A very short “review” of the most recent Spidey film.
This film had a lot going for it. Mainly, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
However, I feel this version is plagued with bad characterization and story choices. Both, coming from a writing perspective.
Peter Parker in this film is a bully and extremely sarcastic.
Peter should be noble and witty.
Secondly, while Gwen Stacy is a major character in some continuity of the comics, most people consider Mary Jane to be Peter’s true love.
Lastly, Peter’s Aunt and Uncle are somewhat minimized and there is a large focus on a film-created mythology of Peter’s parents. It slows the film down.
If you want to see a film that better characterizes Peter, features Mary Jane and properly examines Peter’s relationship with his aunt and uncle, rent the first two Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire.