Admirable attempt at bringing something new about Peter Parker's parents fizzles out after being introduced and Jamie Foxx do a whimpy patethic Elektro and Dane DeHaan is terrible as a whiny emo Harry Osborne. What is most memorable is the Gwen Stacy story and the effects, but most of the film seems like hundred ideas thrown into the air and nothing that really sticks. Wasted movie really.
A shameless sequel with the same amount of dullness and disconnection. The chemistry between Peter and Gwen is still absent and their love feels forced, which is why it should be blamed for the lack of impact of the final tragedy. Gwen Stacy deserved as a better portrayal as Felicia Hardy - too much wasted potential there.
The chemistry between Garfield and Stone is still the best thing about this version of the franchise and keeps this film watchable. It is not terrible as the critical consensus has decided, but much of it is generic and it is baggy and has too many villains. I suspect studio interference....
More fun than good. The strength of the Spider-Man scenes carries the movie through infuriating scenes in which Peter Parker horribly manipulates and otherwise abuses the emotions of the women in his life. There's also some serious wank at the beginning and end using clocks as symbols for the time Peter is missing out on. It gets obnoxious at the end and the film otherwise falls apart after that.
Some of the best fucking talent at the time with tons of buzz and you blow it on a god damn bloated script handled by 20 god damn writers. Goddamn catastrophic, this damn film. There are probably 4 good moments within the film, when the cast are given breathing room, instead of being used to force a plot for 6 god damn sequels.
Some jackass producer said "Hey make sure we put Electro, Green Goblin, AND Rhino all in one two-hour movie." Because of this, character development suffered big time, the dialogue made me want to drink turpentine, and it just kind of shat on my favorite hero. Everything was purty though.