…and while I didn’t hate it, it’s basically the Spider-Man mythos in excelsis: not quite enough humor to balance out the pathos/melodrama & dodgy character motivation. (Basically, all
Doctor Manhattan Electro wanted was someone to notice him, and they play it as if he’s mentally ill, which I had problems with - even within the context of the story.) Andrew Garfield, though, is note-perfect as Peter/Spidey, but Emma Stone’s role as Gwen Stacy is largely thankless and lacking in her trademark ebullience. (And the less said about Jamie Foxx’s Max Dillon/Electro, the better.) Marc Webb frames the whole megilla quite well, but much like its predecessor, it feels rote and cranked-out.
It’s an okay film. But given how largely consistent and entertaining the Marvel Studios films have been, ‘okay’ doesn’t really cut it for Marvel’s flagship character.