Reactions so far have been positive, with praise for Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's lead turns and the film's focus on its human dynamics.
Robbie Collin (The Daily Telegraph):
"What's refreshing is how Webb makes [the] action sequences count: with a plot that rests almost entirely on the romance between his two leads...
"On paper Gwen might be the love interest, but in many ways she's the main character, giving us a human perspective on the superhuman drama. (Garfield and Stone have a plausible, pensive chemistry together, and for once that actually matters.)"
Andrew Pulver (The Guardian):
"In re-engineering Parker into the introspective, uncertain male more typical of his previous film, Webb is aided by a terrific performance from Andrew Garfield, who brings a genial unflappability that allows him to negotiate the often-ludicrous demands of the superhero plotline...
"It's the successful synthesis of... action and emotion... that means this Spider-Man is as enjoyable as it is impressive: Webb's control of mood and texture is near faultless as his film switches from teenage sulks to exhilarating airborne pyrotechnics."
"Swinging from fresh to faithful-to-source, Marc Webb's reboot is a sparky, well-cast, often punchy Spidey spin... but it's also Spider-Man Begins Again, struggling in places to assert its own identity...
"A young buck made testy by grief, a rebel without a comb, Garfield nails all bases here, star DNA aglow. Starey eyes melting, he's winningly earnest; lithe of physique, he delivers in the dust-ups; blithely gatecrashing Gwen Stacy's bedroom, he gives good dreamboat."
Ian Freer (Empire):
"Graced with great performances from Garfield and Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man is a rare comic-book flick that is better at examining relationships than superheroism. If it doesn't approach the current benchmark of Avengers Assemble, it still delivers a different enough, enjoyable origin story to live comfortably alongside the Raimi era."
Nick Curtis (The Evening Standard):
"Shame. We finally get a British superhero, and he's a bit boring. London-born Andrew Garfield has stepped into the spandex Spidey-suit for this premature reboot of the Marvel franchise...
"[Webb] dispenses with much of the character and sass that always made this character fun. It's not Garfield's fault: he is a convincingly troubled, inarticulate Peter Parker, a springily athletic Spider-Man, and has awesome hair. His greatest enemy is the script. That, and the rather wearisome 3D."
The Amazing Spider-Man opens in cinemas on July 3.