.) Like Freeman said above me, his death goes straight to the moral obligation speech.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have so much chemistry, it is amazing they didn't blow up the OsCorp lab. While, I understand Dellamorte's feeling at the flirting end. It was too much for me as well. If she had come out and said 'I understand why he asked you to do that, but I am telling you it is okay' I may have been okay with it.
I actually liked Rosemary Harris better as Aunt May, but maybe that is because she has more lines than Sally Field. Dennis Leary's character was well-realized, and well acted. Overall, I stand in defiance of the CHUD mind and say, "I liked it!"
Someone earlier said they thought it was a bit of a comedown with Avengers before it and Dark Knight in mind two weeks from now. A friend of mine in the theater said, 'I wonder if we will ever get an Avengers that has Spiderman and Wolverine?'