Quite simply lets face it, the Amazing Spider-man is a different spiderman film in itself, set in a different marvel universe therefore it cannot be compared to the first three Sam Raimi Spider-Man films.
So firstly opinions based on its own independency it is an OK film, no it's not fantastic but it's still entertaining enough to watch, it has created the steps and now the next film will have to dive deeper into it's characters and story to really make a GREAT movie!
The story is quite cliche really however due to the action you really don't notice as much, the characters are surprisingly 50/50, you'll either love them or you'll hate them, however I enjoyed them. Peter Parker (played by Andy garfield) was well portrayed and he did his homework, however I found this Spider-man to be very childish rather and not having a connection with adults too although this may change in later sequels. Gwen Stacy (Played by Emma Stone) was portrayed also very well, proved to be a likeable and at times humourous character. Dr.connors (The Lizard-Played by Rhys Ivans) was portrayed amazingly well, possibly the best actor in the film, he always manages to play a decent villain, whilst portraying innocence as well as anger is pretty awesome.
There were too many plot points taken from the original spiderman so therefore it will not feel like an original in itself, but it was still entertaining enough to hold its own.
comparisons between the two different Spider-Man films:
My opinion is that the first two Spider-Man films were far better than the Amazing Spider-Man, through cast and story as well as action sequences. But that's just my opinion, i still opt you all to watch the latest edition of the marvel universe but don't expect great things from this movie because the originals were far better!
The Amazing-Spiderman may not be a great movie but it stands up on it's own two feet and makes sure it is heard, a great cast and some good action sequences makes sure you don't get too in touch with the story as thats where the movie lacks depth. Although it has many ideas for possible sequels lurking in wait.
Other films related:
Spider-Man 2: 10/10
Spider-Man 3: 7.5/10