Join Date: May 2005
Overall, I loved it. I think I still give the Raimi pictures the edge though. They were closer to the source material. There were lots of laughs and lots of action. I'll probably end up owning this one and adding it to my Spidey DVD collection if that tells you anything.
On the negative, and I'm sure there will be lots of young bloggers that disagree, but I felt they were really pushing the whole inclusive thing a bit much to the point it was way overdone. I think they were working way too hard to be politically correct. They basically changed every Spider-man supporting character into a minority. It doesn't really hurt the picture or make me not enjoy it, but it does make you feel like you are watching an alternate reality Spider-man and not really the one you grew up on. I thought the kid playing Flash was good, but he didn't quite seem like he was even a jock, more like a rich snobby nerd.
Other than that though taken by itself and not compared to the source material the movie was fun and the characters very likable overall.
I loved Michael Keaton's villain portrayal. I have to say, I think he was the best villain I've seen in years. He played it like a real tough guy, a guy that loves his family too which makes the character more human. I came away from the theater wondering is he really all that bad, and yet, I don't think you'd want to cross him.
Tom Holland was a great Peter Parker, no doubt about that. Weird seeing Aunt May so young.
The best action scene happens in Washington DC.