Welcome PoP!ulation, to the In Theaters Edition of Clean Slate! This week, we are swinging out of the Clean Slate studios and into the theaters to give our favorite neighborhood web slinger a second chance, as we check out this weeks theatrical release of the Spider-Man franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man! It’s been 5 years since we last saw Spider-Man spinning his web on the big screen in the debacle that was Spider Man 3, and yet the cuts from its failures still haven’t healed. Can Marc Webb, the man who brought the world 500 Days of Summer, bring us a movie that will heal all the wounds left by the mistakes of a franchise gone wrong with a horrible Green Goblin costume, a Sand Man who has the ability to fly off into the sunset and an inept origin and death of a Venom? Or will this just be a poor excuse for a band aid, that’s thrown on a spider bite far too infected to heal, just so a movie studio can cash in on keeping the rights to the Spider-Man franchise?
I for one, am hoping for the first option and that this reboot will be just what the fans need to not only wash the taste of Spider-Man 3 out of their mouthes, but to also be the bridge that will bring together competing movie studios, so that we can finally have a complete Marvel Universe on the big screen. So, sit back and enjoy, as I meet up with some of the Panels On Pages PoP! Stars, and hit the theaters to check out Andrew Garfield’s take on our favorite smart ass spider, in the reboot that is The Amazing Spider-Man.