Okay... Just watched this special tonight and here are my thoughts. I can live with the cosmetic changes to Spider-man. Although the lenses are a tad too close to the '77 TV series. I can accept the Lizard how they have him. Every comic villain gets conceptualized to some extent on film, so there you are. And I can live with the web-shooters and the change in the lead role of Parker. I realize it's a reboot and well... that's how it goes. But the number of stories this installment has to cover has me thinking this film will be spotty on strong story points and long on redundancy. Think about it. They have to RETELL the origin. Which means we have to watch Parker go through the discovery phase once more, as well as build his web-shooters. We have to watch Uncle Ben get killed again. And I suspect we have to find out what happen to Parker's parents AND discover why his "accident" may not have been one afterall. This is all on the way to him just becoming Spider-man! And THEN we have to get the background on the Lizard as well. Lots of back story to cover, which means something will suffer just so they can get to the fight between the Lizard and Spider-man. Looks like a script trying to take on more than it can possibly handle in a two hour time frame. I think it would have been far smarter to have picked up this story with Spider-man already in existence.