I just saw Spiderman at its HK premiere. I hate to bring bad news but Spiderman did not live up to expectation. This is coming from a Spiderman fan who grew up with Spiderman cartoons and comics. I can even recite the song now. I liked the 1st half which focused on the beginning. I especially liked the fact that it was very close to the comic book. Tobey Maguire does a great job as Peter and Spidey. I also liked the web swinging from building to building. It looks believable and much better than the old TV movie. The problem I had with this film was that it was slow. There are great action sequences but too much down time between them. It's another case of trailers and promo pieces showing too much of the good stuff. I expected more, especially during the last battle. It may have been that I was just too excited and hyped for this film. The end of the film brought very little applause from the full house. 3 other people (no Spidey knowledge) I went with did not like the film and found it boring. On a superhero movie scale, Spiderman ranks below Superman, X-Men, and Batman. The first 40~50 minutes are great and I would put it on par with young Clark Kent portion of Superman. 2 hour film actually felt longer. Sigh.