Every Spider-Man Movie Ranked
Here's our ranking of every Spider-Man movie!
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The worst Spider-Man movie is such a mixed bag. First of all, this is the most visually stunning of all the Spidey flicks, as the visual effects have never been better in any of these movies, and every action sequence is thrilling making each time Peter Parker swings around New York City absolutely exhilarating. Also, Andrew Gardield and Emma Stone bring Peter and Gwen Stacy's story to a satisfying conclusion with outstanding performances. Unfortunately, that's almost all negated by the inconsistent and over-the-top performances by the three villains stuffed into this movie. Jamie Foxx has never been worse, going for the most bonkers version of Electro ever seen, Paul Giamatti is a ridiculous stereotypical Russia mobster version of The Rhino, and while Dane DeHaan isn't bad as a calm and cool Harry Osborne, he then suddenly is wild and kooky as Green Goblin. If they would've cut out Electro and Rhino, or relegated them to cameos, and focused more time on Harry transforming into the Goblin, this film could've worked so well. Ultimately, this one is such a wasted opportunity as it should've given fans an emotional classic storyline from the comics with some fun action beats, but instead delivered a terribly confused mess of a movie.
5. Spider-Man 3
Sam Raimi's third entry in the Spider-Man trilogy was such a let down. After two great movies it was a disappointment that the conclusion was a complete failure. By cramming in too many villains, the story loses focus and doesn't deliver the meaningful ending to the trilogy fans wanted. Peter Parker and Mary Jane go through a lot of drama due MJ's job insecurity and Peter's use of the alien black symbiote suit which gives him extra strength while corrupting his morals. Focusing on their story with frenemy Harry Osborne would've been the best option as James Franco delivers a solid performance alongside Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire. While bringing in Thomas Haden Church as Sandman wasn't a bad idea, especially since they connect him to the death of Uncle Ben bringing Peter's revenge arc full circle, the inclusion of Topher Grace as Venom was an awful decision. He has little to do and it's a tragedy that such an iconic villain from the comics was used so poorly. Certain elements work like Peter, MJ, and Harry, even Sandman is fine, but overall it's too crowded with stupid dance numbers, a criminally misused Bryce Dallas Howard as Gwen Stacy, and underused Venom.