‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and the modern comic book movies

A.O. Scott writing for The New York Times on the growing slate of superhero movies:

And yet … I have to say that the hegemony of the superheroes leaves an increasingly sour taste in my mouth, and that their commercial ascendance has produced, with a few exceptions, diminishing creative returns. The scrappy underdogs and pulpy tales have turned into something else, and I wonder if some of the fun, and much of the soul, has been lost.