If you're a fan of first and second 'Spider-Man' movies (let's pretend the 3rd never happened), you might be disappointed.
While Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are certainly commendable, there were some major plot point flaws in the film, that weakened the movie.
Here's the 5 reasons why:
1. Andrew's character is way too cool. One could argue he was the coolest kid in high school - being sort of unknown, mostly liked, and intriguing all the girls. Toby was a total nerd, which made him getting his superpowers way more compelling. If anything it seemed Andrew sort of settled to be 'Spider-Man,' while Toby gravitated toward with way more incentives.
2. Gwen's character is not fleshed out. Mary Jane had an abusive father and big ambitions. In the film, we don't get to know anything about her, except she was already crushing on Peter Parker when the film starts -- yep, exactly -- Peter doesn't even have to work for anything!
3. The lizard as a villain was just not intimidating or remotely terrifying.
4. The whole chocolate milk scene was silly. In the first film, Peter has so much more at stake (the car, the money, his dignity), but the robbery scene at the convenience store was so contrived and not convincing. I mean, come on. Two cents short? "You can't take a penny unless you spend at least $10." It's just too many unrealistic scenarios to get us where we need to be, and it's not worth the payoff.
5 - The little jokes through out the film. Like when Andrew gets back from the big fight night, and tells Aunt May, "rough night". This was just one of many little one-liners that is supposed to make the audience laugh, but instead actually takes away from the movie and distracts the viewer from really being in the moment.
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