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Editorial: The Amazing Spider-Man Commentary

July 5, 2012
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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN open in AMC Theatres this past Tuesday to a record box office of $35 million dollars, a new record for a Tuesday opening. People were obviously interested in rushing out to see the new web slinger in action… but was it any good?

That obviously is a question for you to answer, but in todays installment of his video blog, AMC Movie News Senior Editor John Campea gives his thoughts on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Check it out:

So what do you think? Did you have a chance to see the film? Do you agree with John's thoughts? Disagree? Do you have other points that John didn't mention? Comment below and make sure to share this for others!

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